William G.D. Morrison Collection - PP26

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

Not dated and 1940s

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, July 1999


The Rev. Lewis Beeman Browne (1867-1955) was born in Baltimore, the son of Lewis Beeman (1821-1888) and Augusta Jessop Bayless (1846-1877) Browne. Following attendance at Baltimore City College, he was ordained deacon in 1888, and became an Episcopalian priest in 1892. In 1890, he married Eva Poumairat. In the years 1888-1949, Rev. Browne served in Maryland parishes at Westernport, Sparrows Point, Raspeburg, Thurmont, Smithburg, Havre de Grace, Harford County, Frostburg, and Lonaconing. He became a member of the Ecclesiastical Court of the Diocese of Maryland in 1945.

Browne’s relationship to the Jessop family is indicated on his 1907 membership application to the Maryland Historical Society, where he lists his maternal grandparents as "James P. Bayless and Mary Ann Jessop, who was daughter of Charles Jessop and ____ Buck, his wife. Charles Jessop was son of William Jessop and ____ Gorsuch, his wife, who was daughter of David and Mary Gorsuch".

Collection Origin

Gift of William G.D. Morrison, 1980 (75648).

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 1 box with 1 folder of 10 photographs and 1 negative. Some of the photographs are captioned and dated. Subjects include undated (19th century?) family photographs of the Jessop family, and several photos of Lewis B.Browne in 1944 and earlier (a minister, possibly at St. John’s Church, Frostburg, Md.) in his study and with his pet bird.

Note: There are also 2 folders of printed ephemera, including a number of calling cards and "at home" cards.

Note: There are related materials in MS. 2345, the Jessop Family Papers, in the Manuscript Department of the Maryland Historical Society.


The photographs are arranged by subject in 1 folder.

Jessop and Browne family photographs, n.d. and 1940s.

Container List

1 Box

Box 1: 1 Folder

Box 1, Folder 1
Jessop and Browne family photographs, n.d. and 1940s. 11 items.

Charles Jessop, n.d. 1 item.

George Jessop (brother of Charles), n.d. 1 item.

Lewis B. Browne, n.d. and ca. 1944. 6 items.

Lewis B. Browne, n.d. Negative. 1 item.

Windows of St. John’s Church (Frostburg, Md.), ca. 1942. 1 item.

Unidentified man, n.d. Photograph by Blessing and Fengle. 1 item. © 2001 Maryland Historical Society - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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