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MS Am 1954

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

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1954
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Fink, Frances Sharf, recipient.
Title: Frances Sharf Fink letters from various correspondents,
Date(s): 1924-1963.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Primarily personal letters to the American writer Frances Sharf Fink and her husband, Nathan H. Fink.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

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

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Frances Sharf Fink Letters from Various Correspondents, 1924-1963 (MS Am 1954). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

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.

Scope and Contents

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.

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