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Carina Benjamin Papers

Identifier: GTM-661214

Content Description

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.


  • 1937-1953

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Researchers are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of the materials being used, establishing who the copyright owner is, locating the copyright owner, and obtaining permission for intended use.

Biographical / Historical

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.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger Document Case)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Walter R. Benjamin Autographs, New York, via Mary A. Benjamin, director, 1966.

Carina Benjamin Papers
Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections.
Before 1990
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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