imate knowledge of books and who made that knowledge of the utmost service to all. She wrote valuable papers relating to her profession, of which she was one of its most eminent members; and in collaboration with her sister, Reading for the Young, 1890.
One of the most renowned people, and certainly the most prolific writer of Medford was Lydia Maria (Francis) Child, a sister of Rev. Converse Francis.
Her first novel, Hobomok, published in 1824, when she was only twenty-three years of age, wf.
Sarah Warner Brooks was the author of three volumes of poetry—Blanche, published in 1858; St. Christopher, and Other Poems, in 1859; and the Search of Ceres, and Other Poems, in 1900; also a volume of criticism, English Poetry and Poets, in 1890.
She wrote two volumes of short stories, My Fire Opal, and Other Tales, 1896, and Poverty Knob in 1900. Alamo Ranch appeared in 1903, and A Garden with House Attached in 1904. Four of these books were written after she was seventy-eight years of