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Alma de Bretteville Spreckels papers, 1920-1978

Spreckels, Alma de Bretteville, 1881-1968

Philanthropist, Art patron


Collection Information

Size: 1 Linear foot, (on 2 microfilm reels)

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.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm reels 1732-1733 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Alma de Bretteville Spreckels papers, 1920-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.