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Genevieve Webber Hastings Papers
The collection consists of a series of eighteen small watercolors (with descriptions on verso) and two pencil drawing created by Genevieve Webber Hastings at the age of 89.
Genevieve Webber Hastings was born on October 15, 1861, in New Ipswich, New Hampshire and died on October 29, 1961, also in New Ipswich, New Hampshire. At the age of fifteen she was baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist faith by Elder S. N. Haskell. She graduated at nineteen from Appleton Academy in New Ipswich and taught school for the next 10 years. She married Frederick A. Hastings, son of Leonard Hastings, on November 27, 1890. Following his death in 1918, she returned to teaching. She spent the last 30 years of her life in New Ipswich welcoming tour groups who came to view the places where the Seventh-day Adventist church began, including Leonard Hastings' potato patch.
Included in the collection is a set of place cards produced by Genevieve for a party hosted by a Mrs. Hammond. Genevieve chose scenes around New Ipswich for her artwork. Also included in the collection is a series of seven watercolor landscapes, painted in 1950 and signed. Genevieve Webber Hastings was 89 at the time of her paintings and drawings.