Sarah Orne Jewett House

Caroline Perry Jewett

Caroline Perry Jewett (December 11, 1820–October 21, 1891), Sarah Orne Jewett’s mother, was diagnosed with an unknown illness sometime before Sarah reached adulthood. Mrs. Jewett’s three daughters were attentive to her needs, sometimes altering travel plans so as not to leave their mother untended. While she did not often write letters, those she wrote to her daughters show an affectionate mother whose interest in the lives of those around her is undiminished by the sickness that ultimately killed her.

To date, no image of Caroline Perry Jewett has been located.