Dorothy Christian's father was secretary to President Warren G. Harding. The three books illustrate, to a small extent, events of interest to a woman in the social world of Washington, D.C. in the 1920s.
3 books and 2 photographs.
Book: "The Kitchen Diary: Your Daily Friend" (Chicago: P. F. Volland & Co., 1913) contains birth dates, addresses and appointments--sporadic entries, 1921-1934.
Book: "The Shakespeare Birthday Book" (Mary F. P. Dunbar, ed., London, 1881) has a quotation from Shakespeare for every day in the year; scattered throughout the book are names of relatives and friends.
Book: "Some One Like You" by James W. Foley: five pages of poetry and five illustrations, copyrighted 1916, with a box.
Photographs: Two small portrait photographs, one dated 1923, found in "The Kitchen Diary," are stored separately.
Dorothy H. Christian Collection, ca. 1881-1934, Archives Center,National Museum of American History