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Name Holbrook, Charles
Notes See Gullard and Lund "Under the Oaks"
Born 1830
Birthplace Swanzey, New Hampshire
Occupation Wholesaler, San Francisco
Places of residence Atherton
Spouse Susan
Children Henry
Mary
Susan
Olive

Associated Records

Image of 2010.092.022 - Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Oval Platter, mid-19th century.  Thick stoneware with fine china glaze on top painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues.  Motif has birds and flowers in center and at ends.  Top and bottom motif depicts five Chinese figures--one looking through a window.  "MADE IN CHINA" on back in red letters.

2010.092.022 - Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Oval Platter, mid-19th century. Thick stoneware with fine china glaze on top painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues. Motif has birds and flowers in center and at ends. Top and bottom motif depicts five Chinese figures--one looking through a window. "MADE IN CHINA" on back in red letters.

Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Oval Platter, mid-19th century. Thick stoneware with fine china glaze on top painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues. Motif has birds and flowers in center and at ends. Top and bottom motif depicts five Chinese figures--one looking through a window. "MADE IN CHINA" on back in red letters.

Image of 2010.092.021A - Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Dinner Plate, mid-19th century.  One of a set of two (2010.092.021A-B) Rose Canton china dinner plates from Holbrook-Palmer Estate.  Fine china plate painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues.  Pink and green border divides front into four alternating sections depicting birds/flowers and five Chinese figures--one looking through a window.  Bird and flower are also present in the center.

2010.092.021A - Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Dinner Plate, mid-19th century. One of a set of two (2010.092.021A-B) Rose Canton china dinner plates from Holbrook-Palmer Estate. Fine china plate painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues. Pink and green border divides front into four alternating sections depicting birds/flowers and five Chinese figures--one looking through a window. Bird and flower are also present in the center.

Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Dinner Plate, mid-19th century. One of a set of two (2010.092.021A-B) Rose Canton china dinner plates from Holbrook-Palmer Estate. Fine china plate painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues. Pink and green border divides front into four alternating sections depicting birds/flowers and five Chinese figures--one looking through a window. Bird and flower are also present in the center.

Image of 2010.092.002 - Architectural Rendering of Fire-Proof Building, c. 1926-1958.  Pencil drawing on paper.  "Proposed Fire-proof B'ld'g for Charles Holbrook, Esq. by MacDonald & Applegarth., Arch't's., San Francisco, Calif."  Image depicts building with 40 upstairs windows and the word "HOLBROOK" above the columned entrace at the lower left of the building.  People are depicted on the sidewalk.

2010.092.002 - Architectural Rendering of Fire-Proof Building, c. 1926-1958. Pencil drawing on paper. "Proposed Fire-proof B'ld'g for Charles Holbrook, Esq. by MacDonald & Applegarth., Arch't's., San Francisco, Calif." Image depicts building with 40 upstairs windows and the word "HOLBROOK" above the columned entrace at the lower left of the building. People are depicted on the sidewalk.

Architectural Rendering of Fire-Proof Building, c. 1926-1958. Pencil drawing on paper. "Proposed Fire-proof B'ld'g for Charles Holbrook, Esq. by MacDonald & Applegarth., Arch't's., San Francisco, Calif." Image depicts building with 40 upstairs windows and the word "HOLBROOK" above the columned entrace at the lower left of the building. People are depicted on the sidewalk.

Image of 2010.092.004 - Holbrook-Palmer Cloth Carriage Lap Robe, c. 1926-1958.  Robe backing and front edges are wool with a circular overall print of grey and tan in color against a brown background. Backing is folded over to the front to create a 1.75in binding with mitered. Front is a thick brown crushed velour fabric. Binding edge has four rows of linear quilting.

2010.092.004 - Holbrook-Palmer Cloth Carriage Lap Robe, c. 1926-1958. Robe backing and front edges are wool with a circular overall print of grey and tan in color against a brown background. Backing is folded over to the front to create a 1.75in binding with mitered. Front is a thick brown crushed velour fabric. Binding edge has four rows of linear quilting.

Holbrook-Palmer Cloth Carriage Lap Robe, c. 1926-1958. Robe backing and front edges are wool with a circular overall print of grey and tan in color against a brown background. Backing is folded over to the front to create a 1.75in binding with mitered. Front is a thick brown crushed velour fabric. Binding edge has four rows of linear quilting.

Image of 2010.092.006A - Holbrook-Palmer Linen Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958.  Off-white linen with white-on-white floral print on both ends. Short edges folded over with tatting at the seams. Long edges are selvaged. "OHP" monogram embroidered in off-white, centered at one end, 4" above drawn thread work.

