Sarah Orne Jewett (1849 - 1909)

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Birthplace: South Berwick, York, Maine, United States
Death: Died in South Berwick, York, Maine, United States
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About Sarah Orne Jewett

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Sarah Orne Jewett House: Writer Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909) spent much of her life in this stately Georgian residence, owned by her family since 1819. Jewett drew on the house for inspiration for her novel Deephaven and often wrote at the desk in the upper hall overlooking the active town center.

Jewett and her older sister Mary inherited the house in 1887. Decorating the house for their own use, the sisters expressed both a pride in their family's past and their own independent, sophisticated tastes. The result is an eclectic blend of eighteenth-century architecture, antiques, and old wallpapers with furnishings showing the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement.

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Sarah Orne Jewett's Timeline

1849
September 3, 1849
South Berwick, York, Maine, United States
1909
June 24, 1909
Age 59
South Berwick, York, Maine, United States