Harvey Family Collection - PP50

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

ca. 1906-1945

Prints and Photographs Division, Maryland Historical Society201 W. Monument St. 
Baltimore, MD 21201

Finding aid created by Katherine Cowan with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon, December 1999


Rose Lindsay Hopkins Harvey (1897-1980) was the daughter of Isabel Luke Hopkins (1864-1946) and Robert Dixon Hopkins (1847-1921). She grew up at Beechfield, her family’s home in Catonsville, and graduated from St. Timothy’s School. Her husband was F. Barton Harvey (1891-1977), a Baltimore native and a graduate of the Calvert and Hill Schools, and of Harvard University in 1914. The two were engaged prior to World War I, in which F. Barton served as an army lieutenant in France, and married in 1919. They had seven children, and lived near Lake Roland in north Baltimore.

Among other activities, Rose Harvey was a board president of Union Memorial Hospital, a trustee of St. Timothy’s School, a congregation leader at the Church of the Redeemer, and a Red Cross volunteer. She travelled widely, as had her mother, and kept diaries of her many trips to many continents. F. Barton Harvey, a founder of the insurance firm Stump, Harvey, Gavin, Inc., also served in many other capacities, including president of the Calvert School, and trustee of the Hannah More Academy, Church Hospital, and the Family and Children’s Society.

Rose devoted much attention to raising her seven children – four daughters and three sons, many of whom had achieved prominence in their careers at the time of her death. For example, F. Barton Harvey, Jr. (b. 1921) became a managing director of Alex. Brown and Sons, Alexander Harvey II (b. 1923) a judge of the U.S. District Court, and Jean Baker (b. 1933) a professor of history at Goucher College. All three Harvey sons served in the military during World War II, with Robert Dixon Hopkins Harvey (b. 1920) going to the China-Burma-India theater.

Rose Hopkins Harvey’s maternal grandfather William Luke was from a Scottish family who made a fortune in paper-making. Among William Luke’s ancestors were John Luke and his son James, elders in the Fossoway Parish Church in Scotland. In ca. 1910, William Luke made a substantial donation to the parish.

Collection Origin

 Transfer from Manuscripts Department; gift of Mrs. Jean Hogarth Harvey Baker, 1981 (75860).

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 1 box with 10 folders containing 74 photoprints, plus 1 album of 30 photoprints - a total of 104 photoprints originating ca. 1906-1945. The subjects are Hopkins and Harvey family members, including wedding and picnic photographs. There are snapshots of F. Barton Harvey’s military service in France during World War I, and a large group (44 miniature photoprints) from Robert Dixon Hopkins Harvey’s time as a military officer in China during World War II. There are also photos of Beechfield, Rose Hopkins Harvey’s childhood home in Catonsville, Md.

The album of 30 photoprints deals with the Fossoway Parish Church in Scotland, with images of the church and its minister, Rev. P.B. Thom, and sites in Scotland including bridges and castles. The album was made in ca. 1910.

Note: The collection contains a few non-photographic materials, including one greeting card, a handwritten note and envelopes.

Note: Related materials are found in the Manuscripts Department of the Maryland Historical Society: MS. 2516, The Hopkins-Harvey Family Papers.


 Items have been sorted into folders with headings reflecting their origin in a manuscripts collection, and each item within most of the folders is numbered, but not in a running sequence through the whole collection. Folder headings are as follows:


Hopkins, Rose.


Harvey, Barton.

Photograph (noted) found in Isabel Luke Hopkins’ travel diary, 1906-1907.

Photograph (noted) found in Frederick Barton Harvey’s diary, 1918.


Photograph (noted) removed from 1915 diary of Rose Lindsay Hopkins.

Photograph (noted). 2 folders.

Container List

1 Box

Folder 1: Miscellaneous.
1. Unidentified group of people.
2. Rose Hopkins Harvey
3. Rose Hopkins Harvey and companion.
4. Unidentified.
5. Mem Cromwell.
6. Unidentified.
7. Rose Hopkins Harvey.
8. Picnic scene.
9. Rose Hopkins Harvey.
10. Rose Hopkins Harvey and David Luke Hopkins.
11. Unidentified.
12. Kennedy Cromwell Rice (?).
13. Card from Barton Harvey to Rose L. Hopkins.

Folder 2: Hopkins, Rose.
1. Wedding picture of Rose Hopkins and F. Barton Harvey, June 1918.
2. From left: Isabel Luke Hopkins, Rose Lindsay Hopkins, and (?) Luke, Atlantic City, n.d.
3. From left: Rose Lindsay Hopkins and Beth Cromwell Bosley, n.d.
4. From left: Charlotte Cromwell Harvey, Beth Cromwell Bosley, and Rose Lindsay Hopkins, n.d.

Folder 3: Beechfield.
Beechfield house and gardens, n.d. 3 items.

Folder 4: Harvey, Barton.
1. From left: Robert Dixon Hopkins Harvey, Frederick Barton Harvey, Jr.
2. Frederick Barton Harvey.
3. Frederick Barton Harvey.

Folder 5:
Photograph (noted) found in Isabel Luke Hopkins’ travel diary, 1906-1907. 2 unidentified people, man in uniform and woman. 1 item.

Folder 6:
Photograph (noted) found in Frederick Barton Harvey’s diary, 1918. Close-up snapshot of unidentified woman, probably Rose L. Hopkins. 1 item.

Folder 7:
WWII. Pictures from China during World War II. 44 items. Folder also contains several envelopes from which the photoprints were removed and one handwritten note.

Folder 8:
Photograph (noted) removed from 1915 diary of Rose Lindsay Hopkins. 4 unidentified people. 1 item.

Folder 9:
Photograph (noted). Man in uniform (captioned, Lieut. Bigbi?). 1 item. Removed from Jan. 19, 1919 letter from F. Barton Harvey to Rose Lindsay Hopkins.

Folder 10:
Photographs (noted).

1. Man in uniform in front of tent (captioned: Sgt. Wisor?). Removed from Jan. 12, 1919 letter from F. Barton Harvey to Rose Lindsay Hopkins.

2. Men in uniform (captioned: Capt. Jurddell and Lieut. Landers?). Removed from Jan. 12, 1919 letter from F. Barton Harvey to Rose Lindsay Hopkins.
3. Street scene with soldiers (captioned: "Hotel du Commerce at Longwy. Two German officers standing outside. Taken while they occupied the city.") Removed from Jan. 12, 1919 letter from F. Barton Harvey to Rose Lindsay Hopkins.

19 x 27 x 7 cm. Contains 30 photoprints, ca. 1910. Inscribed: "To William Luke Esquire of Baltimore from the Minister and the Elders of Fossoway Parish Church, Scotland. As a token of esteem and regard and in recognition of Mr. Luke’s generous kindness to Fossoway Parish Church. 1910."

Images include:
Fossoway Parish Church: interior and exterior views and manse; plaque recognising John, James and William Luke; portrait of Rev. P.B. Thom, Minister.

Sites in Scotland: Hermitage, Devil’s Mill, Vicar’s Bridge and Rumbling Bridge near Dollar; ruins of Seafield Tower at Kirkcaldy; a view of Edinburgh; and Castles Campbell, Harviestoun, Loch Leven, Stirling, Wemyss, Cranshaws, and Koinfauns. © 2001 Maryland Historical Society - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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