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Colonel Alfred Landon Rives daughters' information

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Colonel Alfred Landon Rives daughters' information

Posted: 1185273797000
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Rives, Potts, Troubetzkoy, Walker, Moore, Bristol
Fromn the Mobile, Alabama Newspaper

Sunday, July 24, 1932

"When Admiral and Mrs. Mark Bristol of Washington, D.C. (Helen Beverly Moore of Mobile), visited Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Walker at the latter's country place in Virginia last week, they... incidentally stopped to see two of Mrs. Bristol's friends who will be remembered as famous beauties in Mobile.

"They were Mrs. Allen Potts (Gertrude Rives) and the Princess Troubetzkoy (Amelie Rives), who although originally Virginians passed much of their girlhood in Mobile, when their father, the late Colonel Alfred Landon Rives, was manager of the Mobile and Ohio railroad.

"No doubt many in Mobile ... recall with amusement some of the lively escapades of the former Gertrude Rives. Among her favorite sports... was that of taking command of the old horse-drawn street cars and driving them up and down Government street, unceremoniously passing up astonished would be passengers...

"In addition to being a famous novelist, the Princess Troubetzkoy is also a noted dramatist, and she also paints. She lives with her husband, Prince Pierre Troubetzkoy, who is a distinguished portrait painter, at historic Castle Hill, the ancestral home of the Rives family, near Charlottesville, Va.... Among the earlier novels written by Amelie Rives were The Quick or the Dead' and Virginia of Virginia,' both of which created something of a sensation at the time.'.., General Robert E. Lee was the Princess Troubetzkoy's godfather and Lafayette was her father's godfather."

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