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Friday, February 9, 2018

PAGE 43 - 4 Events: 2 Military, 1 Opera Ball, 1 oddity, 11 hotel/ship seals



As noted in previous pages, this blog is for the purpose of inventorying every page in my maternal great-grandfather's many-paged TERWILLIGER SOUVENIR ALBUM, covering the years from 1840 to roughly 1900.

Today's post is Page 43, which is a bit of a mish-mash. There are two Old Guard Military receptions, one ticket for an Opera "Grand Bal," and a colourful oddity of a card.  Eleven small hotel 'seals' images are pasted around the tickets. Who went to those hotels? When? Why? So many questions with few if any answers.

Top Left and Bottom Right:
Invitations to the Old Guard Military and Civic Reception: Both are for the Veteran Battalion, to be held at the Metropolitan Opera House, Thursday Evening. one for January 22nd 1885; and the other, Thursday Evening, January 21st, 1886.  Army & Navy Officers & Members of the National Guard are requested to appear in Uniform.  

Top right:
Grand Bal Paré et Travisti / de l'Opera / Thursday Feb. 24th 1881. / Madison Square Garden / G. Dushenitz prest.    W. Bachman sec'y. / TICKETS  $ 5. / Admit Gentleman and Ladies. 
You can see a bit of coffee? something has been spilled on top right of this image, but not by me! [I am not certain how to translate the word Travisti in this example. Any help?]

Bottom left:
Fanciful image of Arion with a harp, leading a parade down a street.
There is no writing, details, place, time - nothing. Just a very colourful carnival-like image on very heavy paper, glued heavily on this page. I suspect there is a satirical aspect to it, when looking at caricatures of people in the parade and on the sides, don't you?  It is signed by J. Keppler. and produced by Mayer, Merkel & Ottmann, Lith. 24 Church St. N.Y.

Finally, there are 3 sets of seals, likely cut from stationary, most in NY. Perhaps he simply liked the images. Here they are, top middle, top right, and then bottom middle. Eleven seals in total.

Dragon/horse holding a standard: A.E.DICK; underneath, LONG BEACH HOTEL, Long Beach, L.I.


Lion with trident, atop circle in a wreath stating: Secure Amidst Perils, underneath ANCHOR LINE.



Another rampant lion with many ornate curlicues / PRINCETON INN / A.Bave, Manager / Princeton, N.J.





Ornate symbol with crown over two rampant lion-like images with crossed poles. There are words on the ribbon to both sides of the images, but I cannot read all words. / Motel Netherland / New York

HOTEL MANHATTAN  HAWK & WETHERBEE / inside a shield, with predatory bird above, and fanciful face below. Madison Ave. & 42nd ST. / New York


Eagle head with crowned neck, holding ? unknown image in beak, over shield with only a caligraphic





Crown on top / Rampant lion holding image / surrounded by The Cunard Steamship Company Limited /


Stylized intertwined A R 
I was unable to find any image similar to this

Fanciful C inside a row of circles with ribbon tied on top. You can see a pencil stroke across this image. A ticket?

Another interesting C inside a fanciful circle with much decoration.

Finally an odd circle of different shapes like a necklace surrounding a plain N, with the top centre of the circle looking rather like an insect, more likely meant to be a jewelled pendant?
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Don't forget to click through if there are any bold/underlined links for more information. If any of the people mentioned are your ancestors, and you would like a 'best' image of the cards, I am happy to send one to you; use the contact information at the very bottom of the blog. And if you see errors I have made, please do let me know in the comments or by email, so I can correct them.  

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

PAGE 42 - 9 Invitations/Admission Cards, 1867-1885

As noted in previous pages, this blog is for the purpose of inventorying every page in my maternal great-grandfather's TERWILLIGER SOUVENIR ALBUM, covering the years from 1840 to roughly 1900. Today's post is Page 42, where there are 9 invitation or admission cards to various activities, mainly relating to the I.O.O.F fraternal organization. Several of the coloured inks used show significant fading, unfortunately. 

