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Collection Ferdinand C. Latrobe papers
Call Number Coll004
Creator Latrobe, Ferdinand Claiborne, 1833-1911;
Finding Aids Finding aid available.
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Date 1833-1922
Description 12 boxes (6 linear feet)
Scope & Content Collection contains essays, correspondence, legal documents, memorabilia, press clippings, and speeches of former Baltimore Mayor, politician, and lawyer Ferdinand C. Latrobe. Of particular note are Latrobe's personal diaries; correspondence relating to a well-known Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company (B&O Railroad) dispute in 1856-1857 between Ross Winans and Henry Tyson; and correspondence from Enoch Pratt, Joshua Van Sant, Ira Ramsen, and Latrobe's father, John H.B. Latrobe. Materials also relate to Baltimore history and the Civil War (U.S.).
Language English (eng)
Admin/Biographical History Ferdinand C. Latrobe (1833-1911) was the son of notable Maryland lawyer John H.B. Latrobe. A lawyer himself, Latrobe served as the B&O Railroad's legal council, a representative and Speaker of the House in the Maryland House of Delegates, and as the Mayor of Baltimore for 7 terms.
Arrangement Organized into three series: Series I. Papers and Documents, 1844-1911. Series II. Journals and Diaries, 1888-1922. Series III. B&O Railroad Documents, 1856-1857.
Access Conditions No restrictions.
Copyrights Reproductions allowed for research purposes. UMBC is the copyright owner; permission to reproduce is required.
Citation Ferdinand C. Latrobe papers, Collection 4, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).
Provenance and Aquisition Information MSS 2004-01; This collection was donated by Mary Jane Arnold, as a gift from her late husband, in the summer and fall of 2004. Eminent Baltimore historian Jospeh Arnold collected many items on Baltimore history. The papers of Ferdinand C. Latrobe were part of a larger collection which included books and other manuscripts.
Processing Information This collection was processed under the supervision of Marcia Peri by Angelica Marini. The processing and organizing of the collection began in January 2007 and was completed in May 2007. When processing began, the only visible organization was that the papers were separate from diaries and journals. The diaries and journals were ordered chronologically. Papers and other documents were arranged by type and then by subject, alphabetical if applicable. Most of the correspondence was labeled personally by Ferdinand Latrobe, with subject headings and the collection retains those labels. Railroad documents that had no specific mention of Ferdinand Latrobe were arranged into a separate series and arranged as well as could be, as most are fragments of papers concerning a dispute in the 1850s. The finding aid was reformatted in 2008. Series I.9. Speeches was digitized by the Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage program in 2010. Series II. Journals and Diaries, was rehoused into envelopes in Spring 2014.
Archivist Marini, Angelica
Associated Material Maryland State Archives SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Biographical Series) Ferdinand C. Latrobe file, MSA SC 3520-1698, 2/11/11/21.
Format personal papers
Other Creators Latrobe, John H. B. (John Hazlehurst Boneval), 1803-1891;
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company;
Pratt, Enoch, 1808-1896;
Vansant, Joshua, 1803-1884;
Ramsen, Ira;
People Pratt, Enoch, 1808-1896;
Ramsen, Ira;
Vansant, Joshua, 1803-1884;
Latrobe, Ferdinand Claiborne, 1833-1911;
Latrobe, John H. B. (John Hazlehurst Boneval), 1803-1891;
Winans, Ross, 1796-1877;
Tyson, Henry;
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company;
Subjects Baltimore (Md.) -- Politics and government;
Maryland -- Politics and government;
Latrobe, Ferdinand Claiborne, 1833-1911 -- Archives;
Tyson, Henry;
Winans, Ross, 1796-1877;
Year Range from 1833
Year Range to 1922