Dorothy Whitney Straight Elmhirst papers, 1887-1978, 1887-1926 (bulk).


Dorothy Whitney Straight Elmhirst papers, 1887-1978, 1887-1926 (bulk).

Includes both sides of Dorothy's correspondence with Willard D. Straight, whom she married in 1911, dealing with their courtship, and with World War I while he was stationed in France, 1917-1918; letters from friends concerning social engagements and activities in New York State and Washington, D.C.; letters from her brothers, her sister-in-law Gertrude V. Whitney, and various nieces and nephews. Also notebooks from her school days, guardianship papers, newspaper clippings concerning her father's death, guest books and photographs documenting her early life; correspondence, newspaper clippings, and certificates documenting her civic activities; inventory (l volume) and miscellany concerning the house at 1130 Fifth Avenue; communications concerning Willard D. Straight's death and funeral arrangements in Paris, his will and photographs; correspondence about the building of Willard Straight Hall at Cornell University, and correspondence and statements concerning THE NEW REPUBLIC and ASIA magazines. Major correspondents include Beatrice Bend (later Mrs. Henry Prather Fletcher), Katharine L. Barney (later Mrs. Courtlandt D. Barnes), Maurice Casenave, Herbert and Louise Croly, James Curtis, Henry P. Davison, William A. Delano, Richard Derby, Margaret (Myra) G. Dix (later Mrs. Charles Lawrance), Martin Egan, Alfred W. Fiedler, Henry Prather Fletcher, Florence (Daisy) Jaffray Harriman, Louise (Tottie) R. Knowlton (later Mrs. Buell Hollister), and George D. Marvin. Also, William and Caroline D. Phillips, Ethel C. Roosevelt (later Mrs. Richard Derby), Susan R. Sedgwick (widow of Arthur Swann, later Mrs. Paul L. Hammond), Hazel Straight (later Mrs. James Forest Sanborn), Eliza Morgan Swift, May Tuckerman (later Mrs. Hermann Kinnicutt), Pauline P. Whitney (later Mrs. Almeric H. Paget), Anna L.B. Williams, and Gladys M. Vanderbilt (later Countess Szechenyi), A. Piatt Andrew, J. Howland Auchincloss, Robert and Martha W. Bacon and their son Robert Low Bacon, Frances P.B. Bolton, William J. Calhoun, Wilbur R. Chenoweth, Winston Churchill, Ellen Straight Cross, Richard Harding Davis, Charles D. Draper, Lord Charles French, John Foord, Mary Harriman (later Mrs. Charles C. Rumsey), Herbert C. Hoover, Colonel Edward M. House, Delancey K. Jay, Walter Lippmann, Charles Merz, Ruth Morgan, Annah D. Ripley (later Countess de Viel Castel), Alice L. Roosevelt (later Mrs. Nicholas Longworth), Corinne Roosevelt (later Mrs. Douglas Robinson), Theodore Roosevelt, Elihu Root, Lillian Wald, Lloyd Warren, William Fitz Hugh (Sheldon) Whitehouse, and Stark Young. Also one leather-bound writing set containing paper, pencil, and pen; marked in gold letters: "D. W. June 1910" (Dorothy Whitney).

10 cubic ft.


SNAC Resource ID: 7906618

Cornell University Library

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