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Letter - Fazlollah Nabil to Monica Aron, Request for National Doll, Teheran, 22 Feb 1964 Document Reg. No: HT 22842

Letter written in French from Fazlollah Nabil of Iran, to Monica Aron (later Gates), in reply to her request for a doll in the national costume of Iran, dated 22 February 1964. The letter states that Monica's letter has been well received by her Majesty, Farah Pahlavi, Empress of Iran, and that she thanks Monica for her kind thoughts and wishes her happiness and good health. A note at the bottom of the letter states that the Persian doll 'a Bakhtiari woman' Monica requested is being sent separately.

The Gates collection contains 170 national dolls from 74 different countries and some correspondence relating to the acquisition of several of the dolls. The costumes of the dolls represent national costumes from the 19th Century to the 1990s. Monica Gates collected or was given these dolls between 1957 and 1990.
Signed, typed letter on buff coloured paper with printed letter head. Annotations in blue pen across middle of page.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 279 mm (Height), 210 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: clothing, souvenirs, cultural beliefs, dolls, national costumes, children s play, national identity, correspondence, cultural awareness
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Clothing
Tertiary Classification: national dolls
Inscriptions: Typed, black ink: "Chere Mademoiselle Aron, / La lettre que vous avez presentee a Sa Majeste Farah Pahlavi, L'Imperatrice de L'Iran, est bien parvenue a sa Destination..." further associated text.
Handwritten in blue pen across page: "doll received / and thanked 1.7.64".
Sender: Fazlollah Nabil, Teheran, Iran, 22 Feb 1964
Addressed To: Mrs Monica Gates, Malvern East, Victoria, Australia, 22 Feb 1964

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