Whiteley The Wendling

“Charles Edward Whiteley and Mary Elizabeth Scott-Whiteley’s four daughters and a son. Ed Whiteley worked in the woods and in backwoods lumber mills. Back then, as now, it was hard work. It was also seasonal work in a boom-or-bust industry, and periodic layoffs were inevitable. As were so many families at the time, the Whiteleys were forced to move frequently in search of employment. Late in 1902 they left Colton for Wendling, Oregon, a hamlet near Marcola in the southern Willamette Valley. Two years later, at the time described in The Story of Opal, they were living near Mary’s mother’s parents in Walden, another wide spot in the road located about four miles east of Cottage Grove.”

https://rosamondpress.com/2017/08/04/the-wendlings-of-penkill-castle/

Opal Whiteley’s father worked for Frank Buck who is related to the famous Sedgwick family. She could be riding a Booth-Kelly logging train, she eager  to get out of Wendling Oregon and go find her royal kin, who may be kin to Robert Brevoort Buck, who sold our Family Fairytale to outside EXPLOITERS, who denuded us, stripped us down in order to pay off the No.1 Creditor, Lawrence Chazen, a partner in PlumpJack, the enemy of of Bruce Livingston, of Alcohol Justice. Men and women who own no vision, or creative skills, mine the insane – for profit and fun! Their job in life is to appear normal so they can take it all! Opal died on a Funny Farm. There is talk of doing a movie about her life, too.

Kyra Sedgwick is kin to Edith Sedgwick who was Andy Warhol’s Muse, as was my kindred, Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor. I just found her Noble Rosemond Ancestors. She looks down from The Sane Heaven, and gives me a big wink. Eddie and her brother suffered from mental illness, if not the whole family line. Ellery Sedgwick discovered Ms. Whiteley.

“What is in a name?” Check this one out!

Constance Irving Brevoort Sedgwick

Do you think the name Irving stands for Washington Irving, a good friend of Henry Brevoort who is relation to John Astor, the richest man in the world? Who built the City of New York, and maketh the Knickerbockers to dwell within? I bet you ten bucks Robert Brevoort Buck knows nothing about his famous family history, because, he would not push folks around – when you are this big!

Here is what Tom Snyder, hired ‘Ghost Writer’ had to say about Christine.

“The bulk of her personal comments, however, consists of the
scattered thoughts and ideations of a woman who was not well at the
time she wrote them down.”

I am now seeking a brave attorney to help me retrieve my late sister’s autobiography that Vicki Presco showed me exerts from, because, it has a reserved place in American Literature. I am saving the best – for last!  I am going to turn that picture around, where I am The Story Teller, and not The Examined!

Sydney Morris of Heisinger, Morris, Rose, and Buck, did not have a clue what a Femme Fatale was. In our only conversation, he said;

“I heard your sister was a real pain in the ass!”

(What the fuck?)

 

Andy knew of Edie’s roots. He was impressed with one’s family tree. This is why he chose Sedgwick to be his Spokesperson. He did not beat around the Prestige Tree. She was No.1 He knew nothing about Liz’s rosy lineage. If Andy has met Opal, he would have chosen her, because it was such a great put-on.

I highly suggest the Buck Foundation spend $20,000,000 dollars studying how NOT to shame creative people, who immortalize – us all! It’s time to publish a simple manual….

‘How to Destroy a Fake Sanity Tribunal in Ten Easy Lessons’

Jon Presco ‘The Moses of Oregon’ and, ‘Promoter of Wendling Colony’

“I found ‘The Way’!

https://rosamondpress.com/2017/08/03/the-new-wendling-colony/

Copyright 2017

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edie_Sedgwick

Written and directed by John Palmer and David Weisman, Ciao! Manhattan is the semi-biographical tale of 1960s counterculture icon Edie Sedgwick.[1] The film follows young Susan Superstar (Sedgwick) through her tumultuous party years in Manhattan as one of Warhol’s Superstars. Through actual audio recordings of Sedgwick’s account of her time in Warhol’s Factory in New York City, paired with clips from the original unfinished script started in 1967, Ciao! captures the complete deterioration of Sedgwick’s fictional alter-ego.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/11/arts/design/andy-warhols-liz-brings-126-million-at-sothebys-sale.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Astor_Bristed

Charles was born in New York City, New York, the son of the Reverend John Bristed and Magdalena Astor (eldest daughter of fur-trader John Jacob Astor and Sarah Todd). He graduated from Yale College in 1839 with honors, and from Trinity College, Cambridge, England, in 1845, taking numerous prizes and being made a foundation scholar of the college.[1][2] He returned to the United States in 1847, where married as his first wife Laura Whetten Brevoort (1823-1860), sister of James Carson Brevoort.[3] His second wife was Grace Ashburner Sedgwick (1833-1897), the daughter of Charles Sedgwick and Elizabeth Buckminster Dwight, by whom he had two sons (Charles Astor, Jr. & John) and a daughter (Cecilia).

