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Thomas Gresham Machen papers

 Collection — Container: 1
Identifier: MS-0036

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of clippings of Baltimore newspapers from 1859, and correspondence relating to rare books. Letters concern the purchase of the Historia Romana (Appianus, 1477) by Machen's father, Arthur Webster Machen in 1909, and Thomas Machen's interest in finding a binder in 1945.

A biographical sketch (six page typescript) of Maryland colonial settler, Margaret Brent, is the final item in the collection.


  • Creation: 1859, 1909, 1945, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

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.

Biographical Note

Thomas Gresham Machen was an architect and book collector. He was born in Baltimore in 1886, the son of Minnie Gresham and Arthur Webster Machen. He received his B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University in 1906, and later attended M.I.T. and Cornell.


0.32 Cubic Feet (1 flat box (15.5 x 12 x 3 inches))

Language of Materials



Thomas Gresham Machen (born 1886) was an architect and book collector. The collection consists of clippings of Baltimore newspapers from 1859, correspondence from 1909 and 1945 relating to rare books, and an undated biographical sketch of Maryland colonial settler, Margaret Brent.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the university by Mary Gresham Machen in 1977.

Related Materials

Related material of the Machen Family can be found in the Minnie Gresham Machen Notebook MS.0172.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Carroll Beecheno in 1985.

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Repository Details

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The Sheridan Libraries
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Baltimore MD 21218 USA