Amélie Rives, who was born in Richmond, Va., the daughter of Col. Alfred Landon Rives and Sadie (McMurdo) Rives, was destined to become a well-known literary figure as well as a prominent socialite. Her first novel, "The Quick or the Dead?," was published in Philadelphia in 1888. That same year she married John Armstrong Chanler, a lawyer of New York; they were divorced in 1895. Her second husband was Prince Pierre Troubetskoy (d. 1936), a Russian artist; they were married in 1896.
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
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