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Howard-Gilmor Collection - PP95
Collection finding aids of Photograph Collections in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Maryland Historical Society Library
Prints and Photographs Division, Maryland Historical Society
201 W. Monument St. Baltimore, MD 21201
Finding aid created by Katherine Cowan with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, August 1999
Katherine Hand Browne Howard (1866-1908) was the first wife of Benjamin Chew Howard (1868-1930). The couple had a home known as "Sherwood" at Riderwood in Baltimore County. Katherine Howard was the daughter of William Hand Browne, an author and professor of English literature at Johns Hopkins University. Benjamin Howard was a great-grandson of Gen. John Eager Howard, Revolutionary War hero and former Maryland Governor, as well as a great-grandson of Chief Justice Benjamin Chew of Pennsylvania. His parents were William Gilmor Howard and Annie Boyle Howard. Benjamin Howard had 4 children, and married Elizabeth White Howard after the death of Katherine Howard at age 42.
Gift of Mrs. Benjamin C. Howard, IV, 1980 (75745).
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of 1 box with 11 folders containing 11 photoprints. The subjects are 1908 exterior and interior scenes of the Howard family home, "Sherwood" at Riderwood, Baltimore Co., and portraits of Katherine Hand Browne (Howard) from ca. 1890.
Note: Related materials are found in MS. 2619, the Howard-Gilmor Papers, in the Manuscripts Department of the Maryland Historical Society.
The photographs are arranged according to PP catalog number.
Box 1: 11 folders (each folder contains one photoprint).
PP95.1 Howard family house, "Sherwood", 1908. Exterior.
PP95.2 Howard family house, "Sherwood", 1908. Interior, hallway.
PP95.3 Howard family house, "Sherwood", 1908. Interior, hallway.
PP95.4 Howard family house, "Sherwood", 1908. Interior, dining room.
PP95.5 Howard family house, "Sherwood", 1908. Interior, living room.
PP95.6 Howard family house, "Sherwood", 1908. Interior, living room.
PP95.7 Howard family house, "Sherwood", 1908. Interior, living room looking west.
PP95.8 Howard family house, "Sherwood", 1908. Interior, dining room.
PP95.9 Howard family house, "Sherwood", 1908. Grounds, roadway and culvert.
PP95.10 Katherine Hand Browne (Howard), ca. 1890.
PP95.11 Katherine Hand Browne (Howard), ca. 1890. © 2001 Maryland Historical Society - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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