Dear Mrs. Libby is a collection of letters written by 144 Scarborough men and women to their former high school teacher, Mrs. Frances Libbey while they were serving in the Armed Forces during World War II. The letters were written in response to a newsletter of hometown news that Mrs. Libbey periodically sent to them. The letters are in the Scarborough Historical Society archives. Moved by the letters as she read them, Dr. Claudia Christie, an Associate Professor of History and American Studies at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, undertook in 2000 the project of publishing the letters so they could be more widely shared. Dr. Christie finished transcribing the handwritten letters shortly before her death in 2004. The letters are organized in alphabetical order; and for the sake of clarity, minor corrections in grammar and spelling were made. Sketches in the text are the work of Robert “Bob” Scamman, U.S.M.C., and were drawn during his time of service.