In Memory of Mrs. Sarah Lizzie Shaw who Died at Kobe, Japan Scarce booklet commemorating life of young lady
[Japan] A very uncommon booklet published after Mrs. Sarah Lizzie Burnham Shaw died in Kobe at 25 years old in 1882. She was born in Massachusetts in 1857 and fostered by her uncle and aunt after her mother died when she was six months old. In 1880, she married Rev. William H. Shaw and they went to China the same year for missionary work. In April 1882, she gave birth to a son, Elliott Locke Shaw, but, sadly, the booklet notes, 'Since the above was compiled, news was received of the death of Elliott Locke Shaw....at Tient-sin, China, December 22nd, 1882, just one month after its mother was called home.' Presumably, the young Mrs. Shaw died from complications after childbirth.
South Weymouth [Massachusetts]. Printed by Howard H. Joy. .
pp, 32, . 19.3 x 14.2cm.
In very good condition. Minor age wear to covers. Spine part of spine starting to separate (about 4cm). Internally very good.