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Shoemaker family papers

Identifier: MS 1973


This large collection of material relating to the Shoemaker Family of Baltimore County, Maryland includes: a large amount of personal correspondence to and from various members of the Shoemaker family, 1838-48; business papers relating to the Adams Express Co., Dinsmore and Kyle Company, the Walker-Gordon Company, and the Deder Electric Company, receipted bills, 1853-1933, information pertaining to the Burnside Farm and cattle production there, materials regarding the Shoemakers' interest in road construction and improvement in Maryland, genealogical information, letters and papers relating to Samuel Eccleston Harper, printed ephemera, and miscellaneous materials such as passports, awards, and newsclippings.


  • 1838-1948


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

The reproduction of materials in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine and satisfy copyright clearances or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information visit the MCHC’s Rights and Permissions page.


9.59 Linear Feet (23 full Hollinger boxes)

Language of Materials



The first 10 boxes of correspondence are arranged chronologically with undated materials near the end. The remaining materials are arranged according to subject.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Moor Shoemaker (Helen Smith), February 1973.

Related Materials

MS 1877, Samuel Shoemaker papers, 1868-1887

MS 1956, Shoemaker record books, 1862-1950

MS 1968, Shoemaker papers, 1824-1955

MS 2861, Shoemaker-Eccleston collection, 1818-1895

MS 3138, Shoemaker family printed ephemera collection, 1852-1912

Guide to the Shoemaker family papers
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Revision Statements

  • 2020-01-07: 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