William Orne White, a Record of Ninety Years by William Orne White

William Orne White, a Record of Ninety Years

byWilliam Orne White

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII EARLY YEARS IN KEENE 185I-1861 In the year 1851 Mr. White received a call from the Unitarian Parish in Keene, New Hampshire. He had already been captivated by the beauty of the place and the cultivation of its inhabitants, for he had made a delightful visit there some years earlier at the house of his friend, George S. Hale. After their first visit to Keene Mr. White says in a letter to his wife: "Many inquiries are made about you by people within and without the house. If it were you rather than I that had been candidating, I should say that you had made a decidedly successful trip." He was settled in Keene, October 1, 1851. A little before this event Mrs. White thus writes: "Every one greets us cordially, and my heart bounds at the idea of having so beautiful a home." "Oh, how lovely the valley looked as we entered it!" she wrote a month later, when she went back to make Keene her permanent home; and then follows an account of the neighborliness of their new friends, nine of their parishioners coming to help make and put down the carpets. She says: "They did not leave me until every carpet was made and down and every room in order.... Mrs. Ingersoll came in the afternoon and brought me baked apples and doughnuts, and in the evening Mrs. George Twitchell sent me a basket of magnificent nectarines, peaches, and grapes. William came at four, and the ladies had his study all in order for him, stove and all." The following extracts from Mr. White's letters give a vivid idea of his various interests:--To D. A. W. And R. H. W. Keene, October 31, 1851.... I met Mr. Crosby for ten minutes at the station in Keene on Monday, and he said he had never seen a fuller house in Keene than on last Sunday. Mr. Prentiss thought I must have been visiting pretty ...

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Title:William Orne White, a Record of Ninety YearsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217907857

ISBN - 13:9780217907859

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