Julia Dent Grant (1826–1902), First Lady of the United States (1869-1877). As quoted in The Fair Women, ch. 8, by Jeanne Madeline Weimann (1981).
In conversation with sculptor Enid Yandell, who was creating statuary for the landmark Woman's Building at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Grant was then the widow of former United States President Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885).