Librarian and School Archivist Jerrica Blackey P’19 collects and catalogs donations for our archives. Please enjoy the details of this recent submission and details of the initial research on the item.
I recently received a call from Beverly N. who asked if I would be interested in a drawing which, as she stated, “I found while going through lots of old pictures, photos & artwork which I inherited.” With our bicentennial around the corner, calls like these can result in such an amazing history about our students and our school.
A week or so later, I received this wonderful crayon art which indicates on the back “Crayoned by Kati Evelyn Cole 1871 New Hampton Institution New Hampshire.”
My research turned up a little information on Ms. Cole. She was born on May 26, 1853, to Rev. Mooers and Elizabeth Cole of Dover, New Hampshire. She entered the New Hampton Literary Institution in 1868 and graduated in 1873. It is at the Institution that she met her husband, Albert Emerson Bradley, 1871 of Danville, NH. While at New Hampton, Ms. Cole taught in Bridgewater and Derry. She moved with her husband in 1874 to Hyde Park, MA. Here he engaged in expert accounting and taught at Bryant and Stratton Commercial College.
Gorgeous picture. What talent is shown. Imagine the effort to do this.