Monthly Archives: October 2014

A Persistent Question – the Library Overmantle

It’s amazing what one can find on on-line auctions! A recent (serendipitous) acquisition is a small souvenir cardboard mailer of 8 miniature photos of Allerton Park. These were printed by the Grogan Photo Company in Danville, Illinois. They were in … Continue reading

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Was Bessie White at Robert Allerton’s house?

On Thursday, June 28, 1906, the Piatt County Journal Republican reported: Tuesday’s papers told of the murder of Standord White a New York architect by Millionaire Thaw. The wife of the murdered man chaperoned two young ladies who visited Robert … Continue reading

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July Field Trip to Chicago

As historian of Robert Allerton, how is research conducted when there is little archived material that comes from the man directly? We are made privy to Robert’s personal correspondence only through the archives of another – Roger Quilter, Henry James, … Continue reading

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The Blog is Back after Six Month Hiatus

  Blog is back after a six month hiatus. Much has been simmering on the back burner during this recess and recent Park events stir more into the mix. When the hiatus began, the following post about Bessie White was … Continue reading

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