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Princess Dilkusha de Rohan:

An Inventory of Her Correspondence at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Rohan, Dilkusha, princess de, 1899-
Title: Princess Dilkusha de Rohan Correspondence
Dates: 1927-1961, undated
Abstract: Consists mainly of letters written to the wife of Prince Carlos de Rohan (1895-1931), the former Alis Dilkusha Wrench, who became a couturier and was friends with many artists and writers in London and Paris. Included are letters from Janet Flanner, Dora Maar, Anna Pavlova, Pavel Tchelitchew, Antonina Vallentin, Dolly Wilde, and others. A few of the letters are written to Dilkusha's partner, the Russian dancer Catherine Devillier.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-3593
Extent: 1 box (.21 linear feet)
Language: English, French, and Russian
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center



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Purchase, 1966 (R3103)

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Kelsey Handler, 2012

Container List

Rohan, Dilkusha, princess de:

1.1 Outgoing correspondence, ALS to unidentified recipient Darling, undated, in French. On letterhead of de Rohan, Ltd.; also signed by Willy (pet?); possibly written to Catherine Devillier.
Incoming correspondence:
1.2 Unidentified author Gilberto. ALS, 16 May 1954.
Blum, Suzanne, 1898-1954. ALS, 12 May 1959, in French.
Bonnet, Clemence. ALS, 17 April 1961, in French.
Flanner, Janet, 1892-1978. ALS, 28 August 1961.
Kimbrough, Emily, 1899-1989. ALS, TLS, 26 September no year, 22 October no year.
1.4 Maar, Dora, 1907-1997. 11 ALS, 2 Christmas cards, 1954-1960, in French.
1.3 Montagu, Elizabeth (Elizabeth Susan), 1909-2002. ALS, 16 April 1954.
Rose, Francis, Sir, 1909-1979. ALS, Christmas card, 27 April no year, undated.
St. Mechtilde, M., Sister. ALS, 7 December 1953.
Settle, Alison, 1891-1980. ALS, 3 November 1960.
Stirling, Marygold. 2 ALS, 1961.
Tchelitchew, Pavel, 1898-1957. ALS, 1 July 1929.
1.5 Vallentin, Antonina, 1893-1957. 18 ALS, undated, in French.
1.3 Wilde, Dolly, 1895-1940. 2 ALS, 1926-1929, partially in French.

Devillier, Catherine "Katusha":

Incoming correspondence:
1.6 Goncharova, Natalia, 1881-1962. ALS, 18 March 1952, in Russian.
Larionov, Mikhail Fedorovich, 1881-1964. ALS, 18 March 1952, in Russian.
Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931. ALS, telegram, 1928, undated, in French.
Tchelitchew, Pavel, 1898-1957. 4 ALS, 1927-1953, undated, in Russian.