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Description: In this typed letter signed Stokowski writes: “Dear Miss Mott We were all so appreciative of your kindness to us in Ellenville, and hope we shall meet you again soon, to thank you personally. I am enclosing a Serbian cross, which I hope you will like. It is very old, but I was unable to find out its history.” Stokowski adds a postscript in his hand: “I found it in Serbia, where have been many terrible wars-, so I imagine it has seen heart-rending scenes”.

The cross is still with the letter. It is 3″ high and constructed of gilded 800 silver and mother of pearl. Letter is written on a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of imprinted stationery. These items descended in the family of Miss Mott, who met Stokowski while working at the Cragsmoor Inn in Ellenville.┬áItem #A01397

Leopold Anthony Stokowski (1882-1977), one of the leading conductors of the early and mid-20th century, is best known for his long association with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Condition: Fold lines, otherwise very good.