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Albert M. Bender Correspondence, 1920 - 1941

5344 items from the Bender Estate

Albert M. Bender (1866-1941), insurance broker, patron of the arts, and trustee of Mills College, was so widely known and respected that a letter addressed to "Saint Albert of San Francisco" once reached him through the U.S. mails. He had friends of distinguished reputation throughout California and indeed throughout the world.

Many of the letters he received simply acknowledge gifts or services rendered; others, however, are significant in content and quantity, for example, those from Mary Austin, Witter Bynner, Ina Coolbrith, Una Jeffers, Edwin Markham, Alfredo Ramos-Martinez, Joseph and Johanna Raphael, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, Ella Winter, Charles Erskine Scott Wood, William Butler Yeats, and various members of the Yeats family.

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