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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1148.4

Sir William Rothenstein letters from Moritz Rothenstein

Letters to English painter and writer Sir William Rothenstein from his father Moritz Rothenstein.


  • 1902-1911

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Includes eighty-seven letters from Moritz Rothenstein to his son, William, concerning various family matters, such as William’’s wife Alice and the health of William’’s brother Albert, William’’s paintings and drawings, finances such as Moritz sending William money for rent, and William’’s new house. This collection also contains exhibition catalogs and announcements, as well as invitations to private showings of William’’s works.

Biographical / Historical

Rothenstein was an English painter and writer.


Arranged alphabetically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

68M-40. Gift of Sir John Rothenstein, Department of Fine Arts, Fordham University, Bronx, New York 10458; received: 1968 July.
Rothenstein, William, Sir, 1872-1945, recipient. Sir William Rothenstein letters from Moritz Rothenstein, 1902-1911: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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