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THE WASHINGTON POST: SATURDAY, MAY 23, 1942

Noted Visitor Is Honored

Dr. Guillermo Hernandez de Alba and Senora de Alba were honor guests at a luncheon yesterday at the Washington Hotel at which Richard Pattee, Assistant Chief of the Division of Cultural Relations of the Department of State, was host.

In this country at the invitation of the State Department, Dr. de Alba is a well-known Colombian historian and has published authoritative works on the cultural and artistic history of his native country. He has also devoted much time to tracing historic cultural interchanges between North and South America, while in this country he will visit in Virginia and Massachusetts where he will examine records dealing with the colonial origins of our economic system of government. He is especially interested in examining all collections in this country containing documents related to the history of Colombia, particularly during the colonial period.

Guests at yesterday's luncheon were Dr. Leo S. Rowe, Director General of the Pan American Union; Mrs. Concha Romero James and Miss Elsie Brown; Herbert E. Kahler and Rene d'Harnoncourt of the Interior Department; Walter Prendergast of the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs; Dr. E. A. Chapin of the Smithsonian Institution and Mrs. Chapin; Senor Camacho-Lorenzana of the Colombian Embassy and Senora de Camacho and from the Department of State Mr. and Mrs. Philip W. Powell, Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Pierson, Miss Irene Wright, Dr. Roscoe Hill and Arturo Morales.
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