Leonard Allison Morrison, Windham's foremost historian, was born into the historic Morrison family of Windham on February 21, 1843. Prior to publishing "The History of Windham in New Hampshire, 1719 - 1883", Morrison served as a selectman, trustee of the then fledgling Nesmith Library, and as a moderator of town meetings for nearly a decade. From 1880 to 1882, Morrison was a member of the Republican State Committee. It is possibly from this position that he acquired the New Hampshire Senate Office stationery he later used to write a letter to William H. Anderson (pictured above). In 1895, Morrison wrote Anderson from Canobie Lake, New Hampshire, concerning a note of $31 from a Clara Wilson, who had recently married. Morrison seems to have contacted Anderson, a lawyer, to recover what he can from Wilson for a debt she owes him. He instructs Anderson that, "If she has anything, I want it. Please let me know what she says and get it if you can."
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Derek Saffie is an avid Windham historian who enjoys researching and sharing his collection with all those interested in the history of the New England town.