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The Turtle Islanders, a Dinner Party's Program. .Orono, ME.1902
 The Turtle Islanders, a Dinner Party's Program. .Orono, ME.1902

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Price: $110.00

Product Code: 29001556

A program from a small dinner party, entitled "The Turtle Islanders, Thursday March 16, 1905", which most likely refers to Turtle Island in Winter Harbor, ME. On one of the interior pages is a play on the poem "The Lay of the Lobster" which appeared in a Harper's Magazine (Vol 73) in the late 1880s. (See below for text of the alter poem). Additionally there is a list of guests: Dr William Rogers (1817-1896), his brother Allen E. Rogers (1855-?) and sister-in-law Hannah L. Rogers (1850-?), along Hannah's sister Linnie. S. Lord (1874-?), Lida E. Fifield (1876-1945), Gilbert M. Gowell (1845-1908) and his wife Ella E. Gowell (1849-1906), Lucius H. Merrill (1857-1935) and his wife Lydia M. Merrill (1854-1907), and Lucius' mother-in-law Lydia S. Buffum (1829-1912) and his daughter Katharine B. Merrill (1895-?). All the guests were prominent members of Orono, ME, and Lucius and Gilbert were both associated with the University of Maine as professors. The back of the party favor as a wonderful illustration of a turtle swimming near a fish. 4 pgs., including illustrated wrappers. String binding. Measures 3 3/4" x 2 3/4. "Oh I love Sardines, When boyl'd with beanes , And Mix't with ye Sandes of ye seas, And I love not lesse, Trewe Jollinesse, And Good Companie.".