2010.092.006A - Holbrook-Palmer Linen Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958. Off-white linen with white-on-white floral print on both ends. Short edges folded over with tatting at the seams. Long edges are selvaged. "OHP" monogram embroidered in off-white, centered at one end, 4" above drawn thread work.

Holbrook-Palmer Linen Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958. Off-white linen with white-on-white floral print on both ends. Short edges folded over with tatting at the seams. Long edges are selvaged. "OHP" monogram embroidered in off-white, centered at one end, 4" above drawn thread work.

Image of 2010.092.006B - Holbrook-Palmer Linen Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958.  Off-white linen with white-on-white floral print on both ends. Short edges folded over with tatting at the seams. Long edges are selvaged. "OHP" monogram embroidered in off-white, centered at one end, 4" above drawn thread work.

2010.092.006B - Holbrook-Palmer Linen Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958. Off-white linen with white-on-white floral print on both ends. Short edges folded over with tatting at the seams. Long edges are selvaged. "OHP" monogram embroidered in off-white, centered at one end, 4" above drawn thread work.

Holbrook-Palmer Linen Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958. Off-white linen with white-on-white floral print on both ends. Short edges folded over with tatting at the seams. Long edges are selvaged. "OHP" monogram embroidered in off-white, centered at one end, 4" above drawn thread work.

Image of 2010.092.009A - Holbrook-Palmer White Linen Napkin, c. 1926-1958.  White-on-white outer chain and fleur-de-lis pattern along border and white-on-white fleur-de-lis with birds printed in circular shape in center. Two selvaged edges and two hand-stitched, finished edges.

2010.092.009A - Holbrook-Palmer White Linen Napkin, c. 1926-1958. White-on-white outer chain and fleur-de-lis pattern along border and white-on-white fleur-de-lis with birds printed in circular shape in center. Two selvaged edges and two hand-stitched, finished edges.

Holbrook-Palmer White Linen Napkin, c. 1926-1958. White-on-white outer chain and fleur-de-lis pattern along border and white-on-white fleur-de-lis with birds printed in circular shape in center. Two selvaged edges and two hand-stitched, finished edges.

Image of 2010.092.010 - Holbrook-Palmer Tablecloth, c. 1926-1958.  Off-white, satin finish, linen tablecloth with a white-on-white brocade print that includes fruit, leaves, urns at edges and in a circle around the center. Two selvaged edges and two hemmed edges.

2010.092.010 - Holbrook-Palmer Tablecloth, c. 1926-1958. Off-white, satin finish, linen tablecloth with a white-on-white brocade print that includes fruit, leaves, urns at edges and in a circle around the center. Two selvaged edges and two hemmed edges.

Holbrook-Palmer Tablecloth, c. 1926-1958. Off-white, satin finish, linen tablecloth with a white-on-white brocade print that includes fruit, leaves, urns at edges and in a circle around the center. Two selvaged edges and two hemmed edges.

Image of 2010.092.011A - Holbrook-Palmer Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958.  Light pink linen hand towel with "OPH" embroidered 1-1/8" above drawn thread work, centered, at one end. Longer edges are selvaged; shorter edges finished with drawn thread work.

2010.092.011A - Holbrook-Palmer Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958. Light pink linen hand towel with "OPH" embroidered 1-1/8" above drawn thread work, centered, at one end. Longer edges are selvaged; shorter edges finished with drawn thread work.

Holbrook-Palmer Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958. Light pink linen hand towel with "OPH" embroidered 1-1/8" above drawn thread work, centered, at one end. Longer edges are selvaged; shorter edges finished with drawn thread work.

Image of 2010.092.011B - Holbrook-Palmer Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958.  Light pink linen hand towel with "OPH" embroidered 1-1/8" above drawn thread work, centered, at one end. Longer edges are selvaged; shorter edges finished with drawn thread work.

2010.092.011B - Holbrook-Palmer Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958. Light pink linen hand towel with "OPH" embroidered 1-1/8" above drawn thread work, centered, at one end. Longer edges are selvaged; shorter edges finished with drawn thread work.

Holbrook-Palmer Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958. Light pink linen hand towel with "OPH" embroidered 1-1/8" above drawn thread work, centered, at one end. Longer edges are selvaged; shorter edges finished with drawn thread work.

Image of 2010.092.013 - Holbrook-Palmer Bed Cover, c. 1926-1958.  Off-white linen with drawn thread work floral design along bottom edge and 26.5" up sides. Embroidered in center in white, at end near drawn thread work, is the monogram "OPH." Outer border beyond thread work only is hemmed with biased corners.

