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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1954

Frances Sharf Fink letters from various correspondents


Primarily personal letters to the American writer Frances Sharf Fink and her husband, Nathan H. Fink.


  • Creation: 1924-1963

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Chiefly contains personal letters to the Finks, especially from musicologist and pianist, Nicolas Slonimsky, and author, critic, and editor, Isaac Goldberg. Also includes some letters to Goldberg concerning his writings which included work on music, Spanish, Portuguese, and Yiddish literature, H.L. Mencken, George Gershwin and others; a notebook and sheet music by Slonimsky; a memorial to Goldberg; and photographs and clippings of Frances Fink, Goldberg, Mencken, and Slonimsky.

Biographical / Historical

Frances Sharf Fink, an author, has written on art and been an editor at the Jewish Advocate. Her husband, Nathan H. Fink, was a dentist in Boston, Mass.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

77M-61. Gift of Mrs. Edgar R. Taylor, Valley Stream, N.Y. 11581; received: 1978 February 7.

Fink, Frances Sharf, recipient. Frances Sharf Fink letters from various correspondents, 1924-1963: Guide.
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