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Covering the years 1796 to 1820, The Journal of Latrobe is a ""collection of observations and a record of facts."" Latrobe, best known for his design of the United States Capitol, describes his life and projects in Virginia, Philadelphia, and finally New Orleans, where he died of the yellow fever he caught while working on a waterworks project there. These are the acute observations of an ""architect, naturalist and traveler, "" with commentary on social mores and manners, as well as the development of cities and towns, particularly Washington, D.C. in a booming post-war America.

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Covering the years 1796 to 1820, The Journal of Latrobe is a ""collection of observations and a record of facts."" Latrobe, best known for his design of the United States Capitol, describes his life and projects in Virginia, Philadelphia, and finally New Orleans, where he died of the yellow fever he caught while working on a waterworks project there. These are the acute observations of an ""architect, naturalist and traveler, "" with commentary on social mores and manners, as well as the development of cities and towns, particularly Washington, D.C. in a booming post-war America.