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Letters, 1952-1968

Identifier: Series I.

Scope and Contents

Letters from Elizabeth Jennings to her parents, Dr. and Mrs. H.C. Jennings, written while Elizabeth was on her frequent trips to Italy. Apparently, Jennings had won a fellowship or stipend, for in her letter of April 2, 1957, she mentions how lucky she is to have "this prize and this money and this country". Written for the most part between 1957-1959 from Rome, Florence, and Assisi, the letters express Jennings's fascination with Italian culture and her devotion to the Catholic faith. She frequently mentions Father Tindal-Atkinson (Father T-A) and Princess Caetani, both of whom she befriended in Rome. Jennings also discusses her writing, especially in reference to her articles written for Vogue magazine and her poetry. The 63 letters are arranged chronologically.


  • Creation: 1952-1968

Repository Details

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