Mabel Dodge Luhan collection, 1885-1984 3.97 Linear Feet
Luhan, Mabel Dodge, 1879-1962
The Luhan collection consists of letters, manuscripts, photographs, and personal papers documenting the life and work of Mabel Dodge Luhan. There is correspondence with psychoanalyst Abraham Arden Brill, Dr. Eric P. Hauser, and friend and assistant Walter Willard Johnson. There are smaller groups of letters to Charlotte Becker and Robert Edmond Jones, as well as incoming letters from John Reed. Writings include drafts of several manuscripts: typescript carbon drafts of "Hildegaard" and Una and Robin; a holograph draft of Edge of Taos Desert; a holograph and typescript draft of the unpublished "Family Affairs"; holograph and typescript drafts of Movers and Shakers; the original holograph manuscript of the unpublished novel "Water of Life"; and the first draft of Winter in Taos.There are early photographs of Luhan, photographs of friends, including Dorothy Brett and Robinson and Una Jeffers, and photographs of Luhan's homes in Taos, New Mexico, and Florence. Personal papers include the painting of Luhan by Mary Foote.