In a vertical column, left side:
1. ENTERTAINMENT AND RECEPTIONMount Sinai Lodge, No. 135, / I.O.O.F. / TERRACE GARDEN , / 58th St and Lexington Avenue / THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 3, 1884. / Entertainment begins promptly at 8 o'clock. ... Doors open at 7:30 / TICKET ADMITS GENTLEMAN AND LADIES / There will be no charge for admission or for hat checks.//

2.  Sixty-Fifth Anniversary  / I.O.O.F. / of the Institution of the Order in / America, will be held in / CRYPTIC LODGE ROOM / Thursday Evening, April 24th, 1884. / At 8 O'Clock / COURTLANDT LODGE ... CRYPTIC LODGE / Please present this card at the door.//  
Note top right corner 1819, top left, 1884.

3 Miss Sanders, / Miss Fannie Sanders, / At Home, / 226 Warburton Avenue, / JANUARY 1, 1885. // I took a look on Google maps, and could not see an actual house at this address, only the Parish Holy Rosary church to the right, and perhaps the Parish school on Warburton Avenue. Unfortunately I have no idea whose friends the Misses Sanders were - James and his wife or his parents?

Middle column:   
4.  ODD  FELLOWS' / Compliments / Tuesday Evening  February 26th 1867 / Harmony Hall, ... Troy, N.Y. //   Troy is north of Albany in upstate New York. Note symbols on bottom, in Hebrew. [?] I would appreciate information. [thanks] 
5.  GRAND ... BALL / IN AID OF THE COMPLETION OF THE BARTHOLDI STATUE OF LIBERTY. / [middle section with the Knights Templar IVANHOE COMMANDERY No.36 of New York City  on left, and MONROE COMMANDERY No.12 of Rochester New York on right, with image of Statue of Liberty centred.]  / MADISON SQUARE GARDEN ... MONDAY JANUARY 26TH 1885 / Matinee Drill & Ball at 2 P.M. ... Reception Drill & Ball at 8:30 P.M.// Definitely a piece of history here. The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York 6 months after this Ball, on June 19th, 1885.

6.  LANCIERS / Empire Hall  [inside the envelope:]   
LANCIERS, / Empire Hall. / Friday Evenings / Nov. 19th  Dec. 3rd & 17th 1875, Jan. 14th & 28th Feb. 11th & 25th March 10th & 24 / & Monday Evening Jan. 3rd 1876, from 8 until 12 o'clock. / Executive Committee / Orrin I [or J]. Snow, ... I.[or J.] H. Davis, ... W.H. Bennett, / E.T. Hawkins, ... A.P. Yates, ... Chas. I[or J]ohonnot, Treas. / Music by Dresher. //  I was unable to find information about the Lanciers bi-weekly ?meetings or dances?

Right side column:
7.  ANNUAL PARADE AND REVIEW / of the / Police Force of the City of New York / at the / PLAZA / Seventeenth Street and Union Square / Wednesday, June 5th 1878, at 10 o'clock A.M. // 
This invitation would likely be here because his father James M. Terwilliger was a Commissioner with the Police Dept of New York at this time.

8. FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY / GRAND BALL / of / WARREN LODGE, No. 84 / I.O.O.F. / Irving Hall, 15th St. and Irving Place / Monday Evening, / October twenty-fifth, 1886. / TICKETS .... FIFTY CENTS. / Admitting Gentleman and Ladies. / including hat check. // 

9.  Mrs. James Snodgrass, / with / Misses Sanders, / 220 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, N.Y. / January 1, 1883//  This appears to be an At Home card, and with an address a few doors down from the previous Sanders card from 2 years after this date [#3 above]. The Google map shows a largeish house to the side of the Holy Rosary Church. 

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Don't forget to click through on any of the bold/underlined links for more information. If any of the people mentioned are your ancestors, and you would like a 'best' photo of the cards, I am happy to send one to you; use the contact information at the very bottom of the blog. And if you see errors I have made, please do let me know in the comments or by email, so I can correct them.  

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

PAGE 41, 3 more commencement events, late 1800s

As noted in previous pages, this blog is for the purpose of inventorying every page in my maternal great-grandfather's TERWILLIGER SOUVENIR ALBUM, covering the years from 1840 to roughly 1900. Today's post is Page 41, with three items: an undated unidentified Graduation Program, an 1883 Commencement Class program and, an 1872 Class Day [Graduation?]. By clicking on the links, you may learn more about these places and events.

