Palmer, Bertha Honoré, 1849-1918

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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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creatorOf Palmer, Bertha Honoré, 1849-1918. Bertha M. H. Palmer letter to Samuel Sidney McClure [manuscript], 1891 Dec 18. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Ward, Lester Frank, 1841-1913. Correspondence, 1865-1913, "Margerie" to "Parry". Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Palmer, Potter, 1826-1902. Potter Palmer and Palmer estate papers, 1849-1920. Chicago History Museum
referencedIn Matthews, Janet Snyder. "Mrs. Potter Palmer" / by Mrs. Lamar Matthews, Jr. Manatee County Public Library System
referencedIn Shaw, Anna Howard, 1847-1919. Series X of the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1863-1955 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Henrotin, Ellen Martin, 1847-1922. Papers, 1865-1921 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Palmer, Bertha Honoré, 1849-1918. Bertha Honoré Palmer correspondence collection, 1883-1899. Aurora University, Phillips Library
referencedIn Palmer, Potter. Letter to General [?]. [s.l.]. [18--] University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Scrapbook. Chicago History Museum
referencedIn Papers, 1865-1921 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Williams, Linda. Spanish Point at The Oaks : [address given to the Manatee County Historical Society] / Linda Williams. Manatee County Public Library System
referencedIn Felton, Rebecca Latimer, 1835-1930. Rebecca Latimer Felton papers 1851-1930. Georgia Newspaper Project
referencedIn Gall-Clayton, Nancy. Yes, I cut marble, Mrs. Grant ... : a short play inspired by the lives of Enid Yandell (1869-1934) Bertha Honoré Palmer (1849-1918) Julia Dent Grant (1826-1902) / by Nancy Gall-Clayton. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Palmer, Bertha Honoré, 1849-1918. Letters, July 12, 27, 1892. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Heilbronner, Raoul. Papers of Raoul Heilbronner, 1887-1914. Library of Congress
referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Papers, ca. 1863-1955 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.). Board of Lady Managers. World's Columbian Exposition, Board of Lady Managers records, 1890-1904 (bulk 1890-1894). Chicago History Museum
referencedIn Gall-Clayton, Nancy. Yes, I cut marble, Mrs. Grant : a short play about Enid Yandell Bertha Honoré Palmer Julia Dent Grant / by Nancy Gall-Clayton. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Palmer, Bertha Honoré, 1849-1918. Bertha Palmer and Palmer family research collection, 1891-1974 (bulk 1930-1974). Chicago History Museum
creatorOf Scott, James W. (James Wilmot), 1849-1895. James W. Scott papers, 1891-1895. Chicago History Museum
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associatedWith Eddy, Arthur Jerome, 1859-1920. person
associatedWith Ellen Martin Henrotin, 1847-1922 person
associatedWith Felton, Rebecca Latimer, 1835-1930. person
associatedWith French, William M. R. (William Merchant Richardson), 1843-1914. person
associatedWith Gall-Clayton, Nancy. person
associatedWith Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924. person
associatedWith Guth, James, person
associatedWith Hallowell, Sarah Tyson, 1846-1924. person
associatedWith Heilbronner, Raoul. person
associatedWith Henrotin, Ellen Martin, 1847-1922. person
associatedWith Honoré, Bertha. person
associatedWith Honoré, Henry Hamilton, Jr. person
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associatedWith MacMonnies, Mary Fairchild, 1858-1946. person
associatedWith Matthews, Janet Snyder. person
associatedWith McClure, S. S. (Samuel Sidney), 1857-1949, person
associatedWith Melchers, Gari, 1860-1932. person
associatedWith Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908 person
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associatedWith Palmer, Honore, 1874- person
associatedWith Palmer, Potter. person
associatedWith Palmer, Potter, 1826-1902 person
associatedWith Palmer, Potter, 1875-1943 person
associatedWith Post, Marjorie Merriweather. person
associatedWith Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907. person
associatedWith Scott, James W. (James Wilmot), 1849-1895. person
associatedWith Shaw, Anna Howard, 1847-1919. person
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Birth 1849-05-22

Death 1918-05-05

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