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Series I: Correspondence

Call Number: RG 3, Series I

Scope and Contents

This series is divided as follows:

Family Correspondence: Most of the letters in this section were written or received by Kenneth Scott Latourette but some were exchanged between other members of the family. Correspondence of Latourette family members is filed by its author's name. The few letters received from non-relations are filed according to recipient. The material within each folder is arranged chronologically. A variety of Latourette family material, including letters- dated 1861 to 1862 from Ezra Fisher and possibly his wife, and "Family History: A Sketch", written by Kenneth Scott Latourette, are located at the end of this section.

General Correspondence: The letters are arranged alphabetically by author, except for the few letters written by Kenneth Scott Latourette, which are filed according to recipient. The material of denominations, conventions and local churches is frequently located under more than one heading. For example, correspondence related to local Baptist churches may be filed under "Baptist" or under the name of the city in which the church is located. It should be noted that Correspondence lacking a surname is filed by first name. Letters signed "John," for example, are filed in a folder labelled "J" at the beginning of the "J" correspondence. IIllegible signatures, anonymous letters, cards and fragments are filed at the end of the section. A list of lengthy or prominent correspondents is in the first folder.

Postcards: The postcards are divided into two categories, those received by Kenneth Scott Latourette and those received by his father. The postcards are arranged chronologically.

Correspondence added in 1983.


  • 1905-1970

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection: The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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