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Laird's European Tour, 1930


Posted By: Errin Wilker (email)
Date: 12/9/2006 at 13:40:40

McGregor Boy Wins Fellowship to Travel in England

Mr. and Mrs. Charlton Laird will sail May 31st on the Minnikahdo for England where Mr. Laird will begin research connected with a traveling fellowship which has just been awarded him at Columbia University, New York.

Mrs. Laird, whose maiden home is In Nora Springs, attended college in Ma­son City and served her apprentice­ship in the Mason City Public Library in 1925 after she received her B.A. degree.

Mr. Laird, whose interest is in man­uscripts of early ballads, will study in London, Oxford, Cambridge and in small towns in Yorkshire and Not­tingham during the summer. In the fall his work will take him to the continent for research in manuscripts in Brussels and Paris. He is a gradu­ate of the McGregor high school and his mother is now living at Waukon Junction.

Mr. and Mrs. Laird plan to do some of their traveling in England on bi­cycle. They will visit in the Wordsworth and Hardy districts. During the winter they plan to be in Italy and southern France.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Laird have their M.A. degrees from the University of Iowa.

Mrs. Laird has taken some reference library courses at Columbia where Mr. Laird is a student now. She has been employed the past winter in an art store where she has been indexing pictures. She is a niece of Mrs. Dan Claudy.

SOURCE: Waukon Republican Standard ~ June 4, 1930


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