Marion Lowndes letters from Gerald Murphy

Collection ID:
Murphy, Gerald, 1888-1964
Physical Description:
5 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Four letters and a postcard, 1948, 1951, 1956, 1964, from Gerald Murphy to Marion "Diddy" (Mrs. Lloyd) Lowndes and family. The letters speak of personal matters concerning Murphy as well as his wife, Sara, and their friendship with Lowndes, travels, and feelings.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Marion Lowndes from Palisades, N.Y. was a close friend of artist, Gerald Murphy. Murphy was a painter, born in Boston, Mass. and lived in Palisades, N.Y. He was active in Europe around 1921, and painted in an abstract style.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 5129 (fr. 1352-1364) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1965 by Marion Lowndes.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing 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.

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