Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Title
Charles Matthew Abbott Collection, 1879-1949, undated
ID
M290
Date [inclusive]
1879-1949
Extent
0.5 linear feet.
Language
English

Preferred Citation

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


Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Scope and Content

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.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Acquisition Note

Purchase and Gift; 2008


Collection Inventory

Box Folder
1 1

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

1 2

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

1 3

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

1 4

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

1 5

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

1 6

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

Ovsz-Box
58

Images: Abbott, Charles Frederick, n.d. 

Box Folder
1 7

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

1 8

Images: Abbott, Eleanor, n.d. 

1 9

Images: Abbott, Frances Tucker, n.d. 

1 10

Images: Abbott, Harriette Frances, 1899 

1 11-12

Images: Abbott, Harriette Frances, n.d. 

Ovsz-Box
58

Images: Abbott, Harriette Frances, n.d. 

Box Folder
1 13

Images: [Abbott], John and Matthew, 1918 

1 14

Images: Abbott, John Cope, 1946 

1 15

Images: Abbott, John Edward, n.d. 

Ovsz-Box
58

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

58

Images: Abbott, John Stevens, n.d. 

58

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

Box Folder
1 16

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

1 17

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

1 18

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

1 19

Images: Abbott, John Tucker, n.d. 

Ovsz-Box
58

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

Box Folder
1 20

Images: Abbott, Mabel, 1898, 1901 

1 21

Images: Abbott, Mary Alan, n.d. 

1 22

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

Ovsz-Box
58

Images: Cochrane, Mathew, n.d. 

58

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

Box Folder
1 23

Images: Miscellaneous images, 1910, n.d. 

Volume
1

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

Box Folder
1 24

Images: Pike, Richard Abbott, 1891, 1896 

1 25

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

1 26

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

Volume
2

Household ledger - Alice G. Abbott, 1914-1921 

Box Folder
1 27

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

1 28

Military Training Camps roster, 1916 

1 29

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

Volume
3

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

Box Folder
1 30

Testimonial program for Charles M. Abbott, 1927 Sep 27 

1 31

Uncles, by Charles G. Abbott, 1949