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."
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.