The William Otis Raiguel papers span the years 1905-1932 and include correspondence, contractual agreements, travel diaries,
and an insurance application. The correspondence, dated from 1909-1920, is between Raiguel and John Galen Howard, and documents
some of their financial arrangements. The three travel diaries completed on his trip to England, France, and Italy include
sketches of architectural plans, buildings, and architectural details. The diary from his later trip around the United States,
Canada, and Europe contains small photographs, itineraries, and a few articles and brochures.
William Otis Raiguel was born in Freehold, New Jersey on September 25, 1875. In 1905, he traveled to England, France, and
Italy. In 1911, Raiguel traveled from San Francisco to Portland, Seattle, and Canada. After taking the train across Canada,
he visited Pennsylvania and New York and then boarded a ship for Europe. From July 18 to the middle of December, Raiguel traveled
in England, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, and Egypt.
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