Item 6218 - Midsummer Fete for the Eliot Public Library

Item 6218 - Midsummer Fete for the Eliot Public Library
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Item 6218
Midsummer Fete for the Eliot Public Library
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In 1887 Sarah Jane Farmer revived the Eliot Library Association and organized two summer fetes. This invitation reads,"The Ladies of the Eliot Library Association hope it will meet the pleasure of yourself and friends to attend the MIDSUMMER FETE in aid of the Public Library of Eliot, Maine, August 14-15 from 10:30 a.m. to 9 o'clock p.m. Address at 3 o'clock on opening day by Rev. Edward Everett Hale, D.D. Music - Bazaar - Cafe - and Foreign Costumes." The invitation was drawn by Arthur W. Dow.

Sarah Farmer persuaded the poet John Greenleaf Whittier to contribute an entire collection of books towards this endeavor.

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