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Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 3: New York society (search)
, it became difficult and well-nigh impossible for gentlemen to make the necessary number of visits. Finally, a number of young men of the city took it upon themselves to call in squads at houses which they had no right to molest, consuming the refreshments provided for other guests, and making themselves disagreeable in various ways. This offense against good manners led to the discontinuance, by common consent, of the New Year's receptions. A younger sister of my mother, named Louisa Corde Cutler, was one of the historic beauties of her time. She was a frequent and beloved guest at my father's house, but her marriage took place at my grandmother's residence in Jamaica Plain. The bridegroom was the only son of Judge Mc-Allister, of Savannah, Georgia. One of my aunt's bridesmaids, Miss Elizabeth Danforth, a lady much esteemed in the older Boston, once gave me the following account of the marriage:— Yes, this is my beautiful bride. [My aunt was now about sixty years old.
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Index (search)
versary in 1886, 302; advocates woman suffrage, 378. Cushing, Caleb, 180. Cushman, Miss, Charlotte, 240. Cutler, Benjamin Clarke, Mrs. Howe's grandfather, 4. Cutler, Rev. Benjamin Clarke (son of the preceding), officiates at his sister's wedding, 34. Cutler, Mrs. Benjamin Clarke; Mrs. Howe's grandmother, her costume at her daughter Louisa's wedding, 34; her beauty and charm, 35; describes the dress of her younger days, 35, 36. Cutler, Eliza. See Francis, Mrs. John W. Cutler, Louisa Corde. See McAllister, Mrs. Julian. Daggett, Mrs., Kate Newell, third president of the Association for the Advancement of Women, 393. Dana, Richard H., the elder, a visitor at the Ward home, 79; a kind of transcendentalist, 428. Danforth, Elizabeth, describes Louisa Cutler's wedding, 33, 34. Dante, his works read, 206. Da Ponte, Lorenzo, teacher of Italian in New York, his earlier career, 24. Da Ponte, Lorenzo (son of preceding),teaches Mrs. Howe Italian, 57 Davenport,