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Mrs. Donald Carrow to Mrs. Inglis Fletcher, 14 July 1963

The town of Bath continued to feel a connection to Inglis Fletcher even after the Palmer-Marsh and Bonner houses had been restored and opened to the public, as shown through this request from the Bath Public Library for copies of Fletcher’s novels.

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P.O. Box 11
Bath N.C.
July 14, 1962

Dear Mrs. Fletcher:
As librarian of Bath Community Library I would like to ask you if you would donate us some of the books you have written.

I was once in your home and saw your wonderful library. Which the occasion was to get a table etc. for the Palmar [sic] Marsh House that you had given. And also to recall who I am I was the one who helped you climb up and down the hills the night of Queen Anns [sic] Bell Pageant.

Our circulation is increasing and we have many request [sic] for your books. We have no finance to purchase anything only the Bath P.T.A. gives us $50.00 a year and that is consumed by building expenses. All our books has [sic] been given to us by the Book Club and different people.

We have the following of your books,
1 Roanoke Hundred
2 Queens Gift
3 The Scotswoman
4 Raleighs Eden
5 Toil of the Brave
6 The Wind in the Forest

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The town and library would appreciate any books that you would give us and I would be glad to go for them.

Respectfully yours

Bath Community Library
Mrs Donald Carrow—Librarian

Location: Special Collections, Joyner Library, East Carolina University
Call Number: Inglis Fletcher Papers, #21.14.c
Collection: Inglis Fletcher Papers

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