Watercolor

Rice Tavern, Kittery, Maine

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

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

"This estate was granted by Sir Ferdinando Gorges to a family by the name of Withers, and in 1652 it was given as a marriage dowry by Thomas Wither to his daughter Mary, who married Thomas Rice. It has remained ever since in the Rice family, and seven generations lie in the family lot on the old farm. Near by this lot grows a rosebush known to be over two hundred years of age.

On this farm was the landing place for the ferry from Portsmouth, long known as Rice’s Ferry; and through the woods passed the old road to Portland. Part of this road has been always called Love Lane, from its beauty and seclusion, apparently, though now but few traces of either remain. The old Rice mansion stands near the ferry."

~ Sarah Haven Foster (1827-1900), “Rice Tavern, Kittery, Maine,” Portsmouth Public Library's Online Archives, accessed September 19, 2017, http://portsmouthexhibits.org/items/show/873.

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Title

Rice Tavern, Kittery, Maine

Description

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

"This estate was granted by Sir Ferdinando Gorges to a family by the name of Withers, and in 1652 it was given as a marriage dowry by Thomas Wither to his daughter Mary, who married Thomas Rice. It has remained ever since in the Rice family, and seven generations lie in the family lot on the old farm. Near by this lot grows a rosebush known to be over two hundred years of age.

On this farm was the landing place for the ferry from Portsmouth, long known as Rice’s Ferry; and through the woods passed the old road to Portland. Part of this road has been always called Love Lane, from its beauty and seclusion, apparently, though now but few traces of either remain. The old Rice mansion stands near the ferry."

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 2

Watercolor Item Type Metadata

Inscription Title

Rice Tavern, Kittery, M.E.

PPL Accession #

1989.60.2

Provenance

Gift of Mary A. Foster, 1901