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No salutation, a condolence letter, internal evidence suggests the recipient was Margaret Cushing Osgood - her husband had just died. "I have just heard that dear Dr. Osgood has opened the door, & passed on into the Light - And now, never any more pain - only eternal beauty....How wonderful you all are....Dear Gretchen, dear Molly, the children, & the beautiful mother!" Gretchen Osgood Warren and Mary (Molly) Alden Childers were the new widow's daughters. Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924) was a Boston philanthropist. There have been at least three biographies of her; also published were the letters of Henry James to her and her correspondence with Bernard Berenson. She built and endowed a museum to house her personal art and other cultural artifact collection - the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, which includes the famous portrait by John Singer Sargent of Gretchen Osgood Warren and her daughter Rachel. Molly Warren became the mother of the fourth president of Ireland, Erskine Hamilton Childers. Two conjugate leaves, four pages. Some handling wear, a Very Good copy.
Title: Autograph Letter, Signed, July 15, (no year, but 1907).
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Seller ID: gardner,isabellastewart.275nosalutation,acondole