Edwin Warfield papers
Consists of 15 volumes of scrapbooks concerning the career of Edwin Warfield.
- 1880 - 1918
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Biographical / Historical
Edwin Warfield (1848-1920) served as the 45th governor of Maryland from 1904 to 1908. He was born to Margaret Gassaway Watkins and Albert Gallatin Warfield at “Oakdale” in Howard County, Maryland. He spent most of his career in public service. He worked as a public school teacher while he studied law. In 1874, he was appointed the Register of Wills in Howard County and then went on to hold offices as a state senator, Senate President, Surveyor of the Port of Baltimore, and Governor of Maryland. Warfield also helped found the Fidelity & Deposit Company, for which he served as president from 1893 to 1920, and was involved in newspaper publishing. He owned and edited the Ellicott City Times from 1882 to 1886, and in 1888, he purchased the Daily Record, which was owned by the family until 1994. He served as Maryland Historical Society President from 1913 until his death. Warfield married Emma Nicodemus (1858-1923) in 1886. They had four children: Carrie W. Harris, Louise Ledochowski, Emma Warfield, and Edwin Warfield, Jr.
20.0 Linear Feet (20 boxes)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mrs. Rosalind H. White, Mrs. George Eustis, and Mrs. L.G. Shreve, three granddaughters of Gov. Warfield, in memory of their mother, Mrs. William H. Harris.
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of 15 volumes of scrapbooks concerning the career of Edwin Warfield. The books, dated from 1880-1918, contain newspaper clippings, printed ephemera and correspondence. In addition to the scrapbooks, there are 34 folders of miscellaneous clippings, articles, and graphic material; a 1904-1905 “Private Record by the Secretary to the Governor” and one volume of minutes of the Howard County Confederate Monument Association (May 16, 1911); over 50 letters, mostly 1884-1890, from political and business leaders; and 40 letters from Warfield (1883-1890).
- Guide to the Edwin Warfield papers
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- Judith H. Hallfrisch
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- 2020-07-27: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Mallory Herberger.