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Priscilla Cooper Tyler - de facto First Lady of the United States

Priscilla Cooper Tyler - de facto First Lady of the United States

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xiii, 203 pages, illustrations, portraits, facsimile. Octavo. 24 cm.

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Coleman, Elizabeth Tyler. Priscilla Cooper Tyler and the American Scene 1816-1889. [University, Ala.]: University of Alabama Press, 1955. xiii, 203 pages, illustrations, portraits, facsimile. Octavo. 24 cm.

First edition. Original cloth with minor spotting to end papers and page edges. A very good copy in lightly worn and soiled dust jacket. Jacket is now housed in a protective mylar cover.

Priscilla Cooper Tyler was the daughter-in-law of John Tyler, the tenth President of the United States. She served as official White House hostess and de facto First Lady of the United States from September 10, 1842 to June 26, 1844.

She was also the first woman acting as First Lady to travel with the President as an official member of the Presidential party, accompanying John Tyler to Boston for the dedication of the Bunker Hill Monument in June 1843.

When the American Civil War broke out in 1861, Priscilla and her husband, Robert Tyler, declared loyalty to the Confederacy. They moved to Richmond where Robert took a post as the register of the Confederate Treasury. After the war they relocated to Montgomery, Alabama.

 

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