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Pratt, A. Houghton ((Albert Houghton))

 Person

V. Valta Parma, born Albert Houghton Pratt, was born in Brooklyn, NY on 31 March 1878 and died in Washington, DC on 31 October 1941. He attended prepatory school at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute and Hamilton College (2 years, and honorary A.M., 1941) and Cornell University (A.B., 1901). From 1901 to 1915 he was a member of the publishing firm of Houghton-Mifflin Co.; from 1915 to 1927 he did editorial work on children's literature; from 1927 to 1940 he was Curator of Rare Books at the Library of Congress.