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J. Paul Getty and Ashby sisters papers, 1926-1992, undated

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Guide to the J. Paul Getty and Ashby Sisters Papers, 1926-1992, and undated

Scope and Content of Collection

The records consist of personal correspondence and telegrams, clippings, a book, and photographs, 1926-1992 and undated, related to J. Paul Getty, Allene Ashby (Getty's second wife), and Belene Ashby. The records provide some information on the relationship between Getty and Allene, and Getty and Belene, through unpublished and published materials. The letters discuss Getty's feelings for, and relationships with, Allene and Belene, as well as some financial disbursements made to Belene. The clippings concern Belene, other members of the Ashby family, and Christine Banks (granddaughter of Belene). The photocopies of the guestbook contain greetings and comments from friends of Belene, and the address book includes J. Paul Getty's address at Sutton Place, England. The photographs included in the records depict the Ashby family at family gatherings and holidays, and feature Belene.


These records are organized in three series:
Series I. Correspondence, 1926-1931, 1950-1971;
Series II. Printed materials, 1932-1992, undated;
Series III. Photographs, circa 1930-1979, undated.

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