My grandfather Cecil Dunscombe (1887-1918) and his brother Carroll (1889-1976) were students at The Curtis School For Boys in Brookfield, Connecticut in 1897 and 1898. During this time Cecil wrote a series of letters to his parents in Brooklyn, N.Y. They include illustrations, tales of daily life at school (including the death of a young classmate) and greetings to his sister and younger brother at home. The letters were preserved by his wife, my grandmother Marie (Momou) and later by my father, and are currently in my possession. The entire series are shown below. Tragically Cecil died in naval service during World War I at the age of thirty one.

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