Garrett Papers, 1816-1950, MS 979

Garrett Papers, 1816-1950


Maryland Historical Society
 

  

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Garrett Papers, 1816-1950
Maryland Historical Society

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Descriptive Summary

Register of the Garrett Papers, 1816-1950

MS 979

Maryland Historical Society

Baltimore MD 21201-4674

by

William G. LeFurgy

 


Biographical Notes

ROBERT GARRETT (April 9, 1847 - July 29, 1896)

Robert Garrett's future was decided upon at an early age. His father was John Work Garrett, the resolute and firm President of the B and O Railroad from 1858 to his death in 1884. Robert's grandfather was Robert Garrett, founder of the prosperous investment and banking house of Robert Garrett and Sons. A career in business was then nearly inevitable. To prepare for it, Garrett was sent off tbethe Dahl School of Baltimore and later to the Friend's School in Providence, Rhode Island. It has been claimed that Garrett ran off at age 16 to joingGeneral Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, only to be persuaded to return by his father. In any event, he entered Princeton College and graduated at the age of 20 in 1867.

Immediately after leaving Princeton, Robert began work with his younger brother Thomas Harrison in the Family banking business. Evincing an apparent interest in railroad management, Robert assumed the Presidency of the Valley Railroad of Virginia in 1871 while T. Harrison remained with Robert Garrett and Sons to become its operational head. By 1875, Robert was working with his father at the B and O. Steadily promoted, he was named Third Vice-President in 1879, First Vice-President and a Director in 1881. He became President Pro-Tem in 1883 while his father was ill and was voted President in 1884 two months after his father's death.

Garrett's administration has not been seen as a very successful one. He insisted upon maintaining a B and O owned telegraph system to challenge the near monopoly of Jay Gould's Western Union, but found that his company could not compete effectively. The result was the loss of a sizeable sum of money and the humiliation of being forced to sell out to Gould. This and other problems resulted in a mounting

financial crisis within the B and O and forced Garrett to go abroad in 1887 to procure aid from London banking houses. Later, aid was solicited from New York and Philadelphia firms such as Drexel Morgan and Company and Drexel and Company.

Garrett's health, both mental and physical, was greatly afflicted due to the strain of managing the faltering B and O. In October of 1887, he resigned as President and embarked upon a world tour. During this trip, his health was said to have picked up, but it was quickly reduced in June of 1888 when he be learned of his brother T. Harrison's yachting accident death. Greatly upset over this misfortune, Garrett lapsed into a severe chronic depression that impaired his activity until His death in 1896.

Despite the inactivity that characterized the last eight years of his life, Robert Garrett was up to that point active in business and the community. He was a Director of the Mercantile Trust and Safe Deposit Company, the Merchants and Miners Transportation Company, the Baltimore Dry Dock Company, the Consolidated Coal Company, the National Mechanics Bank. He was also a Trustee of Johns Hopkins University and the McDonough School as well as Vice-President of the Association for the Improvement of the Condition of the Poor. Garrett also contributed a good deal to the beautification of Mt. Vernon Square by donating fountains and financing the reproduction of the George Peabody statue across from the Peabody Institute.

MAKY F. Garrett JACOBS (January 4, 1851 - October 20, 1936)

In 1873, Robert Garrett married Mary Sloan Frick, daughter of William F. Frick, a leading Baltimore lawyer. The new Mrs. Garrett had been raised according to strict social conventions. She was, for example, forbidden to leave her house without a guardian until she was 18 years old. She herself advocated the necessity of observing such proprieties from her lofty position in Baltimore high society.

Beginning in about 1883, Mary decided to renovate her house at No. 11 Mt. Vernon Place. She commissioned the well-known New York architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White to handle the job. One of the first steps was the aquisition of the house next door (No. 9) and joining the two together. The present structure was made complete with the purchase in 1902 of No. 7 to allow for even more expansion. The result was an impressive dwelling that must have been constructed only for social events, as its interior does not evoke the comforts of home. Nonetheless, Mary took a great deal of interest in the work on the house and, as a result, she made McKim, Mead and White earn their commission. She continually was dissatisfied with one thing or another and she often had work re-done or demanded substantial discounts on the charges. Possessed of an indominable personality, she usuallly got her way.

