Monday, June 8, 2020
|Pint Sized Pilgrims Also Caused Trouble|
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
|Amesbury Daily News Amesbury, Massachusetts on Saturday, August 18th, 1928|
Patrick Burke (1850-1928) born in County Corke, Ireland November 14 and arrived in the United States . He was son of Patrick Burke (d 1902) and Bridgett ?
He married Mary Herrian on 5 Jul 1877. The couple are listed in 1880 census living on Friend Street in Amesbury, Massachusetts and he is working in the carriage industry.
Friday, May 15, 2020
|Photo: Benjamin Perley Poore, between 1865 and 1880. Credit: Brady-Handy Photograph Collection; Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.|
Poore (1820-1887) dined with Lafayette and Sir Walter Scott. His collection of Americana was the finest in the country. His home had a Masonic Hall and a bedstead slept in by Washington. His drawing room charm earned himself a seat at the best parties.
However, before Poore rose to success, a brief stint in the sunny south landed him in hot water.
Read the whole story at Ben: Perley Poore’s Georgia Scandal
Friday, April 10, 2020
|Elizabeth Hamilton Allston Lynch (1728-1750?) wife if Thomas Lynch SR. Daughter of Gov. R. F. William Allston and Esther LaBrosse. Portrait of Artist: Jeremiah Thëus, 1716 - 1774From Reynolda House Museum of American Art |
Gift of Barbara B. Millhouse Object #
1972.2.1 Read more at Womenhistoryblog
|Charles Francis Jenkins (17 December 1865 – 1951) was an American Quaker and historian. He was born in to Howard M. Jenkins and Mary Anna Atkinson. He owned this portrait of Thomas Lynch JR.|
Charles F Jenkins Papers Swarthmore College Archives
More coming on this rare signature soon!
Friday, March 27, 2020
Major General George B. McClellan(1826-1885) Photo from Library of Congress
This interesting telegraph dispatch sent by Major General George B. McClellan, commanding the Union forces during the Peninsula Campaign of 1862. This order was issued as the campaign had almost ended, in a humiliating Union defeat, as the aggressive Robert E. Lee emerged, and beat back the numerically superior but tactically timid McClellan. The order directs Major General Erasmus Keyes, who had earlier in the day been ordered to hold at Yorktown, to "send all you have of Rushes (sic) Cavalry by land to Ft. Monroe" at the base of the Peninsula. The cavalry in question was the 6th Regiment of Cavalry (70th PA Volunteers), the so-called "Rush's Lancers." Docketed on the reverse as a telegraph dispatch, with a content summary. A terrific, and very scarce, Civil War item. Wartime field orders of any sort are very hard to come by, as most were not retained. From Heritage Collectors Society
|Pittsburgh Daily Post Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Friday, October 30, 1885|
Sunday, March 8, 2020
|Photo: Mark Hopkins, American railroad magnate, co-founder of the Central Pacific Railroad. Credit: I.W. Taber; Wikimedia Commons.|