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Entries include brief biographical information, a typed biographical letter from the Portland Head Light on plain paper describing Sterling's decision to become a lightkeeper, a biographical newspaper review clipping of the first edition of Thayer Sterling's book with quotes from the introduction written by Professor Robert Peter Tristram Coffin, with thoughts of lighthouses in time of war, stories of island dogs, tales of passage both miraculous and supranatural, and a photographic image of the Cape Neddick Light Station presented with a small portrait photograph of Sterling, a biographical newspaper book review clipping with respect to the return of New England publisher John S. Hooper to his Maine roots with the publication of Sterling's book and the photographic images of Sterling in his keepers uniform dress and washing the lighthouse, a handwritten letter from Sterling concerning errors in the first edition, a typed letter from Sterling about the request to write a second book, consent of the Commissioner of Lighthouses, and sales of books sold by Sterling at the light with a handwritten note on the reverse in reference to publishing, and a typed letter from the Maine State Library on receipt of the second edition of Sterling's book Lighthouses of the Maine Coast and the Men Who Keep Them for the Maine Author Collection.
Sterling, Robert Thayer 1876-1958 and Maine State Library, "Robert Thayer Sterling Correspondence" (2015). Maine Writers Correspondence. 591.
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