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Astor, Nancy (1879-1964) to Mr. Wilson

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.023 Author/Creator: Astor, Nancy (1879-1964) Place Written: Cliveden, England Type: Typed letter signed Date: 14 November 1942 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Astor cannot choose a favorite poet; she starts by listing several: Browning, Keats, Kipling, Poe, and Longfellow. Her favorite book to read is the Bible.

People: Astor, Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, Viscountess, 1879-1964.
Wilson, Robert.

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Keywords/Subjects: Woman Author, Women's History, Religion, Literature and Language Arts, Poetry

Sub Era: World War II