Friday, December 9, 2011

Holiday Greetings

As Christmas draws near and many of us begin to address cards to friends and family, we find we share this task with many of the academy’s past headmasters and their families. The Governor’s Academy archives is fortunate to have some of these cards sent by headmasters Ingham (1907-1930), Eames(1930-1959), Wilkie(1959-1973), and Doggett(1999-2011) among its collection. Interestingly enough, while most of the cards sent were Christmas cards, the Eames family seemed to prefer sending New Year’s cards (perhaps as a way of giving themselves a little extra time to send their greetings.) Currently, many of these past greetings are on display in the Cobb Room in the Phillips Building and will remain there until after New Year’s. We encourage all who can do so to visit. For those who cannot, a small sampling of the items on display is included below.