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These are photographs of the pages found inside Minnie Kent’s autograph album.

It was signed by her friends and family of the Eastern Shore in Nova Scotia during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.

If you recognize any names and know the correct spelling please do let us know. Thank you.

“Minnie” Miriam Amelia Kent b. April 25 1873  d. February 23 1928

Parents: John Kent and Sarah Ann Thompson

Minnie married: Spurgeon Alfred Maskell b. March 6 1873  d. January 15 1922

Parents: John Maskell and Nancy Margaret Harpell

Vintage Velvet Autograph Album 1800's

Vintage Velvet Autograph Album 1800’s

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Minnie Kent Family Births and Deaths

Minnie Kent Family Births and Deaths

Spurgeon Alfred Maskell Mar 6/73 – Jan 15/22

Minnie Amelia ( Kent) Maskell Apr 25/73 – Feb 23/28

John Peter Sep 28/98 – Feb/70

Valla Laura Dec 28/99 – Aug 5/1924

Lavenia Blanche ( Vinie) Aug 31/01 – Apr 14/1973

Raymond Fielding Nov 14/1904

Sherman Alfred Oct 4/07 died Dec 18/1914

Sarah Marg Feb 1/1909 died Dec 19/1914

Woodrow Foch Nov 8/1918

George G. Bowser Dec 29/99 died Aug 1972

 

 

Minnie Kent - May 20 1893 Pleasant Point, Musquodoboit Harbour

Minnie Kent – May 20 1893 Pleasant Point, Musquodoboit Harbour

Pleasant Point – Musquodoboit Har.        May 20th 1893

Go forth little book the distant course pursue;

Colect memorials of the just and true.

And beg of every friend so near;

Some token of remembrance dear.

Minnie

 

E.S. - May 1897 Milford

E.S. – May 1897 Milford

To Minnie

As sure as comes your wedding day

To you a broom I’ll send

In sunshine use the brushy part

In storm the other end.

Your Friend

E. S.

Milford May 97

 

M.M. Josey - August 17 189? Spy Harbour

M.M. Josey – August 17 189? Spy Harbour

Spry Harbor ?

When distant

lands divided us and

you I cannot see

Just take a pen

and paper and

write one line to

me.

M M Josey

forget-me-not

August 17th 189?

 

Daisy - May 31 1893 Halifax

Daisy – May 31 1893 Halifax

Halifax

May 31st/93

First in your album,

First in your thought

First to be remembered

Last to be forgot.

Is the wish of your

Friend Daisy

 

Theresa Conrod

Theresa Conrod

Dear Minnie

Think of me when far away

And only half awake

O think of me on your wedding day

And send me a piece of the cake

Theresa Conrod

 

Sadie - August 6 1893 Halifax

Sadie – August 6 1893 Halifax

Dear Minnie

There is many a hard fought battle won

By heroes brave and true

A harder foe to conquer yet

Is my hearts deep love for you

Your loving friend

Sadie

Halifax

Aug 6th 1893

 

Katie

Katie

To Minnie

When all alone and washing dishes

Remember me and my good wishes

From Katie

Cousin Miriam - January 1 1894 Pleasant Point

Cousin Miriam – January 1 1894 Pleasant Point

Dear Minnie

May health be your portion

May Heaven be your end

Is the very best wishes

Of your very best friend

& Cousin Miriam

Pleasant Point

Jan 1st 1894

 

Bella Shaw - January 2 1894 Pleasant Point

Bella Shaw – January 2 1894 Pleasant Point

Pleasant Point

Dearest Minnie :-

Remember me dear ” Minnie”

When on these lines you look

Remember ’twas your ” Friend”

That wrote this in your book

Your Affectionate

Friend

Bella Shaw

January 2nd/94

 

J.G.H. - September 7 1894 Pope's Harbour, Halifax

J.G.H. – September 7 1894 Pope’s Harbour, Halifax

September 7. 1894

Minnie

Here is to you as good as you are

And to me as bad as I am

But as bad as I am

And as good as you are

I am as good as you are

As bad as I am

J. G. H.

Pope’s Harbour

Halifax

 

Daisy C. Sutherland - June 16 1893 Halifax

Daisy C. Sutherland – June 16 1893 Halifax

” Souvenier”

To Miss Minnie,

” If ever a husband, you should have;

And he this book should see,

Tell him of your youthful days,

And kiss him, once for me.”

Sincerely your friend

Daisy C. Sutherland

Halifax

June 15th/893

 

Effie (r?) Josey - July 19 1894 Spy Bay

Effie (r?) Josey – July 19 1894 Spy Bay

Spry Bay

July 19th/94

Dear Minnie

Some people may wish you free from care

Others Joy and wealth

Some may wish you blessing’s rays

Some peace and perfect health

My wish for thee is better far

Then all others have given

that when you from this world depart

your soul may rest in heaven

Effie Josey

 

 

W. J. Bol?ong - August 26

W. J. Bol?ong – August 26

To Minnie   Aug 26th

Answer me this question Minnie

Only this and nothing more

I beseech you tell me truly

When your married will you snore

W. J. Bollong

 

Battle of Waterloo Mourner - Fern Hill, Mooseland, Pleasant Point

Battle of Waterloo Mourner – Fern Hill, Mooseland, Pleasant Point

Minnie:

There are not many living now that were killed in Waterloo:- The house is gone but ” Fern Hill” still exists.

” Mooseland” flourishes.

She is gone to a pleasanter point and the mourners go about the streets.

