GRIFFIN, Teresa [1832-1906] -- American author, activist
Lived in New York City in the 1870s, recently divorced from
General Egbert L. Vielé ¤
in an incendiary spectacle played out in the popular press,
with charges and counter-charges of adultery, insanity, and cruelty.
Their five children
-- Kathlyn, Herman, Teresa, Egbert and Emily --
were the further subjects of a bitter custody dispute
involving kidnappings and re-kidnapping.
During all of this Mrs. Vielé kept scrapbooks which have been preserved
(see bookmarks, below).
Mrs. Vielé seems to have been very involved socially, as were many 19th century,
upper-middle class women.
She was a member of the American Ladies Aid Association for Cuban Women and Children
which raised money and supplies for victims of the Cuban revolution.
As a participant in the Southern Relief Association,
Teresa Vielé was a member of the Committee on Public Places of Amusement.
She also apparently had political interest in Mr. George Francis Train,
a candidate in the 1872 presidential election.
George Train was a member of the Train League
which campaigned on the promise of an equal distribution of political power
for all women, men, and ethnicities and supported women's suffrage.
Following the Drum: a Glimpse of Frontier Life Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1984. Based on her experiences as a military spouse during her husband's tour in the American Southwest and fighting in the Mexican War. First published 1858. To My Child a poem. The Home Journal, a newspaper, date of publication unknown.
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- Spouse: ¤VIELÉ, Egbert Ludovicus, General [1825-1902] American military officer and engineer
- Daughter: ¤VIELÉ, Kathlyne [1853-?] American genealogist and historian
- Son: ¤VIELÉ, Herman Knickerbocker [1856-1908] American novelist, playwright, author, artist
- Son: ¤VIELÉ-GRIFFIN, Francis [1864-1937] American expatriate poet
- Grandaughter: ¤VIELÉ, Emily [1865-?] American poet and novelist