Quiet user leaves library $206,000

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette has a report on Bronson Potter, a quiet man who kept to himself when he visited the Fitchburg Public Library to check out books, but in the end he left his imprint there. Mr. Potter, an inventor and children’s book author, bequeathed more than $206,000 to the library when he died three years ago, said Chief Librarian Ann Wirtanen.

Since his death, Mr. Potter’s two children — who weren’t included in his will — have contested the will in court, but the New Hampshire Supreme Court confirmed a ruling by the state probate court that the document was properly executed, according to a Feb. 17 article in the Nashua Telegraph