COLLECTION GUIDES

ca. 1850-1905

Guide to the Photograph Collection


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection encompasses the years ca. 1852-1905 and consists mainly of portraits of various members of the Haven, Appleton, and Cutter families of Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Biographical Sketches

William Haven (1770-1856) was the youngest son of Reverend Samuel Haven (1727-1806) and Mehitable Appleton Haven. He traveled extensively with his brothers, who employed him as an accountant. He was a cashier of the New Hampshire Bank in Portsmouth, N.H. and later, an accountant for the Portsmouth Savings Bank. In 1807, he married Sophia Henderson (1809-1896), the daughter of Hugh Henderson (1747-1792) and Hannah Sheafe Henderson (later Hart) (1750-1845). Of their twelve children, Sophia Haven (1809-1896) and William Appleton Haven (1831-1919) are represented in this collection.

Sophia Haven (1809-1896), daughter of William and Sophia Henderson Haven, married Charles John Appleton (1795-1843), the son of John and Mary Whitbread Appleton. Charles served for a time as an officer in the Brazilian Navy. They had three children: Sophia Louisa Appleton (b. 1836), known as Louisa, who married Charles William Bradbury in 1864; Sarah Fayerweather Appleton (b. 1839), who married Charles Ammi Cutter in 1863; and Augusta Isabella Appleton (b. 1841).

William Appleton Haven (1831-1919) was the youngest son of William and Sophia Henderson Haven. He was educated at private schools in Portsmouth until the age of fifteen and then became an apprentice in Boston at the firm of Brown and Hastings Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors. In 1849, he left Boston to work on the Vermont Railroad until it was finished in 1850. He then returned to Portsmouth to complete his studies in civil engineering. In 1852, he went west to find work in engineering. He lived in Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Arkansas, and Texas and was employed as an engineer on the construction of railroads. During the Civil War, he left Texas, returned to Portsmouth, and enlisted in Company K of the New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry as a second lieutenant. After the war, he continued to work at various locations throughout the United States on the construction of railroads and was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He married Zaidee B. Hartupee of Chicago. They had no children.

Sarah Fayerweather Appleton (b. 1839) was the daughter of Charles John and Sophia Haven Appleton. She married Charles Ammi Cutter (1837-1903), the son of Caleb and Hannah Bigelow Cutter, in 1863. He was known as Ammi and was the librarian of the Boston Athenaeum from 1869-1893. From 1894 until his death, he was the librarian of the Forbes Library in Northampton, Mass. Ammi and Sarah had four children: Louis Fayerweather Cutter (b. 1864), who married Mary Perkins Osgood (b. 1868); Philip Champney Cutter (b. 1866); Roland Norcross Cutter (b. 1868); and Gerald Clifford Cutter (b. 1880).

Collection Description

The Haven-Appleton-Cutter family photographs encompass the years ca. 1852-1905 and consist mainly of portraits of various members of the Haven, Appleton, and Cutter families of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. One volume contains carte de visite, cabinet card, and tintype portraits of members of all three families, particularly William Haven, Sophia Henderson Haven, Sophia Haven Appleton, Sarah Fayerweather Appleton Cutter and her husband Charles Ammi Cutter, and the Cutter family children, as well as many other relatives. One box contains loose portrait photographs, mostly of the Cutter family, as well as photographic reproductions of artwork depicting members of the Haven and Appleton families. There are also a number of miscellaneous views, including a photograph of the Appleton family house in Ipswich, Mass., as well as photographs of Appleton family artwork, artifacts, and manuscripts.

This collection also contains daguerreotype, ambrotype, and cased tintype portraits, all of which have been removed from the collection and stored apart by format. Please see the Detailed Description of the Collection for details.

Photographers represented in this collection include Allen & Rowell, Bushby & Macurdy, and Emily Stokes, all of Boston, Mass., among many others.

Acquisition Information

This collection was removed from the Haven-Appleton-Cutter family papers (Ms. N-264), which were a gift to the Massachusetts Historical Society by Edith Tucker in Oct. 1992.

