Grace Whitney Hoff: The Story of An Abundant Life

By: Patch, Carolyn

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223 pages, illustrated throughout with numerous plates of black and white photographs and art reproductions; blue cloth boards with gilt titling, pages lightly toned from age, end papers illustrated with maps, dust jacket with chipping at head and tail of spine, top of front flap hinge split about one inch, now in protective mylar sleeve. Grace Whitney was born in Detroit, Michigan on October 22, 1862 into one of the most prominent families of the city. She married John Jacob Hoff in 1900, and in the same year the couple left the United States and moved to France, which became their home. Grace Whitney Hoff used her fortune for many philanthropic causes. During the First World War she took care of wounded soldiers and founded a rest home for war widows in Peyrieu in the Ain. While president of the YWCA in Detroit, she became interested in women's rights and the access of young women to education, particularly to university. For her philanthropic actions and her generosity she was awarded the Academic Palms in 1923. In 1925 she received the Legion of Honor and was promoted to Officer in 1934.

Title: Grace Whitney Hoff: The Story of An Abundant Life

Author Name: Patch, Carolyn

Categories: Women,

Publisher: Cambridge, Riverside Press: 1933

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Type: Hardcover

Size: 8vo - over 7

Seller ID: MH00084

Keywords: BOOKS VINTAGE BIOGRAPHY WOMEN PHILANTHROPY PARIS DETROIT