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Lamb, Patricia Frazer. Papers of Patricia Frazer Lamb, 1952-1979 (inclusive), 1952-1973 (bulk): A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: 85-M233
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Patricia Frazer Lamb
Title: Papers of Patricia Frazer Lamb, 1952-1979 (inclusive), 1952-1973 (bulk)
Date(s): 1952-1979
Date(s): 1952-1973
Quantity: 1 linear feet (1 carton)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence of Patricia Frazer Lamb, teacher and writer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 85-M233
The papers of Patricia Frazer Lamb were given to the Schlesinger Library in October 1985 by Patricia Frazer Lamb.

Processing Information:

Preliminary inventory: December 1985
By: Doreen Drury

Access Restrictions:

Access. Written permission of Patricia Frazer Lamb required. For fifteen years after the last of the following three persons has died: Patricia Lamb, Lamb's ex-husband Michael Latham, and her friend Edward Younie, only those researchers who first obtain the written permission of Lamb's literary executor, Mark E.D. Latham, may have access to the papers.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Patricia Frazer Lamb is held by Patricia Frazer Lamb. Upon her death, copyright will descend to Mark E.D. Latham. Upon the death of Mark E.D. Latham, copyright will be transferred to the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Patricia Frazer Lamb Papers, 1952-1979 (inclusive), 1952-1973 (bulk); item description, dates. 85-M233, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Papers of Patricia Frazer Kerr Lamb and Kathryn Joyce Jerrell Hohlwein, 1952-1964 (85-M166).


Patricia Frazer Lamb, writer and teacher, was born in Long Beach in 1931 and raised in Los Angeles. In the spring 1953, she married Dr. Michael C. Latham. The couple had two children, Miles (born 1956) and Mark (1958), while they were living in Tanganyika (now Tanzania), East Africa. In Tanganyika, Latham worked for the Colonial Medical Service and together the couple founded the International School, located in Dar es Salaam. In 1959, Lamb returned to the United States while Latham remained in Africa. Over the next ten years, Lamb traveled frequently between the United States and England while Latham traveled to many parts of the world, including South America, the Caribbean, and the Philippines. During this time their children lived at school in England. Lamb and Latham were divorced in 1973.


The collection contains correspondence between Patricia Frazer Lamb and Michael C. Latham during the period 1952-1973. The letters begin in August 1952, the time of the couple's engagement, and end in 1973, shortly before their divorce. Also included are several letters from their children to Lamb and Latham, correspondence between Latham and his parents, as well as a few letters from friends to both Lamb and Latham.

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Additional Index Terms

Africa--Description and travel
Caribbean Area--Description and travel
Child rearing
College teachers
Finance, Personal
Health--History--20th century
Great Britain--Description and travel
Medical students
Parent and child
Philippines--Politics and government
Sex in marriage
South America--Description and travel
United States--Politics and government--20th century
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Voyages and travels
Women authors
Latham, Michael C.