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A. Schaffer to Pratt, Aug. 1, 1938

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 1, Item: SC07.01.1.028
Identifier: SC07.01.1.028

Scope and Contents

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

August 1, 1938

Mrs. John L. Pratt Box 118 Fredericksburg, Virginia

Dear Mrs. Pratt,

Thank you for your kind letter and check on account.

I was most sorry to hear that you were ill, and I am glad to know that you are up and around again. Please do take care of yourself. Remember, we need your help for Paul's wedding.

It is remarkable how time flies! He is growing every day and you will find that he is not the little baby you have seen. Of course, we still think he's very sweet and lovable.

We are on the beach and would enjoy it very much except that there's a plague of mosquitoes which is not very pleasant, but we hope that they'll disappear soon.

With kindest regards and love from the family,

Sincerely, Alexander S. Schaffer [signature]



  • Aug. 1, 1938


Language of Materials



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Biographical / Historical



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