Jane Grant exhibit

Exhibit Contents

Introduction

Ready to Combat the World

Ablaze with Adventure and Verve

Life as a Lucy Stoner

It Must Be Human

An Audience with an Emperor

The Legacy She Left Behind

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Portrait of Janet Flanner posing as "Eustace Tilly," the dandy character drawn by Rea Irvin that graced the cover of the first issue of The New Yorker. Portrait by Horst P. Horst, 1932. Photograph copyrighted by Horst.

Portrait of Janet Flanner. At the time this photograph was taken, Flanner had been writing her "Letter from Paris" for two years. Portrait by Berenice Abbott, 1927. Photograph courtesy of Commerce Graphics Ltd., Inc.

Letter from Janet Flanner to Jane Grant, January 4, 1945. Toward the end of World War II, Flanner returned to Europe as a war correspondent, after Grant made arrangements for Flanner to fly to London from New York. Grant helped Flanner's career in many ways, and Flanner always expressed her deep appreciation. She ends this letter, "I'll try to make you proud of me. Thanks for all you have always done. A Kiss X Janet." Jane Grant Papers, Coll. 41.

Letter from Janet Flanner to Jane Grant, January 4, 1945. Toward the end of World War II, Flanner returned to Europe as a war correspondent, after Grant made arrangements for Flanner to fly to London from New York. Grant helped Flanner's career in many ways, and Flanner always expressed her deep appreciation. She ends this letter, "I'll try to make you proud of me. Thanks for all you have always done. A Kiss X Janet." Jane Grant Papers, Coll. 41.

Letter from Janet Flanner to Jane Grant, December 9, 1951. Flanner wrote this sympathy letter after Ross's death on December 6, 1951. "I have had twenty-six years of happy tempestuous often argumentative work because of you and because of him...my God I cried when I heard he had suddenly left us all, the 19th floor and Eustace Tilley and all of us--" Jane Grant Papers, Coll. 41.

Letter from Janet Flanner to Jane Grant, December 9, 1951. Flanner wrote this sympathy letter after Ross's death on December 6, 1951. "I have had twenty-six years of happy tempestuous often argumentative work because of you and because of him...my God I cried when I heard he had suddenly left us all, the 19th floor and Eustace Tilley and all of us--" Jane Grant Papers, Coll. 41.

Janet Flanner's first "Paris Letter," which appeared in the October 10, 1925 issue. The title of her column was later changed to "Letter from Paris." Harold Ross insisted Flanner use the nom de plume Genêt," which he came up with and assumed was a Frenchification of "Janet." Reproduced from the original issue of The New Yorker. Copy from 'The New Yorker,' October 10, 1925. Rare Book Collection.

Jane Grant's carbon copy of her letter to Janet Flanner in which Grant asks Flanner to write the biweekly column, "Letter from Paris." "Certainly you know your Paris, better than anyone I can think of." February 1925. Jane Grant Papers, Coll. 41.

Jane Grant's carbon copy of her letter to Janet Flanner in which Grant asks Flanner to write the biweekly column, "Letter from Paris." "Certainly you know your Paris, better than anyone I can think of." February 1925. Jane Grant Papers, Coll. 41.

Prospectus for The New Yorker written by Harold Ross, ca. Fall 1924. Jane Grant Papers, Coll. 41.

The tenth issue of The New Yorker, April 25, 1925. Rare Book Collection.

The seventh issue of The New Yorker, April 4, 1925. Rare Book Collection.

The first, second and third pages of the first issue of The New Yorker, February 17, 1925. Rare Book Collection.

The first, second and third pages of the first issue of The New Yorker, February 17, 1925. Rare Book Collection.

The first, second and third pages of the first issue of The New Yorker, February 17, 1925. Rare Book Collection.

Harold Ross in 1926. Portrait by Nickolas Murray. Jane Grant Photograph Collection, PH141.

Harold Ross in 1926. Portrait by Nickolas Murray. Jane Grant Photograph Collection, PH141.

Jane Grant in the 1920s. Jane Grant Photograph Collection, PH141.

Jane Grant in the 1920s. Jane Grant Photograph Collection, PH141.

Letter from Harold Ross to Jane Grant concerning their separation, ca. 1928. Jane Grant Papers, Coll. 41.

Letter from Harold Ross to Jane Grant concerning their separation, ca. 1928. Jane Grant Papers, Coll. 41.

Letter from Harold Ross to Jane Grant concerning their separation, ca. 1928. Jane Grant Papers, Coll. 41.

Letter from Harold Ross to Jane Grant concerning their separation, ca. 1928. Jane Grant Papers, Coll. 41.

Letter from Jane Grant to Harold Ross concerning Ross's request that she leave their house at 412 West 47th Street, February 9, 1928. Jane Grant Papers, Coll. 41.

Letter from Jane Grant to Harold Ross concerning the details of their separation, March 8, 1928. Jane Grant Papers, Coll. 41.

A New Yorker issue around the time of Grant and Ross's separation and divorce, January 28, 1928. Rare Book Collection.

A New Yorker issue around the time of Grant and Ross's separation and divorce, February 4, 1928. Rare Book Collection.

A New Yorker issue around the time of Grant and Ross's separation and divorce, February 11, 1928. Rare Book Collection.

A New Yorker issue around the time of Grant and Ross's separation and divorce, February 18, 1928. Rare Book Collection.

A New Yorker issue around the time of Grant and Ross's separation and divorce, February 25, 1928. Rare Book Collection.

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