Palmer, Bertha Honoré, 1849-1918

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Birth 1849-05-22
Death 1918-05-05
Americans

Biographical notes:

Social leader and philanthropist. Appointed President of the Board of the Worlds Columbian Exposition and went to Europe to represent the Fair and was particularly successful in Belgium and Italy. McKinley appointed her to a committee for the Paris Exposition and was later awarded the French Legion of Honor. At her death she left a million dollars to charity.

From the description of Bertha M. H. Palmer letter to Samuel Sidney McClure [manuscript], 1891 Dec 18. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 256491082

President of the Board of Lady Managers of the World's Colombian Exposition and wife of Potter Palmer, owner of the Palmer House and co-owner of Marshall Fields in Chicago.

From the description of Letters, July 12, 27, 1892. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 53398559

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  • Dwellings--20th century
  • Art patrons--Archives
  • Women
  • Dwellings
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  • Sarasota (Fla.) (as recorded)
  • Near North Side (Chicago, Ill.) (as recorded)
  • Illinois--Chicago (as recorded)
  • Chicago (Ill.) (as recorded)
  • Florida--Sarasota County (as recorded)
  • Illinois--Chicago (as recorded)