Sarah Orne Jewett House

Theodore Jewett Eastman

Dr. Theodore Jewett Eastman (August 4, 1879-March 9,1931), nicknamed Teddy, Thidder, Stubby, and Stubs, was close to his aunts and to “Aunt Annie,” Fields, particularly after the successive deaths of his parents while he was in his teens. Teddy visited the house frequently during school vacations and into adulthood. He earned a B.A. from Harvard University, graduated Harvard Medical School, and became a physician. Like his aunts, he never married. Dr. Theodore Jewett Eastman bequeathed the house to Historic New England in 1931, having with his aunt Mary preserved Sarah Orne Jewett’s bedroom since her death in 1909.