|Creator:||Lowrie, Sarah Dickson, 1870-1957|
|Title:||Sarah Dickson Lowrie correspondence|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of correspondence dated 1827 from Sarah Lowrie Dickson to Dr. Wood and an undated news clipping of Sarah Lowrie Dickson receiving a medal of honor from Roland L. Taylor.|
"Sarah Dickson Lowrie (1870-1957) was a lifelong observer and commentator of Philadelphia and activist. In addition to her position with the Philadelphia Public Ledger, Lowrie was one of the original members of the women's Committee of 1926. Organized at the mayor's invitation, the Committee took an active role in the second world's fair hosted by Philadelphia to commemorate the country's sesqui-centennial celebration of independence. Their project "High Street" was Lowrie's idea and took its title from the original name of the main thoroughfare that divides the city north and south. The project involved a re-creation of a late 18th century cityscape that included the building of 20 replica houses. After the sesqui-centennial, the Committee of 1926 took on the restoration, furnishing and administering of Strawberry Mansion, one of the 18th-century homes in Fairmount Park. The Committee continues to administer the home today. Lowrie served as its corresponding secretary and during the 1930s she and Museum director Fiske Kimball exchanged letters regarding certain furnishings for the house. Lowrie also wrote or was co-editor of three titles published for the Committee of 1926. Her subjects were "Notable Women of Pennsylvania," High Street and Strawberry Mansion. Lowrie was also active in social reform." -- "Sarah Dickson Lowrie biography of Eli Kirk Price finding aid." Philadelphia Museum of Art. http://www.philamuseum.org/pma_archives/ (Retrieved April 27, 2009)
Roland L. Taylor was president of the Philadelphia Trust, Safe Deposit, and Insurance Company. -- "Quits Philidelphia Trust." New York Times. 12/16/1911. http://query.nytimes.com/gst (Retrieved April 27, 2009)
Arranged in chronological order.
Sarah Lowrie Dickson correspondence, 1827. MS 2111. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.