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Lecture by Valerie Sallis
Sunday, Mar 22, 2015 2pm-4pm
Larz Anderson Auto Museum
15 Newton Street
Brookline, MA 02445
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Although she is perhaps known most widely today as a children’s author, former Brookline resident Isabel Anderson published ten travelogues between 1914 and 1936. Isabel, and her husband Larz, were among many wealthy world travelers of their time, but the Andersons position in diplomatic circles gave them access to people and places unavailable to many other travel writers. Isabel Anderson’s travelogues still make interesting reading today and remain available in a number of libraries. Her books provide valuable details on travel in the Anderson’s era and cultural perceptions of Americans of the time, as well vivid interpretations of the history, folklore, and geography of the many countries they visited over the course of their lives.
This event is being co-sponsored by the Brookline and Jamaica Plain Historical Societies. The event is being held at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum which houses the Andersons’ magnificent automobile collection (the oldest in the country).
The Archive Collection at Arnold Arboretum holds the Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection records, 1904- , and The Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection can be viewed at the Arboretum from mid-April to mid-November.