Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
AT THE BREAKFAST TABLE: OUR MODERN AMAZON
I'm trying on my armor, dear,
Here's a white dress and a lily-trimed hat
You would think this simple silk,
Here's a fan-- it is not smoke,
And here's a yachting suit that says,
And at this shoe, all tipped with gold,
In short, when autumn once more hangs
--Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
In 1892, Julian & Minnie Hawthorne [Rose's older brother & wife] asked Rose and George to see if Richard could use his influence with Grover Cleveland to get Julian appointed as consul to Jamaica. We don't if it was done, but Julian did not get the appointment.
George sold much more of his work than Rose did. Using Hawthorne family papers, he wrote several things about Rose's father. Julian was critical of George's use of their father's fame. George wrote the libretto for an operatic version of "The Scarlet Letter." In 1895, the opera was performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Rose and George stayed with the Saint-Gaudens, during the opening. They were living in New London, Connecticut by this time. Its been said that George was a drunk and that was the reason Rose finally left him.
About this time, Rose tried to sell Richard on a project about her memories of her father and his unpublished letters, but The Century Magazine wasn't interested.