Alfred and Primrose (Pelton) Fuller) archival package

 

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Alfred and Primrose (Pelton) Fuller) archival package

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    All material found in these packages is owned by the Yarmouth County Historical Society and is housed at the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives (22 Collins Street, Yarmouth, NS). Credit must be given to, Yarmouth County Archives.

  • 1- Newspaper Article. Gives brief history and whether the company’s success will continue. Source: The Globe and Mail (November 9, 1999, written by Rodney Ho).

    2- Business Card. The name on the card is J. Pat Fuller of Brevard Community College. There is brief location and contact info.

    3- Newspaper Article. Regards transfer of ownership of the Pelton-Fuller house to the Yarmouth County Historical Society. Source: The Vanguard (May 24, 1996).

    4- Newspaper Article. Regards Alfred Fuller’s career (including before the Fuller Brush Company began). There are 3 copies of this article. Source: The Daily News (September 18, 2000)

    5- Article. Regards the 44th Newport/Bermuda classic (a yacht race) put on by The Cruising Club of America and The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. Howard Fuller is mentioned. Source: Unknown.

    6- Notice of Race. Includes article regarding the 44th Newport/Bermuda Classic (a yacht race) put on by The Cruising Club of America and The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. Mentions Howard Fuller. Source: Unknown

    7- Photo. On the back it reads “Thomas Coulter (second from right).” 12 people are sitting in front of a store. Coulter worked as a Fuller Brush Man.

    8- Photo. Thomas Coulter is leaning against a cart full of Fuller products. There is brief biographical information included with the photo.

    9- Photos. The 5 photographs show Gerald Morrison Spinney, who worked for the Fuller Brush Company, as well as other unnamed salesmen/workers. Included is brief biographical information about Spinney and his wife (Mildred Spinney).

    10- Advertisement. The ad is looking to hire salespeople. Source: The Chronicle-Herald (November 10, 1984).

    11- Memorial Service Announcement (and details) for Primrose Pelton Fuller. Source: The Vanguard (December 9, 1997).

    12- Handwritten Notes. One note is for the engagement of Cathy Marie Hersey and Dean Carlyle Fuller and the other note is about Albert S. Fuller’s 90th birthday.

    13- Handwritten Note. Contains brief biographical information as well as information regarding Alfred Fuller’s first marriage to Evelyn Elles.

    14- Magazine Article. A detailed version of the Fuller Brush Company story. Contains detailed biographical information about Alfred Fuller, etc. Source: American Heritage Magazine (August/September, 1986, written by Gerald Carson).

    15- Email. Contains a transcription of an interview with Alfred Fuller.

    16- Email. Contains brief biographical information (including Alfred Fuller’s connection to the New England Planters and a memorial).

    17- Magazine Article. A detailed version of the Fuller Brush Company story. Contains detailed biographical information about Alfred Fuller, etc. Source: American Heritage Magazine (August/September, 1986, written by Gerald Carson).

    18- Pledge. The Pledge of the Fuller Brush Man, a pledge made/signed by the salespeople hired by the company.

    19- Article. Regards a “memory book” that includes comics about the Fuller Brush Company. It also discusses Fuller Brush sales tactics. Source: Reminisce (January/February 1996)

    20- Article. Regards Alfred Fuller receiving an honorary degree of Master of Arts from Trinity College.

    21- Correspondence regarding the Newport Bermuda Race “Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse” Trophy. Mentions Howard Fuller.

    22- Photo. Shows A. H. Fuller with the crew of the Gesture before the Newport Race.

    23- Article. Regards the Pelton-Fuller house being turned over to the Yarmouth County Historical Society. Source: The Vanguard (May 24, 1996).

    24- Article. Regards Primrose Fuller reuniting with childhood friend Madelon Ferguson. Source: Tulsa World (n.d.).

    25- Article. Regards Fuller Brush sale tactics and Alfred Fuller’s life. Discusses the profits and history of the company. Source: Unknown (but article is written by Gerald Carson).

    26- Certificate of Confirmation. The name of the certificate is Mary Primrose Pelton. It is dated for December 11, 1921.

    27- Certificate of Baptism. The name of the certificate is Mary Primrose Pelton. It is dated for June 1, 1988.

