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Crecy-en-Brie - Boston Herald - September 12, 1897

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 William Jurian Kaula included this news clipping in his September 1897 diaries. It  was published in the Boston Herald on September 12, 1897. At the time William was studying painting in France. He apparently found this description of the American artists in France applicable to his own experiences.

The William Jurian Kaula Diary - April 18-21, 1897

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 Painting by William Jurian Kaula at New Ipswich Library 18 Apr 1897 I am not so pleased with the country outside of Moret.  Most all of the picturesque spots seem to be in the immediate vicinity.  A long walk up the canal did not reveal any new desirable material.  I have enough work in progress to keep me busy all the day for over a week to come and will remain with Hazard.  The rest of the party left for Paris this afternoon.  This is Easter Sunday and a most beautiful day.  The little town presents a more enlivened appearance since the arrival of numbers of visitors who are here to spend the day.  There was a good prospect of a good late-afternoon effect of sunlight and as I walked in the direction of the forest of Fontainebleau.  I walked some few miles and on the road into the forest, overtook two droves of sheep that had passed through Moret during the afternoon, and then retraced my footsteps to see the last rays of the sun bathe the house tops and towers of the town.  The cath

Return to Moret - April, 1897

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 The William Jurian Kaula Diary - April 12-16, 1897 12 Apr 1897 - RETURN TO MORET The party on this occasion consisted of eleven persons - namely Mr. and Mrs. Wyeth, Mrs. Wyeth's mother and brother (Gilman), Misses Olcott and Baumann*, Glover, Logan, Cartwright, Hazard, and I.  We have planned to stay the rest of the week and with every prospect of a glorious time.   *Miss B. is a blonde but too heavy to be an angel.   13 Apr 1897 The season has advanced considerably since our last visit here and there is much more verdure.  We have been busy making small sketches and Hazard and I are planning to paint a few canvases.   14 Apr 1897 Glover and Logan are not doing any work and are devoting their time and attention to another matter - the young ladies.  It would be impossible for me to calculate how many miles these couples have walked since their arrival in Moret.  Both cases look very serious and are very interesting to watch.  Mr. Wyeth has been doing some deadly work with his new

Steamboat on the Seine - 1897

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 William Jurian Kaula Diary 11 April 1897 - Steamboat Voyage I saw  Hazard  and he has really enjoyed being out of the Latin Quarter and found his “pension” a most enjoyable place among the old maids and their gossip. I took my first voyage on a steamboat on the Seine.  There were races at the courses at the Bois de Boulogne and the boat was crowded.  The sun shone brightly and I had an excellent opportunity to see much of the city going down the river.  There is very much about the Seine that I have not yet mentioned and is worthy of description.  We embarked at the Louvre near the Pont du Carousel which is my favorite bridge and the one that I generally cross on my journeys across the river.  One must pass or linger on the Quai Voltaire where the walls are loaded with cases and boxes of second-hand books, prints, pamphlets, posters, and postage stamps. I am nearly always tempted to stop and examine this apparent collection of rubbish and it is perfectly amazing to note the great vari

The William Jurian Kaula Diary

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 William Jurian Kaula Lee Lufkin Kaula William Jurian Kaula and Lee Lufkin Kaula, for many years, were summer residents of Bank Village in New Ipswich. Both became accomplished New England artists; William focused on landscape painting and Lee explored a variety of genres but her portraits of women and children were the standouts. William, born in 1871, met Lee while studying art in France. They married in 1902. After a successful career, William died in 1953 and is buried in our New Ipswich Central Cemetery. Lee, born 1865, passed away four years after William in 1957 and is buried with her husband. In addition to the many images of their paintings available to enjoy on the internet, William was also a prolific diarist. While studying art in France he captured the unique experience of living in a foreign country and continued writing even after his marriage to Lee. The New Ipswich Historical Society is fortunate to have a copy of William's diary and Kim Black has transcribed his h

James Roger Diary

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  James Roger A descendant of James Roger donated six diaries written from 1908 through 1913 to the New Ipswich Historical Society.  Members of the NIHS have been transcribing the diaries (hand written in script) into text, which will eventually be available to Society members. They daily entries are a wonderful snapshot into life in New Ipswich at the turn 20 th century. James Roger as of January 1, 1908 age: 66 years 4 months 14 days James was born August 8 th 1841 in Kirkmichael , Ayrshire Scotland.  Married Margaret Isabel Neil June 1867 (she died June 10 1913).  He was a clerk in Birmingham England, and entered the railway service in 1866, being station master at Rosslyn Castle near Edinburgh for thirty-one years.  He was ordained an elder in the Established Church (Presbyterian) of Scotland in 1878 and elected a member the general assembly in 1896.  He came to America in fall of 1897 and has since resided in New Ipswich, where he has a duck farm and has given faithful service a