Manuscript Collection

Maude Moore Latham Tribute Booklet - Accession 428 - M173 (214)

Title

Maude Moore Latham Tribute Booklet - Accession 428 - M173 (214)

Files

Identifier

Accession 428 - M173 (214)

Inclusive Dates

1961

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

8 pieces

Language

English

Historical Note

Maude Moore Latham (1871-1951) was the driving force, both actively and monetarily, behind the restoration of the Tryon Palace in New Bern, North Carolina. The Tryon Palace was built 1767-1770 by Royal governor William Tryon and was restored from 1952 through 1959 by Mrs. Latham who's will established the Latham Trust, which funded the building and helped to furnish the Palace.

Scope and Content Note

The Maude Moore Latham Tribute Booklet consists of a program of tributes to Mrs. Latham (1871-1951) who was the driving force, both actively and monetarily, behind the restoration of the Tryon Palace in New Bern, North Carolina. These tributes were delivered at the dedication of the Maude Moore Latham Memorial Garden on April 8, 1961. Among those tributes included are Mrs. John A. Kellenberger, daughter of Mrs. Latham; Christopher Crittenden, Director of State Department of Archives and History; Morley Jeffers Williams, Landscape Architect; The Honorable Terry Sanford, Governor of North Carolina; William G. Perry, Restoration Architect; Louise M. Hunt; Virginia Brown Douglas; Gertrude S. Carroway, Restoration Director and Misses Mary R. Taylor and Lucie Taylor. Also included is an explanation of the memorial inscription on the tablet in the garden and a prayer of dedication by Rev. Robert L. Pugh, Supt., Craven County Schools. In addition the program included several photographs of the garden, Tryon Palace Restoration, and Mrs. Maude Moore Latham.

Provenance

The Tributes to Mrs. Maude Moore Latham were given to the Archives by Margaretta Childs on September 24, 1981.

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Maude Moore Latham Tribute Booklet - Accession 428 - M173 (214)

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