Finding Aid to the Edwin Warfield Manuscript Collection, 1893-1910, MS 3194

Finding Aid to the Edwin Warfield Manuscript Collection, 1893-1910, MS 3194

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

 

Collection summary

Title

Edwin Warfield Manuscript Collection

Creator

Warfield, Edwin

Call number

MS 3194

Inclusive dates

1893-1910

Bulk dates

1903-1907

Extent

3 boxes, 39 folders

Abstract

Contains scrapbooks and correspondence related to Governor Edwin Warfield’s career. The scrapbooks hold newspaper clippings, correspondence, and more about major issues Warfield faced as governor, especially on environmental issues such as oyster preservation and game and hunting laws. A large portion of correspondence is related to the proposed Poe Amendment.

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 Christine Swerda-Poole and Stephen Poole, December 22, 2015

Accession number

2015-078-LIB

Processing note

Processed by Lara Westwood, November 2016

Biographical Note

Edwin Warfield (1848-1920) served as the 45th governor of Maryland from 1904 to 1908. He was born to Margaret Gassaway Watkins and Albert Gallatin Warfield at “Oakdale” in Howard County, Maryland. He spent most of his career in public service. He worked as a public school teacher while he studied law. In 1874, he was appointed the Register of Wills in Howard County and then went on to hold offices as a state senator, Senate President, Surveyor of the Port of Baltimore, and Governor of Maryland. Warfield also helped found the Fidelity & Deposit Company, for which he served as president from 1893 to 1920, and was involved in newspaper publishing. He owned and edited the Ellicott City Times from 1882 to 1886, and in 1888, he purchased the Daily Record, which was owned by the family until 1994. He served as Maryland Historical Society President from 1913 until his death. Warfield married Emma Nicodemus (1858-1923) in 1886. They had four children: Carrie W. Harris, Louise Ledochowski, Emma Warfield, and Edwin Warfield, Jr.

Related Collections:

Edwin Warfield Correspondence, 1911-1918, MS 2134

Edwin Warfield Papers 1880-1918, MS 2098

Edwin Warfield Scrapbooks, 1888-1915, MS 1009

Scope and Content

The collection contains scrapbooks and correspondence related to Governor Edwin Warfield’s career. The scrapbooks hold newspaper clippings, correspondence, and more about major issues Warfield faced as governor, especially on environmental issues such as oyster preservation and game and hunting laws. A large portion of correspondence is related to the proposed Poe Amendment, a voter disfranchisement bill, which Warfield did not support. Most of the letters praise Warfield for going against the amendment and his political party, but some correspondents wrote in support of the bill. Of particular note are copies of “Maryland,” a song by Minnie E. Hicks sung at the Jamestown Exposition, typed in braille.

The collection is divided into five series based on document type or topic: Scrapbooks, Correspondence, Jamestown Exposition, Maryland Democratic Party, and English Law. The series are organized chronologically, and items with the same date are arranged alphabetically. Photocopies of the loose newspaper clippings have been included due to the deteriorating condition of the originals. The strings which bound the scrapbooks have also been removed as they caused tearing to the pages when turned.   

Container List

Contents

Dates

Box

Folder

Series I: Scrapbooks

 

 

 

Game Warden (Volume 1)

1904-1905

1

1

Game Warden (Volume 2)

1904-1905

1

2

Forestry Commission

1904-1907

1

3

Senator William Pinkney Whyte (Volume 1)

1904-1909

1

4

Senator William Pinkney Whyte (Volume 2)

1908-1909

1

5

Oysters

1905

1

6

Loose newspaper clippings from Oysters scrapbook

1905

1

7

Loose newspaper clippings from Oysters scrapbook

1905

1

8

Loose newspaper clippings from Oysters scrapbook

1905

1

9

Loose newspaper clippings from Oysters scrapbook

1905

1

10

Loose newspaper clippings from Oysters scrapbook

1905

1

11

Loose newspaper clippings from Oysters scrapbook

1905

1

12

Loose newspaper clippings from Oysters scrapbook

1905

1

13

Loose newspaper clippings from Oysters scrapbook

1905

1

14

Jamestown Exposition

1905-1907

2

15

Oyster Legislation

1906

2

16

Loose newspaper clippings from Oyster Legislation scrapbook

1906

2

17

Shellfish Commission

1906

2

18

Series II: Correspondence

 

 

 

William A. Fisher Opinions

1893-1900

2

19

Election to Governor

1903, November 5-10

2

20

Election to Governor

1903, November 12-13

2

21

Election to Governor

1903, November 13

2

22

Election to Governor

1903, November 13

3

23

Election to Governor

1903, November 13

3

24

Election to Governor

1903, November 13

3

25

Election to Governor

1903, November 14

3

26

Poe Amendment

1904, March 15-21

3

27

Poe Amendment

1904, March 22-29

3

28

Poe Amendment

1904, April 1-2

3

29

Poe Amendment

1904, April 5-13

3

30

General Commendation

1904, March 21-April 5

3

31

Water Board

1904, April 13-15

3

32

Jamestown Exposition

No date; 1904-1907

3

33

Series III: Jamestown Exposition

 

 

 

“Maryland” – Song by Minnie E. Hicks

1907

3

34

“Report of the Maryland Commission to the Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exposition…”

1908

3

35

Series IV: Maryland Democratic Party

 

 

 

Newspaper clippings

Ca. 1902-1907

3

36

Legislative Expenses

1910

3

37

Series V: English Law

 

 

 

British Prisons and Prison Ships

No date

3

38

English Corrupt Practices Act

No date

3

39

 

 

 

 

 

Games