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Charles Matthew Abbott Collection M290

Title:
Charles Matthew Abbott collection
Creator:
Abbott, Charles Matthew, 1879-1956
ID:
M290
Date [inclusive]:
1879-1949, undated
Extent:
0.5 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
The bulk of the this collection is portraits of the extended Abbott family. The bulk of the photographs are of Charles Matthew Abbott's sisters and sons.
Acquisition Note:

Purchase and Gift; 2008

Preferred Citation:

Charles Matthew Abbott Collection, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine

Charles Matthew Abbott (1879-1956) was the son of John Edward Abbott (1845-1915) and Alice Greeley Cochrane (1855-1930), and the grandson of John Stevens Abbott (1807-1881; Bowdoin Class of 1827). John Stevens Abbott was a descendant of George Abbot of Andover, Massachusetts. (See the Abbott Memorial Collection (M1) for material concerning other descendants of George Abbot, the Abbott brothers John Stevens Cabot, Jacob, and Gorham). Charles Matthew Abbott grew up in Watertown, Massachusetts, with three sisters: Mabel Louise, Harriette Frances, and Eleanor Alice. In 1913 he married Frances Tucker, and they had four sons: John Tucker Abbott, Matthew Cochrane Abbott, Robert Tucker Abbott, and Charles Whitney "Pete" Abbott.

Chiefly portraits of the extended Abbott family. The bulk of the photographs are of Charles Matthew Abbott's sisters and sons. Also included are postcards addressed to Harriette F. Abbott and Mabel L. Abbott, Charles Abbott's military instruction camp certificates, his mother's (Alice Greeley) household ledger, a genealogy compiled by John Tucker Abbott, and miscellaneous material from the extended Abbott family.

Abbott family genealogy compiled by John T. Abbott, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 1

Letter to Carl Zeiss, Inc. from John T. Abbott, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 2

Letter to Charles M. Abbott from William S. Youngman, Boston, 1928 Sep 20

Box 1 Folder 3

Postcards addressed to Harriette F. Abbott, 1905-1909, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 4

Postcards addressed to Mabel L. Abbott, 1912-1916, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 5

Postcards - various, 1913, 1922, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 6

Images: Abbott, Charles Frederick, n.d.

Ovsz-Box 58

Images: Abbott, Charles Matthew, 1879, 1919, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 7

Images: Abbott, Eleanor, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 8

Images: Abbott, Frances Tucker, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 9

Images: Abbott, Harriette Frances, 1899

Box 1 Folder 10

Images: Abbott, Harriette Frances, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 11-12

Images: Abbott, Harriette Frances, n.d.

Ovsz-Box 58

Images: [Abbott], John and Matthew, 1918

Box 1 Folder 13

Images: Abbott, John Cope, 1946

Box 1 Folder 14

Images: Abbott, John Edward, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 15

Images: Abbott, John Edward, Alice G., Charles Matthew, Mabel Louise, Harriette Frances, Eleanor Alice, n.d.

Ovsz-Box 58

Images: Abbott, John Stevens, n.d.

Ovsz-Box 58

Images: Abbott, John Tucker, Matthew Cochrane, Robert Tucker, Charles Whitney, sons of Charles Matthew Abbott and Frances (Tucker) Abbott, 1922

Ovsz-Box 58

Images: Abbott, John Tucker, in Olympic competition, 1936

Box 1 Folder 16

Images: Abbott, John Tucker, Springfield College, portrait views, ca. 1938

Box 1 Folder 17

Images: Abbott, John Tucker, Springfield College, group pictures, ca. 1938

Box 1 Folder 18

Images: Abbott, John Tucker, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 19

Images: Abbott, John, Matthew, Tucker, Charles (Peter), sons of Charles Matthew Abbott and Frances (Tucker) Abbott, n.d.

Ovsz-Box 58

Images: Abbott, Mabel, 1898, 1901

Box 1 Folder 20

Images: Abbott, Mary Alan, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 21

Images: Abbott, Molly (Mrs. Allan Abbott), n.d.

Box 1 Folder 22

Images: Cochrane, Mathew, n.d.

Ovsz-Box 58

Images: "Hillhurst," Compton, Quebec - residence of Mathew Cochrane, n.d.

Ovsz-Box 58

Images: Miscellaneous images, 1910, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 23

Images: Photograph album - Allan Abbott family pictures, n.d.

Volume 1

Images: Pike, Richard Abbott, 1891, 1896

Box 1 Folder 24

Book review and essay by John T. Abbott, 1937 Jun 7

Box 1 Folder 25

Certificate, John Tucker Abbott, secretary, Young Men's Christian Association, 1940 Dec 10

Box 1 Folder 26

Household ledger - Alice G. Abbott, 1914-1921

Volume 2

Military Instruction Camp certificates - Charles M. Abbott, 1915, 1916

Box 1 Folder 27

Military Training Camps roster, 1916

Box 1 Folder 28

Montreal hobby show program, including John T. Abbott's entry form, 1933

Box 1 Folder 29

Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Sunday School, given to Alice Abbott by John S. Abbott, 1881

Volume 3

Testimonial program for Charles M. Abbott, 1927 Sep 27

Box 1 Folder 30

Uncles, by Charles G. Abbott, 1949

Box 1 Folder 31
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