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Austin McLanahan papers

Identifier: MS 2467


Collection of letters and speeches written and delivered by Austin McLanahan (1871-1946) at meetings of the Politics-Literary Club, a private literary society.


  • 1903-1942


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is unrestricted and open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

Austin McLanahan was a Baltimore, Md. banker; Alex. Brown & sons, 1894-1922, partner 1902-22; president The Savings Bank of Baltimore, 1922-45; chairman of the Board, 1945-46; Officer, director and trustee of numerous other financial and civic institutions.


1 Linear Feet (1 box (41 items))

Language of Materials



Collection is arranged by format, and then chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Mr. John A. Luetkemeyer; June 1980.

Scope and Contents

Comprises handwritten and typescript copies of 35 speeches on varied subjects, 1903-42, written and delivered by Austin McLanahan (1871-1946), Baltimore banker, at meetings of the "Politics-Literary Club," a private literary society. One additional speech, circa 1910, was read to a meeting of the Bank Clerks Assoc. Also includes correspondence (5 items) between Alexander Brown and August Belmont, Mar. 27-April 3, 1906, and between Austin McLanahan and John J. Dolan, May 17-19, 1938, pertaining to McLanahan's speeches.

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Revision Statements

  • 2020-02-12: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Emily Somach.

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