Edmonia Lewis Grave Restoration
Now in place – will send photos next week.
E M Lander
605/609 Harrow Road
Congratulations on mission accomplished! I think it is great that she is better remembered in this way. I think it is worth noting that as can be seen from the pictures - the terrible state of British Cemeteries around London. When we were there in London last August we had occasion to visit one cemetery by accident and in seeking this one had a chance to see its neighboring cemetery as well as Saint Mary's. All three of them were in terrible shape when compared with American cemeteries. They are crowded and generally have the appearance of being un-cared for. They labor under the limitation of having longer periods of existence than ours and less space, but also less creativity in how they do their work. There are no vertical multi-level mausoleums or sections for cremations. Not that I think there is anything we can do about it but it is surely part of the problem in relation to Mary Edmonia Lewis' grave site. Once again, I praise your efforts here to give her better honor.
Do you need more funds? Or is this part of the effort already done?
We are in the UK right now and plan to visit the site tomorrow. This is our second attempt at finding the site.
I think it's best if she be referred to as Mary Edmonia Lewis since she is listed in the St. Mary's Cemetery as Mary Lewis. Thanks for what you do.
Thank you for our efforts. I hope we can help in some way.
Yay!!! We've almost reached the goal! I love it!!!