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Jean Lee Latham papers


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Jean Lee Latham papers, 1958-1974 | University of Miami Special Collections

By Beatrice Colastin Skokan

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Title: Jean Lee Latham papers, 1958-1974Add to your cart.

ID: ASM0119

Creator: Latham, Jean Lee (1902-1995)

Extent: 3.0 Boxes. More info below.

Formats/Genres: Governors - Texas - Biography, Legislators - United States - Biography, Maps, Typescripts, United States. Congress. Senate - Biography

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The papers consist of typescripts and hand drawn maps for her biographical work on telegraph innovator Cyrus W. Field, stage actor Joseph Jefferson, the pirate Sir Francis Drake, U.S. governor Sam Houston and civil war officer David Glasgow Farragut to name a few.

Biographical Note

Jean Lee Latham was a writer of children's books for more than 20 years and specialized in biographical fiction. Ms. Latham was born in Buckhannon West Virginia, but lived for many years in Miami, Florida.

Subject/Index Terms

Admirals - United States - Biography - Juvenile literature
Columbia River
Cook, James, 1728-1779
Drake, Francis, Sir, 1540?-1596
Farragut, David Glasgow, 1801-1870
Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892
Houston, Sam, 1793-1863
Latham House (Ormskirk, England) - Siege, 1644 - Juvenile fiction

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 1.25 linear ft.

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Jean Lee Latham Papers Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to

Preferred Citation: Jean Lee Latham Papers, Special Collections Division, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

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[Box 1: 1958 - 1959],
[Box 2: 1965 - 1967],
[Box 3: 1970],

Box 1: 1958 - 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Typescript : "Young Man In A Hurry : The Story Of Cyrus W. Field", 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Typescript : "On Stage, Mr. Jefferson!", 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Typescript : "On Stage, Mr. Jefferson!" (Readers Proof), 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Typescript : "Drake, The Man They Called A Pirate", 1959Add to your cart.
Includes 3 maps on tracing paper : "Voyages of Discovery, 1492-1611"
Folder 5: Typescript : "Drake, The Man They Called A Pirate", 1959Add to your cart.
Author's holograph sheets.
Folder 6: Typescript : "Drake, The Man They Called A Pirate" (Galley), 1959Add to your cart.

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