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A. Schaffer to Pratt, Oct. 7, 1937

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 1, Item: SC07.01.1.019
Identifier: SC07.01.1.019
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, 1937

Mrs. John L. Pratt Box 118 Fredericksburg, Virginia

Dear Mrs. Pratt,

We are very much relieved that you have found the box. I would have felt miserable otherwise.

I am enclosing the bill and the histories of the objects you have taken with you. In this bill is included the yellow enamel box which I have sent to you previously, and the two presentation icons that I am sending to you today by Railway Express, insured against all risks. Please let me know whether they reach you in good condition.

I hope that the trip to New York did not tire you too much, and that I will have the pleasure of seeing you very soon again. I was sort of hoping that you could find time to see Paul, but I guess you just could not manage.

Trusting that my letter finds you in the best of spirits, with kindest regards and best wishes from both of us, I am

Yours sincerely, Alexander S. Schaffer [signed]

P.S. Mrs. Schaffer seems to think that you wanted the panagia with the jasper cameo of Christ. Please let me know whether I should keep it for you, as I myself am not certain.


  • Oct. 7, 1937


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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