The Lottie L. Tillotson collection contains material that Tillotson collected on her travels throughout the American West
between 1896 and 1903.
Little is known about Lottie Tillotson. What is known about her can only be guessed based on the material in the collection,
since she left no diary or other information about herself behind. She was clearly an educated woman of some means, for she
made trips of long duration and to many destinations over a period of about seven years (1896-1903). She visited no fewer
than 21 states; she even ventured to the Klondyke in 1902. She was most likely single, for no husband or family members appear
in any of the photographs. She did have traveling companions, however, who can be seen in some of the photos that were most
likely taken by Tilltoson herself. There is one photograph of Tillotson at Eagle Rock in the Petrified Forest in Arizona (see
Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry Library, Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote
from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the
Autry Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder,
which must also be obtained by the reader.
Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://www.autrynationalcenter.org/research_application.php
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