Parlor Reading Circle (Ayer, Mass) Minute Book
Scope and Contents
Minute book, 1885-1887, of the Parlor Reading Circle of Ayer, Massachusetts. Entries include the name of the book that was read, the location of the meeting, and the discussion that followed the reading of the book. Works read include poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors," the history of the town of Ayer, a book on the early history of the Unitd States, and others. Also includes a list of members and a list of guests brought by members.
- Creation: 1885-1887
- Parlor Reading Circle (Ayer, Massachusetts) (Organization)
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Purchased in August 2011
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