Yours in distress

” One of the mourners”

 

Phoebe Kent - October 30 Pleasant Point

Phoebe Kent – October 30 Pleasant Point

Oct 30th

Fall from a house tops

That raise your eyes above

Fall from the cliffs and brake your neck

But never fall in love

Take the advice of a sister

Phoebe Kent

 

A Friend - November 25 1893 Pleasant Point

A Friend – November 25 1893 Pleasant Point

Pleasant Point

Nov. 26th/93

Miss Minnie,

When Billie is handy

He’ll give you Candy

A Friend

 

Your Sister Phoebe B. Kent - November 19 Pleasant Point

Your Sister Phoebe B. Kent – November 19 Pleasant Point

Novem 19th        Pleasant Point

Dear Sister

Let one treasure still be mine

And let that jewel be thy heart

All else I gladly would resign

In all thy joys a place to find

May one in Sisterly love entwine.

Your Sister Phoede B. Kent

 

 

E. S. Hay

E. S. Hay

Miss Minnie :-

Let none that

wait on thee be ashamed:

let them be ashamed that

transgress without cause

( Psalm 25 – 3)

Yours Very Truly

E. S. Hay

 

Roxie A. Higgins - June 30 1894 Middle Musquodoboit

Roxie A. Higgins – June 30 1894 Middle Musquodoboit

Yours Sincerely

Roxie A, Higgins

Mid. Musquo.

N. S.

June 30 ’94

 

Ben Matheson - January 12 1917 and A. S. Priest - February 8 1917

Ben Matheson – January 12 1917 and A. S. Priest – February 8 1917

1 – 12 – 17

Ben Matheson

?

” I was a stranger

and you took me in”

***

In your golden chain of friendship regard me as a link.

A S Priest

Feb. 8/17

 

Kenneth C. Bell - February 19 1917 Toronto

Kenneth C. Bell – February 19 1917 Toronto

Feb. 9. 1917

Thy hearth, thy home, thy vintage land –

The voices of thy kindred band –

Oh! Midst them all when blest  them are

Deal gently with this stranger’s heart.

Kenneth C. Bell

Toronto

 

M. A. Phalen - April 2 1894 Musquodoboit Harbour

M. A. Phalen – April 2 1894 Musquodoboit Harbour

Dear Minnie:-

May angels twine for thee

A wreath of ” Immortality”.

Your friend

M. A. Phalen

Musquodoboit Har.

April 2nd

1894

May Abriel (?) - Septmeber 7 1894 Pope's Harbour

May Abriel (?) – September 7 1894 Pope’s Harbour

1894

Miss Kent

Within this book so pure and white

Let none but friends pressure to write

And may each line with friendship given

Direct the readers thoughts to Heaven

Ever your Friend

May Abriel

Popes Harbor

Sept 7th

 

D. A. Grunnough (?) - July 20 1917

D. A. Grunnough (?) – July 20 1917

? 20th

1917

Dear Friend, –

When you are siting all alone thinking

of the past,

Remember that you have a friend as,

Loving as life shall last

D A

Grunnough?

 

Ben Matheson - January 12 1917 West Jeddore, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Ben Matheson – January 12 1917 West Jeddore, Halifax, Nova Scotia

West Jeddore,

Halifax, N. S.

May you never loose a

feather from the wing of

your happiness.

B. Matheson

12/1/17

 

F. B. Williams - July 3 1922 Ostrea Lake, West Jeddore

F. B. Williams – July 3 1922 Ostrea Lake, West Jeddore

West Jeddore

July 3rd 1922

Dear Mis Kent Maskell:-

In your golden

chain of friendship

Please consider me a link

your friend

F. B. Williams

Ostrea Lake

 

Mongard (?)

Mongard (?)

Best regards of

Mongard or M Longard?

 

Annetta Ervino - October 23 1894 Gay's River Road, Pleasant Point, Halifax County

Annetta Ervino – October 23 1894 Gay’s River Road, Pleasant Point, Halifax County

Dear Miss Kent

I will write these few lines

For my new made friend,

Wishing for her a successful life,

And a happy peaceful end.

Yours Lovingly

Annetta Ervino

Gay’s River Road

Halifax Co

Pleasant Point

Oct. 23rd 1894

 

O. C. Griffin - April 25 1893 Goldboro, Jeddore, Halifax County

O. C. Griffin – April 25 1893 Goldboro, Jeddore, Halifax County

J. Hx Co   April 25 98

Dear Friend

When you are haveing sweet

comunion with your heavenly

Friend please remember

me.

O. C. Griffin

Goldboro

 

Daisy Sutherland - June 1 1893 East Carltown (?) ??? County

Daisy Sutherland – June 1 1893 East Carltown (?) ??? County

Dearest Minnie

May the lad you take for life

Prove as faithful as his wife

Whether his eyes be black or blue

May they ever shine on you

Ever your true friend

Daisy Sutherland

East Carltown

? Co.

June 1st/893

May I. Bredshaw

May I. Bredshaw

Dear Minnie

Just breing Happy

Help oher Souls along

Their burdens may be heavy

And they may not be as Strong

And may each live with Friendship given

Direct the readers thought To Heaven

May I Bredshaw

 

 

 

Clara G. Kent - July 3 1922 Pleasant Point, West Jeddore

Clara G. Kent – July 3 1922 Pleasant Point, West Jeddore

West Jeddore

July 3rd 1922

Dear Cousin:-

I wish you health,

I wish you wealth,

I wish you love in store;

I wish you

Heaven after death,

What can I wish you more?

Sincerely Clara G. Kent

Pleasant Pt.

Any ideas what this means?

Any ideas what this means?

 

Back of vintage 1800's velvet autograph book.

Back of vintage 1800’s velvet autograph book.

 

 

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