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Jean Phillips Cootes collection
Identifier: Mss 0091
Abstract Jean Phillips Cootes (1922-2004) was a patroness of American and Italian arts and music and wife of senior American diplomat Merritt Cootes. She entered the Foreign Service in 1944 and served as a stenographer on the staff of General Lucius Clay, chief of the United States occupation forces in Germany. The Jean Phillips Cootes collection contains personal correspondence, a small amount of clippings, and a history of her home, Il Palagetto, in Florence,...
Dates: 1979 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1985 - 2004