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APC 67. Dr. Barton Jacobs Residence. (demolished by Salve University) "Mrs. Henry Barton Jacobs, who regarded even cotillions as undignified, gave dinners of such stateliness that they rivaled those of Mr. Astor herself. Mrs. Jacobs' previous husband, Robert Garrett, former president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, had for many years before his death suffered from the delusion that he was the Prince of Wales. Many thousands of dollars were spent administering to this delusion. Actors were hired on a permanent basis to impersonate Court officials and a London Court expert was imported to insure the correctness of all Court detail. Garrett himself had the uniform of the principal regiments of every country and daily received bogus ambassadors. His court favorite was Harry Lehr; in turn Lehr's favorite impersonator was the Crown Prince of Germany." * From "The Last Resort" by Cleveland Amory.


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