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John Tate Appleby


1908 - 1974

Arkansas Gazette Newspaper

Friday, 20 December 1974


J. T. Appleby, 66, was Author


           Fayetteville.  John T. Appleby, aged 66 of Washington, DC, formerly of Fayetteville, died 


              He was acting editor of the American Historical Society and the Author of several Books on 

   English history.

               Born at Fayetteville, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Appleby,  he graduated cum laude

   from Harvard University and traveled in Europe as a newspaper reporter and author.

               His first book, Suffolk Summer, described his travels in Suffold,  England, during World War II.

   Royalties from the book went to the restoration of the Bury St. Edmunds Abby Rose Garden in Suffolk.

   His other books include, "Henry the 2nd", "England Without Richard", "The Troubled Reign of  King

   Stephen", "John, King of England", and a Latin Texbook.

              He lived and farmed for a time at Fayetteville before moving to Washington about 25 years ago.

   He was a contributor to the book review section of the Washington Post.

              Survivors include 4 sisters, Mrs. John A. Fogelman of Little Rock, Mrs. Paul Young, jr. and

   Mrs. Joe D. Mitchell, both of Fayetteville, and Mrs. A. W. Manlove of Joplin, Missouri.

              Funeral will be Saturday at Fayetteville by Watson Funeral Service.  In Lieu of flowers, memorials

   may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Obit Courtesy of John Tate Mitchell



          John Tate Appleby's first book, "Suffolk Summer" is an interesting small book.  (I am tempted

   to use the word "delightful" in describing it.)  It is not a biographical book, but describes his bicycle

   tours around Suffolk County.    Interested in  doing rubbings at ancient abbeys and cemeteries,  

   John T.  Appleby remained in England after the close of  the War,  before returning home to Arkansas.

             The book remains in print,  with the sales still providing for the care of the John Appleby Rose

   Gardens on the grounds of the abbey in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk County.  The book is a best seller 

   among visitors to Suffolk County, and can be found in some public libraries and purchased through 

   book dealers.  Appleby Heritage obtained a copy through Barnes and Noble, Used & Out of Print 



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