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Lancaster, barns, William D. Pattison, Walter Horn, geography, European ancestry


A letter from William D. Pattison to Alfred L. Shoemaker, dated September 20, 1959. Within, Pattison informs Shoemaker of Walter Horn's lectures about the history of Western barns and how they may relate to Pennsylvania barns.


William D. Pattison


Alfred L. Shoemaker

Corresponds to:

Packet 25-2


Los Angeles, California


Sept. 20, 1959

Dear Professor Shoemaker:

Remembering as I do a talk that you once gave before some assembled geographers in Lancaster, I send along the following notice.

Professor Walter Horn, chairman of the Art Dept. University of California, Berkeley, has an illustrated talk which he gives, titled, “The Western Barn – Its Origin and Structural History.” What he says bears a relation to Penna. barns. His main concern is with European ancestry. Perhaps you’d like to look into this, if you have not already.

Sincerely yours,

William D. Pattison

Asst. Prof.



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Letter from William D. Pattison to Alfred L. Shoemaker, September 20, 1959



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