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134 letters from Loren MacIver during her stays in France to architect Harry Leeds describing her daily life with husband, poet Lloyd Frankenberg and their friendships with prominent figures such as Margaret Barr, Elizabeth Bishop, Pierre Matisse, and James Johnson Sweeney and 311 photographs of Leeds, Galantine, MacIver, Frankenberg and others, along with views of the interiors of the homes at 61 and 64 Perry Street.Also found is an occasional letter to and from Frankenberg.
Harold Leeds papers, 1940s-circa 2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Harold Leeds (1913-2002) was an architect in New York, New York. During painter Loren MacIver's extended stays in France from 1953-1970, Leeds and his partner, filmmaker Wheaton Galantine (1913-2011) would look after MacIver's home.
Donated 2014 by Harry Leeds estate via Barry Skovgaard, executor.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001