Monroe, Eliza Kortwright, 1927, Biographical Sketch

TO MONROE'S WIFE, a native of New York, is charged the responsibility jor having introduced more of the formality of foreign courts into the atmosphere of the While House, than any of her precedessors. Having been with her husband at the courts of Paris and London, where he served as Ambassador, Mrs. Monroe and her two daughters were prone to put on semi-royal airs in receiving at the White House. It was held to be beneath their dignity to return calls or to receive anyone but in ceremonial dress. One of the daughters, became the intimate confidante and friend of Hortense Beauharnais, daughter of Empress Josephine, mother of Napoleon III, and Queen of Holland, and the two are buried near one another in Paris.

References
1. Brief Biographies of our Presidents and the First Ladies of the Land, 1927, American Weekly, Inc., page 6.

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