Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Use
1.21 linear feet ((1 carton, 1/2 file box), plus 1 folio folder, 1 folio+ folder, 10 folders and 3 volumes of photographs)
The arrangement of the papers is largely that of Caroline Bain, who put the collection in order before donating it.
In 1875 Julia Gardiner Gorham married Joseph Doddridge Brannan (called Dodd; 1848-1930; AB Harvard 1869, LLD 1872) of Cincinnati, Ohio. Except for summer 1883 to summer 1885, when she lived in Europe with Julia Gorham Brannan and the Brannan children, Elizabeth Hammond Gorham lived with the Brannans in Cincinnati from the time of their marriage until 1898, when Joseph Doddridge Brannan returned to Harvard as Bussey Professor of Law. The family thereafter lived at 3 Berkeley street in Cambridge. The Brannans had two children: Frank Doddridge (1876-1955; AB Harvard 1899), and Elizabeth ("Elsa," 1882-1970), who attended Berkeley Street School, studied music, participated in the Vincent Club (Boston), in 1912 married Courtenay Hemenway, a teacher at Choate School in Wallingford, Connecticut, and later gave piano recitals.
Elizabeth Hammond Gorham built Rockledge, the house in Biddeford Pool, in 1885; the family had stayed in hotels and boarding houses there beginning in 1873 or earlier. Much of the correspondence in this collection is between family members there and those elsewhere.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These papers, which were inherited and kept by Mary Gardner Marshall (AB Radcliffe 1925), were given to the Schlesinger Library by Caroline Bain and Sherwood Bain, who bought the house in Biddeford Pool, Maine, in which the papers were kept, in April 1991.
- Carton 1: 1-51v
- Box 2: 52-76
By: Eva Moseley Doreen Drury
- Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md. and Washington, D.C.)
- Commonplace books
- Courtship--United States
- Germany--Social life and customs--19th century
- Husband and wife
- Maine--Social life and customs
- Massachusetts--Social life and customs
- Mothers and daughters
- Parent and child
- Switzerland--Social life and customs--19th century
- Voyages and travels
- Marshall, Mary Gardner. Collection of Mary Gardner Marshall, 1795-1957: A Finding Aid
- Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
- EAD ID
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