Papers: Series I-IV, 1851-1958 (inclusive).

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Laidlaw, H. B. (Harriet Burton), b. 1874. Papers: Series I-IV, 1851-1958 (inclusive).

Papers: Series I-IV, 1851-1958 (inclusive).

Series I, Personal and family, includes photographs, clippings, a diary, school papers, and family correspondence. Series II, General correspondence, is arranged by writer and chronologically. Series III, Writings and speeches by Laidlaw, is divided into five subject sections: white slavery, suffrage and other U.S. issues, World War I, international cooperation, and miscellaneous. Series IV, White slavery, mainly documents Laidlaw's support of Rose Livingston, a prostitute turned social reformer, and includes a typescript entitled My Story: The History of a Prostitute's Life in San Francisco by Margaret von Staden.

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