By: Waddington, Mary Alsop King

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vi, 364, (6) ads pages; Clean and secure in original green cloth binding with lettering and decorative stamping in black. Mary Alsop King Waddington (April 28, 1833 – June 30, 1923) was an American author. She particularly wrote about her life as the wife of a French diplomat. Mary was born in New York City, New York on April 28, 1833 the daughter of Charles King (1789–1867),[2] an American academic, politician, newspaper editor and the granddaughter of U.S. Senator Rufus King (1755–1827), the Federalist candidate for both Vice President (1804 and 1808) and President of the United States (1816). In 1874, she married William Henry Waddington (1826–1894) in Paris. Waddington was a French statesman who became the Prime Minister of France in 1879, and later French Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1883 to 1893. During World War I, she helped raise funds for soldiers and refugees, as described in this book. She was also the author of Letters of a Diplomat's wife (1902), Italian Letters of a Diplomat's Wife (1904), Chateau and Country Life in France (1909), and My First Years as a Frenchwoman (1914).


Author Name: Waddington, Mary Alsop King

Categories: Biography and Autobiography, Military History, European History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1918

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 42371

Keywords: World War I International Red Cross Dilpomatic Memoirs