Jewett, Charles Coffin, 1816-68, American librarian, b. Lebanon, Maine. Jewett prepared his first catalog of books as librarian of Andover Theological Seminary. He was appointed librarian of Brown Univ. in 1841, where he rearranged and cataloged that library by subjects. In 1848 he became librarian of the Smithsonian Institution. There he published a survey of U.S. libraries and started mechanical duplication of individual catalog entries. As superintendent of the Boston Public Library from 1858 to 1865, Jewett worked out catalog rules which were adopted internationally.
Jewett, Sarah Orne, 1849-1909, American novelist and short-story writer, b. South Berwick, Maine. Her studies of small-town New England life are perceptive, sympathetic, and gently humorous. After contributing to periodicals, she published her first collection of stories and sketches, Deephaven, in 1877. It was followed by such collections as The King of Folly Island (1888) and her masterpiece, The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896). Her novels include The Marsh Island (1885) and The Tory Lover (1901); her best-known novel, A Country Doctor (1884), relates the conflicts of a woman physician.


See her letters (ed. by R. Cary, 1956, rev. ed. 1967); biographies by S. Sherman (1989) and P. Blanchard (1994); studies by F. O. Matthiesen (1929, repr. 1965), R. Cary (1962), and J. L. Donovan (1980).

Jewett is a village in Cumberland County, Illinois, United States. The population was 232 at the 2000 census. It is part of the CharlestonMattoon Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Jewett is located at (39.208458, -88.245157).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 232 people, 83 households, and 58 families residing in the village. The population density was 230.7 people per square mile (88.7/km²). There were 96 housing units at an average density of 95.5/sq mi (36.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 100.00% White.

There were 83 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.36.

In the village the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 88.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $30,313, and the median income for a family was $42,083. Males had a median income of $24,375 versus $23,125 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,628. About 15.7% of families and 19.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 23.3% of those sixty five or over.


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