The Trouble Begins: “Letters, Drawings, and Prose: Lilly Warner at Home in Nook Farm”
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December 13, 2018 • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Elizabeth Burgess, Collections Manager at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. Burgess will speak on “Letters, Drawings, and Prose: Lilly Warner at Home in Nook Farm.”
Lilly Gillette Warner was the daughter and niece of abolitionists, sister of famous actor William Gillette, and sister-in-law of author/editor Charles Dudley Warner. What do her personal papers, published poetry and illustrations tell us about this well-connected working wife and mother in Victorian Hartford? Burgess will explore Warner as a 19th-century published female author and illustrator using archival resources in the Stowe Center’s collections.
The evening begins with a reception with light refreshments at 5 p.m. While this is a free event, we encourage a $5 donation to help offset the cost.
The Trouble Begins lecture series is presented in part with support from The Center for Mark Twain Studies at Elmira College, Elmira, NY.