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Guide to the Olgivanna Lloyd Wright Letters, 1926-1931, to Maude E. Devine
Special Collections M0518  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Olgivanna Lloyd Wright Letters, 1926-1931, to Maude E. Devine
    Collection number: Special Collections M0518
    Creator: Wright, Olgivanna Lloyd.
    Extent: 96 p. (25 letters and 1 postcard)
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions


    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.


    Purchased, 1989.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Olgivanna Lloyd Wright Letters, 1926-1931, to Maude E. Devine , M0518, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical Note

    Olgivanna was Wright's third and last wife. Maude E. Devine was the friend who transcribed the manuscript of Wright's autobiography.

    Scope and Content

    The letters span the period of the bank seizure of Taliesin, Wright's work on The Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, plans for a resort, San Marcos in the Desert (never built), "Graycliff," a summer house for his old patron, Darwin D. Martin, and other projects. Includes a small snapshot of the Wright's daughter, Iovanna, enclosed with the letter of 9 Jan. 1927.

    Access Terms

    Devine, Maude E.
    Martin, Darwin D.
    Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959.
    Architecture, Modern--20th century.