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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney journal, vol. 1, 1890 May 10 - September 14

Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942


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Title: Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney journal, vol. 1

Date: 1890 May 10 - September 14

Physical Details: Diary : 1 v. : handwritten ; 20 x 13 cm.

Description: Title based in part on handwritten title page which reads: A trip abroad; vol. I; journal of Gertrude Vanderbilt; May, 1890; from New York to London to Paris to London to New York to Newport.

Whitney documents her boat voyage across the Atlantic and back; sightseeing in London and Paris; lessons in painting and other subjects, horseback riding and social events in Newport.

Several newspaper clippings documenting Vanderbilt society parties are enclosed.

Some entries are written in French.

Any citation of this collection must include the following title designated by the donor: Whitney Museum of American Art, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers. Gift of Flora Miller Irving.

Creator: Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942

Forms part of: Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers, 1851-1975, bulk 1888-1942

Rights Statement: U.S. public domain

Citation Information: Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney journal, vol. 1, 1890 May 10 - September 14. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers, 1851-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 16722