Douglas Huntly Gordon, Jr. papers
- approximately 1800-1975
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for use.
Conditions Governing Use
1.09 Cubic Feet (1 legal size document box, 1 flat box (21 x 17 x 3 inches), 1 oversize folder (21 x 25 inches))
Douglas Huntly Gordon, Sr.
Douglas Huntly Gordon, Sr. died in Baltimore in April 9, 1918.
Douglas Huntly Gordon, Jr. died in Baltimore in March 24, 1986.
Scope and Contents
Gordon, Jr.'s papers include art catalogs, notices of exhibitions and lectures, correspondence with book sellers, and membership information from the many societies and trusts of concern to him. The papers of his father Douglas Huntly Gordon, Sr. include student notes from his studies at Hopkins, 1884-1890. Some notes are from classes taught by Professor Richard T. Ely in Political Science and History. Diplomas (A.B., Hopkins 1887 and LL.B., University of Maryland 1889) awarded to Gordon, Sr. are also in collection.
The earliest item is a family letter dated December 12, 1845 written to Mrs. Judith Page (Waller) Aylett (1804-1860) in King William County, Virginia from her son in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Mrs. Aylett was the aunt of Douglas Huntly Gordon, Sr.) Obituaries of both men and a copy of Douglas Huntly Gordon, Jr.'s will (later revised) are included in the collection. Lastly, a 19th to early 20th century woman's scrapbook once collected by Gordon, Jr. is found in the holding. The collection spans circa 1800 to 1975.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Art museums
- Aylett, Judith Page Waller, 1804-1860
- Book collectors
- Ely, Richard T. (Richard Theodore), 1854-1943
- Gordon, Douglas Huntly, Jr., 1903-1986
- Gordon, Douglas Huntly, Sr., 1867-1918
- Johns Hopkins University. Department of Political Economy
- Political science
- United States
- ephemera (general object genre)
- lecture notes
- letters (correspondence)
Part of the Special Collections Repository
The Sheridan Libraries
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA