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Gertrude Stein collection

Collection   1000-005

Dates:  1925-1929, undated.

Extent:  (1 box).

Level of Description:   Item level.

Name of creator(s):  Unknown.

Date of creation:  Undetermined.

Scope and Content:   Consists of typescript drafts and handwritten fragments of a paper written about Stein by an unknown author, who may have a sister by the name of  Rachel Smith LoBuono.  Also included are bibliographic references, press cuttings about Stein's life and works, and two letters from Stein to Mrs. Knopf. 

Administrative/Biographical History:  Purchased at auction and housed with this collection are 70 photographs, some annotated in French by Stein, including photos of herself, Georges Hugnet, and Eugene Berman, taken at her summer home in Bilignin near Belley, France.

Access and Copyright:

Language and Scripts:  English, French.

Finding aid/Inventory:  Finding aid is available online.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition:   Provenance of the collection materials is unknown; the 70 annotated photographs were purchased at auction.

Date(s) of description:   Unknown.

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Personal names 

Corporate names



  "Gertrude Stein - Genius"    
Handwritten outline, 3p.

 "This paper is largely the work of my sister, Rachel Smith LoBuono...."  Typed introduction handwritten notes and revisions, 2p.

Handwritten of one version of p3 of text, 1p.

Typed fragments of text, with handwritten revisions and notes, p4, 4 1/2, 6-10, 14-19.


"Even with the reduction as enclosed here, it took me 30 min. to read it...."  Handwritten cover note, 1p.

"G Stein, reduced, as promised - you may pencil off the section you wish to use...." Handwritten draft cover notes, 2p.


Incomplete typescript with handwritten revisions, p1-26.

Carbon copy of another version with handwritten revisions, p1-28; includes carbon copy typed bibliography, 1p.
Handwritten and typed bibliographic notes, 5p.

Carbon copy typed transcription of a letter from Michael Agelasto to Ethel, undated, in reference to Stein's Three Lives, 2p.

Carbon copy typed transcription of a letter from Gertrude Stein to Michael Agelasto, undated, in reference to his blocks illustration, 1p.

"There's a notable family called Stein. There's Gertrude, there's Ep, and there's Ein...." Handwritten transcription of a poem on a small paper fragment.

"Yes is for a Very Young Man." Mimeographed typed blurb by Gertrude Stein about her play, 1p.


 Gertrude Stein to Mrs. Knopf.  Undated.  Regarding meeting for lunch.  Handwritten and signed letter, 1p.

Gertrude Stein to Mrs. Knopf.  15 Dec 1927, regarding the publishing of Lucy Church Amiably.  Typed and signed letter, 1p.


Photocopies of press cuttings of reviews of Gertrude Stein's works, and about her life and death.

1:10 Gertrude Stein annotated photographs, 1925-1929

70 annotated snapshots of Gertrude Stein and her friends, Georges Hugnet (poet) and Eugene Berman, 1925-1929.  Taken at her summer home in Bilignin near Belley, France.

Views include:   Berman at work on a painting.  Most of the snapshots are 2 1/2 by 2 inches, with a few slightly larger. 20 of the snapshots are annotated by Stein on the versos. Gertrude Stein appears in 31 of these casual snapshots. Others show views of the Stein farmhouse, the dog Basket, Georges Hugnet writing poetry, several nude poses of Hugnet, and Berman at work on a painting. Hugnet, a young French poet was a principle member of the Stein charmed circle in the late 1920s. He translated and brought out two books by Stein in French.

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