Mary was also heavily involved with various enterprizes in Baltimore. She maintained the Robert Garrett Hospital for Children, the Garrett Free Dispensary, and the Garrett Sanitarium at Mt. Airy for over 40 years. She was also a frequent and liberal donor to various organized charity groups. Other involvements included the Colonial Dames of America and the Baltimore Museum of Art, of which she was a founding member. She was also an active supporter of the Women's Cathedral League and later, during World War I, she worked with the Woman's Section of the Maryland League of National Defenc. In 1920, Mary became Vice Chairman of the Republican City Committee.

After marrying the reputable Baltimore physician Dr. Henry Barton Jacobs in 1902, she ended a widowhood of six years. The couple divided their time between frequent European visits, Mrs. Jacobs' Baltimore estates, and summer travels to Newport, Rhode Island. Mrs. Jacobs died in 1936, survived only by her husband, having had no children by either of her marriages.

MARY E. GARRETT (March 5, 1853 - April 3, 1915)

Sister of Robert and T. Harrison Garrett, Mary E. Garrett can be said to have taken the most after their strong-willed, indomitable father, John Work Garrett. Firmly committed to her ideals, Miss Garrett used the fortune inherited from her father to advance the opportunities for women in school, college and professional education. In 1885, she founded the Bryn Mawr School for Girls in Baltimore with the help of Mary Mackall Gwinn, Elizabeth T. King, Julia R. Rogers and M. Carey Thomas. She had a 400,000 dollar school building constructed in 1889 in the city that was said to have been the best equipped in the country at the time. The program of studies at Bryn Mawr was broad as well as challenging, and as a result profoundly influenced girls' education. It also influenced the secondary education for boys as well by raising educational standards.

Miss Garrett also did much for Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania as well. She liberally donated funds and contributed in 1906 100,000 dollars to re-build the College Deanery.

Mary E. Garrett's role in the endowment of the Johns Hopkins Medical School was also noteworthy. She helped to raise funds and herself donated over 525,000 dollars toward the goal. She did, however, place the condition upon her bequest that women would be entered into the institution on equal terms with men and that the standards for acceptance for all would be uncommonly high. Although reluctant at first, the Johns Hopkins Medical School finally accepted the terms and the money and eventually cited the wisdom of her conditions.

A.B. CRANE (1850-1907?)

Amzi B. Crane acquired the skills of telegraphy and shorthand early in life and this enabled him to earn a respectiable living first at the Pennsylvania Railroad Company and then the B and O under John W. Garrett as confidential secretary. Transferred

to the office of Robert Garrett, Crane became his chief secretary, a position herheld until Garrett's death. After this point, Crane was retained by Garrett's former wife, Mrs. Henry Barton Jacobs, as her confidential agent. He relinquished this post in 1907 upon his death. Crane married in 1874 and had six children.

 


Scope and Content

The Garrett Papers are built around former B and O President Robert Garrett and his wife Mary F. Jacobs. In a general sense, the most valuable aspect of the collection in terms of research is the correspondence. The bulk of the collection is made up of the correspondence of Robert Garrett, his wife, their private secretary, Mr. A.B. Crane, Miss Mary E. Garrett and others in some fashion connected with the Garretts. Also included are numbrous accounts, bills and receipts. The nature of materials in the collection is oriented toward the personal business, activities and concerns of the Garrett family. While Robert Garrett's connection with the B and O Railroad and the banking house of Robert Garrett and Sons is evident, many such references are tangential to private concerns. The only portion of the collection dealing extensively with B and O business is the Field-Garrett telegraph controversy material. Dated May through September 1885, this related to efforts by Jay Gould and Cyrus Field of Western Union to purchase the B and O Telegraph Company and Robert Garrett's resistence to the proposal. Robert Garrett's letterbooks also deal with some B and O business, but to a rather limited extent. There is no significant material in the collection relating to the banking house of Robert Garrett and Sons.

The Garrett's life style and personal activities are the [UNK] of this collection. Robert Garrett's club activities, his network of friends and associates along with his private financial dealings are all well-represented. A sensitive man, Garrett was much troubled by the death of William H. Vanderbilt in his presence during a private interview in 1885. Public speculation that he had precipitated Vanderbilt's death through arguing business matters resulted in Garrett's vigorous denial. In two lengthy letters, Garrett patiently explains that he did not excite or inflame Vanderbilt and thus had no hand in his death.

Incidents such as this coupled with the strain of running the B and O pushed Garrett into retirement at the age of 40 in October of 1887. It was barely six months later that Garrett slipped into a severe emotional afflication after hearing of the death of his younger brother Thomas Harrison Garrett. He never recovered from his disability and died at the relatively early age of 49.

