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Ingersoll Collection

The Keene City Clerk's Office is privileged to be the repository for a collection of artifacts belonging to the Ingersoll Family.  Ms. Caroline Ingersoll donated a collection of unique family relics known as the "Ingersoll Collection" to the City of Keene in 1898, with the understanding that the items would be kept in perpetuity and periodically displayed for the enjoyment of the public. Caroline was the last member of this long-standing Keene family and her collection brings to mind the wonderfully rich history of Keene. Pieces of the collection include: Signed military documents, Wedgwood jasperware, porcelain china, hair jewelry and antique furniture. 

In addition to the Ingersoll Collection, the City Clerk's office also displays historical exhibits in the Ingersoll cabinets for public viewing in the City Hall Lobby.  These items come to the City through partnerships with local residents, businesses, and the Historical Society of Cheshire County. 

  • Images of Ingersoll Collection

    Military promotion of Lt. George Ingersoll signed by George Washington and Gen. Henry Knox.

    Military promotion of Lt. George Ingersoll signed by George Washington and Gen. Henry Knox.

    Porcelain coffee pot and lid dated 18th century.

    Porcelain Coffee pot and lid

    Chinese porcelain statues

    Chinese porcelain statues

    Wedgwood jasperware dated 18th century

    Wedgwood jasperware dated 18th century

    Memorial bracelet of Benjamin and Sarah Goldthwait (hair jewelry)

    Memorial bracelet of Benjamin and Sarah Goldthwait (ex. of hair jewelry), who were Caroline Ingersoll's paternal grandparents. 

    Antique decoupage table

    Antique decoupage table dated 1830's which was created by Harriet Parkhurst Ingersoll (Caroline's mother). 

Caroline Ingersoll
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