1910 – A charming friendship book calendar, assembled by a 67-year-old Connecticut women with entries from friends throughout the country
Plymouth, Connecticut: 1910. Album.
This album amicorum was compiled by Elvira C. Bates (nee Scott) of Plymouth, Connecticut in 1910, who was 67-years old at the time.
It consists of 391 entries; 365 daily squares from a desktop calendar plus an additional 26 undated squares. All are annotated with sentiments, drawings, stickers, clippings, and/or photographs from friends and family; most are signed. Elvira must have either mailed these squares or entertained a continuous stream of guests in her home; perhaps a combination of both.
The 4” x 4” squares are affixed to pages, usually four to a page, in a flexible pebble-grained black album that measures approximately 12½” x 10”. The squares and album are in nice shape.. Very good. Item #010014
Online genealogical records show that Elvira, who was born in 1842, lived in Plymouth her entire life. She was married to George H. Bates, an assistant foreman at a nearby lock factory.
Without a doubt, one of the most charming friendship books we have handled..