Mary Alsop King Waddington
|Mary King Waddington|
|Born||Mary Alsop King
April 28, 1833
New York City, New York
|Died||June 30, 1923
|Spouse(s)||William Henry Waddington
(m. 1874; his death 1894)
Henrietta Liston Low
|Relatives||Rufus King (half-brother)
Richard Waddington (brother-in-law)
James Green Martin (brother-in-law)
Rufus King (grandfather)
Nicholas Low (grandfather)
Mary was born in New York City, New York on April 28, 1839 the daughter of Charles King (1789–1867), an American academic, politician, newspaper editor and the ninth president of Columbia College (now Columbia University) and his second wife, Henrietta Liston Low (1799–1882).
Her paternal granddaughter was U.S. Senator Rufus King (1755–1827), the Federalist candidate for both Vice President (1804 and 1808) and President of the United States (1816). Her maternal grandfather was Nicholas Low (1739–1826), a New York merchant and developer.
Mary was the author of Letter of a Diplomat's wife (1902), Italian letters of a Diplomat's wife (1904), Chateau and Country Life in France (1909), and My First Years as a Frenchwoman (1914).
In 1874, she married William Henry Waddington (1826–1894) in Paris. Waddington was a French statesman who became the Prime Minister of France in 1879, and later French Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1883 to 1893. He was born at Saint-Rémy-sur-Avre in Normandy and was the son of Thomas Waddington, a wealthy cotton manufacturer, and Janet Mackintosh Colin Chisholm. His parents were both naturalized citizens of France, born in England. He was the brother of Richard Waddington, a French legislator and historian, and cousin of Charles Waddington (philosopher), a French philosopher. They were the parents of one son:
- Francis Richard Waddington, who married Charlotte Sallandrouze de Lamornaix (b. 1882), the daughter of Admiral Sallandrouze de Lamornaix and granddaughter of Charles Sallandrouze de Lamornaix, on January 18, 1903 in Paris.
- "Forthcoming Scribner's". The New York Times. 25 August 1906. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
- "Death of Charles King. LL. D". The New York Times. 29 September 1867. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
- "OBITUARY.; The Death of Dr. Charles King". The New York Times. 30 September 1867. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
- Griffith, William (18 December 1904). "AS MME. WADDINGTON SEES NEW YORK.; Brilliant American Woman Whose Husband Was Once Premier of France, Gives Her Impressions of Her Native City Which She Is Visiting After An Absence of 38 Years. Extraordinary Opportunities for Social and Intellectual Intercourse with Eminent Men and Women of the Old World Enjoyed by the Granddaughter of Rufus King -- Her Reminiscences of Diplomatic Life and Defense of the Marriage of American Girls to Titled and Distinguished Foreigners -- Regrets the Importance Given to Money in New York's Social Regime. MME. WADDINGTON'S IMPRESSION OF NEW YORK AFTER THIRTY-EIGHT YEARS' ABSENCE". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
- Nicholas Low Papers Supplement,1724-1828 (New-York Historical Society)
- "MADAME WADDINGTON, AUTHOR, DIES IN PARIS; Former Mary A. King Was the Widow of Ex-French Ambassador to England". The New York Times. 1 July 1923. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
- "WHAT GIFTS MEAN TO WAR SUFFERERS; American Women in France Write to The Times of Relief Work There. DESCRIBE PITIFUL SCENES Mme. Waddington and Mrs. C.B. Duryea Plead for Aid to Keep American Depots Open". The New York Times. 20 January 1915. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
- Willard, Mary Hatch (2 December 1915). "A Chance to Help Mme. Waddington". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
- Waddington, Mary King (29 May 1916). "What American Money Could Do to Relieve It Among the People". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
- "LETTERS OF A DIPLOMAT'S WIFE". The New York Times. 13 June 1903. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
- "LETTERS OF A DIPLOMATS WIFE". The New York Times. June 13, 1903. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
- Times, Special Cable To The New York (28 April 1905). "ATTACKS MME. WADDINGTON.; Ouida Resents Remarks in "Italian Letters of a Diplomat's Wife."". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
- "Mary King Waddington (Waddington, Mary King, 1833-1923)". onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu. University of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
- "INTERNATIONAL MARRIAGES". The New York Times. 19 September 1907. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
- "Waddington, William Henry (WDNN845WH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- Times, Special Cable To The New York (18 January 1903). "DOINGS OF SOCIETY IN FRANCE; Brilliant Marriage of Mile. Sallandrouze de Lamornaix and M. Waddington -- James H. Hyde Praised by French Papers". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
- Biography of her, from the Introduction to a collection of her letters (from Questia)
- William Griffith (December 18, 1904). "AS MME. WADDINGTON SEES NEW YORK". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-08-08.
|Library resources about
Mary Alsop King Waddington
|By Mary Alsop King Waddington|
- A play based on her letters[permanent dead link]
- Excerpt from Mary's visit to Bagnoles de l'Orne, Normandy, with photos and images
- Works by Mary King Waddington at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about Mary King Waddington at Internet Archive
- Works by or about Mary Alsop King Waddington at Internet Archive
- Works by or about Mary Alsop King Waddington in libraries (WorldCat catalog)