Everett A. Scholfield Collection (Coll. 148)


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Overview of the Collection

Biography of Everett A. Scholfield

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Indexes

Detailed Description of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Scholfield, E.A.(Everett Augustus), 1843-1930
Title: Everett A. Scholfield Collection
Dates: 1843-1930
Extent:
Abstract: Correspondence, accounts, bills, order books, cashbooks, appointment books, price lists, photography formulas, charts, advertisements, technical information, and other papers. Persons represented include photographers (and partners) Nathan E. Nash, Lucius Thompson, W.T. Dyer, Addison Scholfield, and George E. Tingley, and E.A. Scholfield's wife, Leonora B. (Ashbey) Scholfield.
Identification: Coll. 148

Biography of Everett A. Scholfield

Everett Augustus Scholfield was born on December 8, 1843, in Lowell, Massachusetts, and was the son of Edwin A. Scholfield, a textile worker, and his wife Mary. The family moved to Westerly, Rhode Island, in the early 1850's, at which time Edwin began a photographic portrait studio, and taught the craft to his son.

After serving with the Union Army during the Civil War, Everett established a portrait studio with Nathan E. Nash in Wakefield, Rhode Island, but after a few months the partnership disbanded and young Scholfield continued the studio independently. From February 1 to May 1, 1864 he was granted a U.S. Internal Revenue License "to carry on the occupation of Traveling Photographer," followed by a similar license for the period May 1, 1864 to May 1865.

Raised to the Order of Freemasons, Everett continued in the Wakefield studio until March when he moved to Norwich, Connecticut, to begin work with Lucius Thompson, Photographer, 12 Shetucket Avenue. However, by 1866 he had moved to Stonington and established a studio gallery in Mystic River, located over the Union Store on West Main Street. Between 1866 and 1871 he continued in business, first in partnership with C. D. Holmes, and later with D. O. Angell.

In December, 1870, Scholfield travelled to St. Croix and established a photographic practice by January 1871. Returning to Mystic River in June, he reopened his studio and in September married Leonora B. Ashbey of Noank, Connecticut.

By late 1872, E. A. Scholfield was in business as a portrait photographer in Putnam, Connecticut, and worked with W. T. Dyer. However, he returned to Mystic in January 1873, and in addition to portrait work, took photographs of residences, businesses, sailing vessels, and panoramic landscapes views as a commercial enterprise.

In 1877-1878 Scholfield traveled for a second time to the West Indies, while his brother Addison continued the established business in Mystic. Everett returned in the summer of 1878, after unsuccessful business attempts in St. Croix, and in poor health.

The following January, Everett and Addison established "Scholfield Brothers" at 30 Main Street in Westerly, Rhode Island, to which brother Edwin D. was added in 1881. Everett spent June and July of that year on a mining investment venture in Honduras.

By January 1885 Everett had severed his association with Scholfield Brothers and George E. Tingley entered a one year apprenticeship at the Mystic studio. Tingley soon became a partner in the business and in the New London extension at 59 State Street. He managed the Mystic studio while Scholfield managed the one in New London. In August the partnership was dissolved. Scholfield continued in New London, while Tingley practiced in Mystic through 1939, receiving considerable acclaim for his work.

Between 1901 and 1912 Everett Scholfield's studio was located at 6 Bank Street in New London. After that he lived in retirement at his home on Clift Street in Mystic. He died on October 20, 1930, at the age of 86.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Available for use in the Manuscripts Division

Restrictions on Use

Various copying restriction apply. Guidelines are available from the Manuscripts Division. See also: Mystic Seaport's copyright notice.

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the G. W. Blunt White Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Persons:

Dyer, W. T.
Nash, Nathan E.
Scholfield, Addison
Scholfield, Leonora B. Ashbey
Thompson, Lucius
Tingley, George E

Places:

Mystic (Conn.)
New London (Conn.)
Norwich (Conn.)
Wakefield (R.I.)
Westerly (R.I.)

Subjects:

Photography--Connecticut
Photography--Rhode Island
Photography--Virgin Islands--Saint Croix

Document Types:

Advertisements
Appointment books
Cashbooks
Charts
Price lists

Occupations:

Photographers--Connecticut

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 148, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Indexes

