Natalie Clifford Barney - Romaine Brooks correspondence 1920-1969.

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Natalie Clifford Barney - Romaine Brooks correspondence 1920-1969.

Collection consists principally of the correspondence between Natalie Clifford Barney and Romaine Brooks (Goddard) beginning in 1920 and continuing until 1969. There are a total of 633 letters, most of which are at least two pages in length and accompanied by the original mailing envelopes. There are 271 letters from Brooks to Barney, and 362 from Barney to Brooks. Brooks and Barney spent the war years together in Florence, Italy, thus accounting for the gap in the correspondence at that time. Although the collection was used by Meryl Secrest in her biography of Brooks, the quotations were minor and the letters can be considered unpublished. Natalie Barney's Paris salon rivaled that of Gertrude Stein and her aAcademie des Femmes was conceived as a female counterpart to the all-male French Academy. The correspondence discusses many well-known figures such as Gertrude Stein, Edna St. Vincent Millay, James Joyce, Carl Van Vechten, Bernard Berenson, W. Somerset Maugham, Ezra Pound, Alice B. Toklas, T.S. Eliot, Djuna Barnes and many others.

4 document boxes (633 letters)

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Brooks, Romaine

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Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950

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Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972

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Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964

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Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965

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