1. Paul’s Alley

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    September 14, 2014 by auntkatefirmin

    In the course of looking at where Richard Wayt (1787-1868) the tallow chandler might have lived, I solved a problem …
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  2. Alfred Fouracre – who was he?

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    September 14, 2014 by auntkatefirmin

    Kate’s brother was named Alfred Fouracre Firmin.  If not for the correspondence with the English cousins, this might have remained …
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  3. Alfred Firmin Wordless Wednesday

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    September 10, 2014 by auntkatefirmin

    Alfred Fouracre Firmin, surveyor for Weyerhaeuser, date unknown.

  4. Sepia Saturday 243 – The Beach

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    August 29, 2014 by auntkatefirmin

    The American Kate was fortunate to have a little place in Carmel, California, where she could retire after her library …
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  5. Pop Goes the Weasel!

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    August 28, 2014 by auntkatefirmin

    Did Emily Hall and her sister Dorothy Sylvester Hall sing this rhyme as children? If so, the words they sang …
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  6. Young Dorothy’s London

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    August 21, 2014 by auntkatefirmin

    I’ve been having a delightful journey exploring the visual side of Dorothy Sylvester Hall Smith’s years as the wife of …
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  7. Sepia Saturday 241 – Writing and Letters

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    August 16, 2014 by auntkatefirmin

    Today’s Sepia Saturday prompt is “writing and letters,” so I’m spoiled for choice since this entire blog enterprise grew out …
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