Part of the contents of the Pearce-McAllister Cottage gifted to History Colorado in 1970 by the estate of Townsend Sherman McAllister (accessioned/processed in 1976), the collection includes a Dutch Colonial style house located at 1880 Gaylord Street in Denver and over 5,000 artifacts, books, documents and photographs from the Phebe and Henry McAllister Jr. Family.
The donor’s father, Henry McAllister Jr. was raised in Colorado Springs and in 1896 married his college sweetheart Phebe Ketcham of Jericho, Long island. In 1898, son Townsend Sherman was born in Colorado Springs, followed by Henry III in 1904. In 1906, the family moved to Denver where Henry Jr. established his general law practice. Phebe was active in St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, as well as, in the Colonial Dames and Monday Literary Club. A prominent family in Denver, the McAllister’s often entertained in their home at 1880 Gaylord Street. , From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For other people of the same name, see George Elliot (disambiguation).
"Mary Ann Evans" redirects here. For the wife of Benjamin Disraeli, see Mary Anne Disraeli.
George Eliot at 30 by François D'Albert Durade.jpg
Aged 30 by the Swiss artist Alexandre Louis François d'Albert Durade (1804–86)
Born Mary Ann Evans
22 November 1819
Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England
Died 22 December 1880 (aged 61)
Chelsea, Middlesex, England
Resting place Highgate Cemetery (East), Highgate, London
Pen name George Eliot
Notable works The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (1871–72), Daniel Deronda (1876)
Spouse John Cross (1880; her death)
Partner George Henry Lewes (1854–78) (his death)
Relatives Robert Evans and Christiana Pearson (parents); Christiana, Isaac, Robert, and Fanny (siblings)
Mary Ann Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880; alternatively "Mary Anne" or "Marian"), known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, poet, journalist, translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She is the author of seven novels, including Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (1871–72), and Daniel Deronda (1876), most of them set in provincial England and known for their realism and psychological insight.
She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure her works would be taken seriously. Female authors were published under their own names during Eliot's life, but she wanted to escape the stereotype of women only writing lighthearted romances. She also wished to have her fiction judged separately from her already extensive and widely known work as an editor and critic. An additional factor in her use of a pen name may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and to prevent scandals attending her relationship with the married George Henry Lewes, with whom she lived for over 20 years.
Her 1872 work Middlemarch has been described by Martin Amis and Julian Barnes as the greatest novel in the English language.