Category Archives: Alice DeLamar

Ahh…Paris….c’est magnifique!

The apartment at 1 Rue Git Le Coeur was widely visited, leased and used as a haven during the Alice years…I have the list of visitors and it is long! I didn’t really understood how alluring of a place it … Continue reading

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The Captain’s funeral

As MetroNorth whisked me into Manhattan yesterday, I realized it was the day of Captain Joseph Raphael DeLamar’s funeral…94 years ago!  As reported by The New York Times, Alice’s father was born in Holland, made a fortune as a miner … Continue reading

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It must be on those shelves!

So if there are two people alive today who say the document exists….the document exists!  They saw it, touched it, and read it.  Then I found, through no short of miracle, a letter from the alleged Godson who mentions an … Continue reading

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Another clue….29 years later to the day.

Another clue I suppose…7,000 books from Alice’s personal library bequeathed to the Weston Public Library in 1983. The librarian at the time (a delightful woman who to this day is a wealth of ideas, information and humor) engaged in taking … Continue reading

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Then Came Palm Beach….

(Letter from October 1975) My father came to PB [Palm Beach] only once for 1-2 days when I was 5 years old and then went on to the Flagler Hotel in Miami where there were better facilities for fishing…that was … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Heiress

Within a year of inheriting $10,000,000 Alice’s name and picture starting showing up publicly in 1919 in newspapers such as The Kansas City Star, Daily Advertiser Gazette (Illinois), The Denver Post, The New Orleans States and Seattle Daily Times and … Continue reading

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Law & Order

In a recent attempt to tackle the 699 page book “Chrysler” it was the first line that struck me the hardest (with apologies to the author!); History is what survives.  Memories and documents, buildings and roads, images and ceremonies, artifacts, … Continue reading

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