Index to Personal Names

NOTE: The fraction(s) indicate the Box and Folder numbers where that particular reference can be found. For example, the researcher will find information about Helen Adams in Box 1, Folder 5 of the collection.
?, Bridget 1/6
Adams, Helen 1/5
Adams, Joe 1/5
Adams, Kate M. 1/7
Andross, D.K. 1/6
Andross, Elbridge 1/6
Andross, George 1/6
Andross, W.G. 1/6
Ashby, Abby H. 1/5
Ashby, Latham 1/5
Avery, Allen 1/5, 1/6
Avery, Parmenas 1/5
Babcock, H.S. (Mrs.) 1/6
Barber, Willie 1/6
Baton, Uriah 1/4
Batty, William 1/5
Baxter, Charles H. 1/6
Bedford, ? 1/5
Beebe, Estelle H. 1/7
Bennett, ? 1/5
Berentzen, ? 1/5
Bliss, Bill 1/5
Bradley, ? 1/6
Brandon, Fred 1/5
Browning, ? 1/4
Buck, Winthrop 1/6
Burdick, A.B. 1/5
Burrows, Booth (Mrs.) 1/6
Burrows, C. 1/5
Burtch, F.D. 1/6
Campbell, James 1/5
Card, ? 1/4
Chandler, A.E. 1/6
Cheesbrough, William 1/5
Chesebro, Charles 1/5
Chesebro, Henry 1/5
Chesebro, W.F. 1/5
Chesebro, Walter 1/5
Chesebro, William F. 1/5
Clark, J.E. 1/4
Clark, John 1/4
Clark, Lizzie 1/4, 1/5
Clarke, Mattie E. 1/5
Clift, Charles 1/5
Coates, ? (Dr.) 1/5
Colby, John 1/5
Cole, H.K. 1/6
Collins, Tom 1/5
Corrigan, J.R. 1/6
Cowles, F.W. 1/6
Coy, George 1/4
Cromwell, Abbie 1/6
Cromwell, M.E. 1/7
Curtis, Holbrook (Dr.) 1/6
Davis, Frank 1/5
Denison, Joseph (Capt.) 1/5
Denison, Stephen 1/5
Dyer, Alpheus 1/4
Dyer, W.T. 1/5
Edwards, Hetty 1/4
Everts, Louis H. 1/6
Feiffer, Sarah 1/5
Fish, John 1/5
Fish, Prudence 1/5
Fitch, Helen E. 1/6
Fraas, Edward 1/6
French, ? (Mrs.) 1/6
French, F.W. 1/5
Gates, ? (Mrs.) 1/5
Gates, George (Mrs.) 1/5
Gilbert, Charlie 1/5
Gilbert, W.A. 1/6
Gray, John 1/5
Green, ? (Mrs.) 1/4
Greenman, Clark 1/5
Griffith, Elizabeth 1/7
Grinell, John 1/5
Gurnet, ? 1/5
Hanson, F.M. 1/5
Hart, Y.Z. 1/6
Hawkins, William 1/4
Hazard, C.H. 1/4
Heddens, Gertrude 1/6
Hempstead, Charlie 1/5
Heydicker, Louise A. 1/6
Holmes, ? (Capt.) 1/5
Holmes, Fred 1/5
Holmes, J.M. 1/5
Hoxie, Asa 1/5
Hoxie, Fannie 1/5
Hoxie, John 1/5
Hoxie, John H. 1/5
Hyde, ? 1/4
Jackson, Louis 1/6
Johnson, Charles 1/6
Jones, J.D. 1/5
Ketcham, ? (Mrs.) 1/5
Kierulff, ? 1/5
Kinton, J.W. 1/5
Kinton, W. Ferdinand 1/5
Knapp, Hattie R. 1/6
Knuthsen, Brookin 1/5
Lahey, Dan 1/5
Lamphere, Stephen 1/5
Landers, W.E.F. 1/5
Lewers, Robert 1/6
Lewis, G.W. 1/5
Lichty, J.B. 1/6
Lovegrove, May 1/7
Mallory, Ben 1/5
Mallory, Leon 1/5
Marston, ? 1/5
McKenzie, Harry B. 1/7
Meinerth, Carl 1/5
Mills, C.B. 1/5
Moeser, A.I. 1/5
Morgan, Ben 1/5
Morgan, Howard 1/4
Morgan, R.W. 1/6
Murphy, ? 1/6
Nehring, ? 1/6
Newbury, George N. 1/5
Noyes, Paul 1/5
OBrien, Abbie 1/5
ODay, George 1/5
Owens, Rufus 1/5
Packer, Fannie M. 1/7
Palmer, A. 1/6
Palmer, Don (Mrs.) 1/6
Palmer, Robert 1/5
Payne, ? 1/5
Payne, E.H. 1/5
Peabody, Elliott H. 1/5, 1/6, 1/7
Perkins, ? (Capt.) 1/5
Perkins, C.A. 1/6
Perry, Phebe A. 1/5
Phillips, H.A. 1/4
Pickering, Christopher R. 1/5
Prentice, C.M. 1/6
Prentice, John 1/5
Putnam, ? 1/5
Randall, Penny C. 1/6
Ransom, ? (Mrs.) 1/5
Rathbun, Abbie 1/5
Rathbun, Billy 1/5
Rathbun, Nora 1/5
Samson, ? 1/6
Scholfield, Addison 1/5, 1/6, 1/7
Scholfield, Edwin A. 1/4, 1/5, 1/6
Scholfield, Edwin D. 1/4
Scholfield, Estelle 1/5
Scholfield, Everett A. (Mrs.) 1/5
Scholfield, Hattie 1/7
Scholfield, James 1/5
Scholfield, Joseph A. (cousin) 1/5
Scholfield, Mary E. (mother) 1/4
Scholfield, Nathan 1/6
Shannon, R.W. 1/5
Simister, Eli 1/4
Sisson, James 1/4
Smith, Louise P. 1/5
Spicer, E. (Jr.) 1/6
Spicer, John 1/5
Stanton, Delia 1/6
Stewart, Mary Newbury 1/5
Stillman, Anson 1/5
Taylor, Frank 1/4
Taylor, Marth 1/6
Taylor, Mary 1/4
Terry, ? 1/4
Thompson, ? 1/5
Thurston, ? (Dr.) 1/4
Townsend, William K. 1/5
Trenchard, ? (Adm.) 1/5
Tribble, ? (Capt.) 1/5
Tribble, ? (Mrs.) 1/5
Trowbridge, ? 1/7
Underwood, Frank 1/4
Utter, ? 1/5
Weaver, C.S. (Rev.) 1/5
Wederkinch, C.O. 1/5
Wederkinch, C.W. 1/6
Wederkinch, J.D. 1/6
Wheeler, Horace 1/6
Wigley, ? 1/5
Wilbur, Lucy 1/5
Williams, ? (Mrs.) 1/5
Wilson, Edward L. 1/6
Woodward, George W. 1/6

