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About Betsy Bonaparte

By Heather Haggstrom, Exhibitions Manager “Nature never intended me for obscurity.” – Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte to her father, 1815 Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, born in Baltimore, Maryland on February 6, 1785, was the oldest of 13 children. Betsy, as she was affectionately known, was the daughter of William Patterson, an Irish immigrant shipping merchant who quickly […]

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