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Myra Arthur Plate

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Myra Arthur Plate
Context from a physical exhibition at the archive's reading room
Owner: Myra Arthur was the wife of Chester Alan Arthur II, son of U. S. President Chester A. Arthur (1881 – 1885). Myra lived in Europe with her husband until 1900, when they relocated to Colorado. Myra and Arthur divorced in 1927.

Plate: Water color painting of a blue bird at a pool near a garden wall; Cyprus trees, a rainbow, and mountains in the background.
The facing page includes a plate of the coat of arms used by U. S. President Chester A. Arthur, bearing the motto “Impelle obstantia” – “Thrust aside obstacles.” This use of the arms, however, is controversial as President Arthur was rightly accused of lifting them from the family of Thomas Arthur, Esq., to whom Arthur was no relation. The Presidential bookplate is specious.
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Date of Book
1911
Description
Watercolor of blue bird at a pool near a garden wall; Cyprus trees, a rainbow, and mountains in background 
Owner
Myra Arthur 
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