Keywords: Personal writing to 1800.
Correspondence between Elizabeth Wadsworth, her father Peleg Wadsworth and Martha Washington's secretary about the gift of a lock of George Washington's hair to Eliza.
Settlers' clothing had to be durable and practical to hold up against hard work and winters. From the 1700s to the mid 1800s, the women of Maine learned to sew by making samplers.
Horace W. Shaylor, a native of Ohio, settled in Portland and turned his focus to handwriting, developing several unique books of handwriting instruction. He also was a talented artist.
… to other persons who train themselves & their persons to the best advantage." View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory…
He wrote of Hayford, "The gentleman below has been noted as the hero of profligacy in Bangor for 25 years. I have given his person & expression…
… memory perhaps in a distant county when even a person picture would suffice to give them great happiness in the absence of persons or things.