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Mrs. Donald #Barr #Chidsey , 1936

Born Elinor Shirley Stewart

Educated at #Columbia University, early 1930s

Married DB Chidsey 1935-1940 (divrcd 1944)

OSS 1941-1946

Protected #Shinkolobwe from Nazis

#ShirleyChidsey married William #Bridgwater (chief editor Columbia Press)
She was one of the last people to get a book signed by her dear friend F Scott Fitzgerald in 1940 before he died (this is after her return from Tahiti and separation, but on her way to NYC). What was the nature of their relationship ?
[3]Shirley Chidsey [Bridgwater] born in Philadelphia in 1907. She worked as an editor, assisted Charles Nordhoff + James Norman Hall on The Bounty Trilogy (The Mutiny on the Bounty, 1932; Men Against the Sea, 1933; Pitcairn's Island, 1934).

And protected uranium from the Nazis
[4] What is real?

The history we have been taught has been provided to us by fiction writers from Columbia, who worked together.

What ACTUALLY happened?

Surely this wasn't their idea: They were paid (handsomely by the looks of things) to write their books

Who paid them? Why?
[5] Oh my: Shirley Chidsey's 1st job (after school at #Barnard College followed by #ColumbiaUniversity ) was as secretary to author JP Marquand in early 1930s

In 1935, JP Marquand's 2nd marriage was to Adelaide Ferry Hooker, who was the sister-in-law of John D Rockefeller III
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