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At a Glance
Gift from John Loring, an addition to his papers, consists of correspondence, photographs, and other materials, including but certainly not limited to: original photographs of the Isle of Wight Music Festival, August 29-31, 1969 taken by himself; an album of letters, invitations, and notes sent by prominent people including Margrethe II, Queen of Denmark, Walter Hoving, Mary Lasker, Malcolm Forbes, and Paloma Picasso; an album of letters and notes sent by additional prominent people including Albert II, Prince of Monaco, Gloria Vanderbilt, Richard Avedon, and Ultra Violet; very important examples of actual line editing of John Loring's text done by Jacqueline Kennedy while she was his editor at Doubleday; notes and faxes from Caroline Kennedy to John Loring relating to the quick work by Tiffany & Co. to create the notice for Mrs. Kennedy's funeral on May 23, 1994; and a letter written by Auguste Rodin; also four boxes of published articles by John Loring, including a comprehensive group of his writings for Architectural Digest.
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History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
John Loring, Design Director Emeritus of Tiffany & Co., and biographer of Joseph Urban, has been giving us portions of his own papers for a number of years. This year's gift consists of 4 legal size flip top gray boxes of his own magazine publications, plus 4 albums of significant items that he has received, created, or collected over his career.