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Ellen Fritz Sahlin Hartshorne (1893?- after 1987); Richard Hartshorne (1888-1975)
Archive of Judge Richard Hartshorne and his wife, Ellen Fritz (nee Sahlin) Hartshorne
1893. [America. Early 20th century.] Approx. 550 letters, 1,150 manuscript pages ink, 200 pages pencil; most in original envelopes. Condition, overall, very good. These letters -well over five-hundred in all- document the courtship and early marriage of Ellen Fritz Sahlin (1893?-after 1987) and Richard Hartshorne (1888-1975) during trying times. This couple's courtship, marriage and parenthood coincided with the U.S. entry into World War I and the financial disaster of 1929. Strong-willed, educated, career-oriented individuals, Sahlin and Hartshorne formed a power couple. A graduate of Wellesley College, Sahlin worked as an interior designer for a firm in New York City. Hartshorne, a Princeton and Columbia School of Law graduate, enlisted in the Navy and was stationed on the Eastern seaboard during the war. After his tour of service, he advanced professionally in various legal firms. Both came from renowned families, heirs to accomplished individuals. The Hartshorne line went back to colonial times, numbering among the earliest settlers in New Jersey. Known for their probity, many Hartshones had been elevated to provincial and state judicial and legislative posts. Ellen's uncle, John Fritz, had been the chief engineer at Bethlehem Iron Corporation and instrumental in transforming that firm into American corporate giant, Bethlehem Steel. Her father, Axel Sahlin, had been an engineer for the Tata Steel Mill in Sachkii, India. Her brother "Bob", Robert Chandler Sahlin (1889-1968), also worked for the now well known Indian steel and auto manufacturer. Despite pedigrees, th … [Click Below for Full Description]
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