A Duxbury Family

Jonathan Smith, Jr.

Come to the Drew Archival Library this evening and hear history come alive. Letters will be read from the family of Captain Jonathan Smith, a master mariner from Duxbury, MA.  Jonathan and his wife Zilpha Drew lived in the stately home located at 18 St. George Street.  The home was later occupied by their daughter, Zilpha Smith, and her husband, Dr. James Wilde.

The letters read will include those of Capt. Smith to his wife while he was away at sea; the entertaining news of Jonathan Smith, Jr. to his brother; those of Zilpha Wilde to her sister-in-law, Judith Winsor Smith (1858) concerning the care of a sick child and Duxbury gossip; and the letters of Judith to her husband, Sylvanus Smith.

The Letter Reading will be at 7p.m. at the Wright Building, 147 St. George Street, Duxbury.  Admission is free.

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