Chapin, Sarah 1931-

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CHAPIN, Sarah 1931-

PERSONAL: Born December 19, 1931, in Cambridge, MA; daughter of John Archibald Sessions (an accountant) and Doheny Hackett; married Charles Chapin, April 17, 1954 (divorced); children: Samuel. Education: Smith College, B.A., 1953; attended Boston College; Lesley College, M.Ed., 1981. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Protestant.

ADDRESSES: Home—255 Lexington Rd., Concord, MA 01742.

CAREER: Concord Free Public Library Special Collections, Concord, research scholar, 1989—.

AWARDS, HONORS: Best of Category, Forty-first Annual New England Book Show, 1997, for A Wreath of Joy.


The Tin Box Collection: Letters of Roger Sessions, His Family and Friends, privately printed, 1992.

(Editor) Edward Jarvis, Traditions and Reminiscences of Concord, Massachusetts, 1779-1878, University of Massachusetts Press (Amherst, MA), 1993.

A Wreath of Joy, The Library (Concord, MA), 1996.

Concord, Massachusetts, Aracadia (Mt. Pleasant, SC), 1997.

(With others) Concord: Then and Now, (Mt. Pleasant, SC), 2001.

Also editor of transcriptions from Concord Free Public Library publications, including Journal of Alfred W. Hosmer (1888-1903); Thoreau—Salt's Biography (1896), grangerized by Alfred W. Hosmer; William Ellery Channing's Botanical Jottings (from Channing's copy of Gray's Manual, 1848); and Concord Flora 1834-1836: Observed by Edward Jarvis. Contributor to journals, including Psychomusicology and The Filson Club History Quarterly.