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Adventures And Letters - Chapter 20. The Last Days Adventures And Letters - Chapter 20. The Last Days

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 20. The Last Days
CHAPTER XX. THE LAST DAYSAfter a short visit to London, Richard returned to New York in February, 1916. During his absence his wife and Hope had occupied the Scribner cottage at Mount Kisco, about two miles from Crossroads. Here my brother finished his second book on the war, and wrote numerous articles and letters urging the immediate necessity for preparedness in this country. As to Richard's usefulness to his country at this time, I quote in part from two appreciations written after my brother's death by the two most prominent exponents of preparedness.Theodore Roosevelt said:"He was as good an American as... Nonfictions - Post by : JuvioSuccess - Date : May 2012 - Author : Richard Harding Davis - Read : 3209

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 19. Vera Cruz And The Great War Adventures And Letters - Chapter 19. Vera Cruz And The Great War

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 19. Vera Cruz And The Great War
CHAPTER XIX. VERA CRUZ AND THE GREAT WARLate in April, 1914, when war between the United States and Mexico seemed inevitable Richard once more left the peace and content of Crossroads and started for Vera Cruz, arriving there on April 29. He had arranged to act as correspondent for a syndicate of newspapers, and as he had for long been opposed to the administration's policy of "watchful waiting" was greatly disappointed on his arrival at the border to learn of the President's plan of mediation. He wrote to his wife:CRUZ, April 24, 1914.DEAREST ONE:We left today at 5.30. It was a... Nonfictions - Post by : sbeard - Date : May 2012 - Author : Richard Harding Davis - Read : 910

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 18. Military Manoeuvres Adventures And Letters - Chapter 18. Military Manoeuvres

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 18. Military Manoeuvres
CHAPTER XVIII. MILITARY MANOEUVRESIn August, 1909, Richard and his wife left Mount Kisco for a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Clark at Marion. While there my brother attended and later on wrote an article on the war manoeuvres held at Middleboro, Massachusetts.MARION, MASSACHUSETTS.August 16th, 1909.DEAR MOTHER:We had a splendid day to day. I arranged to have Cecil meet me at eleven at Headquarters in the woods below Middleboro, and I spent the morning locating different regiments. Then, after I "met up" with her, I took her in my car. Both she and Hiller were awfully keen over it, so, we got... Nonfictions - Post by : Ndoki - Date : May 2012 - Author : Richard Harding Davis - Read : 2791

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 17. A London Winter Adventures And Letters - Chapter 17. A London Winter

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 17. A London Winter
CHAPTER XVII. A LONDON WINTERFrom the fall of 1907 to that of 1908 Richard divided his time between Mount Kisco, Marion, and Cuba. In December of 1908 he sailed for London where he took Turner the artist's old house in Chelsea for the winter.Cheyne Walk, Chelsea.December 25. Christmas Day.DEAR MOTHER:We are settled here in Darkest Chelsea as though we had been born here. I am thinking of putting in my time of exile by running for Mayor. Meanwhile, it is a wonderful place in which to write the last chapters of "Once Upon a Time." The house is quite wonderful. In... Nonfictions - Post by : rlscott - Date : May 2012 - Author : Richard Harding Davis - Read : 3234

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 16. The Congo Adventures And Letters - Chapter 16. The Congo

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 16. The Congo
CHAPTER XVI. THE CONGODuring the winter of 1907 the world rang with the reports of the atrocities in the Congo, and Robert J. Collier, of Collier's Weekly, asked Richard to go to the Congo and make an investigation. I do not believe that my brother was ever in much sympathy with the commission, as he did not feel that he could afford the time that a thorough investigation demanded. However, with his wife he sailed for Liverpool on January 5, 1907, and three weeks later started for Africa. Regarding this trip, in addition to the letters he wrote to his family,... Nonfictions - Post by : mrtwist - Date : May 2012 - Author : Richard Harding Davis - Read : 1716

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 15. Mount Kisco Adventures And Letters - Chapter 15. Mount Kisco

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 15. Mount Kisco
CHAPTER XV. MOUNT KISCODuring my brother's life there were four centres from which he set forth on his travels and to which he returned to finish the articles for which he had collected the material, or perhaps to write a novel, a few short stories, or occasionally a play, but unlike most of the followers of his craft, never to rest. Indeed during the last twenty-five years of his life I do not recall two consecutive days when Richard did not devote a number of hours to literary work. The centres of which I speak were first Philadelphia, then New York,... Nonfictions - Post by : Joe_Coon - Date : May 2012 - Author : Richard Harding Davis - Read : 1600

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 14. The Japanese-Russian War Adventures And Letters - Chapter 14. The Japanese-Russian War

