Derek’s Picks May 2020

Scrapbook: Mary Bentley Thomas, 1845-1923

2008.0028.0001 Scrapbook, Mary Bentley Thomas

This scrapbook is one person’s view of the Sandy Spring Community and the Nation, consisting of periodicals, photographs, and letters clipped from various sources.  Mary Bentley Thomas was a pioneer in the Local, State, and National Women’s Suffrage Movement and her scrapbook is chockful of articles written by her and other notables of the time, including Susan B. Anthony.  Mary Bentley Thomas lived at the Belmont Farm (Ednor) with her family.  The farmhouse and structures no longer exist but my house was built on part of the Belmont tract, less than 100 yards from where she lived!