Celia Laighton Thaxter (1835-94) Signed Slip, "Celia Thaxter, Newtonville, Nov 13th, 1872", 4.25 x 1.75, by the American writer of poetry and stories. For most of her life, she resided with her father on the Isles of Shoals at his Appledore Hotel. How she grew up to become a writer is detailed in her early autobiography, and her book entitled Among the Isles of Shoals. She is best known for her book An Island Garden. Thaxter became one of America's favorite authors in the late 19th century. Among her best-known poems are "The Burgomaster Gull", "Landlocked", "Milking", "The Great White Owl", "The Kingfisher", and "The Sandpiper". Her home was near the Charles River at Newtonville, MA. Her signature, hometown, and date are in fine condition, with one fold crease not touching any writing.