Sunday, March 9, 2014
MAUD AGNES WAIT LOUSON (1869-19??)
Maud A. Wait was born in Montreal, Canada, and came to the United States in 1903.
Maud Wait finished the NYPL Training Class in 1904 and received a permanent staff appointment. She was promoted to First Assistant in 1907 and was appointed to be the Branch Librarian at the Washington Heights Branch in 1913. Wait transferred to the Tremont Branch in 1917, but resigned in April 1921 to return to Canada and marry William Steele Louson (1860-1921), a “commercial traveler” or traveling salesman. Within six months her husband had died, and Maud Louson returned to New York City in September 1922. She immediately resumed her career at NYPL, serving as head of the Aguilar Branch from 1922 until 1938, when she retired.
After her retirement, Maud Wait Louson worked as a part-time librarian at the National Council of Churches in NYC. There is one indication that Maud Louson might have returned to Canada to live in the 1940s.