Collection number: MC 181
Size: 4 boxes (1.33 cu.ft.)
About Amanda Elizabeth Homiston Thompson (1864-1950)
Amanda Elizabeth Homiston (Mrs. E.E.) Thompson was born in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin in 1864, the daughter of Aurelias Homiston and Amanda E. Thompkins. She married Elmer Ellsworth Thompson on September 15, 1885 and they had two children, a daughter, Ethel Elizabeth, in 1886 and a son, Sereno Wright, in 1889. In 1896 they adopted another daughter, Ina. They lived for a while in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin and then in Williamsburg, Virginia. By 1921 they were in Durham, New Hampshire at Highland House. According to Eloise Woodman in her book Descendants of Captain John Woodman: The Man From Oyster River, Sarah J.Woodman, owner of the Highland House, leased the House and Farm in 1921 for three years. There is no mention to whom. The 1944 Durham Town Report shows Mrs. E.E. Thompson and Ina E. Thompson as owners of Highland House.
Upon Sarah J. Woodman’s death in 1935, Fred B. Philbrick became executor of her estate. This could explain why materials from Newmarket Light, Heat and Power Co. are in this collection of papers, since Mr. Philbrick was its Treasurer and later its General Manager.
About the Mrs. E.E. Thompson/Highland House Papers
The Mrs. E.E. Thompson/Highland House collection consists of five series. The first series contains correspondence to and from members of the Thompson family, 1879-1985, and photographs, with the majority of the correspondence to Mrs. E.E. Thompson at Highland House being between 1933-1940. The second series concerns the operation of Highland House and contains bills and receipts, solicitations for advertising business, and correspondence written by one of the residents. Series 3 consists of receipts, bills, and checkbook registers for the Newmarket Light, Heat, and Power Co., whose connection to Highland House is speculated on above. The fourth series contains miscellaneous materials – bank books belonging to people whose connection to the Thompsons and Highland House is unknown, printed items, and booklets and pamphlets. Finally, Series 5 is comprised of oversized materials, most of which are newspaper advertisements.
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[Identification of item], [Folder number], [Box number], Mrs. E.E. Thompson/Highland House Papers, 1879-1985, MC 181, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
Donation: Agnes R. Lylis, Hampton, NH, November 2, 2001 (Accession number: 2001.38)
This series consists of correspondence of Mrs. E.E. Thompson (1879-1940) in folders 1-4; correspondence of Ethel Thompson (Mrs. Harry Rand) in folders 5-9; correspondence of Sereno and Ina Thompson in folders 10-11; family miscellaneous materials in folders ; and photographs in folder 12.
|Box 1, Folder 1||December 1872 - December
|Box 1, Folder 2||June 1924 - June
|Box 1, Folder 3||August 1933 - September
|Box 1, Folder 4||Undated Correspondence|
|Box 1, Folder 5||June 1898 - June
|Box 1, Folder 6||May 1944 - July
1948 and undated|
|Box 1, Folder 7||To Mrs. Harrie Rand, July 1948: 15 Sympathy Cards|
|Box 1, Folder 8||To Mrs. Harrie Rand, July 1948: 18 Sympathy Cards|
|Box 1, Folder 9||To Mrs. Harrie Rand, July 1948: 19 Sympathy Cards|
|Box 1, Folder 10||June 1898 - December
|Box 1, Folder 11||Paper Ephemera|
|Box 1, Folder 12||Photographs|
This series contains financials of the Highland House, including bills & receipts in folder 1; and soliciations for advertisements, material pertaining to Highland House Farm, and letters from Ralph C. Bentley (H.H. guest) in folder 2.
