Finding Aid to the John Gilman D’Arcy Paul Manuscript Collection, 1805-1969, MS 3108

Finding Aid to the John Gilman D’Arcy Paul Manuscript Collection, 1805-1969, MS 3108  

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

 

Collection summary 

Title

John Gilman D’Arcy Paul Manuscript Collection

Creator

Talley, Joan Buresch

Call number

MS 3108

Inclusive dates

1805-1969

Bulk dates

1909-1969

Extent

5 boxes, 74 folders

Abstract

Contains the papers of John Gilman D’Arcy Paul. The majority of the collection is comprised of correspondence between Paul and his mother, Charlotte Abbott Gilman Paul.The correspondence covers the periods when he was away from Baltimore for school, work, and travel. In his letters, he vividly described the people he met and places he visited and was seldom shy in sharing his opinion. The letters from his time in the employ of the United States government discussed the major issues of the time, as well the major players. Locations represented in these letters include Massachusetts, Maine, Guatemala, France, Holland, Cambodia, and more.

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 Joan Buresch Talley, December 14, 2009

Accession number

2009-018-LIB

Processing note

Processed by Lara Westwood, June 2016

 

Biographical Note

John Gilman D’Arcy Paul was born on January 31, 1887 to D’Arcy and Charlotte Abbott Gilman Paul. He was raised and educated in Baltimore, Maryland. He grew in Waverly at his family’s estate “Woodlands.” He then attended Harvard University where he studied Russian and English literature. His career would prove to be varied. He wrote for the Baltimore Evening Sun and Atlantic Monthly, worked as an attaché for the United States government in South America and Europe, and served on the boards of several Baltimore cultural heritage institutions. He was passionate about historic preservation and led efforts to restore “Hampton,” the Ridgely family’s Towson estate. He also worked to create the Susquehanna State Park. He died on January 12, 1972.

 

Related Collections:

Gilman-Paul Family Photograph Collection, PP313

J. Gilman D’Arcy Paul Photograph Collection, 1893-1960, PP78

J. G. D’Arcy Paul Collection, 1788-1970, MS 1920

John Stratton Gilman Manuscript Collection, 1846-2007, MS 3183

 

Scope and Content

The collection contains the papers of John Gilman D’Arcy Paul. The majority of the collection is comprised of correspondence between Paul and his mother, Charlotte Abbott Gilman Paul. The correspondence covers the periods when he was away from Baltimore for school, work, and travel. In his letters, he vividly described the people he met and places he visited and was seldom shy in sharing his opinion. The letters from his time in the employ of the United States government discussed the major issues of the time, as well the major players. Locations represented in these letters include Massachusetts, Maine, Guatemala, France, Holland, Cambodia, and more. He also kept up frequent correspondence with his grandmother, Eliza Weyl Gilman, and his aunt, Miriam Todd Gilman and her daughter and granddaughters. Other correspondents included renowned artists, government officials, society members, and notable Baltimoreans. Of particular interest is Paul’s notebook on the conditions of French prisoners of war camps in Africa during World War I. He recorded such information as the general health of captives, food supplies and allotment, and sleeping situations, and monitored for inappropriate treatment.

The papers of his family members represent a small portion of the collection. This includes letters and diaries kept by Paul’s grandmother, mother, and Aunt Miriam. Legal documents and correspondence of his Maine ancestors, such as his great-grandfather Gideon Gilman, are also included in the collection. These materials primarily relate to land purchases and other financial ventures.

The collection is arranged into five series based on subject: Correspondence with Family, Other Correspondence, Government Work, Miscellaneous, and Other Gilman Family. In Series I, letters between Paul and his family have been kept together and are organized chronologically. In Series II, individual correspondents were named when more than two letters from them were included in the collection.

Photographs from this donation have been removed to the Gilman-Paul Family Photograph Collection, PP313.

