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Derry New Hampshire, Two Years Before The Arrival of the Poet Robert Frost

Rare birdseye view of Derry, New Hampshire, published in Derry

Derry is shown from the Southeast.

The map was engraved by O.H. Bailey and includes 29 builidng vignettes.

The view shows the town just 2 years prior to the arrival of Robert Frost and includes an image of the Pinkerton Academny (one of America's oldest private schools), where Frost served as an English Teacher from 1906-1911. From 1900 to 1911, poet Robert Frost lived with his family on a farm in Derry purchased for him by his grandfather. Frost had attended Harvard University from 1897 to 1899, but he left voluntarily due to illness. Frost worked the farm for nine years while writing early in the mornings and producing many of the poems that would later become famous. Ultimately his farming proved unsuccessful and he returned to the field of education as an English teacher at New Hampshire's Pinkerton Academy from 1906 to 1911, then at the New Hampshire Normal School (now Plymouth State University) in Plymouth, New Hampshire.

Rarity

The view is apparently very rare. We locate only 1 example (Levanthal Collection, Boston Public Library).