Commonplace Book 1846-1857
Ann Maine Wells, the daughter of United States Army surgeon Dr. John Bloodgood, married McLane W. Tilton (1836-1914) on July 24, 1866, while Tilton commanded the Marine Barracks at the United States Naval Academy. In 1869, Tilton served onboard the USS Colorado and traveled to Korea and China. They had two sons: McLane Tilton, Jr., and John G. Tilton. Wells created the collection's maps, but the compiler of the commonplace book is unknown.