Louis A. Parsons essays & compositions, 1887-1892

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Title

Louis A. Parsons essays & compositions, 1887-1892

Subject

Children; Boys

United States -- Iowa -- Burlington

1880-1890; 1890-1900

Description

Diary kept by Louis Parsons of Burlington, Iowa. Parsons grew up in Burlington during the 1870s and 1880s. His father, Albion, owned a general store. while his mother, Mary, raised Louis and older sister Ella. When Louis was 13, his father died.

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As a boy, Louis enjoyed drawing and playing with his cousins. His interests also included technical hobbies such as photography and making electric batteries. He attended West Hill, a private school in Burlington, but a number of health problems caused him to miss one year of school. One of Louis' favorite childhood memories was a visit to California in 1889.

Creator

Parsons, Louis

Publisher

Burlington (Iowa) Public Library

Date

1887

2006-11

Rights

Educational use only, no other permissions given. U.S. and international copyright laws may protect this item. Commercial use or distribution of this digital object is not permitted without written permission of the Burlington Public Library.

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