Left, Union Business College:
With a little digging, I was able to find more information on the unidentified item and some details. This is a Graduation Program of  Union Business College, later named for the Principal and Founder, Thomas May Peirce, Peirce College. The "Germania Orchestra" mentioned is the precursor to the Philadelphia Orchestra.
The opening Prayer was given by Rev. Bishop Matthew Simpson, a Methodist Bishop, who travelled widely, and was well regarded. The Methodists strongly favoured the Freedmen (former slaves) post the Civil War.
The Hon. John Welsh had a remarkable history, which can be read with this link. His son, Herbert, also had a strong influence on Indian affairs during the late 1800s, as may be read here.
The Annual Address was given by the Hon. John Eaton, LL.D., the US Commisioner of Education from 1870-1886, through five US Presidents.
And the Address to the Graduates was given by Gen. Clinton B. Fisk, the President, Board of U.S. Indian Commissioners.  He was an Abolitionist and, after the Civil War was Ass't Commissioner for the Freedmen's Bureau for Kentucky and Tennessee.  Whew - quite the list of speakers!

In the Centre, University of Wooster, in Wooster, OH:
University of / Wooster /
Compliments /
Class of '83 /
The pleasure of /
your company is requested /
at the Class Day Exercises /
June 18th  / 1883 /

I'm unclear whether my great-grandfather actually was present at this time, or simply had a copy of the program because of education connections.  Note the little owl sitting on the two books in the middle of the photo.

Opening up the Wooster program:
The Programme and Class Roll [38 students, including 3 women], shows various of the graduating students who contributed to the Programme, and includes the full class roll of graduates in 1883.


And on the right side:  WILLIAMS CLASS DAY / 1872
Williams College, the second chartered college in Massachusetts, housed in Williamstown, MA. It is a private liberal arts college, with an excellent reputation academically; also includes significant student financial aid support.

Williams Class Day / 1872 /
The Pleasure / of your Company /
is requested at the /
Sigma Phi / Hall /
on / Tuesday, June 25th / at 6 o'clock.
G.H. Earle, G.B. Abbott. F.C. Eaton, P.C. Chandler


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Saturday, October 29, 2016

PAGE 40 - 6 Commencement Event Cards, 1878, 1881,1883

As noted in previous pages, this blog is for the purpose of inventorying every page in my maternal great-grandfather's TERWILLIGER SOUVENIR ALBUM, covering the years from 1840 to roughly 1900.
Here is Page 40, with more Commencement Exercises invitation cards, occuring from 1881-1883.  There is nothing written on the outside/front side of the invitations, so no clues as to why the Terwilligers were invited to these events.  I will cover these 6 invitations from left, across the top, then across the bottom.

Top Row: 
1)  Eclectic Medical College of the City of New York - see Page 39 for another ticket to the Eclectic Medical College. / Twenty-second Commencement / Eclectic Medical College, / of the City of New York / Chickering Hall / Thursday evening March first / 1883   Repeated from previous post, Page 39: And what was "Eclectic Medicine"-? the roots of modern alternative medicine, an extension of herbal medicine, botanical medicine, physiotherapy, etc. 'treating the patient and not the pathology' (quote by Michael Moore, contemporary herbalist) 



2) 42nd Commencement [under owl] University of the City of New York, Medical Department  / Tuesday Evening / March 13th / at 8 o'clock / Academy of Music / 1883 /
Can anyone tell me what the leafing plant is that starts on the bottom left and grows up and around this image? I'm certain it must be significant...   
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3) Highland Cadet Corps / The Class of 83 / Request Your Presence / at the / COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES / Wednesday June 13th / at / Half Past Two O'clock /
The book on the top of the image is titled "History of the United States, Vol. 1"  
There is no indication of the place for the Commencement Exercises, but most likely it would have been in New York city. 

Bottom Row:
4) [front of card] College of St Francis Xavier / New York City 
/ Thirty-First Commencement / Chickering Hall / Monday Evening, June 27th, 1881, / at 8 o'clock /
The inside provides details for the evening, music as well as four "Discourses" on St Thomas, awarding of Medals, and Conferring of degrees.  


