Biography and History

Alice Elizabeth Davis Tibbetts met Edgar Lee Masters during the Great Depression in the lobby of the Hotel Chelsea in 1936. She became his secretary, companion, and romantic partner until 1944 when Masters was taken from the hotel to a hospital and then a nursing home. The two never married. Following this relationship, Davis was married unsucessfully to a merchant sailor before marrying Charles Tibbetts. Mrs. Tibbetts died in New York City on September 29, 1988.

Source: From the finding aid for C1198