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Prolific Author and Poet: Eleanor Hallowell (Abbott) Coburn of Wilton and Portsmouth New Hampshire (1872-1958)

Eleanor Hallowell Abbott was not a native of New Hampshire, for she was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1872, daughter of Rev. Edward & Clara (Davis) Abbott. She was a third generation of New England Abbott authors and editors, and … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Glossary: Pounce

“Wafers stain’d with motley hue, Ye low, black, white, red, and blue; Wax that holds the strongest paper, Wax to burn in rolls or taper; Folding knives to fit your hand, Rulers, pounce and shining sand…” Excerpt of advertisement poem … Continue reading

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Suffragist, Club Woman, Lecturer, Musician and Poet: Ola Maude (Gordon) Roby of Bristol, New Hampshire (1868-1927)

She was born Ola Maude Gordon on 22 January 1868 in Bristol NH, to Frank Augustus & Ellen Marantha (Simonds) Gordon. Her father was a carpenter and builder, and manufacturer of mill supplies. She married 28 July 1888 in Bristol, … Continue reading

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Famed Civil War Era Singer and Song Writer Joseph Philbrick Webster of New Hampshire (1819-1875)

Joseph Philbrick Webster was born 18 Feb 1819 on the shore of Massabesic Lake, near Manchester NH, son of Amos & Bethia (DeCosta/Costen) Webster, and grandson of Major John & Phebe (Haseltine) Webster. Both of Joseph’s grandfathers were patriots of … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Author, Poet, Educator, Club Woman of Meredith: Eva J. (Beede) Odell (1852-1928)

“A world of beauty everywhere we go! The mountains gleaming through the haze The deep blue sky where fleecy cloudlets sail, Are imaged in the placid lake below. Where white in little coves the lilies blow, The giant pine trees … Continue reading

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