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 14. The Japanese-Russian War
CHAPTER XIV. THE JAPANESE-RUSSIAN WARDuring the fall and early winter of 1903 Richard and his wife lingered on in Marion, but came to New York after the Christmas holidays. The success of his farce "The Dictator" had been a source of the greatest pleasure to Richard, and he settled down to playwriting with the same intense zeal he put into all of his work. However, for several years Robert J. Collier and my brother had been very close friends, and Richard had written many articles and stories for Collier's Weekly, so that when Collier urged my brother to go to the... Nonfictions - Post by : simkl - Date : May 2012 - Author : Richard Harding Davis - Read : 3262

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 13. The Spanish And English Coronations Adventures And Letters - Chapter 13. The Spanish And English Coronations

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 13. The Spanish And English Coronations
CHAPTER XIII. THE SPANISH AND ENGLISH CORONATIONSInterrupted by frequent brief visits to New York Philadelphia, and Boston, Richard and his wife remained in Marion from May, 1901, until the early spring of 1902. During this year Richard accomplished a great deal of work and lived an ideal existence. In the summer months there were golf and tennis and an army of visitors, and during the winter many of their friends came from New York to enjoy a most charming hospitality and the best of duck shooting and all kinds of winter sports.Late in April, they sailed for Gibraltar on their way... Nonfictions - Post by : Dusty13 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Richard Harding Davis - Read : 1485

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 12. The Boer War Adventures And Letters - Chapter 12. The Boer War

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 12. The Boer War
CHAPTER XII. THE BOER WAROn May 4, 1899, at Marion, Massachusetts, Richard was married to Cecil Clark, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Clark of Chicago. After the marriage Richard and his wife spent a few weeks in Marion and the remainder of the summer in London and Aix-les-Bains.MARION, May 28th, 1899.DEAR MOTHER:You sent me such a good letter about the visit of the three selected chorus girls. But what was best, was about your wishing to see me. Of course, you know that I feel that too. I would have it so that we all lived here, so... Nonfictions - Post by : rlscott - Date : May 2012 - Author : Richard Harding Davis - Read : 1297

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 11. The Spanish-American War Adventures And Letters - Chapter 11. The Spanish-American War

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 11. The Spanish-American War
CHAPTER XI. THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WARWhen the news reached Richard that the Spanish-American War seemed inevitable he returned at once to New York. Here he spent a few days in arranging to act as correspondent for the New York Herald, the London Times, and Scribner's Magazine, and then started for Key West.Off Key West--April 24th, 1898. On Board Smith, Herald Yacht.DEAR MOTHER:I wrote you such a cross gloomy letter that I must drop you another to make up for it. Since I wrote that an hour ago we have received word that war is declared and I am now on board the... Nonfictions - Post by : Dusty13 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Richard Harding Davis - Read : 2927

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 10. Campaigning In Cuba And Greece Adventures And Letters - Chapter 10. Campaigning In Cuba And Greece

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 10. Campaigning In Cuba And Greece
CHAPTER X. CAMPAIGNING IN CUBA AND GREECEIn December, 1896, Richard and Frederic Remington, the artist, were commissioned by the New York Journal to visit Cuba which was then at war with Spain. It was their intention to go from Key West in the Vamoose, a very fast but frail steam-launch, and to make a landing at some uninhabited point on the Cuban coast. After this their plans seem to have been to trust to luck and the kindliness of the revolutionists. After waiting for some time at Key West for favorable weather, they at last started out on a dark night... Nonfictions - Post by : gabby - Date : May 2012 - Author : Richard Harding Davis - Read : 3531

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 9. Moscow, Budapest, London Adventures And Letters - Chapter 9. Moscow, Budapest, London

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 9. Moscow, Budapest, London
CHAPTER IX. MOSCOW, BUDAPEST, LONDONThe years 1896--1897 were probably the most active of Richard's very active life. In the space of twelve months he reported the Coronation at Moscow, the Millennial Celebration at Budapest, the Spanish-Cuban War, the McKinley Inauguration, the Greek-Turkish War and the Queen's Jubilee. Although this required a great deal of time spent in travelling, Richard still found opportunity to do considerable work on his novel "Captain Macklin," to which he refers in one of his letters from London.As correspondent of the New York American, then The Journal, Richard went from Florence he was visiting me, to... Nonfictions - Post by : runtonk - Date : May 2012 - Author : Richard Harding Davis - Read : 2435

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 8. Central And South America Adventures And Letters - Chapter 8. Central And South America

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 8. Central And South America
CHAPTER VIII. CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICAAbout January 1, 1895, Richard accompanied by his friends Somers Somerset and Lloyd C. Griscom, afterward our minister to Tokio and ambassador to Brazil and Italy, started out on a leisurely trip of South and Central America. With no very definite itinerary, they sailed from New Orleans, bent on having a good time, and as many adventures as possible, which Richard was to describe in a series of articles. These appeared later on in a volume entitled "Three Gringos in Venezuela."January, 1895.DEAR FAM:On board Breakwater at anchor. You will be pleased to hear that I am... Nonfictions - Post by : JuvioSuccess - Date : May 2012 - Author : Richard Harding Davis - Read : 2720

