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Object Name Invitation
Date 1878
Title [Invitation to the wedding of Ella Edwards and Willis Barton]
Description Wedding invitation, printed in black script on a folded sheet of white paper, and original envelope with recipient's name handwritten in ink: "Mr. M. Van Name". The invitation reads, "Mrs. Webley J. Edwards, / requests the pleasure of your company, / at the marriage of her daughter, / Ella, / to / Willis Barton, / at her residence, / on Thursday February 28th 1878, / at twelve o'clock. / Richmond, Staten Island." The envelope has embossed lettering at one edge, "F.F. TAYLOR, STATIONER, 16 BROAD ST. N.Y."
(Keywords: HRT, Marriage, Victorian)
Ownership and History In 1878, Ella Edwards married Willis Barton, a stock broker who worked in Manhattan. After their wedding, the couple initially lived in Stapleton. They moved into the building now known as the Edwards-Barton House in 1892, and lived there with their five children: Samuel Edwards; Willis E.; Mary E.; Francis Keith; and Leroy.
Earliest Date 1878
Latest Date 1878
Material Paper
Subjects Ephemera
Invitations
Weddings
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Edwards, Webley J.
Barton, Willis
Barton, Ella Amelia (Edwards)
Catalog Number X15.0001
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2015.
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