Corinne K. Lurton scrapbook: 1914-1929
Summary Information
Title: Corinne K. Lurton scrapbook
Creator: Lurton, Corinne K.
Inclusive dates: 1914-1929
Extent: 0.3 linear feet (1 volume)
Nurse born in San de Fuca, Washington in 1902. Scrapbook documenting Lurton's 1929 trip to Hawaii, Japan, and China in which she traveled with the University of Michigan baseball team in route to an exhibition game against Meiji University. Also, includes photographs of Lurton's family and friends.
Call number: 2017049 Aa 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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Finding aid created by Devon Proudfoot in October 2017.

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Donated by Seattle Genealogical Society, Archives Committee (donor no. 11318) in September 2015.

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Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Corinne K. Lurton scrapbook, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.


Corinne K. (Gillespie) Lurton was born in San de Fuca, Washington on March 8, 1902. Lurton worked as a nurse in California.

In 1929, Lurton traveled to Hawaii, Japan, and China. After spending the summer in Hawaii, Lurton departed aboard TSS Shinyo Maru, bound for Japan on August 20, 1929. On board were the University of Michigan Baseball team, and Lurton apparently made particular friends with right fielder Harvey Straub during the trip. The team was bound for Yokohama. The University of Michigan played Meiji University at the Meiji University Grounds on August 30, and won 7 to 2. Recent Japanese graduates of the University of Michigan attended the game, as did Dr. H. Yokota, President of Meiji University, and Edwin Neville, charge d'affairs of the American Embassy. Corinne married Malcolm Babbitt Lurton on April 21, 1922 in King County, Washington, but the couple divorced. Corinne appears to have been separated or divorced from Malcolm at the time of her 1929 voyage.

Malcolm Lurton attended the University of Michigan in 1914-1915, but never graduated. He was a sergeant 1st Class in the Medical Department, 1917-1919 in World War I. Malcolm Lurton died May 18, 1959 in San Mateo, California.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The Corinne K. Lurton scrapbook primarily documents her trip in 1929 to Hawaii, Japan, and China. A few pages contain newspaper clippings documenting the baseball teams game against Meiji University at the Meiji Shrine Grounds, as well as a photograph of Harvey Straub. Lurton also included photos of locations that she visited in China and Japan. Also included in the scrapbook passenger lists containing the names of the University of Michigan Baseball Team members.

The second half of the album consists of photographs of Lurton with family and friends during the 1910s, depicting her travels.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.

  • China -- Description and travel.
  • Baseball players.
  • Hawaii -- Description and travel.
  • Japan -- Description and travel.
  • Photographs.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Lurton, Corinne K.
  • Straub, Harvey.
  • University of Michigan -- Baseball.
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Corinne K. Lurton scrapbook 1914-1929 [series] (1 scrapbooks)