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John Campbell White papers

Identifier: MS 1005.2


This collection contains supplemental papers to MS 1005, the John Campbell White papers. MS 1005.2 contains sermons, account books, legal documents and correspondence, as well as diaries and financial receipts belonging to Eliza Ridgely White. The scope of this collection spans 1764-1928 contained in 6 boxes.


  • 1764-1928


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Biographical Note

Dr. John Campbell White (1757-1847) came to the United States with some of his several sons in 1798 from Ireland. After becoming a successful doctor, he founded White and Sons Distillery. The collection is named after one of these sons, John Campbell White.

John Campbell White (1700s-1862), also referred to as John White throughout this collection, became Cashier of the Second Bank of the United States on September 18, 1821. The Baltimore branch of the Bank of the United States opened in 1792. This branch operated under a charter from Congress until 1811, when a new charter from the State of New York was issued. The Congress created a new charter in 1816, when the bank became known as the Second Bank of the United States. The Baltimore branch of this bank opened in the same year. This second charter lasted until 1835, when the charter expired and the local bank, Merchant’s Bank of Baltimore, takes over the affairs of the Baltimore branch. Since then the bank name and ownership has changed several times, and currently exists as Allfirst Bank.

In addition to being the Cashier of the bank, John White was a partner of his father’s distillery business, John Campbell White and Sons, which was in business from about 1814-1835. John White was also apparently a partner in a real estate business with his brother Henry White (1793-1882).


6.0 Linear Feet (6 flat boxes)

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MS 1005, John Campbell White papers, 1772-1926

MS 1005.1, John Campbell White papers, late 1700s-1800s

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  • 2019-09-20: 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