Robert Garrett's papers center around the years 1884 to 1887, the height of his involvement with the B and O. Seemingly his personal life was then closely tied to his business activity. Certainly this is somwhat demonstrated by his near isolation after 1887. Many of Garrett's friends and associates were intimately connected with business professions and when he abandoned his own business life, he apparently [UNK] his social life as well. To be sure, many associates wrote to Garrett encouraging him to regain his health just after he became ill, but these letters became less numerous and drop off to nothing fairly quickly.

Prior to his infirmity, Garrett was rather involved with the social [UNK] of Baltimore. When he married Mary Sloan Frick in 1873, he acquired a mate even more socially inclined than himself. It was probably Mrs. Garrett's idea to expand and renovate their Mt. Vernon Place home; certainly it was her project. This collection contains a good deal of correspondence relating to this work, including a number of letters from McKim, Mead and White. As it was not fitting and proper for a woman to become too visibly involved in business dealings, Garrett's secretary Mr. A.B. Crane handled most of it at her direction. It would not be surprising to find most of the builders and other contractors involved with the effort came to wish they had never taken the job, for Mrs. Garrett was continually dissatisfied with the work done and the prices charged. Crane's correspondence is replete with letters expressing Garrett's displeasure over one thing or another and her unwavering insistence that it be rectified. Stanford White of McKim, Mead and White proved

to be a most adroit diplomat and managed to keep the work going despite the many disputes. His letters to Crane and Mrs. Garrett were always rational, cordial and often empathetic. The Garrett accounts, bills and receipts as they relate to No. 11 Mt. Vernon Place are useful in that they fully illustrate the work materials and effort involved in the project. It can be seen that a number of firms were forced to re-submit and even alter their bills due to Mrs. Garrett's intransigence.

Mrs. Garrett did not appreciably slacken the pace of her life style when her husband fell into near disability. Accounts, bills and receipts from numerous European trips can be found in the collection, many dating later than 1888. Work also continued unabated at [UNK]. 11 Mt. Vernon Place. Furthermore, a number of letters dating from the 1890's to the 1900's evince a significant involvement of Mrs. Garrett with the Colonial Dames of America. Also, Mrs. Jacobs' continuing support of the Robert Garrett Hospital for Children is discernable through the numerous accounts, bills and receipts connected with that institution in the collection. After her marriage to her husband's former personal physician Dr. Henry Barton Jacobs in 1902, Mrs. Jacobs' papers become less numerous possibly because they were being kept by somebody not associated with the Garrett family.

Mr. A.B. Crane's correspondence does not for the most part relate to his own personal affairs. First as private secretary to Robert Garrett at the B and O and then as personal agent to Miss Mary E. Garrett, Mrs. Robert Garrett as well as Garrett himself, Crane handled a good deal of family business. Much of it deals with work at No. 11 Mt. Vernon Place as well as the hiring of domestic servants. His fundamental role in the performance of Garrett family business makes his correspondence rather valuable for research purposes. Mary E., Robert and Mrs. Robert Garrett all directed him to act for them; this connection is well documented in the collection.

The only personal material relating to Crane involves his two sons and their difficulties at Dickinson Preparatory School around the turn of the century.

The quantity of material relating to Mary E. Garrett in this collection is not great. Most of what is contained in her papers are letters requesting financial aid. On many such requests, Miss Garrett has written a response and forwarded it to Crane for him to relate to the sender. Her outgoing correspondence is for the most part directed to Crane directing him to perform various corresponding duties for her. While the material here is useful to some extent, its research potential is not extensive.

The remaining correspondence in the collection concerns Garrett business and interests similar to those already described. There are groupings of correspondence connected with Robert Garrett secretaries/agents Dr. William B. Barnard and William E. Guy as well as letters to and from various Garrett family members, including John W. Garrett.

Other materials in the collection also deal mostly with Garrett private matters. These papers, although not as numerous as the correspondence or the accounts, bills and receipts, are highly interesting in their own right as they are in many cases very informative. They deal in financial and legal areas as well as in numerous others.

 


Introduction

The Garrett Papers primarily concern Robert Garrett (1847-1896) and his wife Mary F. Jacobs (1851-1936). Span dates of the collection are between 1816 through to 1950, although the bulk of material is dated from 1885 to 1896. The collection is comprised of 38 boxes containing an estimated 25,000 items.

Mr. Robert Garrett (1875-1961), nephew of the Robert Garrett mentioned above, donated the collection to the Maryland Historical Society in 1958.

