Glen Eyrie is in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Glen Eyrie is a 67-room English Tudor-style castle built by General William Jackson Palmer, the founder of Colorado Springs. This house was his dream home and is near Colorado Springs in the northwest foothills north of the Garden of the Gods rock formations. After building a large carriage house, where the family lived for a time, Palmer and his wife Mary (Queen) Mellen built a 22-room frame house on the 800-acre estate. This house was remodeled in 1881 to include a tower and additional rooms, and made to resemble a stone castle, reminiscent of those native to the England from which Mrs. Palmer hailed.
Queen Palmer, at age 21, opened the first public school in Colorado Springs in November 1871. The Palmers had three daughters, Elsie, Dorothy, and Marjory.
In 1880, Mrs. Palmer suffered a mild heart attack and was advised to move to a lower altitude. She and the girls moved to the East Coast and then to England where General Palmer visited them as often as he could. Queen died on December 28, 1894, at the age of 44. In sorrow, General Palmer went to England to return Mrs. Palmer's remains and the girls to Colorado Springs.
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At the Herrick Library are 6 scrapbooks donated from James W. Craig created by Edna Vercor, 860 Sheridan Rd, Highland Park Ill starting
Romaine Fielding (William Grant Blandin) born in Riceville, Iowa,
First he was in the live theatre but in 1911 only starting in the movie at the rather grownup age of 43. He was an actor in 73 films (8 after 1920), screenwriter of 29, 68 were directed by Romaine and yes, he was the General Manager of Lubin’s West Coast. He made a number of westerns in
Lubin Studio closed in 1917 and at that point Romaine Fielding retired from the movies but returned to the screen in 1920 for a short time as Romaine passed away
In the Blandin Family Records compiled by Romaine Fielding; himself references an
William Grant Blandin was also known as "Royal A. Blanding", "Romanzo A. Blondin", and "Romaine Fielding.". He was born,
So after 1897
William Grant Blandin in 1907 married, Mabel Van Valkenburg, an actress, known as Mabel Vann, they were divorced in 1917 but in 1918, Wm G. (Romaine) married Naomi Mary Lillian Sachs, an actress known as Joan Arliss(mother of a son, Romaine Fielding jr. born
Under name "Romaine Fielding", from 1907-1927, Stage and Screen Actor, Producer, Director and Writer, he became known to the film audiences.
It seems that he was raised by paternal grandparents until about 18 years of age (1886). 1885 Census shows Wm. G. still living with grandparents, Wm. T. and Icybenda B. Blandin in
No listing in 1897
From the information found Wm G. (Romaine) own records the children that were listed were Chester James Blandin b. 21 May 1899; Romaine Fielding jr. was born to Naomi Sachs on Nov 2 1919; and another son born August 16, 1924 that died 5 days later; Warren Fielding b. December 23, 1925 (reported to have died at 4 years old, after Romaine’s death.)
Miss Edna G. Vercoe,
My very dear Friend:
Your very welcome letter reached me here and would have been answered sooner but for the fact that I have been so very busy – since coming here, for as you will note I am no longer in Colorado, everything seems upside down and all turned around so that I can’t find anything nor seem to get settled down to do the many things before me, but I trust you will pardon me. Glad to know you liked the pictures and it was a pleasure for me to send them, if it is not asking too much of you would like to have a Kodak or any little picture of you which you would send me. Yes, I was a surgeon once and acted in the Red Cross service during the Mexican war, for two years I practiced medicine in
Your sincere friend,
ROMAINE FIELDING FILM MAKING IN NEW MEXICO