    28- Memorial booklet. Made for Mary Primrose Fuller (June 30, 1903 – October 24, 1997).

    29- Obituary. 3 articles. For Mrs. S. H. Pelton. Source: Unknown.

    30- Ancestor Document. Lists the ancestors of Mary Primrose Pelton. Source: Unknown.

    31- Article. Brief biographical information about Alfred Charles Fuller. Source: Unknown.

    32- Death Announcement for Primrose Fuller. Source: The Vanguard (October 28, 1997).

    33- Death Announcement for Mary Primrose. Source: The Chronicle-Herald (October 27, 1997)

    34- Memorial service Announcement for Primrose Pelton Fuller. Source: The Vanguard (December 9, 1997)

    35- Article. Regards the death of Mary Primrose Fuller and her contributions to the community. Source: The Hartford Courant (October 26, 1997).

    36- Death Notice for Avard E. Fuller. Contains brief biographical information. Source: Unknown.

    37- Document. Discusses the lives of Eliza Bown, Frederick Bown, and Laura Bown.

    38- Death announcement for Sandford H. Pelton. Source: Unknown.

    39- Newspaper article. Regards Hartt School receiving substantial money from Mary Primrose Fuller. Source: The Hartford Courant (December 23, 1997).

    40- Newspaper Article. Regards Nova Scotian inventors such as Alfred Fuller, Abraham Gesner, Simon Newcomb, Oswald Theodore Avery, Joshua Slocum, and many more. Source: The Chronicle-Herald (December 31, 1999).

    41- Newspaper Article. Regards a yacht voyage taken by A. Howard Fuller. Source: Unknown.

    42- Article. Regard the rise and success of the Fuller Brush Company. Source: The Wall St. Journal (November 3, 1999).

    43- Articles. A small collection of articles about Alfred Fuller. Source: The Sunday Herald (February 28, 1999).

    44- Document. A copy of a performance of “Elijah,” dedicated to Alfred Fuller.

    45- Article. Regards the history of the Fuller Brush Company. Source: Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel (n.d.)

    46- Photo. Shows a Fuller Brush Company cart. Source: Unknown.

    47- Photo. Shows the Fuller Brush Company’s HQ in Hartford. Source: Unknown.

    48- Photo. Shows an employee at the Fuller Brush Company making mops. Source: Unknown.

    49- Article. Discusses highlights from 75 years at the Hartt School. Mentions the contributions of Alfred Fuller. Source: University of Hartford Observer (March 1, 1996).

    50- Article. Discusses salesmen and mentions Alfred Fuller. Source: Lifestyle Sun-Sentinel (August 9, 1995).

    51- Article. Compares Alfred Fuller’s management style to modern management styles. Source: Hartford Courant (8/27/96, written by Alan F. Abramoske).

    52- Article. Regards the history of the Fuller Brush Company. Source: The Hartford Courant (August 6, 1996).

    53- Article. Discusses the “life of a Fuller Brush man,” focusing on Paul Harrison Williams. Source: Knight-Rider Tribune (n.d.).

    54- Article. Detailed story of Alfred Fuller’s life. Source: The New Yorker (November 13, 1948).

    55- Article. Discusses the piano owned by Primrose Fuller. Source: Unknown.

    56- Article. Discusses the Fuller Brush Company. Source: Unknown.

    57- Article. Discusses the Pelton-Fuller house. Source: Yarmouth County Museum Document.

    58- Document. Titled “One Thousand Years, A Family History.” Written by Cathy Bennet. Mentions S. H. Pelton.

    59- Kinship List. Traces relatives of Mary Primrose Pelton. Source: Unknown.

    Photographs

    60- The Fullers home in Connecticut. (1999.134-3.6), Primrose and her mother Susan *2012.10-1-2.31), Primrose’s aunt, Rose Bown (2012-10-1-2.70), Alfred’s childhood home, Alfred’s parents, Alfred’s son - Avard Fuller, Alfred’s son Howard Fuller, Primrose’s father and brother Charles Darby, Alfred and Primrose, five photos of Primrose from a child to a senior, wedding photo of Alfred and Primrose, and the exterior of the Fuller’s summer home – the Pelton-Fuller House.

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