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Abigail B. Homer family papers

Description

The Abigail B. Homer Family Papers are divided into three groups: greeting cards, childhood ephemera, and photographs of the Estate of Thomas J. Homer in Roxbury, Massachusetts. The greeting cards contain more than 250 cards received by Abigail B. Homer and her family throughout the 1940s and 1950s. They represent yearly celebrations, such as birthdays, Christmas, and Valentine's Day, and include other life events ranging from a bout of measles to high school graduation.

Childhood ephemera is a mix of materials covering Abigail B. Homer's birth in 1938 until her high school graduation in 1956. Notable items include recipes for baby formulas, an autograph album that was started on Homer's tenth birthday, and Homer's high school diploma and graduation ceremony program. Additionally, Abigail Homer's baby book, entitled "Our Baby's First Seven Years" is included in this group.

The photographs of the Estate of Thomas J. Homer comprise of six photographs (three unique views, plus one duplicate of each) taken of the Roxbury, Massachusetts property in 1881. The photographs were taken by A.H. Folsom.

Details

Collection Name
Abigail B. Homer family papers
Collection Code
MS035
Dates
1938-2008, predominant 1938-1956
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
2006, 2009, 2010
Physical Description
27 folders (ca. 270 items), 1 box, 1 baby book
Collection Type
Manuscripts
Description Level
Collection
Credit Line
Gift of Abigail B. Homer
GUSN
248973
Reference Code
MS035

Record details

Originator
Boston Lying-In Hospital (Author)
Framingham High School (Granting institution)
Homer, Abigail B.
Homer, Helen Everett (Barksdale)
Homer, Thomas Johnston, Mr.
Other People
Homer, Abigail B.
Homer, Helen Everett (Barksdale)
Homer, Thomas Johnston, Mr.
Other Organizations
Boston Herald
Boston Lying-In Hospital
Boston Opera House
Framingham High School
Page School
Descriptive Terms
Christmas
Easter
births
celebrations
childhood
commemorations (events)
commencements
elementary education
elementary schools (buildings)
high schools (buildings)
holidays
illness
infants
nursery rhymes
parties
Material Type
Christmas cards
Easter cards
articles
autograph albums
baby books
birthday cards
boxes (containers)
cards (information artifacts)
children's art
clippings (information artifacts)
construction paper
diplomas
documents
drawings (visual works)
greeting cards
hair
invitations
letters (correspondence)
medical records
membership cards
notes
photographs
prescriptions
printed ephemera
programs (documents)
projects (artistic concepts)
recipes
school records
theater programs
valentines
Subjects
Baby
Graduation
Places
Framingham (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Sherborn (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Brookline (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Wellesley (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)

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