SALEM — Roberta Gibson Pevear will discuss letters written during the American Civil War (1860-65) on Tues., May 14, at the Salem Historical Society. Roberta Pevear and Amy Chandonnet, direct descendants of the main character, have edited a book of letters. The subject is based on Civil War era documents, letters and diaries donated to the Bethel, ME, Historical Society by Mrs. Pevear in 2005. The book is “Write Quick: War and a Woman’s Life in Letters, 1835-1867”, is over 570 pages and contains many photographs, illustrations, maps and index. Mrs. Pevear spent thirty-five years in business administration and law before serving as a New Hampshire state representative, grew up in Bethel, Maine, hometown of the main character of her book, and attended Gould Academy.
The meeting is at 7:00 p.m. at the Old Town Hall Museum, 310 Main Street, Salem, and is open to all free of charge. Light refreshments will be available after the meeting. For details, call 893-8882.