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Editor's Note


In "Edwin Booth's Life in Paradise," the feature article in this issue of Newport History, James L. Yarnall examines the history of Boothden and the lives of its principal occupants, Edwin Booth and his daughter, Edwina. Also in this issue, an eighteenth century manuscript letter in the collection of the Newport Historical Society is studied and transcribed. The letter illustrates troubles Aaron Lopez experienced with one of his ship captains and reflects the difficulties involved in eighteenth century ocean trade and communication. "From the Collection" examines a common item in eighteenth century households, the candlestick tinderbox.