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LaCasce Family Papers 1890-2007, n.d.


0.33 linear feet

Catalog Number: M258

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Agency History / Biographical Note:
John Steward LaCasce (Bowdoin 1956) is the youngest of five children born to Elroy O. LaCasce (1891-1977, Bowdoin 1914) and Marion Steward LaCasce (1893-1982, Colby 1915). Two of Steward's brothers also attended Bowdoin, Joseph (Bowdoin 1946) and Elroy O., Jr. (Bowdoin 1944 and professor of physics 1954-1993, emeritus 1993-). In his book, "Mr." and "Mrs." of Fryeburg Academy, Steward LaCasce chronicles the life of his family. Elroy O. was principal of Fryeburg Academy from 1922-1955; Marion helped at the Academy and was active in town and church activities. Besides LaCasce family life, the book provides a history of Fryeburg Academy and Fryeburg, Maine, spanning more than fifty years.

Scope and Content:
There are research files relating to Steward LaCasce's "Mr." and "Mrs." of Fryeburg Academy, including a "scholar's copy," typed manuscript, of "Mr." and "Mrs." of Fryeburg Academy. The "scholar's copy" provides citations to primary sources, chiefly the letters in this collection, which are not included in the published book. The bulk of the nearly 300 letters were written by Marion Steward LaCasce from 1938-1982 to family and close friends. There is also correspondence concerning "Mr." and "Mrs." of Fryeburg Academy. Other background material in the collection include "A Short History of the LaCasce Family" by Steward LaCasce, a 1980 interview with Marion LaCasce, genealogies of the LaCasce and Steward families, family photographs and miscellaneous biographical material. Digital copies of much of the collection are available on CD.

Cite as: LaCasce Family Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library

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