Rosamond Thaxter (1895-1989) was a lifelong resident of Kittery Point, Maine. She was a philanthropist, writer, public speaker and world traveler. Rosamond was a granddaughter of Celia Thaxter. She published a biography of her grandmother in 1962 titled Sandpiper: The Life and Letters of Celia Thaxter. It contains an extensive selection of photographs and poems.
Biographical details about Rosamond’s life and work are provided by the Rosamond Thaxter Foundation, which she established in 1964.
ROSAMOND THAXTER AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Rosamond Thaxter’s first gift of Celia Thaxter materials was received in May 1961. She gave additional materials in May 1968. A last gift came from her estate in 1990.
The Colby Library Quarterly article titled “Celia Thaxter’s Library” (December 1964) lists volumes owned by Rosamond that eventually came to Special Collections. These volumes are listed in the Colby Libraries web catalog with a THAXTER LIBRARY prestamp before the call number.
Additional work consulted:
Rosamond Thaxter donor file, Colby College Special Collections.