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Title: Dorothy Whitney Straight Elmhirst papers from Dartington Hall,
Creator: Dorothy Payne Whitney Straight. Elmhirst
Inclusive dates: 1890-1976,
Bulk dates: 1920-1958 (bulk)
4 cubic ft.
Includes photocopies of correspondence with Margaret Isherwood, Eloise Elmhirst Sharman, Ellen Van Volkenberg Browne and correspondence concerning Willard Straight Hall (1920-1967); also lecture notes, notes about lectures taught at Dartington Hall, notebooks, diaries and travel journals; contains originals of letters by Ruth Morgan (1926-1933), Margaret and Helen Isherwood (1932-1968), Susan Sedgwick Hammond (1940-1968), Louise E. Croly (1926-1940) and letters by Dorothy and Leonard to Margaret and Helen Isherwood, Nancy Green, Ellen Van Volkenberg Browne, and Gilbert Harrison; also included are notes by E.A. Stettner, the transcriber of the Croly correspondence, an inventory for the records room at Dartington Hall and a diary (n.d.) describing World War I by an unknown author. Also, microfilmed correspondence between Leonard K. Elmhirst and Dorothy Whitney Straight (1920-1925) discussing travels, love and their subsequent marriage; correspondence (1932-1935) discussing psychology, sociology, Dartington Hall, education, religion and literature between Henry F. Heard, Gerald Heard, Margaret Isherwood and Dorothy Whitney Straight Elmhirst; her diaries (1927-1928), clippings, social appointments, notes and addresses. Also, clippings concerning events at Dartington Hall (ca.1926-1949), and photographs of Dorothy Whitney Straight Elmhirst's penthouse on Park Avenue (ca.1928).

Call number: 3782
Language: Collection material in English
Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library