1845 Susan P Brockway Victorian Calling Card, New Hampshire & Mass
On front: "Susan P. Brockway" is handwritten. On reverse: "Remember Me When Absent, Washington, N.H. March 23/45, Brattleboro, VT" is beautifully handwritten in old period pencil script. Note: Washington, New Hampshire, is in Sullivan County, and Brattleboro, Vermont, is in Windham County. A beautiful and very early piece with excellent clues she has left us. It was found in New England, in Manchester, Hillsborough County, NH.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Susan Brockway Durant
Born 1813 in East Washington, New Hampshire
Residence in 1850 at 37 in Rockingham, Windham County, Vermont
Residence in 1870 at age 57 in Windham, Vermont
Residence in 1880 at age 67 in Holliston, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Residence 1900 at age 87 in Saugus, Essex County, Mass
Residence in 1910 at age 97 in Saugus, Essex County, Mass
Her Parents: Jonathan Brockway 1766-1847 & Mary Proctor 1770-1872
Her Spouse: William W. Durant
Her Daughter: Lucy B. Durant, who was born in 1852 (Lucy Durant, Lucille Durant)
This beautiful and very early old piece will be sent in a new clean archival rigid sleeve for your collection. This was Susan's original signed personal 1845 handwritten calling card, and is one of a kind. These Victorian era cards were used to "call" and announce your Victorian "calling" at homes of friends, acquaintances, family members and business contacts. Generally the home had a tray or "Charger," which was a large vessel, often silver, to hold the beautiful cards. Susan lived a long life in the 19th and early 20th century.
Size: 2 x 3.5 inches
Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)
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