Gertrude Stein Collection, 1914-1973 (bulk 1946-1967).

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Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946. Gertrude Stein Collection, 1914-1973 (bulk 1946-1967).

Gertrude Stein Collection, 1914-1973 (bulk 1946-1967).

Manuscripts, correspondence, financial and legal documents, address books, and personal papers make up the Gertrude Stein Collection. The material was collected by Alice B. Toklas after Stein's death and includes a large amount of Toklas's incoming correspondence. Stein's writings are represented by manuscripts for three titles: Composition as Explanation, Before the Flowers of Friendship Faded Friendship Faded, and From Dark to Day. The correspondence series includes business letters and an extensive series of letters to the poet Georges Hugnet. Among the personal papers are inventories and appraisals of Steins art collection. The Toklas series consists mainly of a large number of incoming letters, some of them concerning Stein's estate. Among the many correspondents in this series are Mrs. William Aspenwall Bradley, Sandy Campbell, Bernard Faÿ, Donald C. Gallup, attorneys Edgar Allan Poe and Russell M. Porter, Virgil Thomson, and Carl Van Vechten, who served as Stein's literary executor.

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