George Folger Canfield (1854-1933)

Friends and Acquaintances of Emily Sibley Watson:

George Folger Canfield was a New York lawyer, in partnership with William Nivison Wilmer. In September-October 1890, Emily Sibley Watson & James G. Averell spent time in San Diego with Canfield and members of his family (including his brother Judge Robert Bage Canfield), presumably in relation to her pending divorce from Isaac Seymour Averell. Photographs and letters connected to this time in San Diego are in the collection of George Eastman Museum.

In a letter to her mother 11/26/1892, Emily Sibley Watson describes visiting with Canfield & Wilmer before leaving for Egypt.  The two attorneys saw them off at the boat and left flowers in their stateroom.