Watercolor

Lear House

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

VP009_LearHouse_6in.jpg


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

"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."

~ Sarah Haven Foster (1827-1900), “Lear House,” Portsmouth Public Library's Online Archives, accessed October 17, 2017, http://www.portsmouthexhibits.org/items/show/866.

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Title

Lear House

Description


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

"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."

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 9

Watercolor Item Type Metadata

Inscription Title

Lear House, Hunking Street about 1740

PPL Accession #

1989.60.9

Provenance

Gift of Mary A. Foster, 1901