Robert Spencer, V.P. of the Waterford Historical Society, recently discussed how a letter he discovered in their archives formed the basis of his novel “The Spinster’s Hope Chest”. The story evolves from the writing of a Waterford girl born in 1861. She talks about her and her sister’s struggles in through life and the author’s research and verification of the people and places mentioned provided the factual basis for his interesting and entertaining novel.

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