2010.092.013 - Holbrook-Palmer Bed Cover, c. 1926-1958. Off-white linen with drawn thread work floral design along bottom edge and 26.5" up sides. Embroidered in center in white, at end near drawn thread work, is the monogram "OPH." Outer border beyond thread work only is hemmed with biased corners.

Holbrook-Palmer Bed Cover, c. 1926-1958. Off-white linen with drawn thread work floral design along bottom edge and 26.5" up sides. Embroidered in center in white, at end near drawn thread work, is the monogram "OPH." Outer border beyond thread work only is hemmed with biased corners.

Image of 2010.092.014A - Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958.  Off-white linen with drawn thread work in a floral design along open edge. Embroidered in center in white near thread work is the monogram "OPH." Hand-stitched lace connects off-white linen to white linen at closed end of pillow sham.

2010.092.014A - Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958. Off-white linen with drawn thread work in a floral design along open edge. Embroidered in center in white near thread work is the monogram "OPH." Hand-stitched lace connects off-white linen to white linen at closed end of pillow sham.

Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958. Off-white linen with drawn thread work in a floral design along open edge. Embroidered in center in white near thread work is the monogram "OPH." Hand-stitched lace connects off-white linen to white linen at closed end of pillow sham.

Image of 2010.092.014B - Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958.  Eggshell-colored linen pillow sham with drawn thread work near open edge. Embroidered at center in white, near drawn thread work, is the monogram "OPH."

2010.092.014B - Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958. Eggshell-colored linen pillow sham with drawn thread work near open edge. Embroidered at center in white, near drawn thread work, is the monogram "OPH."

Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958. Eggshell-colored linen pillow sham with drawn thread work near open edge. Embroidered at center in white, near drawn thread work, is the monogram "OPH."

Image of 2010.092.014C - Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958.  Ecru-colored linen pillow sham with drawn thread work along seam at open end. Small, off-white linen pocket with drawn thread work along bottom edge is stitched to sham at open end near thread work at seam. Embroidered on off-white pocket near thread work in off-white is the monogram "OPH."

2010.092.014C - Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958. Ecru-colored linen pillow sham with drawn thread work along seam at open end. Small, off-white linen pocket with drawn thread work along bottom edge is stitched to sham at open end near thread work at seam. Embroidered on off-white pocket near thread work in off-white is the monogram "OPH."

Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958. Ecru-colored linen pillow sham with drawn thread work along seam at open end. Small, off-white linen pocket with drawn thread work along bottom edge is stitched to sham at open end near thread work at seam. Embroidered on off-white pocket near thread work in off-white is the monogram "OPH."

Image of 2010.092.014D - Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958.  Ecru-colored linen pillow sham with drawn thread work along seam at open end.  Small, off-white linen pocket with drawn thread work along bottom edge is stitched to sham at open end near thread work at seam. Embroidered on off-white pocket near thread work in off-white is the monogram "OPH."

2010.092.014D - Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958. Ecru-colored linen pillow sham with drawn thread work along seam at open end. Small, off-white linen pocket with drawn thread work along bottom edge is stitched to sham at open end near thread work at seam. Embroidered on off-white pocket near thread work in off-white is the monogram "OPH."

Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958. Ecru-colored linen pillow sham with drawn thread work along seam at open end. Small, off-white linen pocket with drawn thread work along bottom edge is stitched to sham at open end near thread work at seam. Embroidered on off-white pocket near thread work in off-white is the monogram "OPH."

Image of 2010.092.015A - Holbrook-Palmer Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958.  Off-white brocade linen hand towel with white-on-white floral print border and white-on-white floral print, centered in an oval shape. Two selvaged edges and two finished edges. "OHP" monogram embroidered in off-white, angled in one corner.

2010.092.015A - Holbrook-Palmer Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958. Off-white brocade linen hand towel with white-on-white floral print border and white-on-white floral print, centered in an oval shape. Two selvaged edges and two finished edges. "OHP" monogram embroidered in off-white, angled in one corner.

Holbrook-Palmer Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958. Off-white brocade linen hand towel with white-on-white floral print border and white-on-white floral print, centered in an oval shape. Two selvaged edges and two finished edges. "OHP" monogram embroidered in off-white, angled in one corner.

Image of 2010.092.015B - Holbrook-Palmer Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958.  Off-white brocade linen hand towel with white-on-white leaf-like motif along short ends above drawn thread work along seams. White-on-white serpentine block-design print 0.75" above leaf-like print on both ends. Two selvaged edges and two finished edges and two finished edges with drawn thread work.  "H" monogram embroidered in off-white, centered at one end, 5-7/8" from drawn thread work.

