Watercolor

South Mill

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

VP006_SouthMill_6in014.jpg


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

"In 1658, the town granted this mill privilege to the first John Pickering, who came to Portsmouth in 1636. And from whom all the families of the name in the neighborhood are descended. The grant was made upon condition of his keeping in repair a road over the dam for foot passengers going to church. The bridge at first was but six feet wide. Mr. Pickering built at the same time the mill which stood here until recently. The property remained in the family until about 1790."

~ Sarah Haven Foster (1827-1900), “South Mill,” Portsmouth Public Library's Online Archives, accessed November 21, 2017, http://portsmouthexhibits.org/items/show/869.

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Title

South Mill

Description


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

"In 1658, the town granted this mill privilege to the first John Pickering, who came to Portsmouth in 1636. And from whom all the families of the name in the neighborhood are descended. The grant was made upon condition of his keeping in repair a road over the dam for foot passengers going to church. The bridge at first was but six feet wide. Mr. Pickering built at the same time the mill which stood here until recently. The property remained in the family until about 1790."

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 6

Watercolor Item Type Metadata

Inscription Title

South Mill

PPL Accession #

1989.60.6

Provenance

Gift of Mary A. Foster, 1901