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   Date: 2/17/11 Bookmark and Share

Words of Otelia Cromwell Captured in Niece's Book

My Mothering Aunt Avaialbe at Grécourt Bookshop

An illustration of Otelia Cromwell, Class of 1900, looking after Adelaide Cromwell ’40, adorns the cover of My Mothering Aunt.

Adelaide Cromwell ’40 will always remember her beloved aunt as Aunt Tee, the pet name she had for her since childhood. Adelaide, now 90, recalls her favorite of four aunts, Otelia Cromwell, as a mother figure in a book published this year by Smith College.

My Mothering Aunt: Otelia Cromwell is a remembrance of the lifelong relationship between Adelaide and Otelia Cromwell, class of 1900, the first African-American graduate of the college.

Copies of My Mothering Aunt are available free of charge through the Grécourt Bookshop. Please limit one per person; a standard fee of $10 will be charged to cover shipping costs.

To receive a copy by U.S. mail, call the Grécourt Bookshop, 413-585-4140.

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