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Crossman Tavern Lanterns

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Catalog Information

Title
Crossman Tavern Lanterns
Accession Number
2018.007.0002
Type
Artifact
Gift of
Anne F Spencer
Collection Title
Crossman Tavern Lanterns
Collection Description
Crossman Tavern Lanterns
Format Description
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Search Engine Type
Thing

These lanterns lit the doorway of the Crossman Tavern owned by Calvin Crossman (1792-1869).  They were donated to the town by Anne F. Spencer of Shrewsbury in 1995.  The tavern and Calvin's home can be seen on the 1854 map of Clarendon.  Calvin was listed as an innkeeper in the 1850 census but then as a farmer in 1860 and on his death record in 1869 when he died of "softening of the brain". Below is the note from Dawn Hance that accompanied the lanterns.  See the Crossman Tavern entry in the Buildings and Enterprises collection for photos of the tavern and additional information.   

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