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The Comstocks of Cornell-The Definitive Autobiography$
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Anna Botsford Comstock and Karen Penders St. Clair

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781501716270

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501716270.001.0001

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(p.463) Chapter XX Mentone
The Comstocks of Cornell-The Definitive Autobiography

Anna Botsford Comstock

, Karen Penders St. Clair
Cornell University Press

This chapter recounts Anna Botsford and John Henry Comstock's trip abroad to Mentone in the winter of 1926. Mentone proved to be a very attractive modern city with an ancient city on a hill in its midst. One of the Comstocks' first activities was a trip to Monte Carlo in Monaco, where they watched people gamble. They then visited La Turbie and Eze. After, they made a pilgrimage to the entomological station in Mentone where they were welcomed by the chief, Raymond Poutier, and shown every courtesy. Henry had great respect for Monsieur Poutier's excellent work as an entomologist, accomplished with such limited financial support. The Comstocks' trip to Mentone was to be their last major sojourn together before Henry was stricken with his first stroke in the summer of that same year.

Keywords:   Anna Botsford Comstock, John Henry Comstock, Mentone, Monte Carlo, Monaco, entomological station, Raymond Poutier, stroke

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