Bachelor, Smith College, 1943. Postgraduate University of Southern California, 1956-1958;Master of Arts, San Francisco State College, 1969.
Research assistant G-2 Special Branch, United States Army, 1943-1946. Research assistant Hoover Institution, Stanford, California, 1976. Docent Filoli, 1979-1980.
Books include The Roots of Irish Monasticism, 1970.
Irish Wizards in the Woods of Ethiopia, 1971. The Snake in the Grove, 1972.
The Killing of the Snake King in Abyssinia, 1973. Hisperica Famina or The Garden of God, 1974.
Bruce and the Question of Geomancy at Axum: The Evidence from the Norman Bayeux Tapestry, 1986, Abyssinian Elements in the Life of Saint Patrick, 1991, Who Were the Normans?, 1998.
(San Francisco 1974. Privately printed. Hardcover. A Rare ...)
Member Society History of Discoveries, Peninsula Country Club (San Mateo, California), Francisca Club (San Francisco), Ross Mountain Club.
Married James Orr Boswell, October 26, 1946. Children: James Lowell, Rosalind Palmer, John Winthrop.