Watercolor

Lear House

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

VP009_LearHouse_6in.jpg

"The date of the erection of this house is not known; but Tobias Lear was born here in 1760. He was Washington’s private secretary for 16 years, until the President’s death. In 1789 Washington visited this house, which was then occupied by Mrs. Lear, the stepmother of the secretary, and by Samuel Storer, whose wife was his sister and mother of the late Admiral Storer. The room where the distinguished guest was received has never been altered."

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

Inscription reads, "Lear House, Hunking Street about 1740."

~ Foster, Sarah Haven (1827-1900), “Lear House,” Portsmouth Public Library's Online Archives, accessed August 12, 2020, https://portsmouthexhibits.org/items/show/866.

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Title

Lear House

Subject

Portsmouth (N.H.)
Historic buildings
Watercolors (paintings)

Description

"The date of the erection of this house is not known; but Tobias Lear was born here in 1760. He was Washington’s private secretary for 16 years, until the President’s death. In 1789 Washington visited this house, which was then occupied by Mrs. Lear, the stepmother of the secretary, and by Samuel Storer, whose wife was his sister and mother of the late Admiral Storer. The room where the distinguished guest was received has never been altered."

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

Inscription reads, "Lear House, Hunking Street about 1740."

Creator

Foster, Sarah Haven (1827-1900)

Source

Sarah Haven Foster Views of Portsmouth

Publisher

Portsmouth Public Library, Special Collections

Date

Mid to late 19th century

Format

Jpg derived from Tif

Language

eng

Type

StillImage

Identifier

PPL-AA1989.60.9

Watercolor Item Type Metadata

Provenance

Gift of Mary A. Foster, 1901