Sarah Orne Jewett House

Sarah Orne Jewett

Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909) was thirty-eight when she and her older sister Mary inherited their grandparents’ house. By this time, Jewett was a successful author, living at least half the year with her life partner Annie Fields, at Fields’ Boston home or traveling. Enjoying city life and more, devoted to Annie, Sarah Orne Jewett still considered herself made of “Berwick dust,” and spent several months a year at her Maine home, most of that time she devoted to her writing.