Wakefield Charitable Trust Calendar Of Events


Stone Soup Series: Brian Sullivan discussing "If Ever Two Were One"
Jan.30.2014 -
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Calendar Of Events & Programs


This month we kick-off our 2014 Stone Soup and Speakers Series, held in the early evening on the final Thursday of each month. These warm and casual programs happen in the mansion house and kick-off with a bowl of tasty home-made soup, followed by a short presentation by a featured speaker.

The theme for this year's series is "the untold stories in attics and archives," a line that comes from the dedication of our first speaker's book, If Ever Two Were One: A Private Diary of Love Eternal. Brian Sullivan's book is a deeply moving look into romance and tragedy in the life of a Victorian-era Harvard student and his beloved wife, through journal entries, letters, and images of the actual diary of Francis Ellingwood Abbot. Sullivan, a Milton resident and former senior reference archivist at the Harvard University Archives and archivist of Mount Auburn Cemetery, was moved to write his book while doing research in the Harvard Archives, when he found in Abbot's diary a lock of hair, cluster of flowers and a handwritten poem of love and loss.

Sullivan will discuss how this discovery left him spellbound, and will share images from the scrapbooks and journals that inspired him to pursue the project. Click here to read the New York Times article about Sullivan's book



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