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About Sarah Orne Jewett:
Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909), author and poet, was born and lived in South Berwick, Maine. Sarah Orne Jewett, it has been noted, gave a “permanence to a disappearing order of New England, the remote provincial life which had lingered a few years after the dissolution of the West Indian trade before being engulfed by the new civilization of smoke and steam.” She published her first article at the age of nineteen and went on to write a number of novels, a collection of children’s stories, and many sketches of country life. Perhaps her best known works are The Country of the Pointed Firs and the short story “A White Heron.” In 1901, Bowdoin College recognized Jewett’s contribution to American literature by awarding her an honorary Litt.D. – the first the school ever conferred upon a woman.
Biographical information from Dictionary of American Biography, Vol. 10. Dumas Malone, ed. Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1933.
About the Sarah Orne Jewett papers:
The Sarah Orne Jewett Collection contains 9 letters written by Jewett from 1880-1891, various printed materials, and a family photo album.
|f.1||Jewett to Mr. Parker, June 10, 1880.|
|f.2||Jewett to Mr. Updike, May 19, 1885.|
|f.3||Jewett to Frances Smith, August 28, 1890.|
|f.4||Jewett to Louisa L. Dresel, January 20, 1891.|
|f.5||Jewett to Frances Smith, February 15, 1891.|
|f.6||Jewett to Louisa L. Dresel, August 2, 1891.|
|f.7||Jewett to Louisa L. Dresel, June 11, n.d.|
|f.8||Jewett to Mr. Bell, July 31, n.d.|
|f.9||Jewett to Miss Brace, February 15, n.d.|
II. Printed Materials
|f.10||“Betty Leicester’s Christmas,” 1990.|
|f.11||“Letter from Greece,” (Jewett to “Billy,” April 23, 1900), 1984.|
|f.12||“A Neighbors Landmark: A Winter Story with a Christmas Ending,” 1983.|
|f.13||“Verses by Sarah Orne Jewett,” 1949.|
|f.14||Copy negatives and duplicate photos.|
|Family Photo Album|