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Milton Reads 2020 Program: Author Phyllis Forbes Kerr

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
TIME: 6pm - 7pm LOCATION: Online CONTACT: Jean Hlady, jhlady@ocln.org

Phyllis Forbes Kerr, author of Letters from China: The Canton-Boston Correspondence of Robert Bennet Forbes, 1838-1840

Author Phyllis Forbes Kerr immersed herself in the letter-writing world of the 1800s for her book, Letters from China: The Canton-Boston Correspondence of  Robert Bennet Forbes, 1838-1840.  Join Ms Forbes Kerr via Zoom as she shares the joys and challenges of working with her great-great-grandfather’s original questions.  Ship captain and China trader Robert Bennet Forbes was a prolific letter writer, and during his adventures aboard ship, and in Canton, Macao, and Hong Kong, he wrote many letters to his wife Rose expressing humor, family gossip, and a longing to be together again.  The letters are full of wit and spirit, and are a source of emotional as well as historical information.

This program will happen via Zoom. Please register here and on the actual date a Zoom link will be sent to your email.

This is a Milton Public Library program, which is also working with the Forbes House to celebrate Milton Reads 2020.

You can register here!

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