These pages are from the first of two autograph books belonging to my great-grandfather, Elton Lee Dunham (1873-1953). Entries date from 1882, when he was nine, to 1896, the year he married.
The earliest autograph is that of Elton's teacher, Ellen P. Kimball, and is dated December 1882. It is likely that the book was a gift from her.
Herbert Clinton Bacon (1850-1907), Elton's teacher:
Sylvia Farwell, another of Elton's teachers:
Effie Rogers Elwell (1873-1952), a neighborhood girl:
Esther Angeline "Angie" Martin (1871-1923), another girl who lived nearby:
Abner Dustin Bryant (1849-1908), the father of Elton's schoolmate Gracie:
Walter L. Bacon (1868-1960):
Wallace E. Cummings (1869-1951), Elton's first cousin:
Annie C. Bryant (1871-1951), another distant cousin who lived nearby:
John Francis Howe (1872-1929), one of Elton's best friends:
J. Ella Benson (b. 1860), yet another of Elton's teachers: