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Clarence King Ada Copeland and Passing Strange by Martha Sandweiss


I write about history, but was remiss and I should know better.  Therefore, I am apologizing to Princeton Professor Martha Sandweiss for not mentioning her and her book, Passing Strange.  She was the first person to explore this relationship, which … Continue reading

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Clarence King and Ada Copeland. The Trial.


No, this is not Franz Kafka.  That’s a different trial.  In 1933, Ada Copeland Todd King, sued her deceased husband, Clarence King‘s executors. Her allegation was her husband had a large estate and it was being kept from her.  She … Continue reading

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John Hay, Clarence King, Ada Copeland?


I am reading a biography about John Hay, who was one of President Lincoln’s secretaries.  One of Hay’s friends was a Geologist, named Clarence King. What made Clarence King interesting is something I am toying with for a Historical Fiction … Continue reading

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