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Jewett, Sarah Ornelocked

(03 September 1849–24 June 1909)
  • Margaret A. Amstutz

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Jewett, Sarah Orne (03 September 1849–24 June 1909), author, was born in South Berwick, Maine, the daughter of Theodore Herman Jewett, a doctor, and Caroline Frances Perry. As a child Jewett frequently accompanied her father on his medical rounds in the Maine countryside, sharpening her observational skills. In an 1888 letter to Emma Ellis, Jewett recalls her father’s advice to “write about things ...

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