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MS Fr 423

Yourcenar, Marguerite. Marguerite Yourcenar letters (photocopies) to Gertrude Fay: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b [shelved with bMS Fr 422]
Call No.: MS Fr 423
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Yourcenar, Marguerite.
Title: Marguerite Yourcenar letters (photocopies) to Gertrude Fay,
Date(s): 1959-1985 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English and French.
Abstract: Letters (photocopies) from French author Marguerite Yourcenar and her companion Grace Frick, to their neighbor and friend, Gertrude Fay.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*2002M-72. Gift of Hope Cobb, (via Sue Lonoff), 142 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08540; received: 2003 June 10.
Hope Cobb is the daughter of Gertrude Fay (Mrs. Rodman Fay), to whom these letters were sent. Hope Cobb has retained the original copies of the letters.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Conditions Governing Use:

Letters may be photocopied.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Marguerite Yourcenar Letters (Photocopies) to Gertrude Fay (MS Fr 423). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Marguerite Yourcenar was a French author who spent much of her life as a resident of Northeast Harbor, Maine. Grace Frick was her long-time companion. Gertrude Fay was a neighbor and friend of both Yourcenar and Frick in Northeast Harbor.

Scope and Contents

Letters concern their mutual friends, Yourcenar's writings, activities, travels, illnesses, and many other topics. Letters are in French and in English.

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