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Her name was Rebecca Aston Brown, but the world knew her as Miss Bettie. Artist, world traveler, and for the times most shocking of all, a spinster to the end of her days, Bettie's life has been the subject of conjecture and rumor.

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Her name was Rebecca Ashton Brown, but the world knew her as Miss Bettie: artist, bon vivant, world traveler, and — most shocking to the Victorian era — spinster to the end of her days.

Now Daughter of Fortune: The Bettie Brown Story tells the story of a woman who epitomized America's Golden Age and represented the change of women at the turn of the century.

This biography is well documented through photographs, personal diaries, artifacts, and family records that include business documents detailing the family's wealth and prominence in the "Queen City of the Gulf.

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Her name was Rebecca Aston Brown, but the world knew her as Miss Bettie. Artist, world traveler, and for the times most shocking of all, a spinster to the end of her days, Bettie's life has been the subject of conjecture and rumor. This book tells the real story of a woman who epitomized America's Golden Age and represented the changing face of the Victorian woman at the tunr of the century.

Born into merchant aristocracy of Galveston, Texas in 1855, Miss Bettie enjoyed a luxurious upbringing in the late 19th century. She would prove to be an unconventional thinker who spurned most of society's rules governing women.

Bettie traveled the world hobnobbing with royalty and the politically powerful. An eminent persence in Galvestoin civic affairs, Miss Bettie helped care for the homeless after the Great Storm of 1900, raised money for many children's charities, and served on the board of the Letitial Rosenberg Women's House. Join author and historian Sherrie S. McLeRoy as she explores the colorful history of Bettie Brown.

Synopsis:

The real story of a woman who epitomized America's Golden Age and represented the changing face of the Victorian woman at the turn of the century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781556225291
Author:
McLeroy, Sherrie S.
Publisher:
Republic of Texas Press
Author:
McLeRoy, Sherrie S.
Location:
Plano, Tex. :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Galveston (tex.)
Subject:
Galveston (Tex.) Biography.
Subject:
Socialites -- Texas -- Galveston -- Biography.
Subject:
Brown, Bettie
Subject:
Biography-Women
Edition Description:
Republic of Texas
Series:
Women of the West Republic of Texas
Publication Date:
19960931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
204
Dimensions:
8.41x5.44x.50 in. .53 lbs.

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Product details 204 pages Republic of Texas Press - English 9781556225291 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Her name was Rebecca Ashton Brown, but the world knew her as Miss Bettie: artist, bon vivant, world traveler, and — most shocking to the Victorian era — spinster to the end of her days.

Now Daughter of Fortune: The Bettie Brown Story tells the story of a woman who epitomized America's Golden Age and represented the change of women at the turn of the century.

This biography is well documented through photographs, personal diaries, artifacts, and family records that include business documents detailing the family's wealth and prominence in the "Queen City of the Gulf.

"Synopsis" by , Her name was Rebecca Aston Brown, but the world knew her as Miss Bettie. Artist, world traveler, and for the times most shocking of all, a spinster to the end of her days, Bettie's life has been the subject of conjecture and rumor. This book tells the real story of a woman who epitomized America's Golden Age and represented the changing face of the Victorian woman at the tunr of the century.

Born into merchant aristocracy of Galveston, Texas in 1855, Miss Bettie enjoyed a luxurious upbringing in the late 19th century. She would prove to be an unconventional thinker who spurned most of society's rules governing women.

Bettie traveled the world hobnobbing with royalty and the politically powerful. An eminent persence in Galvestoin civic affairs, Miss Bettie helped care for the homeless after the Great Storm of 1900, raised money for many children's charities, and served on the board of the Letitial Rosenberg Women's House. Join author and historian Sherrie S. McLeRoy as she explores the colorful history of Bettie Brown.

"Synopsis" by , The real story of a woman who epitomized America's Golden Age and represented the changing face of the Victorian woman at the turn of the century.
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