SUZANNE

[Rosa Hollay, Helena Rubinstein's London manager, successor of Suzanne Verdi, 'Beauty Specialist', Old Bond Street, London.] Typed Letter Signed ('Rosa Hollay | Suzanne Verdi') to journaist 'Miss Coury', with Autograph Postscript,

Author: 
Rosa Hollay [née Bird] (c.1886-1979), London manager of Helena Rubinstein from 1914 [ Suzanne Verdi, 'Beauty Specialist', Old Bond Street, London]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of 44 Old Bond Street, W.1. [London] 30 September 1931.
£50.00

The Sunday Times, 20 March 2002, carries an article by Ann Treneman, 'The real face of Rubinstein', discussing the discovery among Hollay's papers of her correspondence with Helena Rubinstein. The correspondence was made use of by Lindy Woodhead in her 2017 book 'War Paint: Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein: Their Lives, their Times, Their Rivalry'. Hollay was Rubinstein's London manager from 1914.

[Suzanne Hughes, widow of the Irish musicologist Herbert Hughes.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Suzanne') to Sylvia Lynd

Author: 
Suzanne Hughes, widow of the Irish composer and musicologist Herbert Hughes (1882-1937) [Maire Gaster [née Maire Lynd] (1912-1990), daughter of Irish nationalist writers Robert Lynd and Sylvia Lynd]
Publication details: 
5 Cissbury Drive, Findon Valley, Worthing, Sussex. 13 July 1937.
£45.00

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium with mourning border. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Following her husband's death, she writes 'I have been trying to find my way through, so that I might be able to do as Herbert would wish, and make up to the children for what they have lost. [...] I am so glad now to think of the years we had in Kerry where Herbert was able to do what he liked best of all'. From the Lynd Archive, and with note at head of first page from Maire Gaister (daughter of Robert and Sylvia Lynd): 'Widow of Herbert Hughes, who collected Irish songs orally.'

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