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Post, Marjorie Merriweather

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role Collector
dates 1887-1973
city Washington
other citiesSpringfield, IL; New York, NY; Palm Beach, FL; Paul Smiths, NY; Greenwich, CT;
gender F
historical notes Art collector, business woman, philanthropist and founder of Hillwood Museum and Gardens -her former twenty-five acre estate in Washington, DC.

Post collected decorative arts including Sèvres porcelain, 18th-century French gold boxes, and Russian art (Russian icons, textiles, porcelains, and silver).

Marjorie was the only child of Ella Merriweather and Charles William (C.W.) Post, C.W. founded the Postum Cereal Company, a food-manufacturing empire that generated one of the largest fortunes of the early twentieth century.

Post was married four times: m. Edward B. Close, Dec. 3, 1905; m. Edward F. Hutton, July 7, 1920; m. Joseph E. Davies, Dec. 15, 1935; m. Herbert A. May, June 18, 1958.

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Columbia University Libraries Reminiscences of Marjorie Merriweather Post: oral history, 1964. see details...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Duveen Brothers Records, 1876-1981, bulk 1909-1964 see details...
Bentley Historical Library Post family papers, 1882-1973.
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Hagley Museum and Library Crawford H. Greenewalt Personal papers, 1948-1992.
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George Washington University A few notes on Hillwood : typescript, 1966 April see details...
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens The Archives of Hillwood Museum and Gardens house the personal papers of Marjorie Merriweather Post and the museum’s institutional records. see details...

see also:
Post, C. W. (Charles William), 1854-1914