I am doing a couple of book talks this week on Virginia’s Northern Neck, the location of Robert Carter III’s plantation. This was the place where Philip Vickers Fithian served as a tutor between 1773 and 1774. Tonight I spoke at the Lancaster Community Library in Kilmarnock at an event co-sponsored by the library and the Mary Ball Washington Museum. (Mary Ball Washington was George Washington’s mother). I spoke to a group of folks who were very knowledgeable about Fithian. Most of them were quite familiar with his Virginia diary and asked questions that clearly showed that they have read it.
Tomorrow night: The Northumberland County Library.