D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections and University Archives

Maria Louisa Pitkin Diary

M2003.5.1

Title Maria Louisa Pitkin Diary 
Alt. Title Louisa Pitkin Diary
Creator Maria Louisa Pitkin 
Identifier http://toto.lib.unca.edu/findingaids/mss/pitkin/default_pitkin_maria.htm
Subject Keyword Maria Louisa Pitkin ; Tryon, NC ; art ; artist colony ;
Subject LCSH Pitkin, Maria Louisa (1826 -  ?)
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Social life and customs
Painting, American -- 20th century
Art, American -- North Carolina -- Tryon
Painters -- North Carolina -- Tryon
Artists -- North Carolina --Tryon
Tryon (N.C.) -- In art
Tryon (N.C.) -- Biography
Art -- North Carolina -- Diaries
Art -- North Carolina --History -- 20th century
Description

This collection consists of a diary, kept in 1919-23. The diary is solely the work of Louisa Pitkin and covers five years of her life that were partially spent in Tryon, North Carolina. She wrote of her daily activities, her travels and her art, and friends.

 Louisa Pitkin was an active traveler and her journeys are recorded in detail and provide a good view of women and travel in the years after the First World War.

Publisher D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804
Contributor Fawn Fitter, San Francisco, CA
Date 2003-12-12, Updated 2005-12-13 JW
Type Collection ; Text ;
Format 2 items [diary ; photocopy of diary] ; diary is 4' x
Source M2003.5.1
Language en=English
Relation Tryon Toy Makers ; Pauline Miller Cowan Collection ; Biltmore Industries Archive ;
Coverage 1919-23 ; Tryon, NC 
Rights Any display, publication, or public use must credit the D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.  
Donor Donor number 193
Acquisition  2003-11-15
Citation Louisa Pitkin Diary, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804
Processed by Special Collections staff, 2005
Biography: Louisa Pitkin
Louisa Pitkin, born Maria Louisa Pitkin on  2 Nov 1826, Hiram, Portage, OH, Louisa Pitkin lived briefly in Tryon, North Carolina. [diary says birthday is September 30]
Historical Context:

       Item List:        

Box Item Description
1 1 Diary
      1919
      1920
      1921
      1922
      1923
  2 Photocopy of diary --January to July
  3 Photocopy of diary --August to December