2010.092.015B - Holbrook-Palmer Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958. Off-white brocade linen hand towel with white-on-white leaf-like motif along short ends above drawn thread work along seams. White-on-white serpentine block-design print 0.75" above leaf-like print on both ends. Two selvaged edges and two finished edges and two finished edges with drawn thread work. "H" monogram embroidered in off-white, centered at one end, 5-7/8" from drawn thread work.

Holbrook-Palmer Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958. Off-white brocade linen hand towel with white-on-white leaf-like motif along short ends above drawn thread work along seams. White-on-white serpentine block-design print 0.75" above leaf-like print on both ends. Two selvaged edges and two finished edges and two finished edges with drawn thread work. "H" monogram embroidered in off-white, centered at one end, 5-7/8" from drawn thread work.

Image of 2010.092.016 - Holbrook-Palmer Placemat, c. 1926-1958. Light beige-colored placemat is edged with drawn thread work.  Outer border is a modified Greek key design, satin-stiched with bronze-colored thread.  Within each open-ended square is a right-angle accent satin-stitched with gold-colored thread and a small triange accent satin-stitched with beige-colored thread.  Inner border is satin-stitched in beige, with small triangle accents evenly spaced between each open-ended square.  Small triange accents are satin-stitched in bronze.  Embroidered "OPH" monogram at top left of placemat is centered within a hexagonal border.   "P" and hexagonal border are satin-stitched in bronze thread;  "O" and "H" and design elements surrounding monogram are satin-stitched in beige thread.

2010.092.016 - Holbrook-Palmer Placemat, c. 1926-1958. Light beige-colored placemat is edged with drawn thread work. Outer border is a modified Greek key design, satin-stiched with bronze-colored thread. Within each open-ended square is a right-angle accent satin-stitched with gold-colored thread and a small triange accent satin-stitched with beige-colored thread. Inner border is satin-stitched in beige, with small triangle accents evenly spaced between each open-ended square. Small triange accents are satin-stitched in bronze. Embroidered "OPH" monogram at top left of placemat is centered within a hexagonal border. "P" and hexagonal border are satin-stitched in bronze thread; "O" and "H" and design elements surrounding monogram are satin-stitched in beige thread.

Holbrook-Palmer Placemat, c. 1926-1958. Light beige-colored placemat is edged with drawn thread work. Outer border is a modified Greek key design, satin-stiched with bronze-colored thread. Within each open-ended square is a right-angle accent satin-stitched with gold-colored thread and a small triange accent satin-stitched with beige-colored thread. Inner border is satin-stitched in beige, with small triangle accents evenly spaced between each open-ended square. Small triange accents are satin-stitched in bronze. Embroidered "OPH" monogram at top left of placemat is centered within a hexagonal border. "P" and hexagonal border are satin-stitched in bronze thread; "O" and "H" and design

Image of 2010.092.017 - Bellows from Holbrook-Palmer Estate, c. 1926-1958.  Wooden and leather bellows with a galvanized metal tip.  Leather is fastened to wood with metal nails.  Wood is stained dark brown.

2010.092.017 - Bellows from Holbrook-Palmer Estate, c. 1926-1958. Wooden and leather bellows with a galvanized metal tip. Leather is fastened to wood with metal nails. Wood is stained dark brown.

Bellows from Holbrook-Palmer Estate, c. 1926-1958. Wooden and leather bellows with a galvanized metal tip. Leather is fastened to wood with metal nails. Wood is stained dark brown.

Image of 2010.092.018A - Holbrook-Palmer Dinner Plate, mid-19th century.  One of a set of eight (2010.092.018A-H) mid-19th century French style dinner plates.  "Improved Stone China" stamped into back and "2560" written in red on back.  White plate with beige colored border and gold painted floral motif along border and in center.  Scalloped and textured edge.

2010.092.018A - Holbrook-Palmer Dinner Plate, mid-19th century. One of a set of eight (2010.092.018A-H) mid-19th century French style dinner plates. "Improved Stone China" stamped into back and "2560" written in red on back. White plate with beige colored border and gold painted floral motif along border and in center. Scalloped and textured edge.

Holbrook-Palmer Dinner Plate, mid-19th century. One of a set of eight (2010.092.018A-H) mid-19th century French style dinner plates. "Improved Stone China" stamped into back and "2560" written in red on back. White plate with beige colored border and gold painted floral motif along border and in center. Scalloped and textured edge.