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Louise P. Latimer's Washington Yours and Mine materials collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS2353

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs and correspondence related to the writing of Washington Yours and Mine by Louise P. Latimer. The letters are from Ms. Latimer to various copyright holders seeking approval to publish an image in the book. The images are primarily of the built environment in the District. It is unknown if all of these images were used in the book. The images are not dated, but the book was published in 1924 making the images older than 1924. The letters date from 1921 through 1922.

During her research for Washington Yours and Mine, Latimer mentions making extensive use of the books, local newspapers, and clippings and pamphlet collections in the Washingtoniana division at the DC public library.

Dates

  • circa 1921

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Louise Payson Latimer (1878-1962) was an author and Director of Work for Children at the District of Columbia Public Library. She is the author of Your Washington and Mine and also Illustrators of Children's Books, 1744-1945. Ms. Latimer was the daughter of Thomas Wilmer and Mary Josephine Latimer, the sister of Adm. Julian Lane Latimer, Mary Jane Latimer, and John Wilmer Latimer.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

Louise Payson Latimer (1878-1962) was an author and Director of Work for Children at the District of Columbia Public Library. She is the author of Your Washington and Mine and also Illustrators of Children's Books, 1744-1945.. The collection contains photographs and correspondence related to the writing of Washington Yours and Mine. The letters are from Ms. Latimer to various copyright holders seeking approval to publish an image in the book. The images are not dated, but the book was published in 1924 making the images older than 1924. The letters date from 1921 through 1922.

Arrangement

Arranged in orginal order. The photographs are often placed in front of a sheet of paper. This sheet of paper often has descriptive information and sometimes information about the photographer and/or image owner. The original order was maintain thus the page numbers often written on the sheets of paper do not correspond to the order of the materials.

Physical Location

Materials are stored off-site, and will require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of David Anderson, 2016 May 3 (2016.064)

Creator

Source

Title
Guide to the Louise P. Latimer's Washington Yours and Mine materials collection, circa 1921
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

Contact:
2130 H Street NW
Washington 20052 United States of America