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Bertita Harding letter

Label
Bertita Harding letter, 1935/09/16
Title
Bertita Harding letter
Inclusive dates
1935/09/16
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes a letter from Bertita Harding in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 16, 1935 regarding a talk she would present on October 24, 1935
Biographical or historical data
Bertita Cara Camille Leonarz de Harding was born November 1, 1902 , in Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany, to Don Emilio, director general of the Mexican steel industry, and Sarolta Poszte-Karoly, a Magyar countess, Leonarz. The family later moved to Mexico. Harding attended the Drexel-Lankenau School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the University of Wisconsin, and the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico City. She came to Indianapolis, Indiana in 1926 and was naturalized in 1927. She married Jack Ellison de Harding on October 7, 1926 in Indianapolis. She lived in Indianapolis until her husband's death in 1954. Harding then married Count Josef Radetzky von Radetz on October 7, 1957 and adopted a Mexican orphan Katya. They were divorced within a year in Vienna, Austria and Radetz went to prison, having attempted to swindle $50,000 from Bertita. She was trained as a pianist and soprano for the concert stage but turned to writing, composing several novels of famous royalty, many of which were published in Indianapolis, and professional lecturing on Mexico, Europe, and Latin America. Bertita was decorated by the Imperial Government of Ethiopia for research on that country. She died in December of 1971 in Mexico.Sources:"Harding, Bertita." Contemporary Authors Online. Retrieved 2015/08/26 http://go.galegroup.com/ps.Shumaker, Arthur Wesley. "Harding, Bertita." In A history of Indiana literature. (Indianapolis, Indiana: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1962) 577-580.Ancestry.com. "Harding, Bertita." U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014. Retrieved 2015/08/26. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.Thompson, Donald Eugene, and R.E. Banta. "Harding, Bertita Cara Camille Leonarz de." (1981). In Indiana authors and their books, 1967-1980. (Crawfordsville, Indiana: Wabash College, 1981), 1967-80.Ancestry.com. "Leonarz, Bertita". Marion County, Indiana, Marriage Index, 1925-2012. Retrieved 2015/08/26. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harding, Bertita
Location of other archival material
Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Indiana Division, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN: Clipping file: Harding, Bertita
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  • Authors and publishers
  • Public speaking
  • Women authors
Label
Bertita Harding letter
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/3042
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/08/26 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/08/26 by Edythe Huffman
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20842108
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Indiana State Library Director's office.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn967782550
  • (OCoLC)967782550
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
Bertita Harding letter
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/3042
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/08/26 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/08/26 by Edythe Huffman
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20842108
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Indiana State Library Director's office.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn967782550
  • (OCoLC)967782550
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder

Library Locations

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      39.77004 -86.164015

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