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Claudia Lea Phelps

Claudia Lea Phelps

known as Bill from her childhood realization that boys have a much better time than girls

Born: June 29, 1894 in Teaneck, NJ

Father: Sheffield Phelps


Mother: Claudia Wright Lea


Never Married

Occupation: Avid sportswoman, gardener, well-known for her work in breeding West Highland terriers.

Children: none

Included Works: Diary


Died: September 14, 1984 in Aiken, SC



The Memorial Collection of Garden Books of Mrs. Sheffield Phelps and Miss Claudia Lea Phelps

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