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Upperville in Fauquier County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mary Elizabeth Conover Mellon

(1904-1946)

 
 
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By Patricia Strat, August 11, 2019
1. Mary Elizabeth Conover Mellon Marker
Inscription.  Mary E. Conover Mellon lived nearby with her second husband, the philanthropist Paul Mellon. Interested in the humanities and deeply influenced by the work of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, she was instrumental in establishing the Bollingen Series of books in 1943 to publish Jung’s writings in English and to disseminate works on anthropology, art, literary criticism, philosophy, and comparative religion. She was the series’ first editor and the first president of the Bollingen Foundation, founded by the Mellons in 1945 to support the publishing enterprise and to issue fellowships, grants, and prizes in the humanities. Mary Mellon died in 1946 and is buried here at Trinity Episcopal Church.
 
Erected 2019 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number B 43.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial SitesCharity & Public WorkWomen.
 
Location. 38° 59.624′ N, 77° 52.953′ W. Marker is in Upperville, Virginia, in
Mary Elizabeth Conover Mellon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patricia Strat, August 11, 2019
2. Mary Elizabeth Conover Mellon Marker
Fauquier County. Marker is on John S Mosby Highway (U.S. 50) 0.1 miles east of Delaplane Grade Raod (Virginia Route 712), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9108 John S Mosby Hwy, Upperville VA 20184, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Stone (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Upperville Library (about 400 feet away); The Armistead House (about 800 feet away); The Gibson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Smith House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lee Moves North Again (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Upperville (approx. half a mile away); Upperville (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upperville.
 
Also see . . .  Historical markers highlight the Mellon family. (Submitted on August 12, 2019, by Patricia Strat of Oakton, Virginia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2019, by Patricia Strat of Oakton, Virginia. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 12, 2019, by Patricia Strat of Oakton, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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