Help repair Edith Wharton’s grave

An important notice from our friends at the Edith Wharton Society:

Recently, members of the Wharton Society traveling in France have noted the deteriorating state of Wharton’s grave at Versailles. We have received an estimate from the cemetery indicating that we can have the gravestone re-engraved and the grounds surrounding it restored for a cost of 915 Euros. The Wharton Society Board has voted to proceed with this restoration. We will be using some Wharton Society funds and would like to invite you to donate funds, if you wish.

Donations may be made by check or credit card (via PayPal). The deadline for donations is September 30, 2012.

To donate by check, please  send checks to Wharton Society Treasurer, Carole Shaffer-Koros,at the following address:

Carole Shaffer-Koros
58 Normandy Drive
Westfield, NJ 07090-3432

 To make donations by credit card through PayPal, please use the “Donate” button at the link below:

(Note: Please be sure to use the “Donate” button on the right and not the Membership Payment Options on the left. If you are paying with PayPal, please include a note indicating that this is for the “Wharton Gravesite Restoration.” There should be an option  in PayPal to include a note with your payment.  If you are unable to locate this feature, please send an email to Gary Totten ( to let him know you have made the online donation through PayPal.

 If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Gary Totten (

The Edith Wharton Society has also highlighted on its site the recent Mount and Wharton-themed feature in Vogue.

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