Detailed Description of the Collection

I. Haven-Appleton-Cutter family photograph album

These photographs are listed in the order in which they appear in the album.

p. 1#158.1
Appleton, Sophia Haven (1809-1896),1880Photographer unkown
p. 2#158.2
Bradbury, Sarah Louisa Appleton (b. 1836), ca. 1870Taken by A.N. Hardy (Boston, Mass.)
p. 3#158.3
Cutter, Gerald Clifford (b. 1880), ca. 1886-1890.Taken by A.N. Hardy (Boston, Mass.)
p. 4#158.4
Appleton, Sophia Haven (1809-1896), ca. 1870-1880.Taken by A. N. Hardy (Boston, Mass.).
p. 5#158.5
Haven, Harriet (1828-1910),24 Aug. 1905.Taken by Beacon Studios (Boston, Mass.).
p. 6[omitted]
[No photograph on this page.]
p. 7#158.6
Cutter, Louis Fayerweather (b. 1864), ca. 1891-1897.Taken by the Notman Photographic Co. (Boston, Mass.).
p. 8#158.7
Cutter, Roland Norcross (b. 1868), Dec. 1897.Taken by Charles F. Conly (Boston, Mass.).
p. 9#158.8
Cutter, Charles Ammi (1837-1903), ca. 1855.Taken by George Kendall Warren (Cambridgeport, Mass.).
p. 9#158.9
Appleton, Sophia Haven (1809-1896), ca. 1896.Photographer unknown.
p. 9#158.10
Cutter, Philip Champney (b. 1866), 1872.Taken by Edward L. Allen (Boston, Mass.).
p. 9#158.11
Cutter, Roland Norcross (b. 1868), ca. 1874.Taken by Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.).
p. 10#158.12
Haven, William (1770-1856), 1853.Taken by Davis Bros. (Portsmouth, N.H.).

Inscription on back of photograph: "Copied from ambrotype."

p. 10#158.13
Haven, Sophia Henderson (1785-1879), 1860.Taken by Davis Bros. (Portsmouth, N.H.).

Inscription on back of photograph: "Copied from ambrotype."

p. 10#158.14
Appleton, Sophia Haven (1809-1896), ca. 1879.Taken by Asa Bushby (Boston, Mass.).
p. 10#158.15
Appleton, Augusta Isabella (b. 1841), ca. 1878.Taken by Asa Bushby (Boston, Mass.).
p. 11#158.16
Cutter, Sarah Fayerweather Appleton (b. 1839), 1876.Taken by Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.).
p. 11#158.17
Cutter, Sarah Fayerweather Appleton (b. 1839), 1892.Taken by the Notman Photographic Co. (Boston, Mass.).
p. 11#158.18
Cutter, Louis Fayerweather (b. 1864), Spring 1868.Taken by Davis Bros. (Portsmouth, N.H.).

Inscription on back of photograph: "enlarged from tintype"

p. 11#158.19
Osgood, Mary P., ca. 1871-1873. Taken by Jones & Stiff (Salem, Mass.).
p. 12#158.20
Cutter, Louis Fayerweather (b. 1864), ca. 1860.Taken by Davis Bros. (Portsmouth, N.H.).

Inscription on back of photograph: "enlarged from tintype"

