A Philadelphia Family at the “Centre of the Universe”

For forty years after the Civil War, a Victorian home on South 21st Street in Philadelphia was con¬≠sidered “The Centre of the Universe” by its promin¬≠ent residents and their visitors. American writers and actors were drawn to this cultural center by the talented parents of Richard Harding Davis, the flamboyant archetype war correspondent who thrilled readers at the turn of the...
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