Abigail B. Homer family papers

Collection Type

  • Manuscripts

Date

1938-2008, predominant 1938-1956

GUSN

GUSN-248973

Browse Collection

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

Descriptive Terms

childhood
holidays
births
infants
nursery rhymes
elementary education
elementary schools (buildings)
high schools (buildings)
commencements
commemorations (events)
celebrations
Christmas
Easter
parties
illness
greeting cards
baby books
children's art
theater programs
printed ephemera
photographs
clippings (information artifacts)
cards (information artifacts)
birthday cards
Christmas cards
Easter cards
valentines
invitations
membership cards
letters (correspondence)
notes
boxes (containers)
medical records
school records
diplomas
programs (documents)
drawings (visual works)
projects (artistic concepts)
documents
construction paper
articles
recipes
prescriptions
hair
autograph albums

Physical Description

27 folders (ca. 270 items), 1 box, 1 baby book

Collection Code

MS035

Collection Name

Abigail B. Homer family papers

Date of Acquisition

2006, 2009, 2010

Reference Code

MS035

Acquisition Type

Gift

Credit Line

Gift of Abigail B. Homer

Places

Framingham (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Sherborn (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Brookline (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Wellesley (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Homer, Abigail B.
Homer, Thomas Johnston, Mr.
Homer, Helen Everett (Barksdale)
Framingham High School (Granting institution)
Boston Lying-In Hospital (Author)

Material Type

greeting cards
baby books
children's art
theater programs
printed ephemera
photographs
clippings (information artifacts)
cards (information artifacts)
birthday cards
Christmas cards
Easter cards
valentines
invitations
membership cards
letters (correspondence)
notes
boxes (containers)
medical records
school records
diplomas
programs (documents)
drawings (visual works)
projects (artistic concepts)
documents
construction paper
articles
recipes
prescriptions
hair
autograph albums

Other People

Homer, Abigail B.
Homer, Thomas Johnston, Mr.
Homer, Helen Everett (Barksdale)

Other Organizations

Framingham High School
Boston Lying-In Hospital
Boston Herald
Page School
Boston Opera House

Subjects

Baby
Graduation

Description Level

Collection