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Edith Wharton letters

Redwood Library and Athenaeum

50 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
Tel: (401) 847-0292
Fax: (401) 841-5680
email: redwood@redwoodlibrary.org

Scope & content

This collection consists of two original letters and photocopies of letters written to members of Newport society such as Mrs. Morris in the care of Horace Gallatin, Mrs. Gallatin, and members of the King family including LeRoy King (1857-1895), his wife Ethel Rhinelander King (1857-1925), and their daughter Ethel King Russell (1895-1971). In these letters, Wharton maintains friendly correspondence relating various travel plans, social outings, mutual acquaintances, and her work. Also included are typed transcriptions of each letter.