Guide to the Photograph Collection
This collection consists of portrait photographs of various members of the Wigglesworth family, taken ca. 1850-1920.
This collection consists of portrait photographs of the Wigglesworth family, ca. 1850-1920. One album and one box contain carte de visite, tintype, and cabinet card portraits of the children and grandchildren of Dr. Edward Wigglesworth (1804-1876) and Henrietta May Goddard Wigglesworth, including members of the Grew and Holmes families. Photographers include James Wallace Black, John Adams Whipple, Antoine Sonrel, and Allen & Rowell, all of Boston, Mass. All of the photographs are black and white.
The photographs in this collection are arranged into two series: I. Wigglesworth family carte de visite album, ca. 1850-1920 (arranged by page number, as the photographs appear in the album); and II. Loose photographs, 1861-1895 (arranged alphabetically).
Detailed Description of the Collection
I. Wigglesworth family carte de visite album, ca. 1850-1920
Inscription on verso in unknown hand: "Lady Eleanor Butler & Miss [illegible] Lady B. died 1829 aged 90. Miss P. died 1831 aged 76. They formed a romantic attachment for one another and lived together doing good to the [poor?] a very pretty little cottage at Plas Newgydd ¼ of a mile from Llangollen."
Inscription on verso in unknown hand: "Hobschuhtauz by E. J. Homes and F. F. Dinsmoor. Friday June 15th 1866. Strawberry Night 67."
II. Loose photographs, 1861-1895
From left to right: Frank Wigglesworth (b. 1893); Richard Wigglesworth (b. 1891); Ruth Wigglesworth (later Whitney) (b. 1886); Marian Wigglesworth (later Brown) (b. 1884); Norton Wigglesworth (b. 1882); Anna Wigglesworth (later Chase) (b. 1879); Mary Catherine Dixwell Wigglesworth (1855-1951); and George Wigglesworth (1853-1930).
Wigglesworth family photographs, Photo. Coll. 91, Massachusetts Historical Society Photo Archives.
This collection is indexed under the following headings in ABIGAIL, the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should search the catalog using these headings.