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Winthrop Palmer Boswell, American writer. Member Society History of Discoveries, Peninsula Country Club (San Mateo, California), Francisca Club (San Francisco), Ross Mountain Club.

Background

Boswell, Winthrop Palmer was born on December 17, 1922 in Brooklyn. Daughter of Carleton Humphries and Winthrop (Bushnell) Palmer.

Education

Bachelor, Smith College, 1943. Postgraduate University of Southern California, 1956-1958;Master of Arts, San Francisco State College, 1969.

Career

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.

Membership

Member Society History of Discoveries, Peninsula Country Club (San Mateo, California), Francisca Club (San Francisco), Ross Mountain Club.

Connections

Married James Orr Boswell, October 26, 1946. Children: James Lowell, Rosalind Palmer, John Winthrop.

father:
Carleton Humphries Palmer

mother:
Winthrop (Bushnell) Palmer

spouse:
James Orr Boswell

children:
James Lowell Boswell

Rosalind Palmer Boswell

John Winthrop Boswell