Large autograph album that belonged to Charlotte Lansing Van Schoonhoven (1843-1930), "Lottie", of Troy, New York. Her FindaGrave memorial has "Lansing" in italics as if it were her maiden name, but I believe it was her middle name, after her mother's maiden name, and that Charlotte never married.
Lottie received the album from her younger brother Ed, who was Edward L. Van Schoonhoven (1845-1907). Lottie and Ed were the children of James Van Schoonhoven (1815-1850) and Catherine (Lansing) Schoonhoven (1820-1898).
On the page, with an enlargement of the inscription, shown below, is the name "Lottie V. S." in the upper right corner.
The album, which measures nearly 10" by 8" and was published by Leavitt & Allen of New York, contains the sentiments of eleven of Lottie's relatives and friends. See an alphabetical list at the end of this post.
Also in the album is a page with a lovely papercut design. Throughout the album, several pages are missing; they, perhaps, contained other paper designs. Luckily, the page below escaped a similar fate.
A sample page:
- Alice Blair of Troy, New York, inscribed on August 31, 1839 at Salem, New York
- Lottie Blair of Troy - presumably Troy, New York. Possibly Charlotte (Lansing) Blair (1809-1885), wife of Bernard Blair (1801-1880) or Charlotte L. Blair, born about 1843, daughter of George Train Blair and Jane Augusta (Pickelle) Blair.
- Lottie L. Blair of Troy, New York. Perhaps Charlotte (Lansing) Blair (1809-1885), wife of Bernard Blair (1801-1880) or Charlotte L. Blair, born about 1843, daughter of George Train Blair and Jane Augusta (Pickelle) Blair
- Grace Blanchard of Salem, New York
- Nellie F. Clark of Lansingburgh, New York. Lansingburgh was a village in the city of Troy, New York. Perhaps Cornelia F. Clark (1840-1925), who married Neil Gilmour
- W. Todd Kellogg, inscribed at Lansingburgh on November 11, 1859. Presumably Warren Todd Kellogg (1814-1915). Lansingburgh was a village in Troy, New York.
- Katie Lansing, 6 years old, Salem, New York; possibly the Katie Lansing born about 1853, daughter of Abraham C. Lansing and Eleanor (Humphrey) Lansing. Inscribed about 1859
- Charlotte L. Van Schoonhoven (1843-1930) of Troy, New York; album owner
- Edward L. Van Schoonhoven (1845-1907); Charlotte's younger brother, who gave her the album
- P. Rowland Walsh, inscribed at Lansingburgh in November 1859. Lansingburgh is a village in Troy, New York.