p. 12#158.21
Cutter, Louis Fayerweather (b. 1864), June 1876.Taken by Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.).
p. 12#158.22
Cutter, Louis Fayerweather (b. 1864), June 1876.Taken by Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.).
p. 12#158.23
Cutter, Louis Fayerweather (b. 1864), Nov. 1883.Taken by Bushby & Macurdy (Boston, Mass.).
p. 12#158.24
Cutter, Philip Champney (b. 1866), 1872.Taken by Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.).
p. 13#158.25
Cutter, Philip Champney (b. 1866), ca.1879.Taken by Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.).
p. 13#158.26
Cutter, Philip Champney (b. 1866), ca. 1879.Taken by Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.).
p. 13#158.27
Cutter, Philip Champney (b. 1866), April 1883.Taken by Bushby, Macurdy & Fritz (Boston, Mass.).
p. 14#158.28
Cutter, Roland Norcross (b. 1868), 1870.Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).
p. 14#158.29
Cutter, Roland Norcross (b. 1868), Sept. 1881.Taken by Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.).
p. 14#158.30
Cutter, Louis Fayerweather (b. 1864), ca. 1866.Photograph of a portrait painting.Taken by Black & Case (Boston, Mass.).
p. 14#158.31
Cutter, Roland Norcross (b. 1868), ca. 1872.Taken by Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.).
p. 15#158.32
Cutter, Gerald Clifford (b. 1880), 1881.Taken by Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.).
p. 15#158.33
Cutter, Gerald Clifford (b. 1880), 1881.Taken by Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.).
p. 15#158.34
Cutter, Gerald Clifford (b. 1880), July 1882.Taken by Howard E. Strout (Woburn, Mass.).
p. 15#158.35
Cutter, Gerald Clifford (b. 1880), July 1882.Taken by Howard E. Strout (Woburn, Mass.).
p. 16#158.36
Cutter, Gerald Clifford (b. 1880), May 1883.Taken by Howard E. Strout (Woburn, Mass.).
p. 16#158.37
Cutter, Gerald Clifford (b. 1880), March 1884.Tintype.Photographer unknown.
p. 16#158.38
Cutter, Gerald Clifford (b. 1880), Dec. 1892.Taken by the Notman Photographic Co. (Boston, Mass.).
p. 16#158.39
Cutter, Gerald Clifford (b. 1880), Jan. 1893.Taken by Emily Stokes (Boston, Mass.).
p. 17#158.40
Atkins, Harriet Louisa Cutter (b. 1822), ca. 1861-1865.Taken by Frederic L. Lay (Boston, Mass.).
p. 17#158.41
Atkins, Harriet Louisa Cutter (b. 1822), ca. 1861-1865.Taken by Frederic L. Lay (Boston, Mass.).
p. 17#158.42
Cutter, Charlotte A. (b. 1810), ca. 1863-1867.Carte de visite of portrait painting, original artist unknown.Taken by Marshall (Boston, Mass.).
p. 17#158.43
Bradbury, Sophia Louisa Appleton (b. 1836), ca. 1870.Taken by Sarony's (New York, N.Y.).
p. 18#158.44
Cutter, Louis Fayerweather (b. 1864), Nov. 1883.Taken by Bushby & Macurdy (Boston, Mass.).
p. 18#158.45
Cutter, Louis Fayerweather (b. 1864), Nov. 1883.Taken by Bushby & Macurdy (Boston, Mass.).
p. 18#158.46
Cutter, Roland Norcross (b. 1868), Spring 1885.Taken by Bushby & Macurdy (Boston, Mass.).
p. 18#158.47
Cutter, Roland Norcross (b. 1868), 1893.Taken by Charles F. Conly (Boston, Mass.).
p. 19#158.48
Cutter, Philip Champney (b. 1866), ca. 1884.Taken by Bushby & Macurdy (Boston, Mass.).

Inscription on back of photograph: "from tintype"

p. 20#158.49
Cutter, Edward Philip, ca. 1880s.Taken by Shaw (Cincinnati, Ohio).
p. 21#158.50
Cutter, Gerald Clifford (b. 1880), ca. 1884-1887.Taken by Bushby & Macurdy (Boston, Mass.).
p. 22#158.51
Cutter, Gerald Clifford (b. 1880), Spring 1884.Taken by Bushby & Macurdy (Boston, Mass.).
p. 23#158.52
Haven, William Appleton (1831-1919), ca. 1860s.Taken by W. J. Baker's Photo Studio (Buffalo, N.Y.).
p. 23#158.53
Haven, Zaidee B. Hartupee, ca. 1860s.Taken by E. Derkee (Cleveland, Ohio).
p. 23#158.54
Haven, Sophia E., 1879.Taken by Asa Bushby (Boston, Mass.).
p. 23#158.55
Haven, James [Poor?], n.d.Taken by Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.).
p. 24#158.56
Foster, William R., ca. 1882.Taken by Ritz & Hastings (Boston, Mass.).
p. 24#158.57
Cutter, Sarah Fayerweather Appleton (b. 1839) in wedding dress, 1863.Taken by Edward L. Allen (Boston, Mass.).
p. 24#158.58
Cutter, Jane, ca. 1900.Taken by Montrose (Coumbus, Ohio).