5) Class of '83 / RUTGERS COLLEGE / You are invited to attend the / COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES / Wednesday morning June 20 '83 / at Ten o'clock / OPERA HOUSE /
The Class of '83 alumni provided funds for the Memorial Gateway erected in 1907 at the corner of Somerset and George Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey.  Scroll down to number 6 in the images.






6) College of the City of New York / Class of '78 / Requests the pleasure of / your company at the / COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES / at / Academy of Music / on / Thursday Evening, June 27th / at eight o'clock / Committee / J. Walter Wood.  Alex Bernstein. / Edw. O. Manners. Wm. J. Campbell. / R.E. Carey. 






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Saturday, September 24, 2016

PAGE 39 - 7 Tickets to New York Commencement Events, 1878-1883

As noted in previous pages, this blog is for the purpose of inventorying every page in my maternal great-grandfather's TERWILLIGER SOUVENIR ALBUM, covering the years from 1840 to roughly 1900.

Here is Page 39, with more Commencement Events occuring from 1878-1883.  Goodness, my great-grandparents went to many diverse educational events and commencements... from the Eclectic Medical College to the Phrenocosmian Society(!).  Links will lead you to further information, so do click and follow them through.

In the centre, is a marvellous image:  
The Senior Class of Syracuse University
request the pleasure of your company at their Class Day Exercises in The College Chapel, Monday June 23rd, 1879 at 2 o'clock.
COMMITTEE:  J.Frank Tallman, Chairman.  W.D. Marsh, E.A. Villares, C.W. Rowley, F.F. Barros, I.M. George.
Syracuse University was founded with a co-educational policy, and promoted women in education. The link provides much information of interest about Syracuse University's history and students.  

Right column, top to bottom:
The Phrenocosmian Society of The College of the City of New York  TWENTY EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY, Friday Evening, Novr. 5th, at Eight o'clock at Chickering Hall  1880
The Phrenocosmian Society was one of a number of literary societies which flourished in the 1800s at universities. 
Two more events at The College of the City of New York follow down the right column:
PRIZE SPEAKING  Tuesday evening June 25th 1878 / at eight o'clock, / CHICKERING HALL
This was a Prize Speaking Contest of the students of the College of the City of New York, with both prose and poetry speakers.  Summary judgments for each speaker are detailed along with the audience's reactions.  Read all the details at Fulton History at this link to the NY Times, the following day, page 5.
COMMENCEMENT The College of the City of New York [ticket: ADMIT PARTY], Thursday, June twenty eighth / at 7:30 P.M. / Academy of Music.  There is no year listed for this ticket, but June 28th was on a Thursday in 1877 or 1883, more likely 1883 by the dates of all the cards on this page.  Fulton History (with past NY newspapers free online), shows details, see in the middle of page, beginning, "it was a brilliant audience that filled the Academy of Music last night, and the programme of the thirty-first commencement of the College of the City of New York was one worthy the attendance.  Forty-seven young men took their degrees."  All are listed by name.  [note the pages take a moment or two to load]

On the left side are three cards, from top to bottom:
ECLECTIC MEDICAL COLLEGE of the City of New York.  Twenty-second Commencement [at] Chickering Hall, 5th Ave & 18th Street, Thursday evening, March 1st, 1883.  Compliments of A.B. Banker MD.  
And what was "Eclectic Medicine"-? the roots of modern alternative medicine, an extension of herbal medicine, botanical medicine, physiotherapy, etc. 'treating the patient and not the pathology' (quote by Michael Moore, contemporary herbalist).
Students Semi Annual / Columbia College 
 "Opa Telos" 
Translation roughly, Woo-hoo, The End!!
[at] Academy of Music, /Friday, Feb. 7th, 1879./  at 8 O'clock, P.M.  Admit Party.   [I do wonder who they knew taking courses, or teaching there]
Finally, the University of the City of New York / Medical Department / 42nd Annual Commencement  / [at] Academy of Music, / March 13th 1883. / Chas Inslee Pardee, M.D. / Dean. / at 8, p.m.  Admit Gentleman and Ladies.  Note that Dr. Pardee died in 1899.  
 
