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Joseph Cornell letters to Susanna De Maria Wilson and other papers, 1963-1994, undated

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Cornell (Joseph) Letters to Susanna De Maria Wilson and other papers
Series II. Other papers, 1963-1994, undated 19 items (10 folders)
Series II.B. Miscellaneous items, 1973, 1974, 1994, undated 6 items (6 items in 4 folders)
Included are letters by others written after Cornell's death; a memorial service announcement for Cornell; and a note by De Maria Wilson.
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically. Painted wood box is listed at the end.
box folder
2 17 Joseph Cornell memorial announcement, 1973 January 2 items
Joseph Cornell memorial annoucement (digital version available on-site only)

[2] Envelope marked with names of Susan and Walter De Maria and announcement of memorial service for Joseph Cornell at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on 15 January 1973.
2 18 Betty C. Benton letter to Susanna de Maria, 1974 February 23 2 items
Betty C. Benton letter to Susanna de Maria (digital version available on-site only): 1974 February 23

[2] Envelope addressed to Miss S. de Maria and letter from Cornell's sister Betty C. Benton, in which she thanks De Maria Wilson for the Christmas card and seeds sent to Cornell shortly before his death.
2 19 Notes on Cornell lecture, undated 1 item
Notes on Cornell lecture (digital version available on-site only): undated

[1] One leaf of handwritten notes by Susanna De Maria Wilson from an afternoon lecture by Cornell in his kitchen.
2 20 Susanna De Maria Wilson letter to Dr. Earnest Nagamatsu, 1994 July 20 1 item
Susanna De Maria Wilson letter to Dr. Earnest Nagamatsu (digital version available on-site only): 1994 July 20

[1] Letter dated 20 July 1994 from Susanna Wilson to her friend Dr. Ernest Nagamatsu (dentist by trade; artist, photographer, and cultural activist based in Los Angeles), in which she relates details about her interactions and friendship with Cornell. She also mentions Cornell's collage Mirror Double and two accompanying letters from Cornell in Nagamatsu's posession.


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