Inscription on back of photograph: "Jane / Daughter of Frank Cutter."

p. 24#158.59
Cutter, Frances, ca. 1900.Taken by Montrose (Coumbus, Ohio).

Inscription on back of photograph: "Frances / Daughter of Frank Cutter."

p. 25#158.60
Page, [Miss], ca. 1883.Taken by Pach Bros. (New York, N.Y.).

Inscription on back of photograph: "Miss Page of Cambridge about 1883."

p. 25#158.61
Cutter, Louis Fayerweather (b. 1864), ca. 1865.Taken by Black & Case (Boston, Mass.).
p. 25#158.62
Cutter, Sarah Fayerweather Appleton (b. 1839), 1862.Taken by Edward L. Allen (Boston, Mass.).
p. 25#158.63
Cutter, Sarah Fayerweather Appleton (b. 1839), 1862.Taken by George Kendall Warren (Boston, Mass.).
p. 26#158.64
Appleton, Charles Louis (b. ca. 1847), ca. 1878.Taken by M. Vollenweider & Son (Berne, Switzerland & Strasbourg, Germany).
p. 26#158.65
Appleton, Sophia Haven (1809-1896), n.d.Photograph of a portrait painting, original artist unknown.Photographer unknown.
p. 26#158.66
Unidentified man, n.d.Taken by P. Chilo (Pau, France).
p. 26#158.67
Unidentified man in military headdress and uniform, n.d.Taken by E. Bernier (Dinan, France).
p. 27#158.68
Unidentified man, n.d.Photograph of a portrait painting, original artist unknown. Photographer unknown.
p. 27#158.69
Unidentified woman, n.d.Photograph of a portrait painting, original artist unknown.Photographer unknown.
p. 27#158.70
Unidentified man, n.d.Photograph of a portrait painting, original artist unknown.Photographer unknown.
p. 28#158.71
Cutter, Louis Fayerweather (b. 1864), ca. 1866-1867.Hand-colored tintype.Photographer unknown.
p. 28#158.72
Cutter, Louis Fayerweather (b. 1864),ca. 1868.Hand-colored tintype. Photographer unknown.
p. 28#158.73
Norcross, Caroline, ca. 1857-1861.Taken by Southworth & Hawes (Boston, Mass.).
p. 28#158.74
Unidentified woman, n.d. Taken by Louis Nagel (Hoboken, N.J.).
p. 29#158.75
Appleton, Sarah Fayerweather (b. 1839), ca. 1858-1861.Taken by George Kendall Warren (Lowell, Mass.).
p. 29#158.76
Cutter, Charles Ammi (1837-1903), ca. 1884-1887.Taken by Bushby & Macurdy (Boston, Mass.).
p. 29#158.77
Cutter, Mary Perkins Osgood (b. 1868), ca. 1900.Photographer unknown.
p. 29#158.78
Cutter, Charles Ammi (1837-1903), ca. 1884-1887.Taken by Bushby & Macurdy (Boston, Mass.).
p. 30#158.79
Cutter, Philip Champney (b. 1866),ca. 1884.Taken by Bushby & Macurdy (Boston, Mass.).
p. 30#158.80
Westminster Abbey, London, England, n.d.Taken by the London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company (London, England).
p. 30#158.81
Edinburgh castle from Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland, n.d. Taken by G. W. Wilson & Co. (Aberdeen, Scotland).
p. 31#158.82
Photograph of framed silhouette of unidentified woman, n.d.Photographer unknown.
p. 32#158.83
Cutter, Louis Fayerweather (b. 1864), ca. 1885-1890.Taken by George H. Hastings (Boston, Mass.).
p. 32#158.84
Cutter, Roland Norcross (b. 1868), Mar. 1889.Taken by G. Waldon Smith (Boston, Mass.).
p. 33#158.85
Unidentified woman, n.d.Taken by Berger (Paris, France).
p. 34[omitted]
[No photo on this page.]
p. 35#158.86
Unidentified woman, n.d.Taken by William M. Wires (Lynn, Mass.).
p. 36#158.87
Pinault, [ ], n.d.Taken by Berger (Paris, France).
p. 37#158.88
Unidentified man, n.d.Taken by Berger (Paris, France).
p. 38#158.89
Unidentified boy, n.d. Taken by Berger (Paris, France).