|Box 1, Folder 13||Assorted combination of bills and receipts (1926-1940) for E.E. Thompson, Highland House or Mrs. E.E. Thompson: included is an envelope of electric bills from 1931|
|Box 1, Folder 14||Assorted combinaton of bills and receipts (1946-1947) for Mrs. E.E. Thompson and Ina Thompson|
|Box 1, Folder 15||Copies of Bank Loans, Chattel Mortgages, Insurance Policies and Bank receipts by Mrs. E.E. and Ina Thompson|
|Box 1, Folder 16||Mixed correspondence (1931-1938) to Highland House: notes asking for weekly rates, requests for charity donations and social security paperwork|
|Box 1, Folder 17||Mixed correspondence (1939-1947) to Highland House: notes sending thanks for a great stay, late payment notices and social security paperwork|
|Box 2, Folder 1||Advertisement listings of Wholesale Food & Produce Prices 1938-1940|
|Box 2, Folder 2||Advertisements for blankets, sheets, linens, glassware, dishes, uniforms and paper goods (Several advertisements are dated 1939-1940)|
|Box 2, Folder 3||Newspapers, Travel Magazines and State Publications soliciting advertisements of Highland House, dated 1930-1940|
|Box 2, Folder 4||Newspapers, including an example in print and Sportmans Magazine soliciting advertisement of Highland House: none dated|
|Box 2, Folder 5||Assorted advertisements to Highland House: example of items include newspaper ads, movie theater notices, piano tuning and water sports equipment|
|Box 2, Folder 6||More assorted advertisements to Highland House: examples of items include personalized pencils, hotel stationary, tennis equipment and mattresses|
|Box 2, Folder 7||This folder contains a variety of papers having to do with the farming industry. There are notes and advertisements having to do with poultry, egg production, fertilizer and different feeds.|
|Box 2, Folder 8||This folder contains a variety of papers having to do with farming. There are notes from the New England Milk Producers' Association (1930-1940) and Merrimack Farmers' Exchange Price List.|
|Box 2, Folder 9||There are 7 letters from Ralph C. Bentley to various people: to a farm in Methuen, MA, looking for a market for his milk as he has just bought the Arthur C. Willey farm in Newmarket, N.H.; to Mrs. Florence E. Bentely asking her and Floss to come to Highland House; to Misses B.J. and M.L. Spring asking them to come to Highland House for a visit; to Mrs. L.M. Brown asking her to come and see the farm; to Mr. Christie in East Kingston asking the price of about 1500 chicks and 2 letters to First Radio Parish Church.|
This series contains mostly bills, receipts, and checkbook registers for the Newmarket Light, Heat, and Power Company.
|Box 2, Folder 10||Receipts and bills (1898-1900) of James W. Burnham who was President of the Newmarket Light, Heat and Power Co. Also included is the Amended New Hampshire Charter for Newmarket Light, Heat and Power Co. of 1897.|
|Box 2, Folder 11||Receipts and bills (1901) for Newmarket Light, Heat and Power Co.|
|Box 2, Folder 12||Receipts and bills (1901)|
|Box 2, Folder 13||Receipts and bills (1901)|
|Box 2, Folder 14||Receipts and bills (1901-1904)|
|Box 2, Folder 15||Receipts and bills (1908-1917) with a change to Fred B. Philbrick, Treasurer and later General Manager of Newmarket Light, Heat and Power|
|Box 3, Folder 1||Checkbook (1890-1891); Checkbook Register (1896-1897)|
|Box 3, Folder 2||Checkbook Register (1898); Checkbook Register (Mar-May 1899)|
|Box 3, Folder 3||Checkbook Register (June 1899); Checkbook Register (July 1899)|
|Box 3, Folder 4||Checkbook register (Jan 1900); Checkbook Register (Apr-Sept 1911)|
|Box 3, Folder 5||Checkbook Register (1911-1912); Checkbook Register (1912-1913)|
|Box 3, Folder 6||Checkbook Register (1914)|
|Box 3, Folder 7||Checkbook Registers - not dated|
This series contains bankbooks from other individuals and printed emphemera.
|Box 3, Folder 8||Bankbooks, 1916-1966|
|Box 3, Folder 9||Paper Ephemera|
|Box 3, Folder 10||Assortment of Booklets and Pamphlets|
This series contains newspaper advertisments for various items and services.
|Oversize Box 1|
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 1||Newspaper Advertisements|
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 2||Newspaper Advertisements and Lodging Books|
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 3||Advertisements for Magazines and Books|
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 4||Miscellaneous papers, advertisements and a 1938 FBI Wanted Poster|
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 5||Advertisements for clothes and plants|
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 6||Advertisements for dishes, furniture, linens and appliances|
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 7||Advertisements for dishes, furniture, linens and appliances|