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A. Schaffer to Pratt, Nov. 2, 1938

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 1, Item: SC07.01.1.031
Identifier: SC07.01.1.031
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

November 2, 1938

Mrs. John L. Pratt Box 118 Fredericksburg, Virginia Dear Mrs. Pratt,

Thank you for your letter of the 1st and check on account. I am glad that business is on the upswing. It’s about time – we all need it, and with the war scare behind us, we may be looking forward to better times.

Have you seen on page 219 of the October Connoisseur the editorial about my topaz Fabergé vase? I know you will be thrilled to see it, but the description will give you some idea of its beauty. If you haven’t this copy, I have an extra one and will be glad to send it to you.

Paul and Mrs. Schaffer send their love. You should hear him talking – a mile a minute – and most of the time we don’t know what he’s talking about.

I hope the weather there has been just as nice as it has been in New York, although I think it might be better for business if the cold weather would set in.

With kindest regards, Sincerely yours, A.S. Schaffer [signed]


  • Nov. 2, 1938


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1 page

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.

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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