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Bobby Wharem worked on the Isles of Shoals from 1946 – 1962, 17 years. He worked as the chief engineer and also as the winter keeper, alone on the island all winter.

This is a letter he wrote to Theo Nash, executive secretary of Star Island…

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White earthenware amphora-shaped vase with black eyed susan design. Hand painted by Celia Thaxter. Inscription reads: Celia Thaxter 1881. Overglaze. Crackled glaze under paint.

Manufacture Pr. Rouse + Turner

Donated by Mrs. E. Hubbard. …

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White earthenware cup and saucer. Small, cylindrical cup with tapered base and curved handle. Cup and saucer have purple aster and butterfly design. Hand painted by Celia Thaxter. Signed and dated. Inscription reads: Celia Thaxter 1879. …

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Roman Anemones Vase. Porcelain. Vase in shape of pitcher; turned handle; painted on two sides in purple, green, sienna. Signed on bottom. Inscrription reads: Roman Anemones, Celia Thaxter, 1881.

Donated by Thomas and Joan Read in 2002. Vase…

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Bucket-shaped tea cup with butterfly handle. Hand painted by Celia Thaxter in floral Roman Anemone design. Inscription Reads: Celia Thaxter, 1884. Overglazed.

Given by Celia Thaxter to a guest at the Appledore Hotel, the mother of Mrs. Alice…

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Saucer with butterfly and wild strawberry design hand painted by Celia Thaxter. Inscription reads: Celia Thaxter, 1881.

Manufacture Haviland Limoges.

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Porcelain plate with rosa rugosa design. Hand painted by Celia Thaxter. Inscription reads: Celia Thaxter, 1881. Overglaze.

Donated by Barbara Durant, Celia's niece, Cedric's Laighton's youngest daughter.

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Bowl shaped tea cup with ear-shaped handle with rosa rugosa design. Hand painted by Celia Thaxter. Inscription reads: Celia Thaxter, 1881. Overglaze.

Donated by Barbara Durant, Celia's niece, Cedric Laighton's youngest daughter.

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Bucket shaped tea cup with butterfly handle and violet design. Hand painted by Celia Thaxter. Inscription reads: Celia Thaxter, 1888.

Donated by Nora (Mrs. Edward) Wendell in 1963.

Teacup made in Pr. France by CFH.

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Porcelain saucer with butterfly and violet design. Hand painted by Celia Thaxter. Inscription reads: Celia Thaxter, 1881.

Made in Haviland LImoges France, H & Co.
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