Banks Family Photograph Collection, ca. 1850-2003, PP268

Finding Aid to the Banks Family Photograph Collection, ca. 1850-2003, PP268

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

 

Collection summary

Title

Banks Family Photograph Collection

Creator

Banks family

Call number

PP268

Inclusive dates

Ca. 1850-2003

Bulk dates

Ca. 1850-1910

Extent

1 box

Abstract

Contains photographs of the Banks and associated families, including the Heilemans and Wilsons.

Administrative summary

Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

www.mdhs.org

specialcollections@mdhs.org

Access restrictions

Open to the public without restrictions.

Use restrictions

For information about how to purchase digital reproductions and for permission information, please visit the Rights and Reproductions page.

Provenance

Gift of Richard J. Thomas, January 2009

Accession number

2009-022-LIB

Processing note

Processed by Lara Westwood, November, 2015

Biographical Note

The Banks family was influential in Maryland business and politics and married into prominent families from Virginia and Massachusetts. Daniel Bower, whose daughter Catherine (1772-1853) married Andrew Banks in 1795, was one of the founders of Reisterstown in Baltimore County, Maryland. Andrew Banks ran a general store on Main Street. Catherine and Andrew’s son, Daniel Bower Banks (1795-1875), became the president of the Union Manufacturing Company in Oella, Maryland, and in 1830, he built “Chatsworth” on the family’s Reisterstown property. That same year, he married Margaret Sheward Whitelock (1805-1871). They had three children. Their son, Andrew (1838-1909), married Rebecca Elizabeth Godwin (1839-1916) in 1860, and they had four children. Andrew served three terms in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1872 to 1878 and was the first president of the Maryland Tubing Transportation Company.

Their son Andrew (1866-1931) married Anne Mason Wilson (1866-1939), daughter of Celestine Huger Heileman (1836-1925) and John Bullock Wilson (1830-1855). Anne came from accomplished Massachusetts and Virginia families. Her mother was the daughter of Colonel Julius Heileman (d. 1836) from Granville, Massachusetts and Ann Stuart Mason (1803-1851), the great-granddaughter of Revolutionary War patriot George Mason. Her grandfather Julius won honors for his service during the Second Seminole War. Andrew and Anne had two children: Anne Mason Wilson Banks (1891-1978), who married Henry Briscoe Thomas, Jr., and Andrew Banks, Jr. (1900-1955) who became managing editor of the Baltimore News-American and married Lucy Hyde Diggs (1901-1977).

Associated Collections:

Banks Family Manuscript Collection, MS 3109

Scope and Content

The collection contains photographs of the Banks and associated families, including the Heilemans and Wilsons. Photographs of the family home, Chatsworth, are also a part of the collection. The majority of the photographs are cartes de visite and cabinet cards. Cased photographs, such as daguerreotypes and ambrotypes, have been removed to the Cased Photograph Collection.

The collection is arranged in six series: Portraits; Chatsworth; Granville, Massachusetts; St. Augustine National Cemetery, Florida; and Cased Photographs. These series represent the subject of the photographs within. The portraits in Series I have been arranged by family group. Information on the relationships of family members has been included in the description field of the Container List.

Photographs removed from Banks Family Manuscript Collection, MS 3109. 

Container List

Description

Date

Image ID #

Box

Series I: Portraits

 

 

 

Catherine Bower Banks and Ellen Banks

No date

PP268.001

1

Daniel Bower Banks and Margaret Sheward Whitelock Banks

No date

PP268.002 (copy 1) CSPH 573 (copy 2)

1

Sarah Sheward Whitelock (mother of Margaret Sheward Whitelock Banks)

No date

PP268.003

1

Andrew Banks (1838-1909)

ca.1870-1890

PP268.004-.006

1

Daniel Godwin and Elizabeth Davis Godwin (parents of Rebecca Elizabeth Godwin Banks)

No date

PP268.007

1

Daniel Collins Godwin (grandfather of Rebecca Elizabeth Godwin Banks)

No date

PP268.008

1

Sarah Ann Davis Walker Godwin (grandmother of Rebecca Elizabeth Godwin Banks)

No date

PP268.009-.010

1

Sarah Ann Davis Walker Godwin (grandmother of Rebecca Elizabeth Godwin Banks)

1887

PP268.011

1

Daniel Bower Banks

No date

PP268.012

1

Andrew Banks (1866-1931)

ca. 1882-1886

PP268.013

1

Andrew Banks (1866-1931)

ca. 1890

PP268.014

1

Andrew Banks (1866-1931)

ca. 1890's-1905

PP268.015

1

Andrew Banks (1866-1931)

