Shoemaker Family Printed Ephemera Collection, MS 3138

 

Finding Aid to the Shoemaker Family Printed Ephemera Collection, MS 3138

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society 

Collection summary 

Title

Shoemaker Family Printed Ephemera Collection

Call number

MS 3138

Inclusive dates

1852-1912

Bulk dates

1885-1906

Extent

3 boxes

Abstract

The collection consists of cards and invitations collected by the Shoemaker Family of Baltimore. The Shoemaker family gained local and national notoriety as partners and owners in the Adam’s Express Company. 

Administrative summary 

Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21218

www.mdhs.org

specialcollections@mdhs.org

Access restrictions

Open to the public without restrictions.

Related Collections

MS 1877, MS 1956, MS 1968, MS 1973, MS 2861

Provenance

Mrs. Samuel Moor Shoemaker (neé Helen D. Smith)

Burnside Estate, February, 1973

Accession number

65103

Processing note

Processed by Ben Koshland, November 2013

Biographical Note

The Shoemaker family came to prominence in Maryland as partners and owners of the Adam’s Express Co. At its peak the Adam’s Express Co. operated on a national level, shipping goods from coast to coast during the nineteenth Century.

This collection consists of mainly of calling cards and wedding invitations gathered by Augusta Eccleston Shoemaker (Mrs. S. M. Shoemaker).

Scope and Content

This collection is broken into series based on content and date.

Series I: Cards consists of calling cards and other related ephemera.

Series II: Invitations consists primarily of wedding invitations.

Container List 

Contents

Dates

Box

Folder

Series I: Cards

 

 

 

Adam’s Express Co. Pass

1888

1

1

Trade/Business Cards

Not dated

1

2

Shoemaker Family Calling Cards

Not dated

1

3

Calling Cards for Mrs. S.M. Shoemaker

1907

1

4

Calling Cards

Not dated

1

5

Calling Cards

Not dated

1

6

Calling Cards

Not dated

1

7

Calling Cards

Not dated

1

8

 

 

 

 

Series II: Invitations

 

 

 

Invitations, Academic Institution

1898-1906

2

9

Invitations, General

1852-1906

2

10

Invitations, General

Not dated

2

11

Invitations, Saturday Night Club

1906

2

12

Invitations, Augusta Shoemaker Wedding

Not dated

2

13

Invitations, Miriam Eccleston Shoemaker Wedding

1881

2

14

Invitations, Wedding

1865-1879

2

15

Invitations, Wedding

1880-1889

2

16

Invitations, Wedding

1900-1903

2

17

Invitations, Wedding

1904-1912

3

18

Invitations, Wedding

Not dated

3

19

Invitations, Wedding

Not dated

3

20

Invitations, Wedding

Not dated

3

21

Invitations, Wedding

Not dated

3

22

Invitations, Wedding

Not dated

3

23

Invitations, Wedding

Not dated

3

24