On her father’s side, she is a descendant of Judge Theodore Sedgwick, Endicott Peabody (the founder of the Groton School), William Ellery (a signer of the Declaration of Independence), John Lathrop (American minister) (1740–1816), of Boston, Massachusetts, and is the great-granddaughter of Henry Dwight Sedgwick III, thus the corresponding niece to his brother Ellery Sedgwick, owner/editor (1908-1938) of The Atlantic Monthly. Sedgwick is also a sister of actor Robert Sedgwick, half-sister of jazz guitarist Mike Stern, the first cousin once removed of actress Edie Sedgwick, and a niece of the writer John Sedgwick.[9] She is also the aunt of R&B/pop singer George Nozuka and his younger singer-songwriter brother Justin Nozuka (their mother, Holly, is Sedgwick’s half-sister).

 

Whitely Sisters

The Whiteley’s lived at times in shoeless poverty, but their cultural life was richer than one might expect, given the family’s financial instability. Opal’s parents were literate and her mother often read stories and poetry to the children, and provided them with music lessons. Her childhood took place in the first decade of the 20th century, in a gritty Oregon that still depended on horses and mules, a landscape and society richly described by James Stevens and H. L. Davis. She was a highly intelligent, imaginative, lively, and precocious child, full of questions and given to daydreaming, much like the Opal of her 1920 book. Her father doted on her, and she must have been a charming little girl.

Friends and admirers of Rosamond

You’ll be pleased to know that Rosamond Publishing has commissioned the artist’s biography: a celebration of her life and legacy. We’re working close with the author, Tom Snyder, to produce a handsome book dedicated to an extraordinary life. Tom is a trained observer as well as a story teller intrigued by every turn in life’s odyssey. If you have any comments to share with Tom about your own response to Rosamond’s work, he’d be happy to hear from you. His e-mail is: offram

“The bulk of her personal comments, however, consists of the
scattered thoughts and ideations of a woman who was not well at the
time she wrote them down. My determination was that most of Christine’
s writings represented an internal struggle never intended for public
view. Finally, a book of this kind carries an ethical responsibility
in deciding which details illuminate an artist’s life and legacy, and
which add minutiae ‘minute, small detail.”

 

 

 

Opal Whiteley Emerges From Pan’s Labyrinth

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Last night I watched a documentary about the author, Opal Whiteley, on PBS. I was amazed, for here is Ofelia from Pan’s Labyrinth that I have connected to my dear friend, Virginia Hambley, who is kin to the House of Bourbon. She has stayed in Castles in France. I asked her to marry me a week after she proposed to me, down on one knee. I glued the cote of arms of the House of Orleans on an old menu. The next day, she had no memory of this event where I presented her the Louisiana Territory.

Princess Françoise asserted that she was the illegitimate daughter of Prince Henri d’Orléans and was taken to Oregon where she was adopted and given the name Opal Whiteley. The truth or otherwise of her claims to royal descent have always been the subject of fierce controversy, but she was consistent in maintaining them throughout her life, and her grave bears her royal designation alongside her adoptive name.”

Virginia looks like Ofelia in Pan’s Labyrinth which is about the restoration of the House of Bourbon. Virginia’s ancestor, Louis-Auguste-Victor, Count de Ghaisnes de Bourmont, was engaged in the restoration Bourbon monarchy, from the day of its fall. Louis kept the rose alive. The fascist dictator, Franco, did not want to restore Juan Borbon to the throne because of connections to Freemasonry. That Victor de Bourmont became a Vichy puppet of the Nazis, and was tried for war crimes, is right out of the Labyrinth script.

Opal Whiteley went to the University of Oregon and gave lessons to children about nature. Virginia was studying to become a Oceanogrpaher  Wintergreen College when she got into a terrible accident when returning from a field trip. She suffers from memory loss. Opal Whiteley had a photographic memory, like Rena Easton, who reconstructed the five page letter she sent me after she tore it up and burned it. She did the same for the long letter she sent me that began.

“Here I am!”