A fascinating unusual number of educational events, commencements, and celebrations are in those 7 souvenir cards above.  These events were held either at the Academy of Music  or  Chickering Hall, both of New York City, both demolished in the 1900s.
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PAGE 38 - 3 Commencements and Maggie Lendrum card; 1873-1878

As noted in previous pages, this blog is for the purpose of inventorying every page in my maternal great-grandfather's TERWILLIGER SOUVENIR ALBUM, covering the years from 1840 to roughly 1900.

Here is Page 38, which has several Commencements, plus meetings, and a card of a woman who is completely unknown to me.  Research shows there were several Lendrum families, but no one with the name Margaret/Maggie that I have found as yet.

On the top left, and going down the left side:
1.  United States Naval Academy, / Minstrel Entertainment, / Class of '74, /
on Saturday Evening January 11, '73, / at the / Gymnasium, /
at Eight O'Clock. /
COMMITTEE: / C.E. Fithian, L. Arms, R.H. Townley

2.  Rockland Institute, Nyack, N.Y.   
The pleasure of your company / is requested at the closing / Exercises, / on Wednesday, June 12th 1878, / 
Literary Exercises 10.30 A.M. / 
Musical Review  8 P.M.


3. Maggie F. Lendrum.   I do hope someone knows who Maggie is... 



Centre of Page:
4.  '44 ...  '75  / THE / TWENTY NINTH ANNUAL CONVENTION / of the / DELTA KAPPA EPSILON FRATERNITY / will be held with the / PHI GAMMA CHAPTER OF SYRACUSE UNIV. / WED & THURS. OCT 6TH & 7TH 1875. /
You are cordially invited to be Present at the Public exercises / to be held at / WEITING OPERA HOUSE / Thursday Evening, Oct 7th at 8 P.M. /
Undergraduate Committee / C.O. Minne, /  H.F. Thomsen. / W. Nottingham, / J.S. Clark, / L.M. Underwood

Right side of Page:
5.  NYC / COLLEGE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK. 
/ The CLASS OF '78 /  Requests the pleasure of  / your company at the / COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES / at / Academy of Music / on Thursday Evening, June 27th / at eight o'clock  /
COMMITTEE / J. Walter Wood, / Alex Bernstein,  / Edw. G. Manners,  / Wm. J. Campbell, /  R. E. Carey

 Of course, these items leave me with many questions:
Who did my great-grandparents know in the Naval Academy?  The Rockland Institute?  What were Literary Exercises?   
Who graduated in 1878 from the College of the City of New York?  
And the big mystery - who on earth is this Maggie Lendrum?  Clearly a friend...?  

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

PAGE 37: Another page of 28 Visitors' Calling Cards

As noted in previous pages, this blog is for the purpose of inventorying every page in my maternal great-grandfather's TERWILLIGER SOUVENIR ALBUM, covering the years from 1840 to roughly 1900.

Here is Page 37 - with almost 30 calling cards of various acquaintances. They are put in rather oddly, with cards turned sideways on both sides, going into the middle card. Odd. What can I say, my great-grandfather filled the page thoroughly. Note the stain on the bottom middle of the group - it looks like a liquid was spilled and wiped off. Coffee? Wine? The ink is fading quite badly on many of these cards, so the image is not the best, I'm afraid.

When I opened the page, the first known name I saw is the one on the left side of the bottom, Gaylord P. Clark, an old friend of my great-grandfather. I will simply list these cards, starting at top left, and advancing more or less across the page from side to side, back and forth roughly by row.  Some cards are partially covered, and the glue is phenomenal - I am unable to peek underneath the card to find more information!