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Index to Corporate Names

NOTE: The fraction(s) indicate the Box and Folder numbers where that particular reference can be found. For example, the researcher will find information about B.K. Bliss & Son in Box 1, Folder 6 of the collection.
B.K. Bliss & Son 1/6
Babcock & Morse 1/4
Bay State Co. 1/6
Benerman & Wilson 1/5
Boston Photogravure Co. 1/6
Briscoe, McDougal & Co. 1/5
Denison & Park 1/5
Hoxie & Brown 1/5
J.T. Lovett Co. 1/6
Lewers & Cooke 1/6
Lopery & Leslie 1/5
Masonic Relief Association 1/5
Mystic Journal 1/5
Mystic Woolen Co. 1/5
New York & Honduras Mining Co. 1/6
Scholfield & Nash 1/5
Scholfield & Tingley 1/6
Steinberg & Rosenbaum 1/5
Stillman Bros. 1/4
Stonington Mirror 1/5
Watrous & Bidwell 1/5
Womens Relief Corps 1/7

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Index to Vessel Names

NOTE: The fraction(s) indicate the Box and Folder numbers where that particular reference can be found. For example, the researcher will find information about the smack ALTHEA FRANKLIN in Box 1, Folder 5 of the collection.
ALTHEA FRANKLIN (Smack) 1/5
COMET (Smack) 1/5
GEORGE (Schooner) 1/5
HARTFORD (Steamship) 1/5
HONDURAS (Steamer) 1/6
IDA POTTER (Smack) 1/5

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Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Papers; 1860-1957
Box Folder
1 1 Bills, accounts, etc.; 1860-1879
2 Bills, accounts, etc.; 1880-1889
3 Bills, accounts, etc.; 1890-1898 and undated
4 Correspondence (xerox copies); 1862-1865
5 Correspondence; 1862-1879
6 Correspondence; 1880-1903 and undated
7 Condolence letters relative to the death of E. A. Scholfield's wife; 1904 Oct-Nov
Box Folder
2 1 Formula and directions for making baths, developing solutions, etc.; undated
2 Evaluation and advice on a photograph - probably E. A. Scholfield; ca 1890
3 Price list, advertisments, and other photographic trade information; ca 1890
4 Chart: "The Photographic Reference Table for Studio and Field Work"; ca 1900
5 Advertisement: "E. A. Scholfield, Photographer"; 1871 Jun
6 Newspaper clipping describing Scholfield Bros.; undated
7 E. A. Scholfield's Internal Revenue Licenses; 1864
8 Picture album entitled "Sea Shore Scenes"; 1889
9 Items pertaining to miscellaneous organizations, and other Scholfield material unrelated to his photographic business; undated
10 Business cards, calling cards, etc.; undated
11 Photo paper, dry plate packages, etc.; undated
12 Envelopes; ca 1865-1892
13 Miscellaneous material relating to Mary Abbie Scholfield; 1892-957
14 Miscellaneous items; undated
Volumes; 1881-1938
Volume
1 Order Book; 1881-1883
Volume
2 Order Book; 1883-1884
Volume
3 Order Book; 1885-1887
Volume
4 Order Book; 1890-1891
Volume
5 Order Book; 1891 Dec
Volume
6 Order Book; 1892 Jan-Nov
Volume
7 Order Book; 1892 Nov-Dec
Volume
8 Order Book; 1893
Volume
9 Order Book; 1894-1895
Volume
10 Cash Accounts; 1865
Volume
11 Cash Accounts; 1865-1867
Volume
12 Cash Book, St. Croix; 1871 Jan-Mar
Volume
13 Cash Accounts; 1872
Volume
14 Cash Book; 1883-1890
Volume
15 Cash Book; 1886-1893
Volume
16 Cash Book; 1893-1896
Volume
17 Cash Book; 1895-1898
Volume
18 Cash Order Book; 1901-1904
Volume
19 Record Book; 1885
Volume
20 "Expenses on House & Lot"; 1881-1884
Volume
21 Diary; 1867
Volume
22 Diary; 1875
Volume
23 Appointment Book; 1938
Volume
24 Newspaper clippings: "Pepper Talks"; undated

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