Memoir, 1950.


Bowditch, Mary Orne, 1883-. Memoir, 1950.

Memoir, 1950.

Bound, typescript memoir of childhood life in the late 1800s on Moss Hill in the Roxbury/Jamaica Plain section of Boston. Includes descriptions of Jamaica Plain; relationships with family, friends, and servants; and commentary on daily life, schooling, customs, holiday ceremonies, and current events. Visitors to the household included Abbott Thayer, Ernest W. Longfellow, Paul Bourget, Adelaide C. Chase, Oliver W. Holmes, and Truman H. Bartlett. Mary O. Bowditch was the daughter of Alfred Bowditch, and the grand-daughter of Jonathan Ingersoll Bowditch. Her sisters were Margaret (Bowditch) Hallowell and Rosamond (Bowditch) Loring.

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