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.

Reservations are highly recommended.


The Trouble Begins lecture series is presented in part with support from The Center for Mark Twain Studies at Elmira College, Elmira, NY. 


December 13, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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