H. Colin Slim Stravinsky Collection

[Envelope from Igor Stravinsky addressed to Walter de Bourg, November 15 1944] Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971

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Description obtained from the Supplement to the Annotated Catalogue of the H. Colin Slim Stravinsky Collection: "Autographed - now empty - large brown envelope ... (its postage stamps cut away) of 16 November 1944. At upper left, the composer wrote in black ink: "from Igor Strawinsky / 1260 N. Wetherly Dr. / Hollywood 46, Calif. SPECIAL / DELIVERY," this latter below a printed red, white, and blue sticker, "VIA AIR MAIL." He addressed this envelope: "to Walter de Bourg, Esq. / Legation of Switzerland / 2900 Cathedral Avenue, N.W. /Washington, D.C." and below, left, he wrote: "REGISTERED." The envelope is stamped by the post office: "VIA AIR MAIL / Special Delivery" and "REGISTERED / 251628." The envelope's reverse side is circle-stamped seven times in purple ink: "WEST, CALIF. / NOV / 15 / 1944," once as: "WASHINGTON, D.C. / 17 / NOV / 1944," and once in black ink: "WASHINGTON DC / STATE DEPT N0. 1 ."

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