Garrett, Mary

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Garrett, Mary Gender: F
Mary Elizabeth Garrett
born on 5 March 1854 at 03:30 (= 03:30 AM )
Place Baltimore, Maryland, 39n17, 76w37
Timezone LMT m76w37 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 14°29' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 28°46 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 14°02'


American suffragist and 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 upon the 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.

At her death in 1915, she gave $15,000,000 to M. Carey Thomas, the president of Bryn Mawr College, with whom she was romantically involved and living with at the time.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death, Cause unspecified 1915

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Kathleen Waters Sander, "Mary Elizabeth Garrett: Society and Philanthropy in the Gilded Age" (JHU Press, 2011), p. 8: "Had Mary Elizabeth Garrett's arrival into the world at 3:30 a.m. on March 5, 1854, been announced in the newspapers -- a convention not yet fashionable -- Baltimoreans more than likely would have taken little notice."


  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political (suffragist)