Francis Scott Key Lecture Series - Elizabeth Bonaparte and Markie: A Remarkable Friendship

Presented by Alexandra Deutsch. In her 90th year, Elizabeth Bonaparte, the former wife of Napoleon’s youngest brother, Jérôme, met Martha Custis Williams Carter, the great-granddaughter of Martha Washington, at Mrs. Gwinn’s Boarding House in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon neighborhood. Their daily conversations, recorded in Markie’s diaries, reveal stories about Elizabeth that have never been told until now. This lecture, given by Alexandra Deutsch of MdHS, presents a very different side of these two women who, seemingly very different, came to love and trust one another with their intimate thoughts.

Doors open at 6 pm. The lecture begins at 6:30 pm. Reception to follow 

Elizabeth Bonaparte and Markie: A Remarkable Friendship

Presented by Alexandra Deutsch

Vice President of Collections and Interpretation, Maryland Historical Society

In her 90th year, Elizabeth Bonaparte, the former wife of Napoleon’s youngest brother, Jérôme, met Martha Custis Williams Carter, the great granddaughter of Martha Washington, at Mrs. Gwinn’s Boarding House in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon neighborhood. Their daily conversations, recorded in Markie’s diaries, reveal stories about Elizabeth that have never been told until now. This lecture, given by Alexandra Deutsch of MdHS, presents a very different side of these two women who, seemingly very different, came to love and trust one another with their intimate thoughts.

 
April 4, 2019 6:00 PM   through   8:00 PM