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Bachelor's Cotillion record books

Identifier: MS 0041


This collection contains the record books, receipts, and correspondence for the Bachelor's Cotillion, 1911-1948.


  • 1911 - 1948


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

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Biographical / Historical

While dance assemblies were held in Baltimore as early as 1796 there is no evidence the Bachelor's Cotillion formally organized before the 1870s.


3.0 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Roger Brooke Hopkins, February 1955.

Scope and Contents

BOX 1: Invitation lists, 1911-1924, 1 vol.; Invitation lists, 1925-1945, 1 vol.; Cash book, 1917-1924, 1 vol.; BOX 2: Cash book, 1925-1930, 1 vol.; Cash book, 1930-1935, 1 vol.; Cash book, 1936-1940, 1 vol.; BOX 3: Cash book, 1940-1948, 1 vol.; Correspondence, 1923-1941, 5 items; Receipts, 1927-1930, 15 items; Leases, Lyric Theatre, 1936-1937, 2 items; Invitation lists, 1941, 2 items; Misc. papers removed from bound volumes, n.d., 7 items.


Guide to the Bachelor's Cotillion record books
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Revision Statements

  • 2021-09-02: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Mallory Herberger.

Repository Details

Part of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library
Maryland Center for History and Culture
610 Park Avenue
Baltimore MD 21201 United States