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A. Schaffer to Pratt, June 21, 1937

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 1, Item: SC07.01.1.015
Identifier: SC07.01.1.015
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 June 21, 1937

Mrs. John L. Pratt Box 118 Fredericksburg, Virginia

Dear Mrs. Pratt,

It was quite a shock to learn of your illness, but we are happy to read that the danger is over, and I can't tell you how glad we are that you are back home. We do hope that you will take good care of yourself so that you will get well and strong again, and never get ill again, ever.

If I weren't going to Europe, I would pay you a visit to cheer you up by showing you some of the things, but as it is, it will have to wait. However, I will keep the choicest [underlined] for you.

Mrs. Schaffer sends her love. Paul too made some sound, whatever he meant by it. Please do cheer us up as soon as possible, to tell us that you are better as we are still worried.

With kindest regards and wishes for your speedy recovery,

Sincerely, Alexander S. Schaffer [signed]


  • June 21, 1937


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1 page

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