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Hugh Bancroft

Hugh Bancroft was an interesting man. Born in Boston with a silver spoon in his mouth, one would quickly view him as the epitome of success. He graduated from Harvard in 1897, at 17. His father, a major general of the Massachusetts National Guard and Chairman of the Boston Elevated Railway, captained...

Jackie and Dressage

As a young girl, Jackie Bancroft Spencer Morgan (“Jackie”) was always taller than the girls and boys her age. She was big-boned but not fat. She was taught grace and etiquette but flowing dance moves were beyond her. She longed to be able to move like a ballerina or to...