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Betty Adler Papers

Identifier: 2014 -20

Content Description

This donation consists of a letter to Betty Adler from General John J. Pershing regarding the manuscript for her book Within the Year After and Adler's business card.


  • 1920


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Biographical / Historical

Betty Adler was born 2 March 1875 to Philip E. and Bertha Adler in Chicago, IL. She grew up in Ottumwa, IA then moved to Davenport, IA when her brother, E.P. Adler, took over as publisher of the Davenport Times newspaper. Betty worked as society editor for the newspaper and authored several books in her own right. She was active in Davenport's civic and welfare work, most notably the Visiting Nurses' Association and Davenport Women's Club. She married attorney Henry Waterman in 1921 and died in Geneseo, IL 16 February 1925. She is buried in Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Davenport, IA.


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Physical Location

Range 33 Section 1 [shares box]

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Repository Details

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