Top row, left top to the right                             
    1.  Thomas E. Deeley

    2.  Mrs. Harry Seabrook  220 East 17th Street

    3.  Fannie Hensel,   (covered partially by the following card, likely for
            convenience, not relationship)


    4.  Frank W. Hinsdale

    5.  Charles G. Belden.

    6.  Annie R. Weaver 
Middle top 2 rows: 
Next row, sidewise to the left
    7.  Miss Gibson  345 West 28th Street, New York

    8.  Ida Smith

    9.  Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Herrick                  

  10.  Mrs. Henry W. Short
                     ____
enessee St.

  11.  Mrs. James Snodgrass         

  12.  Mrs. R. S. MacArthur

Middle'ish row, left of MacArthur to the left side
  13.  Mrs. Lillie Denton

  14.  James R. Mount  "A Happy New Year" handprinted in red around
           a fanciful image largely covered by card above.


  15.  Mr. & Mrs. L. Burns
          [centre card of the page]

  16.  Mr. & Mrs. F. V. Welling

  17.  Hannah P. Stover

  18.  Thomas G. Alword, Jr.


Next row, right of Alword, Jr. towards right side
  19.  Grant D. Green

  20.  G. T. Rogers   Binghamton

  21.  Mrs. John Jacques.  1450 Pacific St.

  22.  Carrie L. Clinton

  23.  Mrs. I. Owen Crane ___57th St.    Thursdays

Bottom row from right to left bottom corner
  24.  A. B. Hammond     78 Chester Square  Boston

  25.  Mrs. F. Venette Stafford
  
  26.  G. H. Davis

  27.  Gaylord P. Clark   Syracuse, N[Y]

  28.  Amy C. Corning  42 East 29th [St. covered]

Please contact me if there are errors you notice in transcription (Old English sometimes confuses me!).  And, if any card(s) are of your ancestor, I will be happy to send you a better photograph.

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Sunday, September 6, 2015

PAGE 36: Shadow Silhouettes, Curious Valentine, and more, 1890s

As noted in previous pages, this blog is for the purpose of inventorying every page in my maternal great-grandfather's TERWILLIGER SOUVENIR ALBUM, covering the years from 1840 to roughly 1900.  After a number of pages of Wedding Cards of various sorts, we suddenly find a much more personal page:
Charming, isn't it?  Judging by the chins and other details these are shadow silhouettes of an older couple and a somewhat younger woman, plus a handwritten Valentine, an 1897 Christmas Programme, a few cards from friends as well as another couple's wedding cards, all from around the 1890s.

I'll take the three shadow silhouettes first, and assume they were done in late 1800s.  I'm tentatively assuming they are of my Grandmother's Grandparents and my Great-grandmother.

Such silhouettes were popular in the earlier part of the 1800s, but died out when photography began to be more used. This TERWILLIGER family seems to have been very interested in art and music, so I could think they carried on making silhouettes for their own enjoyment.  If made in the late 1800s, the older couple could be her mother's parents:  Charles Giles GRAVES & Hattie ORMSBEE (b. 1824, 1827). While possible, these could be her father's parents:  James M. TERWILLIGER (except there is no beard or sideburns, which he normally sported) & Harriet BUELL (b. 1825, 1829).  I'm assuming the ages of the older couple by the chins, hats, clothing.  The somewhat younger woman might possibly be Clara Augusta (GRAVES) TERWILLIGER, b. 1857. It is definitely a puzzle to analyze.

I'll take any thoughts from you readers about these silhouettes.  Of course, it is possible they are simply commercial silhouettes, having nothing to do with any particular family member!

On the top row is a torn bit of envelope (white pieces, see large photo at top) with a written label "Valentine Wish".  This seems to have come from a friend, a Mrs. Frost, in New Jersey.  The Valentine itself, hand-made with a pretty turquoise ribbon, states the following in the person's handwriting:
    "Love in a hut,
           with water and a crust,  
      Is  -  Love, forgive us,
           Cinders, ashes, dust."
Isn't that an odd verse?  [Update, Sept.6, 2015.  Thanks to a reader, Kathy, who knew this was from a John Keats poem, Lamia.  Details and the entire long poem may be read here, scrolling down, you will find the quote begins Part 2.]

On the bottom right is a calling card:
Mr. & Mrs. Norton B. Andrews, with an attached small card: Norton Herrick Andrews.
Odd.  It is clearly printed with those names and initials.  Is the attached little card a notice of their son's name?   