II. Loose photographs

Organized into four groups: Portraits; Views; Photographs of artwork, artifacts, and manuscripts; and Glass photographs (arranged alphabetically).

A. Portraits

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

#158.90
Appleton, John (1758-1829), ca. 1790.Photograph of miniature portrait, painted ca. 1790; photograph taken ca. 1936.Possibly taken by Louis Fayerweather Cutter.
#158.91
Appleton, Mary Whitbread, n.d.Photograph of miniature portrait, painted n.d.; photograph taken ca. 1936.Possibly taken by Louis Fayerweather Cutter.
#158.92
Appleton, Nathaniel, n.d.Photograph of a portrait painting, artist unknown, n.d.; photograph taken n.d.Possibly taken by Sophia Louisa Appleton Bradbury.
#158.93
Appleton, Rachel Henderson, n.d.2 duplicate photographs of a portrait painting, artist unknown, n.d.; photograph taken n.d. Photographer unknown.
#158.94
Appleton, Sophia Haven (1809-1896), ca. 1880.Originally taken by Asa Bushby (Boston, Mass.), n.d.. Copy taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.).
#158.95
Cutter, Gerald Clifford (b. 1880), ca. 1882.Taken by Howard E. Strout (Woburn, Mass.).
#158.96
Cutter, Gerald Clifford (b. 1880), ca. 1896.Taken by Emily Stokes (Boston, Mass.).
#158.97
Cutter, Louis Fayerweather (b. 1864), ca. 1876. Taken by Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.).
#158.98
Cutter, Mary Perkins Osgood (b. 1868), ca. 1869.Tintype.Photographer unknown.
#158.99
Cutter, Mary Perkins Osgood (b. 1868), ca. 1872.Taken by Jones & Stiff (Salem, Mass.).
#158.100
Cutter, Sarah Fayerweather Appleton (b. 1839), ca. 1891.Taken by Emily Stokes (Boston, Mass.).
#158.101
Cutter, Sarah Fayerweather Appleton (b. 1839), with Sophia Louisa Appleton Bradbury (b. 1836) [left] and Augusta Isabella Appleton (b. 1841) [right], ca. 1891.Taken by Emily Stokes (Boston, Mass.).
#158.102
Cutter, Philip Champney (b. 1866), ca. 1882-1883.Taken by Bushby, Macurdy, & Fritz (Boston, Mass.).
#158.103
Cutter, Roland Norcross (b. 1868), ca. 1889.Taken by G. Waldon Smith (Boston, Mass.).
#158.104-105
Fitzgerald, Gerald (d. 1863) in uniform of Co. B, 12th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, ca. 1861-1862.Photographer unknown.
#158.105a-b
Hart, Hannah Sheafe Henderson, n.d.2 photographs of a miniature portrait, original artist unknown, n.d.; photograph taken ca. 1932.Possibly taken by Louis Cutter Fayerweather.
#158.106
Haven, Sophia Henderson (1785-1879), 1832. Photograph of portrait painting by Cole, painted 1832; photograph taken 1901.Photographer unknown.
#158.107
Haven, William (1770-1856), 1832. Photograph of a portrait painting, original artist unknown, painted 1832; photograph taken 1901.Photographer unknown.
#158.108
Osgood, Sally Prince (d. 1885), ca. 1876-1880.Taken by Andrew B. Cross (Salem, Mass.).
#158.109-110
Savage, Arthur (d. 1801), n.d.2 photographs of a miniature bas-relief portrait, original artist unknown, n.d.; photograph taken n.d.Photographer unknown.
#158.111
Savage, Elizabeth Sturgis (d. 1781), n.d. 2 duplicate photographs of a miniature bas-relief portrait, original artist unknown, n.d.; photograph taken n.d.Photographer unknown.
#158.112
Group of unidentified women and child, ca. 1864-1866.Photographer unknown.

