Loeser Diaries Donated to the Berenson Library

November 22, 2012
Detail from Loeser diary

We are delighted to announce that the Berenson Archive has been greatly enriched this year by the addition of the diaries of Bernard Berenson's contemporary, the art collector and fellow Florentine resident Charles Loeser, which were donated by his granddaughter Philippa Calnan.

Loeser, Berenson, and George Santayana met at Harvard during their undergraduate studies and became fast friends. Their relationship is discussed in detail in Alice Parri's article "Two Harvard Friends: Charles Loeser and George Santayana," part of the online exhibition Berenson & Harvard: Bernard and Mary as Students.