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Charles Morris Howard collection on Severn Teackle Wallis

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030043479]
Identifier: MS-0111
Severn Teackle Wallis (1816 – 1894) was an American lawyer and politician as well as a promoter of the Maryland Historical Society. The collection consists of three scrapbooks of newspaper clippings ranging in date from 1867 to 1894. The clippings were collected by Charles Morris Howard, a Baltimore lawyer.

Dates

  • 1867-1894

Creator

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This collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.38 Cubic Feet (1 letter size document box)

Biographical Note

Severn Teackle Wallis was a Baltimore lawyer, politician, and writer. He was born in Baltimore, September 8, 1816 and was graduated from St. Mary's College in 1832. He completed his study of the law in 1837 and practiced successfully in Baltimore. Wallis was an active participant in the political and cultural life of the city. He was president of the Civil Service Reform and the Reform League and was elected provost of the University of Maryland in 1879. Wallis was one of the original promoters of the Maryland Historical Society and was famous for orations delivered before the Maryland legislature and educational institutions that were later published. Severn Teackle Wallis died in Baltimore, April 11, 1894.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of three scrapbooks of newspaper clippings ranging in date from 1867 to 1894 regarding Severn Teackle Wallis. The clippings are mostly memorials and remembrances of Wallis published at the time of his death in 1894. The clippings were collected by Charles Morris Howard, a Baltimore lawyer and Johns Hopkins University alumnus. In the collection also are a few of Wallis' published essays including "Leisure, Its Moral and Political Economy,"(1867).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was given to the University by Charles Morris Howard in 1944.

Related Materials

Correspondence of Severn Teackle Wallis is included in the Daniel Coit Gilman Papers MS.0001, Special Collections.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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