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Lucretia Perry Osborn papers, 1884-1928

Identifier: Mss .O837


There are three boxes in this collection. Two consist of replies to Mrs. Osborn's invitations to luncheons, teas and dinners and some also contain general information about books and events. The correspondents include Adelaide Frick (Mrs. Henry Clay Frick), Mary Harriman (Mrs. Edward Harriman), the architect Thomas Hastings; Endicott Peabody, the legendary headmaster of the Groton School; William T. Manning and William C. Doane, two bishops of the Protestant Episcopal Church; and Horace Porter, a soldier-diplomat who witnessed Lee's surrender at Appomatox. The third box contains three notebooks: One, with photographic imprints of leaves and the initials V.S.O. on a gray cover, is identified in Henry Fairfeld Osborn's handwriting as "Virginia's Diary in Paris. 1867-1868." The second, is covered in black with a label, also in Osborn's handwriting"Loulu Perry Osborn, Munchen- Nov. 19th, 1885. The third notebook is not identified. It is the diary of a trip to Europe that begins with an entry on July 11, 1894.


  • Majority of material found within ( 1900-1917).


2 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

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The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017). Minimal level collection record created with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Hidden Collections grant, 2010.

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Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

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