Queer Places:
96 Boulevard du Montparnasse, 75014 Paris, France
62 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012
126 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001
Barack Matif Farm, Taconic Rd, Salisbury, CT 06068
318 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

Edith Leslie Emmet (May 17, 1877 - June 18, 1960) was a painter, daughter of Ellen Gertrude James Temple Emmet Hunter (1850-1920), who was Henry James' first cousin, and Christopher Temple Emmet (1823-1884). Leslie Emmet's sister was Ellen Gertrude "Bay" Emmet (1876-1941), painter.

Leslie Emmet studied at the Cooper Union Art School, and in 1905 she won the silver medal for oil portraits.

In 1897 Mary Foote travelled to Paris, France, setting up a studio at 96 Boulevard Montparnasse with the American painters Ellen Emmet Rand, Lydia Field Emmet, Jane Erin Emmet, and Edith Leslie Emmet. These girls, whom she knew through New York relatives, were descendants of Thomas Addis and Robert Emmet, and were related throught he Temples to Henry James, who was a frequent guest at the studio.

In 1910, Edith Leslie Emmet and Ellen G. Emmet are living together at 62 Washington Square, New York. Their sister Rosina H. Emmet at this time lived at 159 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT. Lydia Field Emmet was living at 398 Pelham Road, New Rochelle, NY.

In 1914 Edith Leslie Emmet was the bridesmaid of Therese Van Den Heubel Ingersoll when she married Dr John H. Cunningham, Jr., in New York.

In 1916 Edith Leslie Emmet is living at 126 East 34th Street; at this time, with her sisters Rosina and Ellen, she also has a summer house at Barack Matif Farm, Salisbury, CT.

In the 1930 Census she is living in New York in the house of her sister Rosina H. Emmet at 318 East 14th Street. In the summer of 1930 she was a guest at the Miss Mabel Choate's Mission House Memorial.

Leslie was born in San Francisco, CA, and died in Salisbury, CT.


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