She had read my blog about the author and illustrator, Fanny Corey who is famous for her Fairy Books. Rena has read something in my letter that freaked her out. I believe my muse has suffered from mental illness most of her life. My sister also was mentally ill. Her 272 page autobiography was disappeared, a ghost writer saying she was not well when she told her own story.

The normal folks of Cottage Grove thought their most famous citizens was nuts when she declared she was a Princess. Opal died in a mental ward after being given a labotomy.

I beg Rena Easton to forgive me, my response to her fear. Our correspondence will become a book. But, I don’t have much time. I am having trouble with my prostrate. I am recovering from another operation that was not successful. I went and saw Virginia two days before this operation, and presented her a photo of her late cat. I talked to my muse, Marilyn Reed, about coming to the end of my story, and leaving the planet. Today is her birthday. Happy Birthday!

My mother, Rosemary, would tell her children she had a scholarship to Camarillo State Mental Hospital. I believe all the women I have bonded with in this lifetime have suffered from mental illness. Virginia is very eccentric. She was my girlfriend for ten years. One day she complained about not being married, not so much as a proposal.  Princess Françoise de Bourbon-Orleans is the keeper of ‘The Promise’  that one day, your Prince will come.

This blog is my diary.

Jon Presco

Copyright 2015

The huge question to ask is who were the backers of Lousi de Bourmont in his almost single-handed attempt to restore the House of Borubons to several thrones? Is Louis of Bourbon blood? If so, is Virginia Hambley “of the blood” and in line for a throne? Is She the neglected Rose at the center of Pan’s Labyrinth that a possible descendant of the Rougemont Knights Templar has found? Virginia has around six nieces and nephews.

Jon Presco

Copyright 2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqYiSlkvRuw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTXCfODoDvQ

http://watch.opb.org/video/1429359151/

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I’ve considered doing illustrations for most of my books. C’mon Rena. Show yourself. Do it for Montana! You were Rosamond’s Muse. This is your State History. You got some major bragging rights! Put this in your resame. At least send me copies of photos of you that I can work from to illustrate.

‘Capturing Beauty’. I want your side of the story! I will got to the Governor and have you declared Montana’s State Treasure who brought the history of Royal Rosamond and Fanny Cory, together!

https://rosamondpress.com/2013/08/22/royal-rosamond-fanny-y-cory/

http://san-luigi.org/2012/08/13/members-of-the-san-luigi-orders-princess-francoise-de-bourbon-orleans-opal-whiteley/

https://rosamondpress.com/2013/01/04/house-of-bourbon-in-pans-labyrinth/

One of the more extraordinary members of the San Luigi Orders was Princess Françoise de Bourbon-Orléans (1897-1992). She was admitted to the Order of the Crown of Thorns in 1963.

Princess Françoise asserted that she was the illegitimate daughter of Prince Henri d’Orléans and was taken to Oregon where she was adopted and given the name Opal Whiteley. The truth or otherwise of her claims to royal descent have always been the subject of fierce controversy, but she was consistent in maintaining them throughout her life, and her grave bears her royal designation alongside her adoptive name.

She was noted early on as being a child prodigy of extraordinary intelligence, with particular abilities in nature study and the ability to memorize and classify vast amounts of information on animals and plants. Soon, The Oregonian began a series of laudatory articles about her. She published what she presented as her childhood diaries in The Story of Opal, which gained wide attention and lasting acclaim.

After leaving university, she became a public lecturer. In 1923, the financial support of Lord Grey of Falloden enabled her to come to England. Travelling to France, she met and was accepted by Prince Henri’s mother, also Princess Françoise, and she provided her with the necessary funds to travel to Udaipur in India, where Prince Henri had died, so as to discover more of his life there. In India, she was the guest of the Maharaja of Udaipur  and made detailed photographic and written accounts of her experiences.

In 1925 she returned to England, leaving for Rome in 1926 and then on to Austria where she lived in a convent. She returned to England in 1927 and divided her time between London and Oxford, writing about her experiences and collecting books, including many on her Catholic faith. During the 1930s she appears to have suffered some form of mental crisis. This situation was exacerbated when she suffered a head injury during the bombing of London in the Second World War.

In 1948 she was found to be unable to look after herself, and was committed to Napsbury psychiatric hospital for the remainder of her life as a result. It was here that she received the accolade of the Order of the Crown of Thorns. Several letters from her survive in our archives and they are tragic in tone, with Princess Françoise making it clear that she was being held in Napsbury against her will, and denied access to her books and archives.

BBC Radio 4 broadcast a programme about her in 2010 and in the same year a film was made of her life. Several biographies of her have been published.

