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Childhood ephemera

Description

The Childhood Ephemera series contains approximately twenty items and one baby book pertaining to Abigail B. Homer's childhood. Items include doctors' recommendations, baby formula recipes, crayon drawings, typed documents, an autograph album, high school graduation materials, and a few miscellaneous items, such as a theater program for a 1951 production of Peter Pan, starring Jean Arthur and Boris Karloff.

The baby book includes details of Abigail Homer's birth and early childhood, such as newspaper birth announcements, photographs, medical records, articles, information on cousins, and more. The baby book is entitled "Our Baby's First Seven Years" and was probably compiled by Homer's mother, Helen Barksdale Homer.

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Details

Collection Name
Abigail B. Homer family papers
Collection Code
MS035
Dates
1938-1956, predominant 1938-1950
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
2010
Physical Description
7 folders (20 items) + 1 baby book
Collection Type
Manuscripts
Description Level
Series
Credit Line
Gift of Abigail B. Homer, 2010.
GUSN
248982
Reference Code
MS035.02

Record details

Originator
Framingham High School (Granting institution)
Homer, Abigail B. (Collector)
Possibly Homer, Thomas Johnston, Mr. (Compiler)
Probably Homer, Helen Everett (Barksdale) (Compiler)
Other People
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
births
childhood
commencements
elementary education
elementary schools (buildings)
high schools (buildings)
infants
nursery rhymes
Material Type
articles
autograph albums
baby books
children's art
clippings (information artifacts)
construction paper
diplomas
documents
drawings (visual works)
hair
letters (correspondence)
medical records
membership cards
notes
photographs
prescriptions
printed ephemera
programs (documents)
projects (artistic concepts)
recipes
school records
theater programs
Subjects
Baby
Graduation
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Sherborn (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Brookline (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Wellesley (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Framingham (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)

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