sidebar menu icon


BEAU MONDE. The Beau Monde was a weekly Dallas society magazine founded in November of 1895 and edited by Alice Parsons Fitzgeraldqv 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).
Matthew Hayes Nall

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to:

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


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

Handbook of Texas Online, Matthew Hayes Nall, "Beau Monde," accessed November 21, 2017,

Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.