Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wedding Wednesday - Perkins and Carlisle

Among the loose newspaper clippings from the Literature Scrap Book I found is this wedding announcement.  It's on the reverse side of an article about "Charlie Chan's Papa".

Unfortunately I can't tell you which newspaper this was printed in, but I believe it was one from the New London, New Hampshire area.

   "A wedding of interest was that yesterday at New London of Miss Deborah Perkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grafton B. Perkins of Cambridge, to Mr. James Mandeville Carlisle, son of Mrs. Joseph Fauntleroy Barnes of Fort Bragg, N C, and the late Mr. James Mandeville Carlisle of Washington."

I was able to find their marriage record on so that gives us a little more info about the couple.   

New Hampshire, Marriage Records Index, 1637-1947 about James Mandeville Carlisle

Name:James Mandeville Carlisle
Marriage Date:27 Jun 1936
Event Type:Marriage
Marriage Place:St Andrews Church, New London, New Hampshire
Birth Date:abt 1912
Father's Name:James M Carlisle
Mother's Name:Edith K Sangus
Spouse Name:Deborah Perkins
Spouse Age:21
Spouse Gender:Female
Spouse Father's Name:Grafton B Perkins
Spouse Mother's Name:Mary Wardell
FHL Film Number:2057759
Source Information: New Hampshire, Marriage Records Index, 1637-1947 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data:
"New Hampshire Marriage Records 1637–1947." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2011. “New Hampshire Statewide Marriage Records 1637–1947,” database, FamilySearch, 2009. New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records. “Marriage Records.” New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord.

From what I have been able to find it looks like these two came from well-to-do families.  Grafton B. Perkins was a Vice President in charge of advertising, Lever Brothers Company.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Literature Scrap Book

Two or three weeks ago I was browsing around in The Ivy Cottage and found this scrap book.  Unfortunately there is no real indication as to who the owner was.

There are fourteen pages of newspaper clippings from what I can tell the years 1936-1937.  The clippings consist of a series called "Do You Know".  The articles include a drawing of an author and a short biography.  Underneath the picture is the phrase For Your Literature Scrapbook: followed by the bio.

I have not been able to find out anything about these articles.  I don't know who wrote them, or which papers they were published in.

There are also a bunch of loose clippings that didn't get plastered with glue.  These are articles, photos, and obits of authors.  Luckily on the backsides are some obits and other happenings that I can share.

I think the clippings come from a few different newspapers.  One of them is from the Boston Globe, October 1937 and another is from The Providence Sunday Journal, January 1936.  I think the "Do You Know" articles are from the Evening Public Ledger.

There is one clipping that might be a clue as to whose scrapbook this was and it has nothing to do with literature (I don't think).  One side is the obituary of Frank L. Towle of Conway, New Hampshire, and the other side is a photo of Charles Carter, Register of Deeds in Ossipee, New Hampshire.  Which of these fellows was of interest to the scrapbooker?

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sunday's Obituary - Ross, Reed

Obituary of Abner S. Ross:
Alton Observer, Alton, Ill.,
March 23, 1837, pg. 3

Obituary of William Reed:
Alton Observer, Alton, Ill.,
March 23, 1837, pg. 3

Friday, March 2, 2012

Friend of Friends Friday - Exciting Fugitive Slave Case

Banner of Liberty, Middletown, N.Y., 
May 11, 1859, pg 8
              Zanesville, Ohio, May 3, 1859
   EXCITING FUGITIVE SLAVE CASE IN OHIO. --   A fugitive slave named Jackson, of Clarksburg,Virginia was arrested here last night and taken before Judge Marsh, who, this morning, decided that the prisoner was illegally held, and discharged him.  Immediately after his discharge he was re-arrested, put in irons, and driven to the depot for the purpose of taking him to Wheeling.  A desperate effort was made by the negroes to rescue him, and during the excitement clubs and pistols were freely used, and several persons were badly injured.  The attempt at rescue proved unsuccessful.  Meanwhile a writ was served on the Marshal, commanding him to bring the prisoner before the Court.  This point has not yet been settled.  The excitement in regard to the matter still continues very great.
             Zanesville, Ohio, May 4, 1859
Jackson, the fugitive slave, was this morning delivered to his master, to be taken back to Virginia. A large crowd followed the parties to the railroad depot, but there was no attempt at a rescue. 

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