Sarah Tibbetts to John Tibbetts with news of home, Westport Island, 1895

Contributed by Westport Island History Committee


Sarah Tibbetts, the wife of mariner and sea captain John M. Tibbetts, wrote to her husband about life at home. She and Captain Tibbetts had a son together who was at home with her. She also cared for a grandson, Paul Leroy "Roy" Boucher.

Sarah had 10 children from her first husband, who died. She mentioned several of her children in the letter, Charles, her oldest son; Gertie and Maud, two daughters; and Eddie who is at sea with her husband.

The "Bert Carr" that Sarah told her husband had died from typhoid fever was 21-year old Albert F. "Burt" Carr.

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  • Title: Sarah Tibbetts to John Tibbetts with news of home, Westport Island, 1895
  • Creator: Sarah A Tibbetts
  • Creation Date: 1895-06-10
  • Subject Date: 1895-06-10
  • Location: Westport Island, Lincoln County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 17.8 cm x 22.9 cm
  • Collection: John M. Tibbetts Collection
  • Object Type: Text

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Westport Island History Committee
6 Fowles Point Road, Westport Island, ME 04578
(207) 882-8477

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