Helene Goldsborough Graham, 88, historian, poet


Helene Goldsborough Graham, 88, a historian, genealogist and poet, died Wednesday at Union Memorial Hospital after a heart attack.

A mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St.

Mrs. Graham, who lived on Somerset Road, was a genealogical researcher who also did heraldic art for her private clients. She lectured on these subjects and history, particularly the history of Maryland.

She also wrote many articles on historical subjects and was co-author of a book, "You Will Find It in Maryland."

A prolific poet, she had published many works in magazines.

Her heraldic art was exhibited in such hotels as New York's Waldorf-Astoria, Washington's Mayflower and Baltimore's Belvedere.

Twice historian of the Women's Eastern Shore Society, she was active in the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, the National League of American Pen Women and the Three Arts Club of Homeland.

L She also was a life member of the Texas Heritage Foundation.

She helped start the Lady Bagot-Evelyn Slark Unit of the British and American Relief Fund during World War II, and was active in the Maryland Children's Aid Society and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Mrs. Graham was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of Mount de Sales Academy and St. Joseph's College in Emmitsburg. She did graduate work at Johns Hopkins.

Survivors include her husband of nearly 60 years, J. Stirling Graham, and a daughter, Camilla Stirling Auget of Aspen, Colo. and Washington.

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