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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1770

Letters to Ellen Maud Tilton Atherton from various correspondents


Letters to Ellen Maud Tilton Atherton from various correspondents.


  • 1888-1940

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Collection materials are in English.

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.5 linear feet (1 box)

Letters to Ellen Maud Tilton Atherton from various correspondents. Friends of Atherton write of travels in Holland, politics in the United States, women who tried to run for office in the United States, and of being sick of the shingles. She was also thanked for various donations she gave to orphanages. The collection includes 2 photographs, and many dinner invitations to Atherton from politicians such as the Hoovers, Eleanor Roosevelt, Florence Harding, and the Russian, Italian, French and British Prime Minister.


Arranged alphabetically.

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*65M-92. Gift of Mrs. Francis Kernan, 163 East 65th Street, New York, New York; received: 1965 December.

Atherton, Ellen Maud Tilton, 1872-1965, recipient. Letters to Ellen Maud Tilton Atherton from various correspondents: Guide.
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