Gift Volumes Presented by Mrs Seeger to Friends.
After her son's death, Mrs Seeger gave volumes of Alan's poetry to friends, enclosing a
photograph of Alan as a baby. This inscription reads: To dear Cousin Marnie from
Alan's mother, Elsie Addams Seeger, Paris, April 30th, 1917. ~~ Courtesy of BJ Omanson
Numbered and limited edition (#73 of 100 copies) of
Alan Seeger Le Poète de la Légion Etrangère, printed in Paris in 1918,
in English with facing-page French translation. Ribbon in the colors of the
French Foreign Legion. This copy was owned by
Alan Seeger's mother until 1940, when she gave it to Dr.
Alexis Carrel (the Nobel Prize winner for Medicine in 1912, researcher at the
Rockefeller Institute, and France's Minister of Health during the Nazi occupation).
The word "Fairlea" on the inscription was the name of the Seeger estate in Patterson,
N.Y. ~~ Courtesy of Rich McErlean