Watercolor

Thompson House

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

VP013_CaptThompsonHouse_6in.jpg

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

"Built by Capt. Thomas Thompson in 1784. Capt. Thompson was one of the first naval officers commissioned by the Continental Congress. He commanded the frigate Raleigh, and afterwards (1785) was colonel of a regiment of artillery. The house was long the residence of Dr. Josiah Dwight, who married a daughter of Capt. Thompson. A large and ancient elm stands on the premises.

The spot where the barn stands was previously occupied by a Sandemanian meeting house, built in 1764, when Mr. Sandeman first promulgated his tenets. When this house was built by Capt. Thompson, the meeting house was taken down, and the society afterwards worshipped in a room in the brick schoolhouse on State street."

~ Sarah Haven Foster (1827-1900), “Thompson House,” Portsmouth Public Library's Online Archives, accessed November 21, 2017, http://portsmouthexhibits.org/items/show/862.

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Title

Thompson House

Description

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

"Built by Capt. Thomas Thompson in 1784. Capt. Thompson was one of the first naval officers commissioned by the Continental Congress. He commanded the frigate Raleigh, and afterwards (1785) was colonel of a regiment of artillery. The house was long the residence of Dr. Josiah Dwight, who married a daughter of Capt. Thompson. A large and ancient elm stands on the premises.

The spot where the barn stands was previously occupied by a Sandemanian meeting house, built in 1764, when Mr. Sandeman first promulgated his tenets. When this house was built by Capt. Thompson, the meeting house was taken down, and the society afterwards worshipped in a room in the brick schoolhouse on State street."

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 13

Watercolor Item Type Metadata

Inscription Title

Capt. Thompson's house (Dwight). Pleasant St.

PPL Accession #

1989.60.13

Provenance

Gift of Mary A. Foster, 1901