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Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: MC 826
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Beirne, Rosamond Randall, 1894-1969
Title: Papers of Rosamond Randall Beirne, 1893-1919
Quantity: 1.33 linear feet (1 file box, 1 folio box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Debutante scrapbook and wedding gift volume of Rosamond Randall Beirne; photographs and travel scrapbook of her mother, Elizabeth Winsor Harding Randall.
Rosamond Randall Beirne was the daughter of Daniel R. and Elizabeth Winsor Harding Randall. Her father was the Postmaster in Baltimore, Maryland. Rosamond graduated from Bryn Mawr School in 1912 but her parents did not allow her to study at Bryn Mawr College. She married author and Baltimore Sun columnist Francis F. Beirne in 1919. Active with the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, she served as Madame Regent from 1958 to 1968. She was the author of The Hammond-Harwood House and Its Owners (1941), William Buckland, 1734-1774: Architect of Virginia and Maryland (1958), Let's Pick the Daisies: the History of the Bryn Mawr School, 1885-1967 (1970), and co-wrote Stormy Patriot: The Life of Samuel Chase (1980).
Collection consists of a diary by Elizabeth Winsor Harding Randall detailing her trip to Europe, July-September 1893; scrapbook of Rosamond Randall Beirne documenting her social life, coming out as a debutante, etc., and containing invitations, programs, clippings, calling and dance cards, drawings, photographs, souvenirs, etc., 1905-1918; photographs of Elizabeth Randall and family, n.d.; "The Book of the Bride Elect" containing list of Beirne's wedding gifts, 1919.