Dr. John Harding and his sister, Miss Carey Harding '47, established a scholarship in memory of their mother Florence Elizabeth Jett Carey Harding 1918. The Harding family has lived on the Northern Neck of Virginia since the seventeenth century. Florence Harding fondly remembered her time at the then State Normal and Industrial School for Women as the happiest days of her life. She journeyed to campus by taking a steamboat from Reedville to Baltimore, where she boarded a train to Fredericksburg. Dr. Harding retired from a 31-year dental practice in Burgess to devote his attention to raising cattle and timber and writing. He has published several books that feature the people who lived on the Northern Neck. Dr. Harding worked his way through college and hopes this scholarship will ease the way for other Mary Washington students who call the Northern Neck home. Carey Harding majored in English and also lives on the Northern Neck.
Photo: Florence Carey Harding '18, Battlefield yearbook, 1917