Finding Aid to the Lawrence J. Connolly Manuscript Collection, 1829-1974, MS 3199

Finding Aid to the Lawrence J. Connolly Manuscript Collection, 1829-1974, MS 3199

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

 

Collection summary

Title

Lawrence J. Connolly Manuscript Collection

Creator

Connolly, Lawrence J.

Call number

MS 3199

Inclusive dates

1829-1974

Bulk dates

1829-1921

Extent

1 box, 14 folders, 1 oversized folder

Abstract

Contains correspondence of Lawrence J. Connolly during his service in World War I. He sent many letters to his mother and father while serving with the United States Army in France. Documents related to the Baker family, such as bills of sale for slaves, are also included.

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 Lauren Perry, April 9, 2015

Accession number

2015-017-LIB

Processing note

Processed by Lara Westwood, March, 2017


Biographical Note

Lawrence John Connolly was born to John B. and Mary J. Connolly in 1896. He grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and attended Loyola High Scholl and Loyola College. He served as an infantry officer with the 29th Division in France during World War I. He later joined the National Guard. Connolly married Matilda E. Edwards, and they had five children. He worked as a salesman and a machinist and was involved in several community groups, including the Boy Scouts, the Knights of Columbus, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also an active member of the Saint Mary’s Church on York Road in Govans, Maryland. He died in 1974.

 

Scope and Content

The collection primarily contains correspondence of Lawrence J. Connolly during his service in World War I. He sent many letters to his mother and father while serving with the United States Army in France. The letters discussed his day-to-day activities during basic training and while abroad. Documents related to the Baker family, such as bills of sale for slaves, are also included in the collection.

The collection is divided into two series, Lawrence J. Connolly Papers and Baker Family Papers. Both series are arranged chronologically and topically. The Baltimore City Land Indenture is held in Oversize Manuscript Storage. 

 

Container List

Contents 

Dates

Box

Folder

Series I: Lawrence J. Connolly Papers

 

 

 

Ephemera

No date; ca. 1900

1

1

Correspondence

No date; 1917, September 18-28

1

2

Correspondence

1917, October 4- December 16

1

3

Correspondence

1918, March 12-May 10

1

4

Correspondence

1918, June 3-November 5

1

5

Correspondence

1918, November- December 30

1

6

Correspondence

1919, January 3-25

1

7

Correspondence

1919, February 1-1920, May 12

1

8

Military records and ephemera

No date; 1917-1942

1

9

Photographs

No date; 1918-1921

1

10

Newspaper clippings

1972-1974

1

11

Series II: Baker Family Papers

 

 

 

Bills of sale for slaves

1829-1860

1

12

Baltimore Catholic Cathedral pew occupation agreement

1846

1

13

Washington Monument marble specifications and advertisement (modern copy)

No date

1

14

Baltimore City land indenture

1834

OS

OS

 

 

 

Games