Culture Connect Featured Event
As a child, museum member Quincy Abbott was lucky enough to be allowed to read the diary and many letters of his Granduncle Edward Stanley Abbott. 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, he kept a journal for nine of those years. His life was cut short at 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.