Container List

Contents 

Dates 

Box 

Folder 

Series I: Correspondence with Family 

 

 

 

Subseries I: Charlotte Abbott Gilman Paul  

 

 

 

Correspondence

1909

1

1

Correspondence

1910

1

2

Correspondence

1911

1

3

Correspondence

1912, January-March

1

4

Correspondence

1912, April-June

1

5

Correspondence

1912, August-November

1

6

Correspondence

1916, February-March

1

7

Correspondence

1916, April-1917

1

8

Correspondence

1918, January-February

1

9

Correspondence

1918, March

2

10

Correspondence

1918, April

2

11

Correspondence

1918, May-June

2

12

Correspondence

1918, July-October

2

13

Correspondence

1928-1937

2

14

Correspondence

1945

2

15

Correspondence

1952

2

16

Correspondence

1954

2

17

Subseries II: Elizabeth Weyl Gilman (Mrs. John Stratton Gilman) 

 

 

 

Correspondence

1905-1910

2

18

Correspondence

1911

2

19

Correspondence

1912

2

20

Correspondence

1916-1918, March

2

21

Correspondence

1918, May-1920

2

22

Subseries III: Miriam Gilman Todd  

 

 

 

Correspondence

No date; 1911-1919

2

23

Subseries IV: Martha Clover Todd Dulles  

 

 

 

Correspondence

1915-1956

3

24

Subseries V: Clover Todd Dulles Jensen 

 

 

 

Correspondence

1966-1968

3

25

Subseries VI: Joan Dulles Buresch Talley 

 

 

 

Correspondence

No date; 1957-1968

3

26

Subseries VII: Lisa Gilman Leighton Whittall

 

 

 

Correspondence

No date; 1962-1968

3

27

Series II: Other Correspondence 

 

 

 

Elizabeth ?

1963-1964

3

28

Danny Bell (Mrs. Charles G. Bell)

1967-1969

3

29

Dr. John Brady

1912-1918

3

30

George Dobbin Brown

1954-1957

3

31

Kathleen Bruce

1915-1950

3

32

Cardosa family

No date; 1940-1968

3

33

Alice Warder Garrett

No date; 1913-1919

3

34

Madeline Haseltine

1963-1968

3

35

Clare Leighton

No date; 1955-1958

3

36

Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis

1964-1967

3

37

J. Alexis Shriver

Ca. 1954

3

38

Jay Pierrepont Moffat

1919

3

39

Correspondence

No date; 1892-1916

3

40

Correspondence

1917

3

41

Correspondence

1918-1925

3

42

Correspondence

1942

3

43

Correspondence

1954-1956

3

44

Correspondence

1966-1969

3

45

Letters from Paul

No date; 1912-1918

3

46

Series III: Government Work

 

 

 

Laissez-passers

1914-1915

4

47

Laissez-passers

1917-1918

4

48

Notes on Prisoner of War Camps in Tunisia and Algeria

No date

4

49

Series IV: Miscellaneous

 

 

 

Drawings and sketches

No date

4

50

Miscellaneous

No date; 1919-1955

4

51

Series V: Other Gilman Family

 

 

 

Subseries I: Elizabeth Weyl Gilman

 

 

 

Correspondence

1890-1909

4

52

Subseries II: Charlotte Abbott Gilman Paul

 

 

 

Cardosa family correspondence

No date; 1940-1954

4

53

Correspondence

No date; 1894-1933

4

54

European travel diary

1880

4

55

Portugal travel diary

Ca. 1895

4

56

Gilman family genealogical notes

 

4

57

Subseries III: Miriam Gilman Todd

 

 

 

Correspondence

1895

4

58

Travel diary

1900

4

59

Diary

No date

4

60

Subseries IV: Allen Macy Dulles

 

 

 

Marine Corps Association card

No date

4

61

Subseries V: Gideon Gilman

 

 

 

Correspondence

No date; 1805-1807

5

62

Correspondence

1808-1811

5

63

Correspondence

1812-1816

5

64

Correspondence

1822-1835

5

65

Legal documents

1845

5

66

Subseries VI: Zadock Gilman

 

 

 

Legal documents

1820-1823

5

67

Subseries VII: Eliphalet Gilman

 

 

 

Legal documents

1820

5

68

Accounts

1814-1819

5

69

Subseries VIII: John Stratton Gilman

 

 

 

Correspondence

No date; 1860-1861

5

70

Correspondence

1864-1889

5

71

Business correspondence

1859-1860

5

72

Calling card and wedding invitation

No date; 1860

5

73

Subseries IX: Miscellaneous

 

 

 

Unidentified letter

1841

5

74

 

 

 

Games