This is the only image I’ve been able to find of Louise so far. It seems that she brought a philanthropist’s conscience with her to the Morrell family along with her dowry. Louise was Catholic in a world of Protestants, a champion of Native and African Americans in a world of white privilege, and a life-long supporter of her half sister Katherine who founded a holy order of nuns, the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament and was eventually canonized as a Roman Catholic Saint.
And so my curiosity takes me on a meandering journey from a society column notation of a horse show, to a Philadelphia lawyer, to his philanthropist wife. How might how all this find its way into a book about Bar Harbor? I’m not sure, but for now I’m having fun letting one avenue lead to the next.