 


Series Description

There are ten primary series -- groups of related materials -- contained within the Garrett Papers. These include the incoming and outgoing correspondence of Robert Garrett, Mary F. Jacobs, A.B. Crane and Mary E. Garrett as well as bodies of general correspondence, correspondence related to Mo. 11 Mt. Vernon Place and the correspondence of various individuals. Other series are concerned with the Garrett-Field telegraph dispute and the Keyser-Brown-Latrobe-Garrett controversy. Garrett accounts, bills and receipts are grouped together with subdivisions for material relating to Mo. 11 Mt. Vernon Place and the Garrett Hospital. Montebello Estate Money Accounts make up the final major grouping of items. A separate description for each of these series is given below. Additional groups of material, containing limited number of items, allow use of specific folder titles which in turn provide sufficient description through their display in the container listing.

 

 

ROBERT GARRETT, CORRESPONDENCE TO

Span dates 1874 to 1897; Bulk dates 1884 to 1887;

4 boxes.

 

Arranged chronologically by year.

Letters, memos and telegraphs. Mostly concerns personal, financial and other dealings. Senders include bankers and brokers E.N. Morrison and Co., S. Morris Pryor and Co., John A. Hambleton and Co., Woerishoffer and Co., Hallgarten and Co., Clabaugh, Weaver and Co., John S. Gittings and Co. as well as Harmanus Fisher and Son. Legal and other matters discussed by attorneys Ralph W. Morrison, Howard Munnikhuysen, John K. Cowen, E.O.J. Cross, Brown and Brune, Henry S. Ives and Co., and especially Edward R. Bacon. Correspondence relating to refurbishing of Mt. Vernon Place residence from architects McKim, Mead and White as well as from contractors such as Bartlett, Hayward and Co. Some B and O business is treated by John King, William Keyser, Charles C. Nitze, William E. Guy and Dr. William T. Barnard. Numerous letters requesting financial assistance. Letters from Garrett's personal secretary and agent A.B. Crane. Request for financial aid.

 

 

 

ROBERT GARRETT, CORRESPONDENCE FROM

Span dates 1883 to 1895; Bulk dates 1886 to 1887;

1½ boxes.

 

Arranged chronologically by year.

Letterpress, letters, memos and telegraphs. Primarily deals with personal matters, especially financial. Addresses include bankers, brokers and lawyers listed above. Many items addressed to Garrett secretaries and agents, William T. Barnard, William E. Guy and A.B. Crane. Letters to aquaintances and associates regarding social engagements. Some B and O business is discussed, especially with regard to the B and O Telegraph Company, but this is not the focus of the series.

Garrett letterbooks (February 9, 1885 to November 21, 1887, 3 volumes) deal with Garrett's social and financial involvements. Some B and O business is evident. Most

items are copies of outgoing letters dictated by Garrett and written by his secretaries A.B. Crane or William E. Guy. Correspondents include: Gordon Cummings, Mrs. Florence Moore, Charles E. Lewis, McKim, Mead and White, George W. Childs, H.R. Duvall, Thomas W. Fleming, A.B. Gown, E. Rollins Marse, Charles Wehrhane, Edward R. Bacon, George R. Blanchard, Walker Blaine, James Carey Coale, John K. Cowen, A.H. Dayton, Chauncey Depew, Alfred S. Elliott, Charles J. Gwinn, Thomas M. King, Wayne [UNK] William Keyser, H.J. Nicholas, Col. J.C. Refff, and James Sloan.

 

 

 

MARY F. JACOBS, CORRESPONDENCE TO

Span dates 1870 to 1930; Bulk dates 1889 to 1895;

1½ boxes.

 

Arranged chronologically by year.

Letters and telegraphs. A large number of letters from architects McKim, Mead and White concerning work done on Mt. Vernon Place house. Many inquiries concerning servant's positions in the Garrett household as well as jobs on the B and O Railroad. Requests for money are frequent from individuals and from charitable organizations. Mrs. Jacobs' connection with the Robert Garrett Hospital for Children is evident, most especially from letters written by Dr. William B. Platt. Sizeable amount of material related to the Colonial Dames of America and members May K. Van Riufsetaer, Mary W. Keyser and Mrs. E.H. Pennington. Thomas T. [UNK] of Nassawadox, Virginia wrote numerous letters (many now fragmentary with papers misplaced) detailing genealogical research performed at the request of Mrs. Jacobs. European and American merchants discuss merchandise and Mrs. Jacob's accounts. Solicitations from various real estate agents describing vacation homes for rent. Letters proposing a wide assortment of cures for Mr. Garrett's post-1887 illness. Many items from Garrett's personal secretary A.B. Crane.

