Beau Monde

By: Matthew Hayes Nall

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 2018

The Beau Monde was a weekly Dallas society magazine founded in November of 1895 and edited by Alice Parsons Fitzgerald and Kate Scurry Terrell. Two months later Terrell left the Beau Monde, and Fitzgerald remained as the paper's sole owner and editor. The magazine was a nine-by-twelve-inch publication of sixteen pages that cost ten cents an issue or three dollars a year. In the Beau Monde Mrs. Fitzgerald reported on a wide variety of social events and was known for florid language and the use of French phrases. The magazine not only reported on Dallas society but also that of high society of the eastern United States and Europe. Alice Fitzgerald remained editor of the Beau Monde until her death, in December 1910. Production of the magazine continued under C. E. Fitzgerald, then under Mrs. G. D. de Jarnette. The last issue was published in 1912.

Sam Hanna Acheson, Dallas Yesterday, ed. Lee Milazzo (Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 1977). John William Rogers, The Lusty Texans of Dallas (New York: Dutton, 1951; enlarged ed. 1960; expanded ed., Dallas: Cokesbury Book Store, 1965).

  • Dallas/Fort Worth Region
  • Dallas
  • North Texas

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Matthew Hayes Nall, “Beau Monde,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 22, 2022,

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November 1, 2018

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