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Treasures From the Archives: Letters Home (Part 1)

Read Thompson Derr's first letter to his mother from Ridgefield School in 1916.
Thomas Derr and a letter written by him

Established in 1907 by Roland Jessup Mulford, the Ridgefield School stood on southern Main Street serving as a boarding school for boys during the school year and as the Ridgefield Inn during the summer.

January 31, 1916

Read 15-year-old Thompson Derr’s first letter to his mother from the school in January 1916.

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The Treasures from the Archives series is supported by the CT Humanities and Fairfield County Bank.


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