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Alma de Bretteville Spreckels papers, 1920-1978

Spreckels, Alma de Bretteville, b. 1881 d. 1968
Art patron, Philanthropist
Active in Calif.

Collection size: 1.0 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: REELS 1732-1733: Letters from Loie Fuller, Queen Marie of Romania, and Malvina Hoffman; correspondence with Lloyd LaPage Rollins, Walter Heil, Thomas Carr Howe, Harry Noyes Pratt, and Clifford R. Dolph; manuscripts and legal documents about the founding of the California Palace of the Legion of Honor and Spreckles' gifts of art to museums; appraisals, receipts, bills, and financial statements; photographs of Hoffman's sculpture, Queen Marie of Romania and photographs and descriptions of her collection of Romanian decorative arts; museum registration records; and clippings and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art patron; San Francisco, California.

Donated by Mrs. Dorothy Munn, daughter of Alma de Bretteville Spreckles.

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