Rare “The Women Who Came in the Mayflower” by Annie Russell Marble
The Women Who Came in the Mayflower by Annie Russell Marble | Dated 1920 | Being a copy owned and notated by Mayflower descendant, Charles Fraser Farland, a member of the Howard-Farland Family.
The Women Who Came in the Mayflower by Annie Russell Marble | Dated 1920 | Being a copy owned and notated by Mayflower descendant, Charles Fraser Farland, a member of the Howard-Farland Family. Farland notes inside the cover the names of Howard and Chilton | Original Canvas Binding with Embossed Lettering | Spine is scraped and partially missing | Approx. Dimensions: 15.75″ H x 13″ W | Provenance: Owned and notated by a Mayflower descendant, Charles Fraser Farland, a member of the Howard-Farland Family. Farland has written inside the cover regarding the Mayflower names of Howard and Chilton.
Annie Russell Marble (August 10, 1864 – November 23, 1936) was an American essayist, whose work dealt with early American historical figures, authors of the Transcendental movement, some of whom she knew personally, and commentary on literature in general.
“FOREWORD: This little book is intended as a memorial to the women who came in The Mayflower, and their comrades who came later in The Ann and The Fortune, who maintained the high standards of home life in early Plymouth Colony. There is no attempt to make a genealogical study of any family. The effort is to reveal glimpses of the communal life during 1621-1623. This is supplemented by a few silhouettes of individual matrons and maidens to whose influence we may trace increased resources in domestic life and education. Annie Russell Marble Worcester, Massachusetts.“
The Mayflower was an English ship that famously transported the first English Puritans, known today as the Pilgrims, from Plymouth, England, to the New World in 1620. There were 102 passengers, and the crew is estimated to have been about 30, but the exact number is unknown. The ship has become a cultural icon in the history of the United States. The Pilgrims signed the Mayflower Compact prior to leaving the ship and establishing Plymouth Colony, a document which established a rudimentary form of democracy with each member contributing to the welfare of the community.There was a second ship named Mayflower, which made the London to Plymouth, Massachusetts, voyage several times.