Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Colorado College, 1962. Master of Arts in American Studies, University Delaware, 1971.
Research analyst C.K. Squires Company, Stockholm, 1965-1966. International sales Hercules, Incorporated., Wilmington, Delaware, 1966-1968. Acting librarian decorative arts photo collections Wintherthur Museum Library, Wilmington, 1970-1972.
Director Kenmore Association, Incorporated., Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1972-1978.
Director Long Island History Society, Brooklyn Heights, New York, 1978-1982. Independent researcher and museum consultant, 1983-1984.
Director Stamford (Connecticut) History Society, 1985-1992. Director Connecticut River Museum, 1992-1993.
Independent researcher, writer, 1993.
Member of The Century Association, Royal Oak Foundation, Inherit New Hampshire (trustee), Historic Harrisville, Inc., American Association State and Local History, American Association Museum.
Married Linda Bullard Bastedo, May 24, 1980. Children: Nils Philip, Spencer Cutting, Kip Summers.