1845-Dated Nathaniel Currier Identified FAMILY REGISTER Lithograph Print

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1845-Dated Nathaniel Currier Identified FAMILY REGISTER Lithograph Print
Historic Americana
1845 Nathaniel Currier “FAMILY REGISTER.” Lithograph The Historic Sargent Family of Gloucester, Massachusetts
1845-Dated, Historic “FAMILY REGISTER,” Hand-Colored Lithograph Print with Manuscript Portions, by N. Currier Spruce Street, NY, recording the Sargent Family of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Period Framed, Fine.
A Hand-Colored Lithograph Printed in 1845 by N. Currier, measuring 9.5” x 13.5” (sight). This “Family Register” was completed by related family members of the historic Sargent Family of Gloucester, Massachusetts. The Sargent House Museum still exists, and is a major attraction and tourist destination in Gloucester. The “Register” begins documenting with the Parents:

Winthrop Sargent (Feb. 12th 1782 - Apr. 21st, 1860) and Sally Morgan (Jan. 21st, 1780 - n/d) who were married Oct. 1803 in Gloucester. It also records Seven “Sargent” Family siblings born between the years 1805 and 1822. Handwritten with Birth and Death entries ranging from the years 1782 to 1860, it measures fully to 12.25” x 16.25” and is Period Framed without glass. The manuscript portions with ink has begun to fade, yet remains readable having light tone with trivial spotting. Its tiger maple wooden frame shows years of wear, its thin roughhewn wood backing still present. There are four hand-colored vignette images at top reflecting life’s cycles that are quaint. An interesting historical documentation “FAMILY REGISTER” of the Sargents Family. SEE: Vital Records of Gloucester, Massachusetts and Sally Morgan Winthrop.

The Sargent House Museum still exists and is a major attraction and tourist destination in Gloucester. Among the earliest families were the Sargents. Judith Sargent Murray was born in Gloucester into a prominent seafaring family. Her mother was Judith Saunders and her father was Winthrop Sargent, descended from Epes Sargent, who arrived in Gloucester in the late 17th century.

Through years of dedicated work, Mrs. Murray gained recognition during her lifetime in literary and political circles. She was married twice, first to Captain John Stevens, who constructed the house, and then to the Reverend John Murray, who was the founder of Universalism in America.

Murray was also one of the first women in America to have her own literary column and the first American to have a play produced on the Boston stage. In addition to writing plays, essays, poems and fiction, Murray was an avid writer of letters. Between 1774 and the early 1800s, she penned over 2,000 letters–and fortunately for us today, kept a copy of each and every one. Taken together the letters form an insightful and provocative account of the life of one of this country’s most noteworthy women.