Sunday, November 30, 2014

Anna Elizabeth Nourse - Journal 1860

1857 - Missing
1858 - Missing
1859 - Missing

Here is Anna's journal page from 1860

May 17th.Frank Irvine married at 11 A.M. by Rev. Dr. Kerry A. Niles at 92 Boylston St. Boston, Mass.
I left at 3 P.M. for Springfield. Stopped at Massasoit House
[May?] 18thLeft at noon for Albany.
[May?] 19thLeft for New York by Steamer "Daniel D[?]"
down the Hudson. To Brooklyn at eve[?] to board on the heights No 1 Middagh St.
© 2014, copyright William C. Haskell

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Pedigree of Old Arm Chair

I got a kick out of this old note that I found in my Holbrook/Goodhue records from Brattleboro, Vermont. Lucy Brooks Holbrook (# 7 on the list) was the sister of my grandmother, Grace Ware (Holbrook) Haskell. Now if I could only find this old chair...

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Studies of Thomasso Juglaris - Emerline Mason Holbrook 1886

Here is an interesting family photo of my great grand aunt, Emerline Mason Holbrook. She was an artist and studied under Thommaso Juglaris in Boston back in the 1880's. This is a photo (actually a tin type) of her class in 1886. She is the 5th from the left in the first row. I have seen several pieces of Emerline's work and they are quite good.

Here is the back of the 1886 photo:

Here is another photo from 1887. In this photo, Emerline is third from the left in the second row.

The back of the 1887 photo includes signatures of her classmates:

© 2014, copyright William C. Haskell