is library was useful to those who knew how to take advantage of its privileges, but it was not until the advent of Miss Mary Sargent and her sister, in 1891, that it became a power in the daily life of the community.
Since that time good books havnd arrangement of books written by people who have lived in Medford was one of the many valuable and unsought services Miss Sargent gave the library.
This bookcase of Medford authors has since been catalogued and found to contain over two hundred , scholarly, also occupied with literature as a profession.
First and foremost, I would name in love and reverence Miss Mary Sargent; versed in literature, with an intimate knowledge of books and who made that knowledge of the utmost service to allterest entirely.
The fourteen volumes of the Medford Historical Register contain many valuable articles written by Miss Mary Sargent, James A. Hervey, Thomas S. Harlow, Lorin Low Dame, Abby Drew Saxe, Parker R. Litchfield, Benjamin F. Morrison, Dav