Lawrence J. Connolly manuscript collection
This collection contains correspondence of Lawrence J. Connolly during his service in World War I. He sent many letters to his mother and father while serving with the United States Army in France. Documents related to the Baker family, such as bills of sale for slaves, are also included.
- 1829 - 1974
- Majority of material found within 1829 - 1921
- Connolly, Lawrence J., 1896-1974 (Person)
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The collection is open for research use.
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Biographical / Historical
Lawrence John Connolly was born to John B. and Mary J. Connolly in 1896. He grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and attended Loyola High Scholl and Loyola College. He served as an infantry officer with the 29th Division in France during World War I. He later joined the National Guard. Connolly married Matilda E. Edwards, and they had five children. He worked as a salesman and a machinist and was involved in several community groups, including the Boy Scouts, the Knights of Columbus, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also an active member of the Saint Mary’s Church on York Road in Govans, Maryland. He died in 1974.
0.42 Linear Feet (1 box and 1 OS folder)
Language of Materials
The collection is divided into two series, Lawrence J. Connolly Papers and Baker Family Papers. Both series are arranged chronologically and topically. The Baltimore City Land Indenture is held in Oversize Manuscript Storage.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Lauren Perry, April 9, 2015.
Scope and Contents
The collection primarily contains correspondence of Lawrence J. Connolly during his service in World War I. He sent many letters to his mother and father while serving with the United States Army in France. The letters discussed his day-to-day activities during basic training and while abroad. Documents related to the Baker family, such as bills of sale for slaves, are also included in the collection.
- Guide to the Lawrence J. Connolly manuscript collection
- Under Revision
- Lara Westwood
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- 2020-04-17: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Mallory Herberger.