the Springfield Republican
, wrote ‘Verses for Little Citizens,’ a volume of temperance rhymes.
Mary Harlow Hayes
has written many poems and sonnets, occasional and inspirational, that deserve a wider audience.
Caroline E. Swift
is the author of many brilliant occasional poems, club papers and articles for magazines.
The verses of Charles H. Loomis
have often graced the pages of the Historical Register
and the Medford Mercury
and have been collected and privately printed.
There are many young journalists in Medford
doing excellent work—Persis Hannah
, Eleanor Ladd
, Frank Lovering
, Mortimer Wilber
, Charles T. Daly
, and others.
has reason to be proud of, and grateful to its Historical Society for putting into permanent form so much of the literary work of its members, setting aside the historical interest 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
, David H. Brown
, Charles Cummings
, Dr. Charles M. Green
, Rev. Henry C. DeLong
, John H. Hooper
, Moses Whitcher Mann
, Charles H. Morss
, Myra Brayton Morss
, Helen Tilden Wild, Anna D. Hallowell
, Eliza M. Gill
, Caroline E. Swift
, William Cushing Wait, Walter H. Cushing
, Fred H. C. Woolley
, Benjamin Pratt Hollis
, Herbert N. Ackerman
, Mrs. J. M. G. Plummer
, Grace L. Sargent
, Charles H. Loomis
, Ellen Wright
, and many others.
The annals of the Shakespeare Club, started in 1866 by Miss Alice Ayres
, forms a distinguished chapter in the literary history of the town.
For thirty-four years a modest little reading club has studied literature, history, and problems of the day. The numerous essays written by its members, if published, would be found worthy of the greater recognition.
For several years the programs of the Medford Women
's Club were furnished