National Affairs: Dog Collar

When Anna Eleanor Roosevelt married her cousin Franklin 33 years ago, her mother-in-law gave her a 17-strand Tiffany dog-collar of pearls which made her feel "decked out beyond description." At festive functions for 25 years she wore them around her long, graceful throat. When her children began marrying, she began cutting down her collar pearls, row by row. First she gave James's bride a string of them, in 1930. Then Elliott's two brides, then Franklin Jr.'s. Last week she sent a string to John's fiancee, Anne Lindsay Clark of Boston—*the last of the old dog collar.

*-Wedding date: June 18. At Nahant,...

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