 

 

 

MARY F. JACOBS, CORRESPONDENCE FROM

Span dates 1886 to 1922; Bulk dates 1888 to 1903;

½ box.

 

Letters and notes. Many notes addressed to A.B. Crane instructing him in the handling of family affairs, most particularly the work done at Mt. Vernon Place and charitable disbursements. Letters to Dr. William Platt giving instructions for the Garrett Hospital, Sanitarium and Dispensary. Number of items addressed to friends and acquaintances, many with regard to the Colonial Dames of America.

 

 

 

A.B. CRANE, CORRESPONDENCE FROM

Span dates 1884-1907; Bulk dates 1888-1893;

2½ boxes.

 

Arranged chronologically by year.

Copies of letters, letters, notes and telegrams. Much of the material is related to the work done on the Garrett residence at Mt. Vernon Place. Many items are addressed to McKim, Mead and White (especially Sanford White) and various contractors and builders. Letters to Tiffany Glass and Decorating Co. as well as Barlett, Hayward and Company. Many items deal with the hiring of servants for various Garrett family members. Numerous form letters refusing aid requested by individuals of Miss Mary E. Garrett and Mrs. Jacobs. Some items deal with the purchase and conservation of art work. Other addressees include: Edward R. Bacon, Baltimore Marshall of Police Jacob Frey, Dr. William B. Platt and Miss M.C. Packard of the Garrett Hospital, Guiseppi Rampaldi, Woodbury Blair, John Brainard, A.C. Rose, R. Ross Perry and Thomas M. King. Also a few personal items of Crane's dealing with his sons' enrollment at Dickinson Preparatory School.

 

 

 

A.B. CRANE, CORRESPONDENCE TO

Span dates 1884 to 1907; Bulk dates 1886 to 1898;

4 boxes.

 

Arranged chronologically by year.

Letters, telegrams, memos and notes. As with Crane's outgoing correspondence, this grouping of material deals largely with the renovation of the Garrett house at Mt. Vernon Place. Senders dealing with this subject include: McKim, Mead and White; Bartlest, Hayward and Company; B and O engineer W.N. Bolling; Tiffany Glass and Decorating Co. along with building contractors G.W. Walthers, Hopkins and Dickinson; John Stack and Sons; as well as William Peat. Large body of material concerned with hiring of servants including number of letters from E. Miriam Coyrierés Home and Foreign Teachers Agency naming prospective candidates. Items from Charles Lee Smith and A.G. Wagner of the Charity Organization Society giving reports on individuals requesting aid. Some letters from Dr. William Patt concerning Garrett Hospital. Sizeable amount of material involving prospective Garrett vacation houses from realtors S.F. Jaynes and Co. along with Deblois Hunter and Eldridge. Other senders include William F. Frick, Henry F. Claghorn, Elizabeth P. Frick and A.L. Bogart.

 

 

 

MARY E. GARRETT, CORRESPONDENCE TO

Span dates 1883 to 1895; Bulk dates 1888-1890;

3/4 box.

 

Arranged chronologically by year.

Letters and notes. Many items sent by individuals requesting financial aid. Also requests for teaching positions at Bryn Mawr School. Employment with the B and O and domestic positions. Some letters from builders and contractors regarding work on Miss Garrett's house. Number of letters from Garrett personal agent A.B. Crane concerning various matters. A few items deal with B and O business concerns.

 

 

 

MARY E. GARRETT, CORRESPONDENCE FROM

Span dates 1886 to 1890; Bulk dates 1888-1890;

¼ box.

 

Arranged chronologically by year.

Notes and letters. Most of the material is addressed to A.B. Crane informing him how to respondeto letters sent to her. Crane is also instructed how to handle

various matters for her, such as charity disbursements, hiring of servnats, and household repairs. Some letters addressed to family members such as Robert Garrett, Mrs. Mary F. Jacobs, and Elizabeth B. Garrett.

 

 

 

GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE

Span dates 1853 to 1941; Bulk dates 1886-1892;

½ box.

 

Arranged chronologically by year.

Items are mostly singular and deal with an assortment of matters pertaining to Garrett family, especially Robert Garrett's business activity. Correspondents include: Samuel Spencer, Thomas M. King, J.P. Poe, Daniel Loden, P. Ross Perry, C. Selden, M.J.O.'Sullivan, J.C. Clark, George S. Brown, A.C. Rose, Dr. William Platt, E.R. Bacon, W.M. Clements, P.H. Bates, H.A. Fisher of the Garrett Power Co., Charles C. Fawcett, John N. Cowen, and C.K. Ford.

