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.
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