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Langdon Family Papers, 1906-1923

Collection of manuscripts of the Langdon family of Governor John Langdon House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Langdon House exterior
Exterior view of Governor John Langdon House, Portsmouth, N.H.


The Langdon family papers reflect the financial management of Governor John Langdon House in Portsmouth, Hew Hampshire, by husband and wife Woodbury Langdon (1837-1921) and Elizabeth Elwyn Langdon (1871-1945). These materials include a collection of invoices itemizing household expenses, lodging, and repairs made to the Governor John Langdon House by descendants in the early twentieth century during their transformation of the house into a Colonial Revival showplace.

This collection contains:

  • Financial records

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Invoice for groceries, 1923
An invoice to Mrs. Woodbury Langdon from S. S. Pierce Co. for groceries, including items such as a Virginia ham, a hair brush, bacon, paper, wheatmeal biscuits, Ceylon tea, Czarina tea, and marshmallow creme.









Invoice for carpentry, 1923
Invoice to Miss Emily Elwyn from W. C. Philbrick for masonry, 1923.


Langdon Family Papers, 1906-1923