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Lucy Aldrich
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Lucy Truman Aldrich (1869–1955) was a philanthropist and art collector who was the eldest child of U.S. Senator Nelson Aldrich of Rhode Island. Lucy Aldrich was born in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1869 and was the oldest surviving child of Sen. Nelson W. Aldrich and Abby Pearce (Chapman) Aldrich. Aldrich never married, and lived in the family home at 110 Benevolent Street in Providence, Rhode Island for most of her life, but traveled extensively in Europe and Asia. She often retold the story of one trip to China in 1923, when she was captured by armed bandits and held for two days before her release (the Lincheng Outrage). She was an active art collector, especially in the fields of porcelain and Asian textiles. She donated much of her collection to the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, and was a member of its Museum Committee as well. Her sister Abby Aldrich Rockefeller married John D. Rockefeller Jr..

References and external links
Rhode Island Historical Society collection biographical information (http://www.rihs.org/mssinv/Mss9382.htm) Aldrich, Alvin J. George Aldrich Genealogy. Published by the author, 1971. Kert, Bernice. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller: The Woman in the Family. New York: Random House, 1993 Harvard Business School archives (http://www.library.hbs.edu/hc/wes/indexes/alpha/content/1001955887.html) Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Lucy_Aldrich&oldid=554155413" Categories: Rockefeller family American philanthropists 1955 deaths 1869 births This page was last modified on 8 May 2013 at 17:00. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization.



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