Watercolor

South Mill

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

VP006_SouthMill_6in014.jpg

"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."

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

Inscription reads, "South Mill."

~ Foster, Sarah Haven (1827-1900), “South Mill,” Portsmouth Public Library's Online Archives, accessed June 14, 2021, https://portsmouthexhibits.org/items/show/869.

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Title

South Mill

Subject

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

Description

"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."

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

Inscription reads, "South Mill."

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-AA1989.60.6

Watercolor Item Type Metadata

Provenance

Gift of Mary A. Foster, 1901