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Charles Ames Washburn and Sallie Cleaveland, 1865

Contributed by Washburn Norlands Living History Center

Wedding portrait of Charles Ames Washburn and wife Sallie Catherine Cleaveland. Charles was the son of Israel and Martha Benjamin Washburn. He was born in Livermore, March 16, 1822.

He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1848. He was the editor and publisher of the "Alta Californian" and later of "The Times" in California. In 1861 he was appointed by President Lincoln Minister Resident to Paraguay. He married Sallie Catherine Cleaveland in New York on May 11, 1865.

Charles also invented "Washburn's Typeograph" and sold the patent to the Remington Company.

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  • Title: Charles Ames Washburn and Sallie Cleaveland, 1865
  • Creation Date: 1865
  • Subject Date: 1865
  • Town: Livermore
  • County: Androscoggin, New York
  • State: ME, NY
  • Media: Photograph
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Washburn Norlands Living History Center
290 Norlands Road, Livermore, ME 04253
(207) 897-4366
http://www.norlands.org

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