Prince Robert Philippe Louis Eugène Ferdinand of Orléans, Duke of Chartres (November 9, 1840, Paris – December 5, 1910, Saint Firmin) was the son of Prince Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orléans and thus grandson of King Louis-Philippe of France. He fought for the Union in the American Civil War, and then for France in the 1870 Franco-Prussian War. In 1863 he married his cousin Princess Françoise of Orléans in Kingston upon Thames – she was the daughter of François, Prince of Joinville. In 1886 he was exiled from France.

Born in 1840, the duke was very soon orphaned – his father died in a cabriolet accident in 1842, and his mother died in 1858. Thus, during their childhood and adolescence, he and his elder brother were mainly looked after by their grandparents, King Louis-Philippe and Queen Marie-Amélie of the Bourbon-Siciles

Whiteley attempted[when?] to self-publish a textbook, The Fairyland Around Us, which was developed from her popular talks on the natural world. Unfortunately, she ran out of money for Fairyland and was only able to send a limited number of copies to subscribers. She then went in search of a commercial publisher, without success. However, in a meeting with Ellery Sedgwick, publisher of the Atlantic Monthly, she arranged to publish her childhood diary instead, which, if authentic, would have been written c. 1903-4.[1]

According to Sedgwick in the foreword to the published diary, Whiteley brought in Fairyland, and when asked about her background, her detailed memory led Sedgwick to ask if she had kept a diary. When she replied that she had, but it was torn to pieces, Sedgwick requested that she reassemble it. However, one of Whiteley’s biographers uncovered a letter from Whiteley to Sedgwick in which she requests an appointment with him and describes having kept accounts of her observations of the natural world from a very early age.[2] If true, Sedgwick may have partially invented the tale of how Whiteley’s diary came to his attention. Sedgwick claimed that Everett Baker, an attorney and head of the Christian Endeavour organization in Oregon, wrote a letter to him that said that on two occasions Whiteley’s mother admitted to him and his wife that Whiteley was adopted.[5]

 

 

 

 

In her later years Opal worked as a writer for several magazines. She even traveled to India as a Maharajah’s guest! However, in 1948 she was found nearly starving in her London apartment. She was surrounded by thousands of books on every subject – especially European history. Since childhood Opal had always spent her money on books rather than food. Then, something tragic happened …Opal was committed to Napsbury Mental Hospital in England. She died there in 1992 at the age of 95. The gifted child genius from Oregon’s wilderness spent nearly fifty years buried in a tiny cell on a crowded asylum ward. In the 1950’s she was given a lobotomy. Opal never wrote another book. Her brilliant mind rotted away like the tree stumps her logger father had cut down so long ago. Only 10 people attended Opal’s funeral. No memorial was held in Oregon.Opal Whiteley’s fate is one of the saddest – but also heroic in literature. She was a victim of abuse, mental illness, and society’s attempts to “cure” her. For half a century the asylum tried to make her give up her ideas and use the name of Whiteley. She did not. In fact, after about 25 years the hospital gave up and began to call her the “Princess”. Opal finally became what she believed she was – a Princess – even if imprisoned. Her life could be so much better today! Science has learned much about the brain in the past 50 years.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Orl%C3%A9ans

Orléans is the name used by several branches of the Royal House of France, all descended in the legitimate male line from the dynasty‘s founder, Hugh Capet. It became a tradition during France’s ancien régime for the duchy of Orléans to be granted as an appanage to a younger (usually the second surviving) son of the king. While each of the Orléans branches thus descended from a junior prince, they were always among the king’s nearest relations in the male line, sometimes aspiring and sometimes succeeding to the throne itself.

The last cadet branch to hold the ducal title descended from Henri de Bourbon, duc de Vendôme (Henry IV of France), who became king (nominally) in 1589, and is sometimes known as the “House of Bourbon-Orléans” (Maison de Bourbon-Orléans). From 1709 until the French Revolution the Orléans dukes were next in the order of succession to the French throne after members of the seniormost branch of the House of Bourbon, descended from Louis XIV. Louis XIII‘s younger brother and younger son were granted the dukedom successively in 1626 and 1660, and since they had contemporaneous living descendants, there were actually two Bourbon-Orléans branches at court during the reign of Louis XIV.

https://rosamondpress.com/2013/09/17/de-bourmont-anjou-legitimists/

The de Bourmonts are Anjou Legitimists who are in contention with the Orléanists for throne of France when, and if, the French Monarchy returns. If this happens, then all the de Bourmonts, even in America, will be line for the French Throne. The question is, are Clark and Elizabeth’s children and grandchildren being watched, looked af

https://rosamondpress.com/2013/09/17/bourmont-and-breze-castles/

https://rosamondpress.com/2012/07/02/the-yankee-tree/

 

