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The George Gershwin Reader$
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Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195327113

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.001.0001

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George Gershwin: Letter to Henry Botkin (1937)

George Gershwin: Letter to Henry Botkin (1937)

67 George Gershwin: Letter to Henry Botkin (1937)
The George Gershwin Reader

Robert Wyatt

John Andrew Johnson

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents the text of George Gershwin's letters to his cousin Henry Botkin in 1937. Botkin was a painter and helped encourage Gershwin's interest in the fine arts. He also served as adviser and buyer of Gershwin's collections of French Impressionist watercolors, drawings, and paintings. Their correspondence also reveals that Botkin assisted the Gershwin brothers in their business affairs in the East Coast.

Keywords:   George Gershwin, Henry Botkin, painter, letters, correspondence

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