Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910). She founded and served as president of the New England Woman Suffrage Association, and became co-leader, with Lucy Stone, of the American Woman Suffrage Association in 1869.
Samuel Ward McAllister (1827–1895) self-appointed arbiter of New York society 1860-90. He married heiress Sarah Taintor Gibbons, & using her wealth, McAllister sought to become a tastemaker amongst New York's "Knickerbocracy", a collection of old merchant & landowning families who traced their lineage back to the colonial days. He was largely responsible for turning the simple seaside resort of Newport, Rhode Island into a mecca for the pleasure-seeking, status-conscious rich of the Gilded…
Samuel "Ward" McAllister fell out of favor with Mrs. Caroline Astor when he wrote his tell-all-book "Society as I Have Found It." She shortly replaced him as society's court jester & major domo with Harry Lehr. McAllister died eating alone at New York's Union Club.
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Born Samuel Ward McAllister to a socially prominent Savannah, Georgia judicial family, established himself as a successful attorney in California during the Gold Rush. He used the earnings from his legal prowess to journey throughout Europes great cities and spas—Bath, Pau, Bad Nauheim, and the like-—where he observed the mannerisms of the titled nobility. Upon his return to the United States, McAllister settled in New York City & married heiress Sarah Taintor Gibbons.
A fabulously stylish, centrally located, one bedroom first floor apartment. A high ceilinged sumptuous interior designed space built in 1798 for Samuel Ward, Salt Merchant of Bath. It's the perfect base for a romantic weekend getaway.