J. Reaney Kelly Historic Houses Photograph Collection, PP196

Finding Aid to the J. Reaney Kelly Historic Houses Photograph Collection, PP196

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

Collection summary


J. Reaney Kelly Historic Houses Photograph Collection


J. Reaney Kelly

Call number


Inclusive dates

Ca 1890-1972


2 boxes (box 2 missing as of September 2014)


This Collection contains 325 photographs of historic Maryland houses ca. 1890-1972, assembled by J. Reaney Kelly. 

Administrative summary


H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21201



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


Gift of Mr. J. Reaney Kelly, July 1973. 

Accession number


Processing note

Processing begun ca 2000; Processing completed by Damon Talbot, September 2014.

Related Collections

PP265, J. Reaney Kelly Photograph Collection; MS 1970, J. Reaney Kelly Collection

Biographical Note

J. Reaney Kelly, a native of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, was educated at Georgetown University. In 1921 he married Elizabeth Frances King (author of the book, Maryland’s Way). Eight years later the Kellys settled at their West River home, "Cumberstone". In his capacity as lecturer and historian Kelly was primarily concerned with the people and places of Anne Arundel County. In 1963 he published Quakers in the Founding of Anne Arundel County, MD. Kelly, a long time associate of Historic Annapolis Inc., was also a member of the Maryland Historical Society and the Old South River Club.

Scope and Content

The J. Reaney Kelly Historic Houses Photograph Collection contains photographs of historic Maryland houses ca. 1890-1972, assembled by J. Reaney Kelly.  Francis E. Engle of Annapolis was the photographer of the photos taken between 1952‑1972. All photographs are of historic properties in Anne Arundel County, except for items depicting Evergreen House located in Baltimore.

Box 2 is missing as of September 2014.

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Container List

Box 1


Notes and clippings about J. Reaney Kelly and historic houses


PP196.1 - .5

Annapolis from State House (color transparencies) ca. 1960


PP196.6 - .11

Anne Arundel County historic churches: Christ Church, All Hallows, Quaker Burying Ground


PP196.12 - .21

Anne Arundel County Misc.: Wm. Penn landmarks, letter from Shippen, Galloway lineage, bell from London, 2 photos + original of Galloway Influence in West River’s Quaker Homes, 2 small B&W photos of a print of a cannon “Peacemaker” exploding,  Ham dinner with Stieff silverware


PP196.22 - .34

Historic houses (Identified) interior and exterior: Barber House, Boone Homestead, Stenchcomb House, Lover’s Delight, T. Hall, Sandy Point House, Benjamin Watkins II, Belvoir Mansion, Warfield Plains, Arnold family farmhouse, Millers House, Abington, Larkins Hundred Garden—Mr. John Plews


PP196.35 - .47

Book and author dinner photos ‑‑ Annapolis at Carvel Hall, April 2, 1964: Press release photo of Professor Robert Seager II, J. Reaney Kelly, Mrs. Lewis R. Andrews, and Mrs. J.  Reaney Kelly; Mr. and Mrs. J. Reaney Kelly with her book, Maryland’s Way, 1964 at their home; J. Reaney Kelly, 1964 (2 not at dinner); Mrs. Lewis R. Andrews, J. Reaney Kelly and wife at dinner, 1964; Dinner at Christmas time, c. 1964


PP196.48 - .90

Historic houses: Cedar Park interior and exterior.


PP196.91 - .94

Historic houses:  Doyle House Annapolis


PP196.95 - .105

Historic houses:  Evergreen House, Lebanon, farmhouse/Dr. Radoff, Rich Neck Cove; interior and exterior


PP196.106 – .108 

Pemberton, Indian Springs?, Color print, negatives, color transparency


PP196.109 - .122 

Misc., including landscapes—rural scenes, farms, hunting dog, spring flowers, sheep, cattle


PP196.123 - .129 

Historic houses:  Parkhurst, White’s Hall/Whitehall, Scotland


PP196.130 - .138 

Portraits: George Fox, Virgil Maxey, ; Mr. and Mrs. J. Reaney Kelly


PP196.139 - .142 

Portraits:oil painting of young lady (Jenny) owned by the Historical  Society of Pennsylvania, unknown artist, subject and photographer; no date. [Jane Galloway Shippen]


PP196.143 - .144 

Portraits:unidentified man; oil painting of woman in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection, unknown artist; subject, and photographer; no date (Sophia Galloway).


PP196.145 - .155 

South River Club, after 1942(ca. 1960).


PP196.156 - .161  

South River Club, after 1942 interior (with African-American waiter)and exterior (with members)



Historic houses: Sudley House (exterior)



Old Teuting Field at West River


PP196.164 - .166

Historic houses: Tulip Hill, exterior, pre-1950


PP196.167 - .177

Historic houses: Tulip Hill, exterior and grounds 1956‑1970 (one color negative)


PP196.178 - .182

Historic houses: Tulip Hill, exterior detail 1956‑1970


PP196.183 - .184

Historic houses: Tulip Hill, exterior, ca. 1900


PP196.185 - .192

Historic houses:

Tulip Hill, interio, r1956‑1970. Includes Wollaston portraits of Samuel and Ann Galloway


PP196.193 - .206

Historic houses: Tulip Hill. 200th anniversary, 10/13/1956. Tableaux in costume


PP196.207 - .254

Historic houses:  Whitehall (1 contact sheet, 35mm negatives)


PP196.255 - .265

Historic houses: Anne Arundel County, unidentified exteriors


PP196.266 - .271

Historic houses: Anne Arundel County, unidentified exteriors


PP196.272 - .284

Historic houses: unidentified exteriors


PP196.285 - .304

Historic houses: unidentified exteriors


PP196.305 - .315

Historic houses: unidentified interiors


Box 2: (Oversize) (missing as of September 2014)


PP196.316 - .325

Evergreen/Lebanon/Sudley; Travels of George Fox, Tulip Hill, State House in Annapolis, unidentified house & horses, Annapolis dock