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"Love for life: a self-portrait of the first three generations of du Ponts in America, 1791-1834" by Gertrude Ruhnka

1976
 Collection
Identifier: 2001

Abstract

Gertrude Ruhnka (1891-1981) was a research librarian at the Huntington Library in California. The collection contains her unpublished manuscript, "Love for life: a self-portrait of the first three generations of du Ponts in America, 1791-1834," and two letters from Ruhnka to J.B. Lippincott Company and Dr. Walter J. Heacock of the Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation.

Dates

  • 1976

Creator

Extent

1 item(s)

Biographical Note

Gertrude Ruhnka (1891-1981) was a research librarian at the Huntington Library in California. She was the daughter of German immigrants August Edward Ruhnke (1860-1927) and Mary Steiglitz (1868-1962).

Scope and Contents

Unpublished manuscript by Gertrude Ruhnka (1891-1981), entitled "Love for life: a self-portrait of the first three generations of du Ponts in America, 1791-1834." Also includes two letters from Ruhnka to J.B. Lippincott Company and to Dr. Walter J. Heacock of the Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation. The collection was given to Lucile Fessenden Dandelet (1919-2007), a photographer of Marin County, California, upon Ruhnka's death.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access; this collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
"Love for life: a self-portrait of the first three generations of du Ponts in America, 1791-1834" by Gertrude Ruhnka
Status:
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2021: Ashley Williams

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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