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Christening ceremony for Hastings Sharp on the Isles of Shoals


A group of people stand on the rocks facing the ocean. Waitstill Sharp holds his infant son Hastings Sharp with Martha Sharp standing next to him and the minister performing the christening ceremony. Handwritten in ink on front: "Christening July 1932 Isles of Shoals\
Digital object made available by: Brown University Library, John Hay Library, University Archives and Manuscripts, Box A, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, U.S.A., (

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"Christening ceremony for Hastings Sharp on the Isles of Shoals" (1932). Martha and Waitstill Sharp collection. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library.



  • Martha and Waitstill Sharp collection

    Brown alumna Martha Dickie Sharp (Pembroke 1926) and her husband Rev. Waitstill Sharp were co-founders of the Unitarian Service Committee during World War II. The collection documents their strenuous efforts throughout the course of the war to provide relief and …