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A. Schaffer to Pratt, Oct. 7, 1936

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 1, Item: SC07.01.1.008
Identifier: SC07.01.1.008
A. Schaffer to Pratt
A. Schaffer to Pratt

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Transcription: Telephone Circle 7-0747 Cable Address "Russianart"

[double-headed eagle emblem]

Russian Imperial Treasures, Inc. "The Schaffer Collection" 15 West 50th Street Rockefeller Center New York October 7, 1936

Mrs. John L. Pratt Chatham Fredericksburg, Virginia

Dear Mrs. Pratt,

Just a line to let you know that I am planning to have an exhibit at my galleries, beginning November first, of the work of CARL FABERGE, and I thought you may be willing to loan me some of the lovely things you own. Although I really hate to put you to all this trouble, but maybe you could just have someone pack the things that you want to lend to me, and send them railway express, insured, at my expense.

So far I have only borrowed the big Easter egg, but I do not know whether I will have anything else outside of my own things.

Believe it or not, Paul is asking about you and sends his love, in which Mrs. Schaffer joins him.

With kindest regards and best wishes,

Cordially, Alexander S. Schaffer [signed]



  • Oct. 7, 1936


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.

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Schaffer Collection, Russian Imperial Treasures, Rockefeller Center

Digitization of the Lillian Thomas Pratt Archives has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives Repository

Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library
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Richmond VA 23220-4007 United States