Scope and Content Notes:
Mary Carson Darlington (1852-1925), the eldest daughter of William M. Darlington and Mary Carson O’Hara Darlington, attended the Pittsburgh School of Design and was an influential member of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution. Mary Carson Darlington never married and continued to live at her parent’s mansion ‘Guyasuta’ until the later years of her life. When Mary Carson Darlington and her sister, Edith Darlington Ammon, sold the property, they bought a large house in the East End of Pittsburgh. After Edith Darlington Ammon died in 1919, Mary Carson Darlington continued to live alone in their East End home until her death six years later in 1925.
Within Mary Carson Darlington’s papers is tax information on her mother's estate and properties that she had inherited with her sister and older brother upon the death of their parents. Mary Carson Darlington also saved a particular book plate of George Washington given to her by her father, as she too was interested in historical preservation. Also included in this collection are pieces of Artwork created by Mary Carson Darlington, which can be found in series XII.