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Meet the Author: Quincy Abbot
Ticket Price: Free
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Meet the Author: Quincy Abbot
Wednesday, May 22, 6 p.m. 

As a child, museum member Quincy Abbot was lucky enough to be allowed to read the diary and many letters of his Granduncle Edward Stanley Abbot. In 1972, after Hurricane Agnes flooded his parents’ home in Forty-Fort, PA, he brought a damaged secretary desk back to Connecticut to have it restored. In the drawers of that desk, he found and dried those same letters.
 
Quincy recently did more research and compiled the letters and family information into “From Schoolboy to Soldier: The Correspondence and Journals of Edward Stanley Abbot, 1853–1863.” In his 21-year life, Edward kept a journal for nine of those years. His life was cut short after a battle at Little Round Top on July 9, 1863. 
 
One hundred and fifty years later, Edward’s dream of becoming an acknowledged writer came to fruition with the publication of Quincy’s book. The book is available through the Museum Shop. You can learn more about the book and author at www.fromschoolboytosoldier.com.
 
Quincy will share some of the stories from the book, as well as sign copies. Event is free to the public.


Venue Information
Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society
227 South Main St.
West Hartford
, CT
06107
1 860-521-5362
Presenting Organization
Noah Webster House
1 860-521-5362