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1. photo, kate shippen roosevelt, mrs. jacob wendell, nyhistorical society, 1888, oil on canvas, john singer sargent

The Dowager’s Diary: New York City’s Downton Abbey – Week Eleven

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
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Just two days to Christmas, but before she could begin celebrating, Kate Roosevelt had a funeral to attend. Her diary entry for December 23, 1912

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1. photo, kate shippen roosevelt, sniffen court, gates with horseman, beyond my ken

The Dowager’s Diary: New York City’s Downton Abbey – Week Nine

Thursday, April 9th, 2015
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Although the Christmas season was right around the corner, Kate Roosevelt made no mention of going downtown to purchase presents along Broadway’s ritzy Ladies’ Mile

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My Five “Best” Books

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
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When I was 16 years old, I wrote to several authors asking them to name the book that had given them the most pleasure. William

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Romantic Reads for Valentine’s Day — And Any Day

Sunday, January 31st, 2010
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Rupert Brooke, the World War I poet, once wrote in thinking of his beloved, “Today, I have been happy. I held a memory of you.”

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