From One Legacy to Another

Greene hired Dorothy Miner in 1933 to help catalogue the Morgan’s illuminated manuscript collection.Greene’s respect for her mentee can be seen through her recommendation of Miner for a position at the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore. Miner would stay at the Walters for thirty years, creating a legacy of her own. She maintained both a professional and personal friendship with Greene, often seeking her former boss’s advice. In 1954 Miner edited a festschrift honoring her mentor. Titled Studies in Art and Literature for Belle da Costa Greene, the book’s essays range in topics from medieval manuscripts to Dutch paintings, covering each of the Morgan’s collection focuses at the time.

Belle da Costa Greene (1879–1950)
Retained copy of letter to Sarah Wharton Jones Walters of the Walters Art Gallery, 12 December 1934
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