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MS Thr 1140

Diaghilev, Serge, 1872-1929, recipient. Letters to Serge Diaghilev from various correspondents, 1916-1929: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Location: f
Call No.: MS Thr 1140
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Letters to Serge Diaghilev from various correspondents
Date(s): 1916-1929
Quantity: .08 linear feet (11 folders in 1 protective case)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English, French, Italian, and Russian.
Abstract: Letters to Serge Diaghilev from artists, composers, conductors, theater directors and patrons.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2014MT-38. Purchased with the Parmenia Migel Ekstrom Memorial Fund; received: 2015 June 11.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Irina Klyagin

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Letters to Serge Diaghilev from Various Correspondents, 1916-1929 (MS Thr 1140). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Serge Diaghilev (Сергей Павлович Дягилев) was a Russian impresario and the founder and director of the Ballets russes.


Arranged alphabetically by the name of correspondent.

Scope and Contents

Includes letters to Serge Diaghilev from ballet master Enrico Cecchetti, theater director Oscar Dufrenne, artist Edmund Dulac, conductor Eugene Goossens, opera director and impresario Raoul Gunsbourg, governor of Rome Francesco Boncompagni-Ludovisi, patrons Princess Edmond de Polignac and Lord Rothermere, and theater director Aleksandr Tairov. Also includes letter from a diplomat, Jacques Reboul, to unidentified performer.

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