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Holker Welch Abbott
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Birth: Feb. 28, 1858
Lowell
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Apr. 30, 1930
Wellesley
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA

A poet and art connoisseur, Holker Welch Abbott was a leading member of the Copley Society of Boston (known as the Boston Art Students Association from 1876-1901). He was also a member of the Tavern Club, a dining club for wealthy Bostonians founded in 1884. He was portrayed by John Singer Sargent in 1920; the portrait is still owned by the Tavern Club.

His publications include: (with Francis Shaw Sturgis) To Owen Wister. A "Hellion" verse, 15 January, 1904, Boston, 1904; Bear with us; a collection of Tavern club verses ... Anno T.C. XXI, Boston, 1905; The silver wedding of the Bear; a memorial of the celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Tavern Club, 15 January 1909, Boston, 1910; Alice in Wonderland: in eleven scenes, arranged for the Copley Society of Boston, Boston, 1912.

Source: Everitt, Charles B. (ed.), The Tavern Club At One Hundred: 1959-1984, Boston, 1984.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Josiah Gardner Abbott (1814 - 1891)
  Caroline Livermore Abbott (1814 - 1887)
 
 Siblings:
  Edward Gardner Abbott (1840 - 1862)*
  Henry Livermore Abbott (1842 - 1864)*
  Fletcher Morton Abbott (1843 - 1925)*
  William Stackpole Abbott (1844 - 1846)*
  Sarah Abbott Fay (1850 - 1933)*
  Franklin Pierce Abbott (1852 - 1923)*
  Grafton St. Loe Abbott (1856 - 1915)*
  Holker Welch Abbott (1858 - 1930)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Holker Welch Abbott
Son of
Caroline Livermore
and
Josiah Gardner Abbott
Born in Lowell
Feb 28, 1858
Died at Wellesley Hills
April 30, 1930
 
Burial:
Saint Marys Cemetery
Newton Lower Falls
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Lot 21, Section II
 
Created by: Charlie Morgan
Record added: Jan 06, 2013
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Holker Welch Abbott
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Holker Welch Abbott
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Holker Welch Abbott
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