MS 3117, Wetherall Family Papers, 1828-1957

Finding Aid to the Wetherall Family Papers, MS 3117

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

 

Collection summary

Title

Wetherall Family Papers

Creator

Wetherall family

Call number

MS 3117

Inclusive dates

1828-1957

Bulk dates

1828-1957

Extent

1 box, 9 folders.

Abstract

Correspondence, deeds, wills, and other ephemera of the Wetherall and related families.

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

Permission to quote must be received in writing from the Special Collections Librarian.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Sydney Wetherall.

Accession number

2012-unk-LIB

Processing note

Finding aid created by Lara Westwood, December 2012.

 

Biographical Note

The Wetherall family settled in Harford County (Md.) during the 1600’s. They became prominent members of Maryland society in business and trade. In 1846, William Wetherall began iron and steel importing company, which he ran with his son William G. Wetherall, Jr. The Aldridge, Bower, Bowie, Calwell, Colwell, Forman, Green, Hilleary, Shakleford, and West families of Maryland and Virginia connected to the Wetherall family by marriage.

 

Scope and Content

The collection contains original deeds, memorabilia, and family correspondence of the Wetherall and Matthews families of Maryland. Notes and correspondence of related families are also included. Of particular note are the deeds for various properties in and around Baltimore (Md.) and a United States passport from 1871. 

The materials are ordered by date and are broken into two sections: correspondence and ephemera.

 

Container List

Contents

Span Dates

Box

Folder

Wetherall family correspondence

1828-1875

1

1

Wetherall family correspondence

1828-1875

1

2

Wetherall family correspondence

1870-1922

1

3

Wetherall family correspondence

1870-1922

1

4

Wetherall family correspondence

1918-1926

1

5

Wetherall family correspondence

1918-1926

1

6

Wetherall family ephemera

1810-1871

1

7

Wetherall family ephemera

1874-1920

1

8

Wetherall family ephemera

1920-1957

1

9

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