From Abel Bates: I showed the house to three people from England (NOT Scotland) this afternoon. The woman had started doing research on Hawthorne during Covid rather than watching the news.
They came up from Salem where they had been staying. She was just beside herself she was so happy get in. She showed me a book she had come across “Hawthorne’s First Diary” that was first published in 1897. There was a short history about how it was found, lots of local stuff and excerpts from his diary. The experts seem to think the exerpts are indeed Hawthorne’s. I have already ordered a copy that I will share and donate to the house after I’m done if anyone is interested.
Thanks Abel! I am insterested! (From Margaret Myatt)