Letters written to the Countess Rachele Maria Carolina Toussaint de St. Seigne (b.1875 - d.1954). Correspondents include Amleto Giovanni, Cicognani Elia Cardinal Dalla Costa, Giovanni Battista Montini (Pope Paul VI), Francis Cardinal Spellman, and Domenico Tardini.
See External Documents below for folder list. Added folder #11 contains biographical information re Mary A. Benjamin and Walter R. Benjamin.
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Mrs. Walter R. Benjamin was born Rachele Maria Caroline Toussaint "Carina" de St. Seigne, in Italy, on January 28, 1875. She died in New York on January 11, 1954. She was married to rare books dealer Walter Romeyn Benjamin (born 1854). He was also the editor of "The Collector", a monthly magazine for autograph and historical collectors.Their daughter Mary A. Benjamin (1905-1998) became the director of her father's business after his death in 1943.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Walter R. Benjamin Autographs, New York, via Mary A. Benjamin, director, 1966.
Mrs. Walter R. Benjamin papers. Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Georgetown University Library, Washington, D.C. https://findingaids.library.georgetown.edu/repositories/15/resources/12382 Accessed February 20, 2020.