A Finding Aid to the Susan Metcalfe and Pablo Casals Letter Collection, 1915-1918, in the Archives of American Art.
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Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.moorgeor
Creators:
Moore, George P.
Dates:
1915-1918
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
Repository:
The letter collection of soprano Susan Metcalfe and cellist Pablo Casals collected by George Moore contains 53 items and dates from 1915 to 1918.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The letter collection of soprano Susan Metcalfe and cellist Pablo Casals collected by George Moore contains 53 items and dates from 1915 to 1918.
The collection consists primarily of letters from Susan Metcalfe Casals to her husband, Spanish cellist, Pablo Casals. Metcalfe wrote from New Rochelle, New York, New York City, and Stockbridge, Massachusetts., to Casals in New York, London, Spain, and other locales. The letters reflect the tempestuous nature of their marriage. Also included are drafts of three letters from Casals to Metcalfe; three from Metcalfe's mother and brother to Casals mother, Pilar, chastising Casals on his behavior toward his wife; and one letter from Lydia Field Emmet to Casals.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of this collection the letters are arranged as one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Susan Metcalfe Casals (1878-1959), mezzo-soprano, was the first wife of the renowned Spanish cellist, Pablo Casals (1876-1973). They married in 1914 and divorced in 1957. The couple often socialized with Lydia Field Emmet in New York and with her sister Jane de Glehn in England. Metcalfe shared a property with Lydia at "Strawberry Cottage" in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
The collection is available on 35mm microfilm reel 5743 in Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Processing Information
The collection was processed by Jean Fitzgerald in 2002. A finding aid was written by Caroline Donadio in 2018.
Author
Caroline Donadio
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Susan Metcalfe and Pablo Casals letter collection was purchased by George P. Moore, a cellist and music professor at the University of Southern California in 1982 and donated to the Archives of American Art in 1996. Moore continued to delve further into Casals' life and his associations with Lydia Field Emmet and the Emmet family.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Preferred Citation
Susan Metcalfe and Pablo Casals letter collection, 1915-1918. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Casals, Pablo, 1876-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Metcalfe-Casals, Susan, 1878-1959 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Emmet, Lydia Field, 1866-1952 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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