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 7. First Plays Adventures And Letters - Chapter 7. First Plays

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 7. First Plays
CHAPTER VII. FIRST PLAYSWhen the season in Paris had reached its end, Richard returned to London and later on to Marion he spent the late summer and early fall, working on his Mediterranean and Paris articles, and completing his novel "Soldiers of Fortune." In October he returned to New York and once more assumed his editorial duties and took his usual active interest in the winter's gayeties.The first of these letters refers to a dinner of welcome given to Sir Henry Irving. The last two to books by my mother and Richard, and which were published simultaneously.NEW YORK, November 27,... Nonfictions - Post by : add2it - Date : May 2012 - Author : Richard Harding Davis - Read : 1680

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 6. The Mediterranean And Paris Adventures And Letters - Chapter 6. The Mediterranean And Paris

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 6. The Mediterranean And Paris
CHAPTER VI. THE MEDITERRANEAN AND PARISIt was, I think, the year previous to this that my mother and father had deserted Point Pleasant as a place to spend their summer vacations in favor of Marion, on Cape Cod, and Richard and I, as a matter of course, followed them there. At that time Marion was a simple little fishing village where a few very charming people came every summer and where the fishing was of the best. In all ways the life was most primitive, and happily continued so for many years. In, these early days Grover Cleveland and his bride... Nonfictions - Post by : mrtwist - Date : May 2012 - Author : Richard Harding Davis - Read : 3324

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 5. First Travel Articles Adventures And Letters - Chapter 5. First Travel Articles

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 5. First Travel Articles
CHAPTER V. FIRST TRAVEL ARTICLESFor Richard these first years in New York were filled to overflowing with many varied interests, quite enough to satisfy most young men of twenty-seven. He had come and seen and to a degree, so far as the limitation of his work would permit, had conquered New York, but Richard thoroughly realized that New York was not only a very small part of the world but of his own country, and that to write about his own people and his own country and other people and other lands he must start his travels at an early age,... Nonfictions - Post by : cclittle - Date : May 2012 - Author : Richard Harding Davis - Read : 1218

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 4. New York Adventures And Letters - Chapter 4. New York

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 4. New York
CHAPTER IV. NEW YORKOf the many completely happy periods of Richard's life there were few more joyous than the first years he spent as a reporter in New York. For the first time he was completely his own master and paying his own way--a condition which afforded him infinite satisfaction. He was greatly attached to Brisbane and as devoted to the interests of The Evening Sun as if he had been the editor and publisher. In return Brisbane gave him a free rein and allowed him to write very much what and as he chose. The two men were constantly together,... Nonfictions - Post by : Truman - Date : May 2012 - Author : Richard Harding Davis - Read : 2258

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 3. First Newspaper Experiences Adventures And Letters - Chapter 3. First Newspaper Experiences

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 3. First Newspaper Experiences
CHAPTER III. FIRST NEWSPAPER EXPERIENCESIn the late summer of 1886 Richard returned from Cuba and settled down in Philadelphia to write an article about his experiences at Santiago and to look for regular newspaper work. Early in September he wrote his mother:September, 1886.DEAR MOTHER:I saw the Record people to-day. They said there was not an opening but could give me "chance" work, that is, I was to report each day at one and get what was left over. I said I would take it as I would have my mornings free to write the article and what afternoons I did not... Nonfictions - Post by : ben.g - Date : May 2012 - Author : Richard Harding Davis - Read : 2198

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 2. College Days Adventures And Letters - Chapter 2. College Days

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 2. College Days
CHAPTER II. COLLEGE DAYSIn the fall of 1882 Richard entered Lehigh, but the first year of his college life varied very little from the one he had spent in the preparatory school. During that year he had met most of the upper classmen, and the only difference was that he could now take an active instead of a friendly interest in the life and the sports of the college. Also he had formed certain theories which he promptly proceeded to put into practical effect. Perhaps the most conspicuous of these was his belief that cane-rushes and hazing were wholly unnecessary and... Nonfictions - Post by : simkl - Date : May 2012 - Author : Richard Harding Davis - Read : 3108

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 1. The Early Days Adventures And Letters - Chapter 1. The Early Days

Adventures And Letters - Chapter 1. The Early Days
CHAPTER I. THE EARLY DAYSRichard Harding Davis was born in Philadelphia on April 18, 1864, but, so far as memory serves me, his life and mine began together several years later in the three-story brick house on South Twenty-first Street, to which we had just moved. For more than forty years this was our home in all that the word implies, and I do not believe that there was ever a moment when it was not the predominating influence in Richard's life and in his work. As I learned in later years, the house had come into the possession of my... Nonfictions - Post by : vbhnl - Date : May 2012 - Author : Richard Harding Davis - Read : 1038