Martha Teach Gnudi diary-letter


A letter in diary format, Dec. 1945-March 1946.  The first part recounts Gnudi’s voyage from New York to Italy to join her husband, Dante Gnudi. Later, she writes of their life in Milan where Dante Gnudi was Director of the United States Information Service.  Besides describing her fellow passengers and shipboard life, Gnudi also presents a vivid picture of life in Italy in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War.

Though not addressed to anyone specifically, the document was found in the papers of Martha Carlson Merriam, who worked with Martha Teach Gnudi in Dr. Jerome Webster’s plastic surgery library at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York.


Martha Teach Gnudi, 1908-1976.

Date [inclusive]: 

1945, Dec. 18 – 1946, March 15.



Physical Description: 

1 item (12 p.)




Cite as: 

Martha Teach Gnudi diary-letter, 1945-1946