B. Views

#158.113
Massachusetts: Cambridge - Graveyard, showing tomb of Nathaniel Appleton, ca. 1870-1890.Photographer unknown.
#158.114
Maine: Kittery Point - Banquet Hall, Sparhawk mansion, 1898.Photographer unknown.
#158.115
New Hampshire: Portsmouth - Appleton family house at 20 Middle Street, ca. 1906.Photo-postcard.Photographer unknown.
#158.116
England: Essex - Clavering Parish Church, Co., n.d.Taken by J. M. Bradbury.

C. Photos of artifacts, artwork, and manuscripts

#158.117
Photograph of engraving of the "View of the Church of Little Waldingfield, Suffolk, England," n.d.Engraving by C. C. Torey (Salem, Mass.) from an original drawing by J. Smart (Ipswich, England).Photographer unknown.
#158.118
Photograph of monumental brass from a drawing in the British Museum, depicting Robert Appleton and his wife, n.d.Photographer unknown.
#158.119
Photograph of Sheafe family porringer, n.d.Photographer unknown.
#158.120
Photograph of Appleton family genealogy, n.d.Photographer unknown.

D. Glass photographs

Arranged alphabetically.

Glass-based photographs are stored separately apart from the collection based on format: Daguerreotypes (Photo. Coll. 1), Ambrotypes (Photo. Coll. 2), and Cased and miscellaneous tintypes (Photo. Coll. 4). When requesting these photographs, the reader should use those call numbers, NOT Photo. Coll. 158.

#1.396#158.121
Haven, James Henderson (1808-1849), ca. 1850-1854. Hand-colored sixth-plate daguerreotype in leather case of a portrait painting, original artist unknown. Photographer unknown.
#1.397#158.122
Haven, William (1770-1856), July 1852.Sixth-plate daguerreotype in leather case.Photographer unknown.
#2.156#158.123
Bradbury, Charles William (b. 1830), ca. 1860.Hand-colored sixth-plate ambrotype in leather case.Photographer unknown.

Enclosed is a note in an unknown hand that reads, "Charles W. Bradbury as a member of the P.B.G. club."

#2.157#158.124
Unidentified person in military uniform, ca. 1861-1865.Ninth-plate ambrotype in leather case.Taken by Harley & Metcalf (Cambridge, Mass.). Possibly a woman.
#4.1#158.125
Haven, Eliza W., ca. 1860.Hand-colored sixth-plate tintype in leather case.Photographer unknown.

Preferred Citation

Haven-Appleton-Cutter family photographs, Photo. Coll. 158, Massachusetts Historical Society Photo Archives.

Access Terms

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.

Persons:

Appleton, Sophia Haven, 1809-1896 -- Photographs.
Cutter, Charles A. (Charles Ammi), 1837-1903 --Photographs.
Cutter, Sarah Fayerweather Appleton, b. 1839 --Photographs.
Haven, Sophia Henderson, 1785-1879 --Photographs
Haven, William, 1770-1856 --Photographs
Appleton family--Photographs.
Cutter family--Photographs.
Haven family--Photographs.
Appleton family--Homes and haunts--Massachusetts--Ipswich--Photographs.
Stokes, Emily, photographer.

Organizations:

Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.), photographers.
Bushby & Macurdy (Boston, Mass.), photographers.

Subjects:

Women--Portraits--Photographs.
Cabinet photographs.
Cartes de visite.
Tintypes.
Card photograph albums.
Portraits.