No date

PP268.016-.019

1

Anne Mason Wilson Banks

ca. 1870

PP268.020

1

Anne Mason Wilson Banks

ca. 1880

PP268.021-.022

1

Anne Mason Wilson Banks

No date

PP298.023-.024

1

"Mink Banks - the dearest dog in the world" (dog of Anne Mason Wilson Banks)

No date

PP268.025

1

John Bullock Wilson (father of Anne Mason Wilson Banks)

1875

PP268.026

1

Celestine Huger Heileman Wilson (mother of Anne Mason Wilson Banks)

No date

PP268.027-.031

1

John Alexander Wilson (grandfather of Ann Mason Wilson Banks; father of John Bullock Wilson)

1868

PP268.032

1

James Willis Wilson (brother of John Bullock Wilson)

No date

PP268.033

1

Betsy Vaneansler? (Housekeeper at Melville home of Alexander Wilson, N.C.)

No date

PP268.034

1

John Frederick Heileman (greatgrandfather of Anne Mason Wilson Banks; grandfather of Celestine Huger Heileman Wilson)

No date

PP268.035-.035a

1

Anne Sarah Stuart Mason Heileman (grandmother of Anne Mason Wilson; mother of Celestine Huger Heileman Wilson)

No date

PP268.036

1

Julius Frederick Heileman, Jr. (brother of Celestine Heileman Wilson)

No date

PP268.037

1

Frederick Heileman  (brother of Celestine Heileman Wilson)

No date

PP268.038

1

Isabella Heileman Silvey (sister of Celestine Heileman Wilson)

No date

PP268.039-042

1

Isabella Heileman Silvey (sister of Celestine Heileman Wilson)

1890

PP268.043

1

Isabella Heileman Silvey (sister of Celestine Heileman Wilson)

No date

PP268.044-.045

1

Isabella Heileman Silvey and Isabel Silvey Deshler

1901

PP268.046

1

Isabel Deshler and children (niece of Anne Mason Wilson Banks?)

No date

PP268.047-.048

1

Heileman Wilson (brother of Anne Mason Wilson Banks)

No date

PP268.049-.050

1

Robert Wilson (brother of Anne Mason Wilson Banks)

No date

PP268.051

1

Unidentified Heileman family

No date

PP268.052-.053

1

Andrew Banks, Jr. (1900-1955)

No date

PP268.054

1

Unidentified Banks family

No date

PP268.055-.056a

1

Banks family portrait

No date

PP268.057-.062

1

Series II: Chatsworth

 

 

 

Chatsworth

No date

PP268.063

1

Photograph album

ca. 1860

PP268.064

1

Series III: Granville, Massachusetts

 

 

 

Congregational Church and Academy

No date

PP268.065-.066

1

1802 Old Meeting House

No date

PP268.067-.069

1

Baptist Church and Parsonage

No date

PP268.070

1

J. M. Gibbons General Store and Post Office

No date

PP268.071

1

Academy and Public School No. 3

No date

PP268.072

1

Library

No date

PP268.073

1

"Our house - circa 1763"

ca. 2003

PP268.074

1

"Our yard - we're next door to the cemetery"

ca. 2003

PP268.075

1

West Granville Cemetery

ca. 2003

PP268.076-.077

1

"Little church in Tolland - dates to the 1700's somewhere. Tolland was once part of Granville"

ca. 2003

PP268.078

1

Series IV: St. Augustine National Cemetery, Florida

 

 

 

St. Augustine National Cemetery, Florida

no date

PP268.079-.083

1

Series V: Miscellaneous

 

 

 

Poem by Heileman Wilson

1906

PP268.084

1

Series VI: Cased Photographs (see Cased Photograph Collection)

 

 

 

Banks, Andrew (1838-1909)

No date

CSPH 572

19

Banks, Daniel Bower & Banks, Margaret Sheward Whitelock

ca. 1850-1860

CSPH 573

19

Heileman, Granville

No date

CSPH 574

19

Waite, Israel

No date

CSPH 575

19

Wilson, Celestine Huger Heileman

No date

CSPH 576

19

Wilson, Celestine Huger Heileman

ca. 1857

CSPH 577

19

Wilson, James Willis

No date

CSPH 578

19

Wilson, John Bullock

ca. 1859

CSPH 579

19

 

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