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Hortense L. Brooks diary, 1930

MS 348

Collection Summary

Creator: Brooks, Hortense L.
Collection Name:Hortense L. Brooks diary,
Inclusive Dates: 1930
Physical Description:.25 linear feet
Abstract:One bound volume with photographs detailing the Italian tour of Hortense L. Brooks.
Collection Number:MS 348
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733

Biographical Note

Hortense L. Brooks was the daughter of George Sage Brooks, the CEO of Anaconda Mining in the late 1920s and early 1930s. In April and May 1930, Hortense, her sister, mother, and father made a tour of Italy. The diary documents her daily activities on the trip, including an audience with the Pope, visits to Rome, Florence, and Venice, various historical sights, as well as people they met along the way and where they stopped to eat.

Scope and Content Note

The first half of the diary is a typescript, the second half contains photographs, referred to in the text, and identified in Hortense's hand.


This collection is organized into one bound volume.



There are no restrictions on this collection


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Personal Name(s)
Brooks, Hortense L. -- Diaries

Geographic Name(s)

Americans -- Travel -- Italy

Administrative Information

Credit Line

Hortense L. Brooks diary (MS 348). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.