Letter From Dr. Grosvenor, Tide-Mill Is Found
"Our Town" By James W. Tucker
Thursday, December 17, 1959
Dr. Grosvenor Writes
"I have enjoyed reading your columns and your mention of the visit that my identical twin brother and I made to our Sanborn relatives in Hampton Falls when we were very young.
"I was traveling back and forth from Constantinople, Turkey, so many times in my early youth that I don't recall meeting the famous poet Whittier, but I am glad to take your word that I did have the honor of shaking his hand.
"My grandmother, the daughter of Thayer S. Sanborn (Mrs. Harriet Ward Sanborn Grosvenor), born in Hampton Falls in 1823, married Edwin Prescott Grosvenor, M.D., of Newburyport, Massachusetts in 1843, and four years later, when only 24, she wrote a little book, "My Sister Emily," published by the Massachusetts Sabbath School Society, and she continued to write books, published by this Society until her death in 1863, her husband meanwhile having died seven years previously.
"I have a list of about fifteen of her books that were published by the Massachusetts Sabbath School Society. On the chance that you may be interested, I enclosed a list of the copies of her books that I have. It may be she wrote others also. There is no mention in "The History of Hampton Falls" of this brilliant young authoress. From the day she was married she lived in Newburyport.
"I not only found in Hampton Falls the resting place of my great grandfather, Thayer S. Sanborn, but I also found a charming relative, Mrs. Marilla Brown, my third cousin. How very pleased my wife and I were to meet her and to enjoy her company and her recollections of the people of Hampton Falls."
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