SLO's First Librarian Lies in an Unmarked Grave

$1,660 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 37 people in 2 months
The Grave of  SLO Library's First Librarian Needs a Headstone.

Frances Margaret Milne was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, on June 30, 1846 and emigrated to Pennsylvania after a 34 day voyage, arriving on August 15, 1849. Milne became the City of San Luis Obispo's first librarian. She held that office for 11 years. She was also a nationally recognized poet, with much of her work published in San Francisco. Milne's poetry is still printed today, most notably her book titled For To-Day

According to Milne's obituary in the SLO Daily Telegram: "Everyone in San Luis Obispo admired and respected Mrs. Milne, who was ever affable and kindly to all alike, irrespective of their stations in life, and her demise will be a loss to the entire community and one that will be felt in the literary world."

Milne took care of her library, her community, her mother who possibly suffered dementia, and her husband who died of paralysis. Milne had no children. She is buried next to her mother and husband, who both have beautiful and thoughtful grave stones, presumably coordinated by Milne. But, in spite of her service and devotion, Frances Margaret Milne lies in an unmarked grave. 

As the library celebrates its Centennial and we take a long look back over the past 100 years, we find evidence of many ideas and librarians worth honoring. This is the perfect opportunity for us to honor Frances Margaret Milne and dedicate a modest stone to mark her final resting place for generations of library patrons, librarians and writers to come.
+ Read More
Frances Margaret Milne's Headstone Dedication
WHERE: San Luis Cemetery, 2890 S Higuera St, San Luis Obispo
WHEN: 11:00 am on Saturday, April 27, 2019
WHO: All our generous donors and interested members of the public
+ Read More

$1,660 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 37 people in 2 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Foundation For San Luis Obispo County Public Libraries (Fsloc...
Certified Charity
+ Learn More
San Luis Obispo, CA
EIN: 770460885
How it Works
  1. You make a donation using a PayPal account or a credit/debit card to PayPal Giving Fund (a 501(c)(3) charitable organization).
  2. After the deduction of payment processing fees, PayPal Giving Fund delivers the funds it receives to the chosen charity on a monthly basis.*
* If, after reasonable efforts, PayPal Giving Fund cannot deliver donations to this charity, the funds may be donated to another charity per PayPal Giving Fund’s policies.
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
$10
Anonymous
2 months ago
$68
Leanne Phillips
2 months ago
$37
Anonymous
2 months ago
AL
$45
A Fellow Librarian
2 months ago
MC
$40
Marci Cunningham
2 months ago
$20
Anonymous
2 months ago
CP
$25
Chris Perry
2 months ago
$20
Caleb Nichols
2 months ago
$25
Anonymous
2 months ago
JK
$200
Jacqueline Kennedy
2 months ago
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.