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Post, Marjorie Merriweather

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role Collector
dates 1887-1973
city Washington
stateDC
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.

decades
of activity
1910-1920
1920-1930
1930-1940
1940-1950
1950-1960
1960-1970
websitehttp://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/
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Columbia University Libraries
Butler Library, 6th Fl. East,
Reminiscences of Marjorie Merriweather Post: oral history, 1964. see details...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Please see individual record for location
Duveen Brothers Records, 1876-1981, bulk 1909-1964 see details...
Bentley Historical Library
University of Michigan
Post family papers, 1882-1973.
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Hagley Museum and Library
Manuscripts & Archives Dept.
Crawford H. Greenewalt Personal papers, 1948-1992.
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George Washington University
Special Collections & University Archives
A few notes on Hillwood : typescript, 1966 April see details...
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
4155 Linnean Avenue, NW
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