Curtis-Burlin, Natalie. Letter to George
Foster Peabody, 16 October 1921.
Curtis wrote this letter to describe
the speech she gave to a conference at the Sorbonne in Paris. Her
speech was noteworthy for its defense of American folk music. She
wrote this letter only a few days before she was struck and killed
by an automobile on Rue Montparnasse.
This typescript was evidently prepared
by Curtis's friend and benefactor, George Foster Peabody.