59 School Street, Box 1310, Edgartown MA 02539 - 508.627.4441
Martha's Vineyard Museum MV Museum

A Finding Aid to the Calling Cards and Business Cards Collection, 1872-1894, undated

Descriptive Summary

Repository Martha's Vineyard Museum Gale Huntington Research Library
59 School Street
P.O. Box 1310
Edgartown, MA 02539
Call Number RU 544
Title Calling Cards and Business Cards Collection
Date [inclusive] 1872-1894, undated
Extent 1 box (0.504 cubic feet)
Location For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's staff.
Language The materials are in English.
Abstract The artificial collection contains calling, business, and greeting cards for individuals and private businesses from Martha's Vineyard during the 19th century.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use and Reproduction Restrictions

Requests to reproduce material from this collection should be directed to the library's staff. Reproduction fees may apply.

Preferred Citation

Martha's Vineyard Museum, RU 544, Calling Cards and Business Cards Collection.

Acquisition Information

Examples include the following:

  • Gift of Marie Bullock in 1970 (Accession no. 1970.043). [Donation]
  • Gift of Edward Jerome in 2001(Accession no. 2001.033). [Donation]

Individual folders are labeled with accession numbers when known. The immediate source of acquisition and date of accession for the rest of the material is unknown.

Publication Information

Martha's Vineyard Museum

Gale Huntington Research Library
59 School Street
P.O. Box 1310
Edgartown, MA 02539

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared and machine-encoded by Clint Johnson in July 2015. Collection inventory and survey prepared by Lara J. Ullman in 2015.

Related Materials

Related Materials

  • See also, RU 533, Letters, Empty Envelopes, and Greeting Cards Collection, 1753-1999, undated.

Index Terms

Family Name(s)

  • Cromwell family
  • Hillman family
  • Luce family


  • Business cards
  • Calling cards
  • Greeting cards
  • Dance cards

Geographic Name(s)

  • Dukes County (Mass.)
  • Marthas Vineyard (Mass.)


  • Dukes County (Mass.)--History
  • Martha's Vineyard (Mass.)--Social life and customs

Scope and Content of Collection

The artificial collection contains business cards, calling cards, greeting cards, and dance cards for individuals and private businesses that resided on Martha's Vineyard in the 19th century. The calling cards are predominately related to the Cromwell, Hillman and Luce families on the Vineyard. Some of the original envelopes are included and housed with the relevant material.


The collection is arranged by accession number when known, then by genre form.

Contents of Collection

Box Folder

Vineyard Calling cards, Cromwell-Murrant, undated 

1 1

Vineyard Greeting cards, undated 

1 2

Vineyard Business cards, undated 

1 3

Vineyard Calling cards, Baker-Cromwell, undated 

1 4

Vineyard Calling cards, Dunham-Luce, undated 

1 5

Vineyard Calling cards, Manchester-Wing, undated 

1 6

Vineyard Calling cards, Allen-Howland, undated 

1 7

Vineyard Calling cards, Luce-Woods, undated 

1 8

Unidentified Vineyard Calling cards and envelopes, undated 

1 9

Vineyard Business cards, undated 

1 10

Vineyard Grand Ball dance cards, 1872-1894 

1 11