|Title||[Invitation to the wedding of Ella Edwards and Willis Barton]|
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.|
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
Edwards, Webley J.
Barton, Ella Amelia (Edwards)
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