The Tale of David Anderson Behie

20-odd years ago I received an envelope of papers from one of my students, with a note saying that the items had been found in an office at Acadia but had no owner. "I pass them on to you", she said.


Among the documents were these two tintypes:


The papers are receipts, certificates, business cards, and a dozen or so newspaper clippings, most having to do with a divorce case in Oregon in 1910. The whole set is an object lesson in the pleasures and perils of reconstruction, and I'll attempt to lay out the details in a separate location.