Item #25583 1873-1880 Vermont Autograph Album of the Pollard family. Includes autographs of President Calvin Coolidge parents and relatives from Plymouth, Vermont. Autograph Album, D. G. Pollard.
1873-1880 Vermont Autograph Album of the Pollard family. Includes autographs of President Calvin Coolidge parents and relatives from Plymouth, Vermont.
1873-1880 Vermont Autograph Album of the Pollard family. Includes autographs of President Calvin Coolidge parents and relatives from Plymouth, Vermont.
1873-1880 Vermont Autograph Album of the Pollard family. Includes autographs of President Calvin Coolidge parents and relatives from Plymouth, Vermont.
1873-1880 Vermont Autograph Album of the Pollard family. Includes autographs of President Calvin Coolidge parents and relatives from Plymouth, Vermont.

1873-1880 Vermont Autograph Album of the Pollard family. Includes autographs of President Calvin Coolidge parents and relatives from Plymouth, Vermont.

New England: n.p., 1873-1880.

Leather bound. Oblong miniature autograph album. Approx. 4" x 2.25". 84 pages used for autographs with names, dates, and locations. Brown leather hardcover with gilt borders, decorations and title on the front cover. Leather is rubbed and worn but in good condition. Binding is a bit shaken but no loose pages. On page 5 is an inscription to the presumed owner - "Presented to D. G. Pollard By his Mother Christmas 1873." Another Pollard family inscription written on page 3 reads "Fred Pollard Jan 4 1874 Aged 12 yrs. Oct 24 1873". There are 10 pages containing Pollard family names and locations most from Proctorsville and Chester, Vermont and Keene, New Hampshire. Two notable autographs inside are from the parents of the 30th American President Calvin Coolidge. John S. Coolidge and Victoria J. Coolidge (Moor) of Plymouth, Vermont signed their names April 2nd, 1874. Also signatures from F. H. Moor, Nancie Moor, H. D. Moor, and Abigail Moor of Plymouth, Vermont are located in this tiny album. The Moor family from Plymouth were directly related to the Coolidge family. Dates range from the Christmas inscription of 1873 to the year 1880. A variety of places are signed inside including Plymouth, Vt.; Proctorsville, VT; Keene, New Hampshire, Chester, Vt.; North Chester, Vt.; Rockingham, Vt.; Tyson Furnace, Vt.; Rutland Co., Vt.; Wallingford, Vt.; Clarksburg, West Va; Whiting, Vt.; Bradford, Vt.; Weeping Water, Nebraska; Castroville Tx; Wellesley College Mass; Ludlow, Vt.; Adrian, Michigan; Corvallis, Oregon; Fort Edward, New York; Ashland, Nebraska; New Britain, Conn.; and Woodstock, Vt. Good. Item #25583

From wikipedia:

John Calvin Coolidge Sr. (March 31, 1845 – March 18, 1926) was an American politician and businessman from Vermont, and the father of Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States. The senior Coolidge administered the presidential oath of office to his son at their family homestead in the early morning hours of August 3, 1923, following the death of President Warren G. Harding. Born in Plymouth, Vermont, John C. Coolidge was a farmer and store owner, and worked at a variety of other occupations, including banker and insurance broker. In addition, he was a veteran of the Vermont militia, and held the law enforcement posts of town constable and county deputy sheriff. A prominent local leader, he served in numerous Plymouth town offices, and was elected to terms in both the Vermont House of Representatives and Vermont Senate. John C. Coolidge remained active in his farming and business interests until his death in Plymouth in 1926; he was buried in Plymouth Notch at a village cemetery where several generations of his family are also buried.

From geni dot com:

Victoria was a neighbor of John Coolidge in Plymouth. She attended Black River Academy for one year. She married John Coolidge and set up housekeeping in the cramped quarters behind the village store that her husband ran. She was a consumptive and became, soon after her marriage, a chronic invalid. Calvin Coolidge, in his Autobiography, is poetic in describing his mother. He describes her death, "When she knew that her end was near she called us children to her bedside, where we knelt down to receive her final parting blessing. In an hour she was gone. It was her thirty-ninth birthday. I was twelve years old. We laid her away in the blustering snows of March. The greatest grief that can come to a boy came to me. Life was never to seem the same again." Calvin carries his mother's picture with him the rest of his life.

Price: $200.00

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