New book details decades of Nielsen family letters

A new book chronicling the life and times of one former immigrant family from Hampton will be available to local history buffs in the coming weeks.

     The Harriman-Nielsen Committee, a subgroup of the Franklin County Historical Society, has been prepping for the release of “The Nielsen Letters: Doorway to the Past” in recent months. The book tells the story behind the Nielsen family, who immigrated to Hampton from Denmark in 1905. It features letters, photos and various other documents from the family’s correspondence with relatives in Europe.

     A special book signing event featuring author Dr. James Iversen is scheduled for June 22 to commemorate the release.

Read the full article in the June 4 edition of the Hampton Chronicle.