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The Story of Fay House

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674734951

Publication Date: 01/01/1929

135 pages


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Old New England is between the covers of this book; for Christina Hopkinson Baker has here conjured up a complete panorama of the interests and occupations of those who lived during 133 years in Fay House, the centre of Radcliffe College, and upon the land for 295 years. Her story compasses the widest extremes: from the time when Guy Bambrige, the original owner, as he sat in his little wooden house heard with horror the “terrible roarings” of “either Devils or Lyons” in the forest just outside the town palisade, down to the days when the stately brick mansion, designed by Bulfinch, was the home of famous scholars and celebrated ladies. It is a book to delight everyone interested in our forefathers’ days and ways; and it will, of course, have a special appeal for residents of Cambridge and Boston and for all graduates of Radcliffe.

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