Virginia looks like Ofelia in Pan’s Labyrinth which is about the restoration of the House of Bourbon. Virginia’s ancestor, Louis-Auguste-Victor, Count de Ghaisnes de Bourmont, was engaged in the resotaration Bourbon monarchy, from the day of its fall. Louis kept the rose alive. The facist dictator, Franco, did not want to restore Juan Borbon to the throne because of connections to Freemasonry. That Victor de Bourmont became a Vichy puppet of the Nazis, and was tried for war crimes, is right out of the Labyrinth script.

The huge question to ask is who were the backers of Lousi de Bourmont in his almost single-handed attempt to restore the House of Borubons to several thrones? Is Louis of Bourbon blood? If so, is Virginia Hambley “of the blood” and in line for a throne? Is She the neglected Rose at the center of Pan’s Labyrinth that a possible descendant of the Rougemont Knights Templar has found? Virginia has around six nieces and nephews.

Jon Presco

Copyright 2012

“The Captain” is commanding an outpost responsible for squashing the few remaining Anarchist rebels living in the mountains who are under the impression that the Spanish Civil War is still being fought. As far as lost causes go, few were as lost as the Anarchist cause during the Spanish Civil War: the war was largely over by 1939 and Franco would rule over a Fascist Spain until his death in 1975, upon which the Bourbon monarchy was restored.

In one scene between mother and daughter, at Carmen’s request, Ofelia tells her brother-to-be a fairy tale – setting out for him the new ideal of Spain. The brother is the coming Monarchy of Juan Carlos, made by Franco with the agreement of the Church. In her story, Ofelia tells her brother to enter the world of occult and look for a mysterious rose at the top of a dark mountain covered with thorns.

Ofelia must bring him the newborn Monarchy to be sacrificed on the altar of the occult so that Spain can fully return to Paganism and the kingdom of darkness. But Spain protects her half-brother, the new regime, and is forced to return the infant to the hands of a wounded and drugged Francoism, who has pursued Ofelia into the labyrinth.

“Rosamond recalls that Jack Cory and his sister Fanny Y. Cory, cartoonist, started him on his writing career.”

In looking for traces of my Muse, Rena Easton, in Montana, I found what can be described as the Rosamond Holy Grail in Helena Montana. My grandfather lived in Helena and says he was inspired to write by Jack Cory, a political cartoonist and equestrian artist, and his sister Fanny Y. Cory, a famous illustrator who lived in a secluded ranch in Montana.

There was an art show of four generations of this family. This is the vision I had for my family when I became a Pre-Raphaelite. Christine Rosamond Benton did several Fairy paintings, as did Drew, who is employed rendering avatars for fantasy games.

Alas we have a true genealogy that traces the Rosamond Family Muse from the Cory family, to my grandfather, to me, to my sister, and to her daughter Drew Benton whose father was the famous muralist, Garth Benton, the cousin of the artist, Thomas Hart Benton. This is the convergence of three creative families – that is unheard of! The Great Muses are at work here. Consider our DNA!

If I had not been following my Muse wherever she leads me, then I would not have made this profound discovery that cast out the outsider from Rosamond Creative Legacy, those parasites who dare title themselves “caretakers” of Rosamond’s art and life story. If my grandfather came back from the dead, he would take a bullwhip to these usurpers – of his history! Fanny was a very famous woman artist – before Christine was born!

Thank you my dear grandfather, whom I never met, for laying down the true stepping stones of our

family history.

Royal wrote a short story about a bullfight in Montana where his sister lived. It appears their father adopted these sibling out to W.S. Spaulding after his wife died.

The top two images were done by Drew Benton. The boy with dragon was done by Drew’s mother, Christine Rosamond Benton. The connections I just made – with no ones help – increase the value of all my families creative efforts. This is what real Art Books look like!

I’ve considered doing illustrations for most of my books. C’mon Rena. Show yourself. Do it for Montana! You were Rosamond’s Muse. This is your State History. You got some major bragging rights! Put this in your resame. At least send me copies of photos of you that I can work from to illustrate
‘Capturing Beauty’. I want your side of the story! I will got to the Governor and have you declared Montana’s State Treasure who brought the history of Royal Rosamond and Fanny Cory, together!

https://rosamondpress.com/2013/08/22/royal-rosamond-fanny-y-cory/

 

http://www.cottagegrove.net/history/whiteley/

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