A week ago “Camille” was buried and since then there has been something of a wrangle over who should have guardianship of her orphan child “Bijou.” Her pet name of Bijou Heron is familiar to all theatre-goers everywhere, and to many others here, while that of Helen Stoepel sounds strange enough. Her great dread was, being sent to her father, whom her mother, so erratic and so strong in her loves and her hates, had taught her to dislike, so the child at least was satisfied when Mr. Palmer, one of the managers of the Union Square theatre, was appointed her guardian. She has received calls and expressions of condolence from many of the best people in New York, since her sad bereavement, for said it was to her, as however faulty it may be.
“No love like mother love ever was known.”
The Findlay Jeffersonian 3/30/1877. Print.