Watercolor

Underwood House

Mid to late 19th Century / Sarah Haven Foster (1827-1900)

VP014_UnderwoodHouse_6in.jpg

Excerpted from The Portsmouth Guide Book, 1896, by Sarah Haven Foster...

"This is one of our oldest houses. It was built about 1700 by John Underwood, who married a sister of Margery Bray, and removed hither from Kittery. The house is still in possession of some of his descendants. A tradition linger in the family of undiscovered treasures beneath an old hearthstone in one of the ancient rooms."

~ Sarah Haven Foster (1827-1900), “Underwood House,” Portsmouth Public Library's Online Archives, accessed September 19, 2017, http://portsmouthexhibits.org/items/show/861.

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Title

Underwood House

Description

Excerpted from The Portsmouth Guide Book, 1896, by Sarah Haven Foster...

"This is one of our oldest houses. It was built about 1700 by John Underwood, who married a sister of Margery Bray, and removed hither from Kittery. The house is still in possession of some of his descendants. A tradition linger in the family of undiscovered treasures beneath an old hearthstone in one of the ancient rooms."

Creator

Sarah Haven Foster (1827-1900)

Source

Portsmouth Public Library, Art and Artifact Collection

Date

Mid to late 19th Century

Contributor

Special Collections, Portsmouth Public Library

Format

JPG, derived from TFF

Type

Watercolor

Identifier

Views of Portsmouth 14

Watercolor Item Type Metadata

Inscription Title

Underwood House Court St., about 1700

PPL Accession #

1989.60.14

Provenance

Gift of Mary A. Foster, 1901