 

 

 

GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, NO 11 MT. VERNON PLACE

Span dates 1883-1893; Bulk dates 1885-1887;

½ box.

 

Arranged chronologically by year.

Design of house and work performed upon it. Many letters to and from McKim, [UNK] and White relating to various contractors working on the residence. Correspondents include: C.N. Bolling, Herter Brothers, John Stack, and Sons, John K. How and Co., Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, J.G. Hetzell and Son, P. Hanson Hiss and Co. as well as Bartlett, Hayward and Company.

 

 

 

[UNK]

Span dates February to April 1885;

5 folders

 

No arrangement.

Newspaper clippings and letters. Complete set of newspaper pieces related to

political corruption charges levied against Mayor Latrobe involving Robert Garrett by George S. Brown and William Keyser. Letters of denial from Garrett to Keyser and to Latrobe.

 

 

 

GARRETT-FIELD TELEGRAPH CONTROVERSY

Span dates May to September 1885;

1 box

 

Arranged chronologically by day.

Typed transcript of messages sent and received by Robert Garrett, Cyrus W. Field, Jay Gould, John Pender, D.S. Bates, Dr. William T. Barnard, Norvin Green, John K. Cowen and William F. Frick involving attempts by Western Union to discredit and then purchase B and O Telegraph Company. Also some of the original communications and notes.

 

 

 

GARRETT ACCOUNTS, BILLS AND RECEIPTS

Span dates 1870 to 1905; bulk dates 1885 to 1905;

3 boxes.

 

No arrangement.

Mostly European bills for clothing, objects and hotel accommodations. All presumably were incurred from Garrett travels. Other items relating to Garrett household accounts, art objects and poultry farm. Express freight charges and petty cash expenses.

 

 

 

GARRETT ACCOUNTS, BILLS AND RECEIPTS -- NO. 11 MT. VERNON PLACE

Span dates 1885 to 1905; Bulk dates 1885-1888;

1½ boxes.

 

No arrangement.

Charges for work performed by architects, electricians, carpenters, stone masons, glass manufacturers and plumbers for refurbishing of Garrett house.

 

 

 

GARRETT HOSPITAL ACCOUNTS, BILLS AND RECEIPTS

Span dates 1890-1902;

1½ boxes.

 

Charges for equipment and supplies for the Garrett Hospital, Sanitarium and Dispensary Includes items from druggists, furniture distributors, carpenters and grocers.

 

 

 

MONTEBELLO ESTATE MONEY ACCOUNTS

Span dates 1885-1889;

5 boxes.

 

Arranged chronologically by year.

Folded slips containing accounts, bills and receipts related to the Garrett Montebello Estate, Dr. William T. Barnard manager. Also some estate work reports, statements of products and articles as well as forage and bedding statements.

 


Container List

Box 1

Robert Garrett, Correspondence to, 1874-1884;

 

 

 

Box 2

Robert Garrett, Correspondence to, 1885-1887;

 

 

 

Box 3

Robert Garrett, Correspondence to, 1887;

 

 

 

Box 4

Robert Garrett, Correspondence to, 1888-1897; No Date;

 

 

 

Box 5

Robert Garrett, Correspondence from, 1883-1887;

 

 

 

Box 6

Robert Garrett, Correspondence from, 1887-1895; No Date;

 

 

 

Mary F. Jacobs, Correspondence to, 1870-1891;

 

 

 

Box 7

Mary F. Jacobs, Correspondence to, 1892-1930;

 

 

 

Box 8

Mary F. Jacobs, Correspondence from, 1886-1922;

 

 

 

A.B. Crane, Correspondence from, 1884-1888;

 

 

 

Box 9

A.B. Crane, Correspondence from, 1889-1890;

 

 

 

Box 10

A.B. Crane, Correspondence from, 1891-1907;

 

 

 

A.B. Crane, Correspondence from, Dickinson College, 1900-1901;

 

 

 

Amzi and John Crane, Term Reports from Dickinson College, 1900-1901;

 

 

 

Box 11

A.B. Crane, Correspondence to, 1884-1888;

 

 

 

Box 12

A.B. Crane, Correspondence to, 1889;

 

 

 

Box 13

A.B. Crane, Correspondence to, 1890-1892;

 

 

 

Box 14

A.B. Crane, Correspondence to, 1893-1907; No Date;

 

 

 

Box 15

Miss Mary E. Garrett, Correspondence to, 1883-1895; No Date;

