In an article for the St. Louis Dispatch, Anna George De Mille shared some of her private recollections of her father. Among the memories she shared was the following:
“Nobody could quiet me but father, nobody could soothe my imaginary fears like him…He used to take me in his study and show me pictures of birds. I don’t know what kind of birds they were–they seemed to be doves, red and blue doves. I suppose it was their bright colors that attracted me. I was too young to speak, but it seems to me if I could find the books they were in I could turn to the very page.”
The full article can be found in Series Three of the Henry George and Anna George De Mille Family Collection.