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1.67 linear feet ((4 file boxes) plus 1 folio+ folder, 10 photograph folders, 4 folio photograph folder)
In October 2019, this finding aid was updated, the collection assigned a new call number, and the folder numbering was changed to reflect current practice at the Schlesinger. Folders remain in the same order as the previous finding aid; #1-76 was renumbered as #1.1-4.10, PD.1z-PD.76. 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 "Dodd" Brannan (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, Ohio, from the time of their marriage until 1898, when Joseph Doddridge "Dodd" Brannan returned to Harvard as Bussey Professor of Law. The family thereafter lived at 3 Berkeley street in Cambridge, Massachusetts,. The Brannans had two children: Frank Doddridge (1876-1955; AB Harvard 1899); and Elizabeth "Elsa" Hammond Brannan (1882-1970), who attended Berkeley Street School, studied music, participated in the Vincent Club (Boston). Elizabeth "Elsa" Hammond Brannan married in 1912 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.
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.
By: Eva Moseley and 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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