About Perdita Schaffner (Gray)
Perdita Schaffner was the author of many published essays as well as unpublished fiction. She was an active philanthropist and served on the boards of cultural institutions such as the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, N.Y., Poets and Writers Inc., and the Yale University Library Associates. She cultivated a wide range of friends in the Hamptons, New York City, and Europe. In academic circles she was known as the daughter of the Imagist poet Hilda Doolittle, who wrote under the pen name H.D.