Roger Conant meets Sir Walter Raleigh

In 1905 the Conants of America proposed that a statue be made of Roger Conant. This was dedicated on June 17, 1913 and is still standing in Salem, Massachusetts. A subscription was raised to cover the costs and in the library at Lyndon Hall there is information about the scheme.

There is an engraving of Roger Conant meeting Sir Walter Raleigh included in the information. ( Conant family tradition says that as a boy young Roger met Sir Walter Raleigh.) Scroll down the page to see the rest of the paper work.

Outside of the leaflet

Inside of leaflet

The sculptor of the statue was Sir Henry Hudson Kitson (April 9, 1863 – June 26, 1947) an English born American sculptor who sculpted many representations of American military heroes. Often known as H. H. Kitson he was born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England and died at Tyringham, Massachusetts. His knighthood was bestowed upon him by Romania's Queen Elisabeth after he sculpted a marble bust of her in the early 1900s.

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