Letts De Espil, Courtney

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Biographical Note

  • 1899, 17 June: Born, Chicago, Ill. (?)
  • circa 1920: Married Wellesley H. Stillwell (divorced 1924)
  • 1925: Married John Borden (divorced 1933)
  • 1928: Published The Cruise of the Northern Light (New York: Macmillan Co. 317 pp.)
  • 1933: Published Adventures in a Man's World (New York: Macmillan Co. 246 pp.) Married Felipe Espil, the Argentine ambassador to the United States
  • 1943: Moved to Buenos Aires when Felipe Espil was called back to Argentina after a military coup
  • 1945: Moved to Madrid when Felipe Espil was appointed ambassador to Spain
  • 1955: Moved to Sao Paulo when Felipe Espil was appointed ambassador to Brazil
  • circa 1959: Returned to Buenos Aires, Argentina, when Felipe Espil retired from diplomatic service
  • 1967: Published La Esposa del Embajador (Buenos Aires: Editorial Jorge Alvarez S.A. 167 pp.)
  • 1969: Published Noticias Confidenciales de Buenos Aires a USA (1869-1892) (Buenos Aires: Editorial Jorge Alvarez S.A. 245 pp.)
  • 1972: Felipe Espil died
  • circa 1973: Moved to New York, N.Y.
  • 1974: Married Foster Adams
  • 1995, April 7: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Courtney Letts de Espil Papers, 1925-1994, (bulk 1930-1949), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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creatorOf Courtney Letts de Espil Papers, 1925-1994, (bulk 1930-1949) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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Relation Name
associatedWith Berle, Adolf A., Jr., 1895-1971 person
associatedWith Berle, Beatrice Bishop, 1902-1993 person
correspondedWith Bush, George, 1924- person
associatedWith Espil, Felipe A., 1887- person
associatedWith Hughes, Antoinette. person
associatedWith Hughes, Charles Evans, 1862-1948 person
associatedWith Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955 person
correspondedWith Hull, Frances, -1954 person
associatedWith Ickes, Harold L. (Harold LeClair), 1874-1952 person
associatedWith Krock, Arthur, 1886- person
associatedWith Krock, Martha. person
associatedWith Morgenthau, Elinor, -1949. person
associatedWith Morgenthau, Henry, 1891-1967 person
associatedWith Pearson, Drew, 1897-1969 person
associatedWith Perón, Juan Domingo, 1895-1974 person
associatedWith Saavedra Lamas, Carlos, 1878-1959 person
correspondedWith Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965 person
associatedWith Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951 person
associatedWith Vandenberg, Hazel, -1950. person
associatedWith Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965 person
associatedWith Wallace, Ilo. person
correspondedWith Welles, Mathilde, -1949 person
correspondedWith Welles, Sumner, 1892-1961 person
correspondedWith Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1894-1972 person
correspondedWith Windsor, Wallis Warfield, Duchess of, 1896-1986 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Arctic regions
Diplomatic and consular service, Argentine--United States



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