Anne Bradstreet is one of the most important figures in American literary history. Her book of poetry, The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung up in the New World, was the first published by any American.
And yet, despite this literary celebrity, Anne Bradstreet is buried in an unmarked grave somewhere near the Merrimack College campus.
We want to find her.
When present times look back to ages past,
And men in being fancy those are dead,
It makes things gone perpetually to last,
And calls back months and years that long since fled.
Anne Bradstreet, "Contemplations," 1661