Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Mary Frances Richardson Smith (1848-1910)
MSA SC 3520-2284
First Lady of Maryland, 1900-1904



Buchholz, Heinrich Ewald. Governors of Maryland From the Revolution to the Year 1908, 2d ed. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins Co., 1908.

Warfield, J.D. The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland.  Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, 1990.

Winchester, Paul. Men of Maryland Since the Civil War. Vol. I. Baltimore: Maryland County Press Syndicate, 1923.

White, Frank F., Jr. The Governors of Maryland 1777-1970.  Annapolis: Hall of Records Commission, 1970.

Newspaper articles-

"Maryland's New Governor." The Evening Capital, 10 January, 1900.

"In Perfect Order." The Evening Capital, January 11 1900.

"Mrs. Jeffers' Reception:  Mrs. John Walter Smith Introduced to Annapolis Society."  The Evening Capital, 18 January 1900.

"Executive Mansion."  The Evening Capital, 19 January 1900.

"Tonight's Reception." The Evening Capital, 14 March 1900.

"Brief Mentions." The Anne Arundel Examiner, 10 May 1900.

"Brief Mentions." The Anne Arundel Examiner, 24 May 1900.

"Governor's Wife Honored." The Evening Capital, 8 February 1901.

"The Executive Mansion." The Evening Capital, 1 March 1901.

"Reception to General Assembly." The Evening Capital, 12 March 1901.

"A Day of Receptions." The Evening Capital, 14 March 1901.

"A Brilliant Reception." The Evening Capital, 15 March 1901.

"Maryland's Official Hostess." The Evening Capital, 16 March 1901.

"Reception at Executive Mansion." The Evening Capital, 20 March 1901.

"Mrs. Smith's Reception." The Evening Capital, 22 March 1901.

"Baptism at Executive Mansion." The Evening Capital, 8 April 1901.

"Governor's Family to Leave." The Evening Capital,  29 April 1901.

"The First Reception." The Evening Capital, 10 January 1902.

"Governor's Reception." The Evening Capital, 27 February 1902.

"Dinner at the Executive Mansion." The Evening Capital, 7 March 1902.

"Where Governor Lives." The Evening Capital, 31 December 1903.

"Mrs. Smith is Dead." The Sun, 6 April 1910.

"Mrs. Smith's Funeral Today." The Sun, 7 April 1910.

Other Sources-

BOARD OF HEALTH (Death Record, Counties) MSA SM 156, SR 4052.

Maryland State Archives SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Legislative History Project) Governor John Walter Smith File, MSA SC 1138-1475, 2/11/11/9.

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