Nancy Davis, Margaretta Sophia Ridgely, and Juliana Ridgely Yeaton

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c. 1895

Nancy Davis (1833-1908) greets Juliana Ridgely Yeaton (1862-1951) and Margaretta Sophia Ridgely (1869-1949), daughters of Charles and Margaretta Howard Ridgely who the longtime Ridgely family servant had cared for when they were children. Margaretta Howard Ridgely’s half brother James McHenry Howard recorded in his memoirs (1894) that Nancy “…has passed all her life with the family & has in the course of it had charge at times of the children of three generations.”

Paper. H 8.9, W 8.4 cm
Hampton National Historic Site, HAMP 20312