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Dr. Houghton M. White '58 Preserves Legacy of Maine Violin Prodigy

Story posted February 21, 2012


"Surely someone must find my diaries worth keeping...I have put myself into them, heart and soul."

In A Maine Prodigy: The Life and Adventures of Elise Fellows White, Dr. Houghton M. White '58 recounts the life of his grandmother, Skowhegan, Maine, native and violin prodigy, Mary Elise Fellows White.

Dr. White only met his grandmother twice, and the discovery of boxes of diaries, photographs, and a 1938 autobiography, compelled him to tell her story.

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