Smith Family Letter Reading

The Drew Archival Library will continue its Letter Reading series on Thursday, March 18th with letters from the Smith family of Duxbury. Capt. Jonathan Smith (1780-1843) and his family lived in the stately home located at 18 St. George Street. While away at sea the Captain wrote loving letters to his wife, Zilpha Drew Smith. His daughter, Zilpha Smith, continued to live in the home with her husband, the town’s doctor, James Wilde. Her letters to her sister-in-law, Judith, describe life in Duxbury in the 1850’s. Other letters will include those of Jonathan Smith, Jr. and Judith Winsor McLauthlin Smith.

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