Davenport-Aldrich wedding scrapbook

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  • Ephemera



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This leather bound album contains newspaper clippings, telegrams, photographs and ephemera regarding the engagement and wedding of Dorothea Davenport and William T. Aldrich in Boston, March 28, 1910. Dorothea Davenport, a Boston society girl, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Davenport of Boston. William T. Aldrich was the son of Rhode Island Senator Nelson W. Aldrich. William became a Boston and Rhode Island architect noted for the Temple of Music in Providence, Shreve, Crump & Low in Boston, and the RI School of Design in Providence among others. His biography is included in the album.
Ten black and white photographs show the couple in front of unidentified waterfalls, possibly on a wedding trip to Niagara Falls
The bulk of the album is the press clippings about the couple's engagement and their wedding at Trinity Church, Boston, on March 28, 1910. The clippings offer extreme detail of a society wedding of the time, including church decor, wedding dress and costumes of the bridal party and guests.There are lists of wedding guests, with special note of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., brother-in-law of the groom, and other well known member of Boston society of the period. The album also includes 23 congratulatory cables sent on the sedding day, calling cards sent as gift enclosures, an envelope of dried flowers, a seating list by pew of wedding guests, wedding invitations to the Aldrich/Devanport wedding as well as one for their daughter Abigail.


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One scrapbook; 14 x 11 inches

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Scrapbooks collection

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Gift of Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. 2002

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Davenport, Dorothea
Aldrich, William T.

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