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Curtiss, Mina Kirstein, 1896 - 1985 (author, editor, translator and researcher)


Dates and places

Born 1896. Professor of English at Smith College (USA) from 1920-1934, from 1940-1941, and in 1977. Research assistant for the Mercury Theatre and the Mercury Theatre of the Air (1935-1938). Died 1985.

Sphere of activity

Author, editor, translator, researcher.

Admin / Family structure

Sister of choreographer Lincoln Kirstein

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:


Letters from Mina Curtiss to Clive Bell, 1924 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0272/CHA/1/159
Scope and Contents

15 autograph letters signed and 2 typed letters signed to Clive Bell. [1924]-1950.

Dates: 1924 - 1950

Letters from Mina Kirstein to Frances Partridge, 1980-11-18 - 1983-08-26

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/6/1/107
Scope and Contents

3 typed letters signed.

Dates: 1980-11-18 - 1983-08-26
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