Bosley-Kimbrel Family Collection - PP146

Collection finding aids of Photograph Collections in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Maryland Historical Society Library

1870 and 1920-1970

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, November 1999


The lineage of the Bosley family starts in Maryland with immigrant Walter Bosley (1675-1715). One of his descendants was Martha Emily Bosley (1856-1934), who married Robert Alexander Kimbrel (1853-1906) in ca. 1876. At some point, the Bosley and Dimmitt families were linked by marriage. Beal Dimmitt was the third son of William Dimmitt, who died in Baltimore Co. in 1805. William Dimmitt’s brother James also died in Baltimore Co., in 1803. Rachel Dimmitt was James’ widow. There is a Dimmitt Family grave in Green Mount Cemetery.

Collection Origin

Gift of Dr. Richard B. Miller, 1986 (001223).

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 1 box with 4 folders containing 7 photoprints. The subjects are portraits of the family of Robert Alexander Kimbrel and Martha Emily Bosley Kimbrel, made in 1870 and 1920-1934. There are also photographs made in 1952-1970 of Dimmitt family gravestones in Baltimore, and in Kentucky and Ohio.

Note: Related materials are found in the Manuscripts Department of the Maryland Historical Society: MS. 2696, the Bosley Family Geneological Collection.


The photographs are arranged according to PP catalog numbers.

Container List

1 Box

Box 1: 4 Folders

Box 1, Folder 1
PP146.1 – Kimbrel family, group portrait with Junia, Ora, Otis, Zella, Rollie, Blanche, Bertha, Clyde and Inez, 1934.

Box 1, Folder 2
PP146.2 – Robert Alexander Kimbrel, ca. 1870.

Box 1, Folder 3
PP146.3 – Martha Emily Bosley Kimbrel, ca. 1920.

Box 1, Folder 4
PP146.4 – Dimmitt family tombstone, Baltimore, ca. 1952.

PP146.5 – Rachel Dimmitt tombstone, vicinity of Maysville, Ky., ca. 1970.

PP146.6-.7 – Beal Dimmitt tombstone, Goshen township, Oh., ca. 1952. © 2001 Maryland Historical Society - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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