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George Robert Barrett with William Boynton and Charles Stevens on the Barrett croquet court, Barrett House, New Ipswich, N.H., 1883


This black and white photograph features George Robert Barrett, William Boynton and Charles Stevens on the Barrett croquet court, formerly in the meadow across from the Barrett House, in 1883. The three men are standing in the middle of the court, playing a game of croquet while someone watches in the distance. Other houses and buildings are seen in the background.

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General photographic collection
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Physical Description
9 X 7 in., black and white photograph
Collection Type
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Custodial History
New Ipswich Historical Society
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Historical/Biographical Note

Barrett House, also known as Forest Hall, was built c. 1800 by Charles Barrett Sr. for his son Charles Jr. and daughter-in-law Martha Minot on the occasion of their marriage. According to tradition, its grand scale was encouraged by Martha’s father, who promised to furnish the house in as lavish a manner as Barrett Sr. could build it.

Barrett House features family furnishings, French scenic wallpaper, pristine early twentieth-century bathrooms, and a third-floor ballroom with period musical instruments. The mansion sits on more than seventy acres that include perennial and annual gardens and a Gothic Revival summer house that crowns the hillside overlooking the expansive grounds.

Source: Historic New England

Record details

Other People
Barrett, George Robert, 1844-1916
Boynton, William
Stevens, Charles
Descriptive Terms
black-and-white photographs
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
New Ipswich (Hillsborough county, New Hampshire)
Places (Buildings)
Barrett House (New Ipswich, N.H.)

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