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A. Schaffer to Pratt, June 17, 1937

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 1, Item: SC07.01.1.014
Identifier: SC07.01.1.014
A. Schaffer to Pratt
A. Schaffer to Pratt

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

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Russian Imperial Treasures, Inc. "The Schaffer Collection" 15 West 50th Street Rockefeller Center New York June 17, 1937

Mrs. John L. Pratt Box 118 Fredericksburg, Virginia

Dear Mrs. Pratt,

I am very sorry you didn't have a chance to come in while you were in New York, as I have some very beautiful pieces that I know you would have greatly enjoyed seeing.

I am going abroad on Wednesday, the 23d, and will take some of them with me for a client in London. I don't know who long I will be. I hate to leave Mrs. Schaffer and the baby, but I guess I will have to.

I am carefully packing and shipping the things to you, as I have them all photographed now. I am enclosing the photographs and the histories in the package.

With kindest regards and best wishes,

Sincerely yours, Alexander S. Schaffer [signed]


  • June 17, 1937


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Biographical / Historical



1 page

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.

Physical Description


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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
200 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard
Richmond VA 23220-4007 United States