 

 

 

Miss Mary E. Garrett, Correspondence from, 1888-1890;

 

 

 

Box 16

General Correspondence, 1853-1941; No Date;

 

 

 

General Correspondence, No. 11 Mt. Vernon Place, 1883-1893; No Date;

 

 

 

Dr. William T. Barnard, Correspondence, 1884-1892; No Date;

 

 

 

Box 17

B.F. Bond, Correspondence, 1893;

 

 

 

William F. Frick, Correspondence, 1868-1900; No Date;

 

 

 

Edward Guest Gibson, Correspondence to, 1904-1930;

 

 

 

Edward Guest Gibson, Correspondence from, 1904-1917;

 

 

 

William E. Guy, Correspondence, 1885-1889; No Date;

 

 

 

Dr. Henry Barton Jacobs, Correspondence to, 1897-1936;

 

 

 

Charles C. Nitze, Correspondence, 1885-1906;

 

 

 

Alice Whitridge Garrett, Correspondence to, 1902-1917;

 

 

 

Miss Elizabeth Garrett, Correspondence, 1853-1901;

 

 

 

Mrs. Elizabeth Garrett, Correspondence, 1856-1876;

 

 

 

Henry S. Garrett, Correspondence to, 1852-1867;

 

 

 

John W. Garrett, Correspondence to, 1850-1883;

 

 

 

John W. Garrett, Correspondence from, 1850-1883;

 

 

 

Micheal Garrett, Correspondence, 1888-1895;

 

 

 

Elizabeth Frick, Correspondence from, 1888

 

 

 

Mrs. John W. Garrett, Correspondence to, 1885

 

 

 

Robert Garrett the Elder, Correspondence from, 1856

 

 

 

Robert Garrett (Newphew), Correspondence to, 1901-1950

 

 

 

Robert Garrett and Sons, Correspondence to, 1847-1860

 

 

 

Thomas Harrison Garrett, Correspondence to, 1879-1888; No Date

 

 

 

Box 18

Mary F. Jacobs, Colonial Dames of America, ca. 1890's

 

 

 

Garrett Social Invitations to, ca. 1880-1896

 

 

 

Robert Garrett, RSVP's to, 1887

 

 

 

Hayden Geneology, No Date

 

 

 

Jay Gould, Biographical Sketch, ca. 1860

 

 

 

W. George Peabody, Biographical Sketch, 1877

 

 

 

John W. Garrett, Biographical Sketch, No Date

 

 

 

John W. Garrett, Speech Concerning U.S. Debt, No Date

 

 

 

John W. Garrett, Obituary, 1884

 

 

 

John W. Garrett, Funeral Description, 1884

 

 

 

Proposed Telegraph Syndicate Agreement, 1887

 

 

 

Robert Garrett, B and O Telegraph Controversy, 1887

 

 

 

Robert Garrett, Biographical Sketch, No Date

 

 

 

Robert Garrett, Death of William Vanderbilt, 1885

 

 

 

Robert Garrett, Merchants and Manufacturers Association, 1884

 

 

 

Garrett Newspaper Clippings, ca. 1880-1900

 

 

 

Brown, Latrobe and Garrett Controversy, 1884

 

 

 

Box 19

Garrett-Field Telegraph Controversy, May-September, 1885

 

 

 

Garrett-Field Telegraph Controversy, Messages to Robert Garrett, 1885

 

 

 

Garrett-Field Telegraph Controversy, Messages from Robert Garrett, 1885

 

 

 

Garrett-Field Telegraph Controversy, Miscellaneous Items, 1885

 

 

 

Garrett-Field Telegraph Controversy, Copied Notes, 1885

 

 

 

Box 20

Garrett Accounts, Bills and Receipts, 1870-1884

 

 

 

Garrett Accounts, Bills and Receipts, ca. 1885-1905

 

 

 

Box 21

Garrett Accounts, Bills and Receipts, ca. 1885-1905

 

 

 

Box 22

Garrett Accounts, Bills and Receipts, ca. 1885-1905

 

 

 

Box 23

Garrett Accounts, Bills and Receipts-No. 11 Mt. Vernon Place, ca.1885-1905

 

 

 

Box 24

Garrett Accounts, Bills and Receipts-No. 11 Mt. Vernon Place, ca.1885-1905

 

 

 

Garrett Hospital Accounts, Bills and Receipts, ca. 1890-1902

 

 

 

Box 25

Garrett Hospital Accounts, Bills and Receipts, ca. 1890-1902

 

