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Emily L. Harper papers

Identifier: MS 2566


These are the financial and business papers of prominent Baltimorean Emily Louisa Harper (1812-1892), who was the daughter of Robert Goodloe Harper and granddaughter of Charles Carroll of Carrollton.


  • 1832-1886


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The collection is open for research use.

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0.8 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mr. Cumberland Dugan.

Scope and Contents

The papers deal mainly with Miss Harper's financial matters including loans, real estate, and charitable donations. Miss Harper owned land in Maryland and Pennsylvania as well as Baltimore City, which she rented to temporary tenants while she travelled. Many of Miss Harper's letters concern the house. She also donated to Catholic charities such as the Sisters of Mercy, Loyola College in Baltimore, and Gonzaga College in Washington, D.C.

Included are business correspondence between Emily Harper and her lawyer, Pierre C. Dugan, and her financial adviser, Robert Mickle; financial papers including accounts, bills, receipts, cancelled checks, and correspondence regarding loans; an account book (1870-1884) covering expenses such as home improvements, household expenses, loans, and donations to charities; and land papers, including plats, deeds, and a book of Miss Harper's lands on Carrollton Manor and Sugarloaf Mountain.

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  • 2020-03-03: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Sandra Glascock

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