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Adeline Genée Letter

A description of her letter at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: LMD
Date: 14 Apr 2010

Biographical History

Dame Adeline Genée (1878-1970) was a Danish and British ballet dancer. She became famous in the early twentieth century, performing with ballet companies in London and New York.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Adeline Genée Letter is a handwritten letter dated 1 Sep 1940 and sent by Genée from Bernardsville, New Jersey. It is addressed to Commander McCormick-Goodhart of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. During WWII, Genée came out of retirement to participate in various charitable war relief organizations. In the letter, she discusses plans for upcoming performances and events.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


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Subject Headings


Genée, Adeline, 1878-1970.


Ballerinas -- Great Britain -- Correspondence.


Bernardsville (N.J.) -- History.

Genres and Forms



Ballet dancers.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Adeline Genée Letter,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Commander McCormick-Goodhart, 1961.

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