 

 

Box 26

Montebello Estate Money Accounts, 1885-1886

 

 

 

Box 27

Montebello Estate Money Accounts, 1886-1887

 

 

 

Box 28

Montebello Estate Money Accounts, 1887

 

 

 

Box 29

Montebello Estate Money Accounts, 1887-1889

 

 

 

Box 30

Montebello Estate Work Reports, 1886

 

 

 

Montebello Estate Statements of Products and Articles, 1886-1887

 

 

 

Montebello Estate Forage and Bedding Statements, 1887

 

 

 

General Montebello Accounts, ca. 1885-1889

 

 

 

Box 31

Robert Garrett, B and O Stock Purchases, 1887

 

 

 

Robert Garrett, Investment Transactions, ca. 1885-1890

 

 

 

Robert Garrett, New York and Council Bluffs/New York, Chicago and Council Bluffs Railroads Statement, 1887

 

 

 

Lists of B and O Stockholders, 1886

 

 

 

Lists of Stock Options, 1887

 

 

 

Bondholders Meeting of the Ohio and Missippi [sic] Railroad, 1885

 

 

 

Whitehouse Co. Stock Proxies, 1879

 

 

 

Estate of John W. Garrett, 1885-1921

 

 

 

Will of Robert Garrett the elder, 1849

 

 

 

Mount Vernon Club of Baltimore City, Plan of Organization, 1907

 

 

 

Commonwealth of Virginia vs the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Co., 1871

 

 

 

Box 32

Garrett Real Estate Papers, 1816-1880

 

 

 

Garrett Real Estate Papers, Deeds, Mortgages and Leases, 1867-1920

 

 

 

Garrett Indentures, 1871-1913

 

 

 

Garrett Land Plats, ca. 1880-1900

 

 

 

Garrett Legal Papers, 1885-1930

 

 

 

Henry Janes vs Robert Garrett, 1885-1886

 

 

 

Box 33

Robert Garrett, Property Insurance-No. 11 Mt. Vernon Place, 1901

 

 

 

Mrs. Mary F. Garrett, Property Insurance- No. 11 Mt. Vernon Place, 1901

 

 

 

Garrett Charity Allocations, ca. 1885-1900

 

 

 

Mrs. Mary F. Garrett, Balance Sheets, 1899-1900

 

 

 

Mrs. Mary F. Garrett, Disbursements, 1899

 

 

 

Syrian Archaeological Expedition, 1899-1900

 

 

 

Box 34

Bryn Mawr School, ca. 1890's

 

 

 

Garrett Hospital, 1890-1902

 

 

 

George Peabody Statue, 1886

 

 

 

Assorted Railroad Timetables, ca. 1870-1900

 

 

 

National Mechanics Bank, List of Stockholders, 1886

 

 

 

Garrett Library Inventory, ca. 1898

 

 

 

Maryland State and City Tax Assessments, 1854-1888

 

 

 

Resolution Concerning Resignation of Robert Garrett from the B and O Passed by the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh and Connellsville Railroad, 1887

 

 

 

Assorted Information Concerning Hotel Accommodations, ca. 1885-1900

 

 

 

Assorted Dog, Horse and Cattle Show Materials, ca. 1880's

 

 

 

Detective Deposition Concerning Missing Dog, 1884

 

 

 

Unidentified Shorthand Notes, No Date

 

 

 

Maryland Academy of Music, List of Stockholders, 1897

 

 

 

Calling Cards, 1870-1890

 

 

 

Miscellaneous Items, ca. 1870-1920

 

 

 

Miscellaneous Printed Items, ca. 1880-1915

 

 

 

Assorted Pictures and Photographs, ca. 1875-1900

 

 

 

Box 35

Volume 1

Robert Garrett Letterbook, Feb. 9 1885 to Jan. 5 1886

 

 

 

Box 36

Volume 2

Robert Garrett Letterbook, Jan. 1886 to March 1887

 

 

 

Box 37

Volume 3

Robert Garrett Letterbook, March 26 1887 to Nov. 21 1887

 

 

 

Box 38

Oversize Items

Garrett Receipts and Miscellaneous Printed Material

 

 

 

Volume 4

Mary F. Garrett Checkbook, September 1893

 

 

 

Volume 5

Robert Garrett Expenses, 1892

 

 

 

Volume 6

Montebello Farm Wood Accounts, No Date

 

 

 

Volume 7

Alice Whitridge Garrett, History Notes, No Date

 

 

 

Volume 8

William E. Guy Letter book, 1884