The Travelogues of Isabel Anderson
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. 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. Come hear Valerie Sallis, who until recently served as the archivist for the Society of the Cincinnati, speak about this remarkable women. Sunday, March 22, 2015, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum, 15 Newton Street, Brookline, MA. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Brookline and Jamaica Plain Historical Societies.

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