Frank Palmer Speare maintained a gentleman’s farm in Tilton, New Hampshire where Speare and his family spent many of their summers up there. After his retirement, Speare spent the bulk of his time at the farm, tending to livestock and going fishing on the adjoining lake.

Speare’s farming was the subject of several caricatures, created by Northeastern University students and staff:

Caricature of President Speare
Fishing Caricature


Below: “A Message to a Departing Friend, ca. 1934. Speare wrote this letter to his beloved horse “Bob,” shortly before the horse was euthanized.