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A. Schaffer to Pratt, Aug. 10, 1937

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 1, Item: SC07.01.1.017
Identifier: SC07.01.1.017
A. Schaffer to Pratt
A. Schaffer to Pratt

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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 August 10, 1937

Mrs. John L. Pratt Box 118 Fredericksburg, Virginia

Dear Mrs. Pratt,

It is good to know that someone else thinks as much of the baby as we do. I was glad to see that you have noticed how much he changed. It is quite true he is not a doll any more, but a boy, and does not look like either of us especially.

I am glad you kept the two pins. The one in question is a spinel ruby and not a garnet. I received the pink one today.

I am sending to you today by railway express, insured, a few very choice pieces, of which I am enclosing the tags. I know that you will have great pleasure in seeing them and sincerely hope that you can manage to keep some.

Trusting that my letter finds you greatly improved (you didn't say anything about it in your letter), with kindest regards and best wishes from the whole family,

Sincerely yours, Alexander S. Schaffer [signed]



  • Aug. 10, 1937


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1 page

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.

Physical Description


Physical Facet



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