Talk:Ion Perdicaris

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This article makes it appear that TR was angered by the fact that Perdicaris became friends with Raisuli. I had thought that it was the kidnapping that so incensed TR. Which was it? 172.149.28.106 01:16, 23 March 2007 (UTC)RKH

I suppose I am the only one who is astonished that an adulterous woman in 1873 got custody of all her children. There is nothing in his separate Wiki entry that explains anything about it, either - he would either have to have been unfit himself, extremely uncaring or very progressive for this to have happened. Also, the page says that Perdicaris & Ellen were married, and yet calls her "Varley". This is either an anachronism or an anomaly. "Lucy Stoners" were rare, & I have the feeling Ellen wasn't one of them. FlaviaR (talk) 04:32, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Whose decision was it to delete the separate article on the Perdicaris incident? This incident led to loss of Moroccan life, & was a factor in the loss of Moroccan independance. See e.g. The Proud Tower by Barbara Tuchman (I forget the exact ref)MoFromMelb (talk) 13:28, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

The article says "By 1862, the family's property in South Carolina was in danger of confiscation by the government of the Confederate States of America. Ion Perdicaris travelled to Greece, intending to renounce his United States citizenship and acquire Greek nationality to forestall any confiscation." The article cites no authority for those sentences. My guess is that the book The Limits of Sovereignty: Property Confiscation in the Union and the Confederacy during the Civil War by Daniel W. Hamilton probably supports the idea that land owned by a citizen of NJ would be subject to seizure. RW7890 (talk) 04:36, 5 February 2012 (UTC)