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Mary H. Warfield scrapbook

Identifier: MS 2621


Mary H. Warfield's (1862-1949) scrapbook contains materials such as invitations, playbills, correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia that reflect almost twenty years of Baltimore society between 1880 and 1898.


  • 1880-1898
  • Majority of material found in 1881-1884


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The collection is open for research use.

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Biographical Note

Mary Hutchison Warfield, the youngest child and only daughter of Mary and Daniel Warfield, was born on October 18, 1862. When her parents died in 1870 and 1871, she moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to live with her grandmother. At the age of 14, she came back to Baltimore to attend the Misses Hall school for young ladies. Upon graduation, Mary lived with her brother, Mactier, and then at her own address throughout the 1880s. It was during this time that she kept her scrapbook of memorabilia from her social life. She seemed to be a popular figure in the high circles of Baltimore society and enjoyed herself immensely.

Mary's later life is obscure, but it is known that she lived in her own residence, often taking in younger members of her family. She remained single throughout her life. In 1949, at the age of 87, Mary Warfield died.


0.8 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



Box 1 contains loose folders of items corresponding to pages of the scrapbook. Box 2 contains the scrapbook itself.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ms. Elisabeth Packard.

Scope and Contents

Mary H. Warfield's scrapbook of invitations, descriptions, and memorabilia covers almost twenty years of Baltimore society between 1880 and 1898 (although it concentrates chiefly on the years 1881-1884). It includes handwritten and printed invitations to various dinners, teas, and cotillions (including the popular "German") as well as calling cards, wedding invitations, and local club announcements. There are also graduation announcements for Princeton University and the University of Maryland and playbills for operas and plays both in Baltimore and New York. The scrapbook also contains more personal items such as correspondence, photographs, flowers, and other small items of reminiscence.

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Revision Statements

  • 2020-03-06: 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