Saturday, May 19, 2012
In researching my post on Ella Wagar, I wrote the Chatham Public Library for information. The library generously sent me a copy of its recently published history by Dominick C. Lizzi. That publication also provided new information on Frances Westover’s career.
In my earlier post on Frances L. Westover, I noted that she worked in Chatham in 1909-1910. It’s now clear that Westover was hired to be the Assistant Librarian by Ella Wagar, perhaps as early as 1903. When Wagar left Chatham to accept a position at NYPL in 1907, Westover took over as the head librarian. Westover resigned in 1910 and accepted a position at NYPL.