To the right of the calling card, is a wedding invitation of Anna Harvey Smith to Mr. William Richings Hill, May 27, 1894, eight o'clock, First Presbyterian Church, Roselle, N.J.   I have no idea what the relationship is of these two young people to my TERWILLIGER relatives, and have not yet found any links.

On the right side of the man's silhouette is a Programme  for a Christmas entertainment, 1897. The songs, instrument solos and other pieces listed, do not seem to be a religious programme, and I do not recognize any of the other names in the programme.  The embossed lettering on the front cover is very attractive. I do wonder why it does not state where this entertainment is being held? Perhaps it is printed on the back cover which is heavily glued to the page!

Finally, on the right bottom corner, is an invitation to a Sociable, Tuesday evening, February 10th, at eight o'clock. RSVP ------ 45 East 54th St.  In the top left, underlined, is the word:  Informal  The attached smaller card provides the names of the Eggert sisters:
"Miss Eggert.   Alvina Eggert"  in their own handwriting.

If any of these names are of people you know, or you would like further information, do contact me at the address below, or in the Comments section.  I am always happy to share details from the TERWILLIGER SOUVENIR ALBUM.

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Saturday, July 11, 2015

PAGE 35 - 4th page of Wedding notices, Cards


As noted in previous pages, this blog is for the purpose of inventorying every page in my maternal great-grandfather's TERWILLIGER SOUVENIR ALBUM, covering the years from 1840-1900 or so.  See Page 32 Page 33, and Page 34 for the previous of 4 consecutive pages of wedding cards and notices. While Page 32 contained items for our TERWILLIGER & GRAVES family members, the next pages seem to be primarily of their friends.

Because of how these cards are organized, I will start at the top and list them horizontally.

1.  CROHEN - ALVORD
Mr. Hermann Crohen / requests the pleasure of your company / at the wedding reception of his daughter / Julia / and / Thomas G. Alvord, Jr. / Thursday evening October ninth / from eight until ten o'clock / No. 14 Sidney Place / Brooklyn / 1884 
This place is still standing, with a pretty turquoise-painted door entryway.

2.  COOMBS - FOX
Mr & Mrs. William Jerome Coombs / announce the marriage of their daughter / Mary, / to / Dr. Sidney Allan Fox, / Tuesday,  April twelfth, 1887. / Brooklyn, N.Y.

3.  HOTALING - HITCHCOCK
Mr. George P. Hotaling, / Miss Jenny A. Hitchcock, / Married / Thursday, October eighteenth, 1883 / New York City.
At Home Fridays, / The Seward, / 175 East 93rd Street


The middle horizontal row is of visiting cards:

4.  Mr. & Mrs. George S. Hier

5.  Dr. & Mrs. Gaylord P. Clark 

6.  Mr. & Mrs. Fred Frazer

The bottom horizontal row, continues:

7.  EDDY - LEGGAT
Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Eddy / request your presence / at the marriage of their daughter / Emma Sutherland, / to / Mr. Walter Romaine Leggat / on Tuesday evening, May twenty fourth, / at eight o'clock. / West Presbyterian Church, / Forty second Street between 5th & 6th Avenues.
[The church was demolished before 1912 - see image on the right]

8.  FLUKE - WADSWORTH
Mr. & Mrs. John Fluke / request your presence / at the marriage of their daughter / Caroline Burleigh / to / Edward L. Wadsworth, / Wednesday evening Sept. 8th / at eight o'clock. / Trinity Church / Renovo, Pa. / 1886
[Renovo PA is a tiny town in central PA, so likely my great-grandparents didn't attend.] 

9. LAMB - TAIT  [1925 marriage invitation - only late-dated one in the album] 
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rollinson Lamb / announce the marriage of their daughter / Katharine Stymets / to Mr. Trevor Spottiswoode Tait / on Saturday, the fourteenth of November / One thousand, nine hundred and twenty-five / at The Fold / Cresskill, New Jersey


The next page in the TERWILLIGER SOUVENIR ALBUM is a mixture of family profiles, and other ephemera. Eclectic.

If any of the above individuals are known to you, or if you would like a good copy of the photos of their married cards, please let me know via calewis at telus dot net, or leave info in comments below.

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