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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney journal, vol. 1

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney journal, vol. 1

Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt

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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

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

Digital ID: 16722