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Maxham, B. D. (Benjamin Dexter), 1821-1899


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      • found: Ambrotype, 1855:t.p. (B.D. Maxham)
      • found: Craig's Daguerreian Registry, via WWW, May 28, 2009(Maxham, Benjamin D.; daggeureian at 16 Mercantile Row, Dover, N.H., 1848, and in Worcester, Mass., c. 1850-1858; listed as a pawnbroker in Worcester in 1859)
      • found: Leading citizens of Cumberland County, New Jersey, 1896:p. 442, etc. (Benjamin Dexter Maxham; originally from Vermont; went to sea at age 17; settled at Nantucket, where he learned to take daguerreotypes and then conducted a picture gallery for eight years; to San Francisco in 1849, where he engaged in business for four years; returned to Nantucket in 1853, then to Worcester, Mass. from 1854-58; returned to Vermont, 1859; to Salt Lake City, 1863, and became an agent to sell tithings of the Mormon church; then moved to Virginia City, Montana, where he bought and sold gold mines; to Vineland, N.J., 1870, where he organized the Vineland National Bank; established a school for feeble-minded children, called Maxham Cottage, which will be remembered in his will; b. Oct. 10, 1821, Woodstock, Vt., son of Timothy and Sophia (Smith) Maxham; m. Jerusha Wilson of Barnard, Vt., 1867; still living in 1896)
      • found: Google Book Search, via WWW, May 28, 2009:Koslow, F.A. Henry David Thoreau as a source for artistic inspiration, 1986, n.p. (Benjamin D. Maxham; dagguerreian at 16 Huntington St., Worcester, Mass.; b. 1821; d. 1889) Mass. Medical Society. Boston medical and surgical journal, Aug. 1899, p. 146 (Benjamin D. Maxham, of Vineland, N.J.; left a bequest to the N.J. Training School for Feeble-minded Children, of which he was one of the founders and a director; $100,000 to be paid upon the death of his wife; also donated a mansion and 40 acres of land)
      • found: America's Historical Newspapers, via WWW, Aug. 7, 2009:Trenton evening times, 7-10-1899 (B.D. Maxham; one of the founders of the New Jersey training school for feeble-minded children; d. yesterday (i.e., July 9, 1899) at Vineland, N.J., age 78 years)
      • found: MWA/NAIP files, Aug. 6, 2009(hdg.: Maxham, B. D. (Benjamin Dexter), 1821-1899; note: daguerreotypist; businessman; banker; philanthropist; in 1856 he produced a daguerreotype of Henry David Thoreau at his Worcester, Mass. studio, the Daguerreian Palace; date of death is sometimes mistakenly given as 1889)
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