portrait by John Singer Sargent
|Born||5 March 1854|
|Known for||Bryn Mawr College, philanthropist|
Mary Garrett was the daughter of John W. Garrett, a philanthropist and president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O). She became the wealthiest "spinster woman" in the country with demise of her father.
Garrett helped found the Bryn Mawr College for women. She also endowed the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and secured the rights of women to attend thus making it the first co-educational, graduate-level medical school in the United States.
She is buried in Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, MD.
- The Philanthropy Hall of Fame, Mary Garrett
- Lillian Faderman, Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America, Penguin Books Ltd, 1991, page 30. ISBN 0-231-07488-3
- Sander, Kathleen Waters (2008). Mary Elizabeth Garrett : society and philanthropy in the Gilded Age. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 9780801888700.
- Finding Aid to the Mary Garrett Papers, Bryn Mawr College Library
- Finding Aid to the M. Carey Thomas Papers, Bryn Mawr College Library
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C.; Thurston, H. T.; Moore, F., eds. (1905). "article name needed". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.
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