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John Henry Sirich, Sr. (1848-1911) was born in West Virginia but moved to Baltimore as a child. He worked his way up from being a clerk, and worked as a manager for the Boston Marine Insurance Co. He was at one time president of the Fire Board and president of the Board of Directors of the City Jail.
His son Edward H. received his PhD at Johns Hopkins University. This collection includes 26 scrapbooks full of newspaper clippings regarding politics, as well as 4 handwritten indexes for the...
Collection consists largely of correspondence and professional papers of American banker and diplomat, John Work Garrett. Included are items from Garrett's foreign service in Venezuela, Argentina, the Netherlands, and Italy. Other materials relate to political events, locally and internationally (1920-1940). Also in the collection is extensive personal correspondence of Garrett and his wife, Alice, which describes personal friendships, travels, entertainments, and cultural interests.