This full-length biography of Edward Little (1773-1849) details his early career as a businessman, lawyer, and politician in Newburyport, Massachusetts, until two disasters resulted in massive debt. He then came to Portland, Maine, to manage the business affairs of his father and of the Pejepscot Proprietors' land company. At the age of 53, he settled Danville, now Auburn, Maine, where he founded what became Edward Little High School. This book also contains the letters that Edward addressed to "Dear Parent", his father Josiah. They depict the early conditions in the development of the Androscoggin Valley, relations between the Littles and the settlers, and the relations among the Little family themselves. A fascinating look at life in a rural Maine settlement. Paperback. 254 pgs.