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Gertrude Lovett Diaries

Identifier: SC 01300

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains the diaries, 1953-1960, of Gertrude Lovett of Beverly, Massachusetts. The diaries describe trips taken by Lovett and her husband, Earle Lovett. The first diary, 1953, concerns a road trip taken by the Lovetts starting in Massachusetts and traveling to the West Coast of the United States and Canada, including stops in a number of National Parks. There is also an account of a trip to Florida in 1960.

The second diary contains an account of a 1959 trip to Alaska, with stops in New Orleans and Texas on the way. At the end of this volume, this is an account of another trip to Florida.


  • Creation: 1953-1960


Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


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Custodial History

The collection ID was formerly Mss. Acc. 2012.314.

Related Materials:

Travel Literature in the Special Collections Research Center Information about related materials is available at

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally processed by Benjamin Bromley in August 2012.

Benjamin Bromley, Public Services Archives Specialist, Karen King, SCRC Staff
March 20188
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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository