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Walter L. Pforzheimer correspondence with Marguerite Merington, and related letters, 1933-1942

Author: Walter L Pforzheimer
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Manuscript   Book : English
Database:WorldCat
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Thirty-one letters, some accompanied by envelopes, most TLS written by Marguerite Merington to Walter L. Pforzheimer regarding letters written by George Armstrong Custer and Elizabeth Bacon Custer. Merington's letters discuss her relationship with Elizabeth Bacon Custer; her access to Custer's papers following Elizabeth Bacon Custer's death; exhibit and acquisition of Custer papers by Yale University Library; and
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Named Person: James T Babb; Curtis P Brady; J Bronson Case; Elizabeth Bacon Custer; Elizabeth Bacon Custer; George A Custer; George A Custer; May Custer Elmer; Marguerite Merington; Marguerite Merington; Walter L Pforzheimer; Elizabeth E Wellington
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Archival Material, Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter L Pforzheimer
OCLC Number: 702150560
Description: 31 items (in 2 folders)

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Thirty-one letters, some accompanied by envelopes, most TLS written by Marguerite Merington to Walter L. Pforzheimer regarding letters written by George Armstrong Custer and Elizabeth Bacon Custer. Merington's letters discuss her relationship with Elizabeth Bacon Custer; her access to Custer's papers following Elizabeth Bacon Custer's death; exhibit and acquisition of Custer papers by Yale University Library; and efforts by Merington to publish a book based on Custer letters. Also present are a few TLS to Merington from Custer family members J. Bronson Case and Elizabeth E. Wellington, some with typed notes by Merington appended, concerning Elizabeth Bacon Custer's will and possession of her papers by May Custer Elmer following her death.

Other letters include a few TL, carbon, some signed, written by Pforzheimer to Merington and to James T. Babb, Assistant Librarian, Yale University, regarding exhibition and acquisition of Custer papers by Yale. Also present are a few TLS from publishers to Merington; a TLS from Curtis P. Brady to Merington, regarding disposal of autographs acquired by him from files of McClure's Magazine; and two typed documents, signed, by Merington and May Custer Elmer, both regarding transfer of Custer papers to Yale University. Also present are a typed list of illustrations pertaining to Custer, undated, and a printed portrait of him, 1921.

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