Lot 577: TLS signed "F. LL. W.," one page, 11 x 8.5, Taliesin letterhead, September 25, 1957. Letter to Huntington Hartford. In full: "I have been sorry to see how near you come to doing something great and then something always happens—what is the matter? Anyway, my affection, Huntington, and anything I can do. So, put me down." In very good condition, with intersecting folds, uniform toning, and light dampstaining to lower right. Hartford was the heir to the A&P supermarket fortune and a prominent philanthropist. He established the Huntington Hartford Foundation in 1948 to foster creativity in the arts by offering fellowships at the Foundation's secluded estate in Rustic Canyon, Pacific Palisades. When Hartford acquired the property in 1942, he commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to draft plans for further developing the estate.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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