Cushman, Walter F.

Walter F. Cushman Collection


Collection Overview
Title: Walter F. Cushman Collection
Date: 1886-1916
Creator: Walter F. Cushman
Call Number: DAL.SMS.079
Location: Small Collections Box 3
Quantity: 1 folder
Language: English

Administrative Information
Access Restriction: Open to researcher, no restricted material.
Acquisition Information: DAL.2012.002, donation of Laura Widing
Preferred form of citation: Walter F. Cushman Collection, DAL.SMS.079 in the Drew Archival Library of the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society.
Related Collections: Cushman Family Collection
Finding Aid prepared by: Carolyn Ravenscroft, Jan. 2015

Scope and Content:

The Collection consists of wedding, anniversary and graduation invitations sent to Walter F. Cushman and his wife, Lucy (Hall) Cushman between the years 1902-1916. Also included are two notes to Walter F. Cushman from A. H. Hews, written on A. H. Hews & Co. stationery. The Hews Company was a manufacturer of fancy earthen ware and flower pots in Cambridge, MA. Of special note is a cyanotype photograph post card, dated 1886, of a ship leaving Honolulu Harbor. The collection was found in the Widing’s home, neighbors of Lura Cushman, the daughter of Walter and Lucy Cushman.

Biographical Sketch:

Walter F. Cushman (1852-1915) was the son of Capt. David Cushman and Mary (Alden) Sampson Cushman. Lucy (sometimes spelled Lucie) Hall was the daughter of the Gurnet lighthouse keeper, George Hall, and Ardelia (Ripley) Hall. The Cushmans lived at a house built by Capt. David Cushman on the Blue Fish River known as The Anchorage.