Despeaux-Mitchell Photograph and Manuscript Collection, PP282

Finding Aid to the Despeaux - Mitchell Photograph and Manuscript Collection, PP282

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

Collection summary

Title

Despeaux - Mitchell Photograph and Manuscript Collection

Call number

PP282

Inclusive dates

1852 - 1973

Extent

1 box

Abstract

The collection contains photographs and genealogical materials related to the Despeaux family, including Gore, Eccleston, Steen, and Mitchell family lines. The collection also contains photographs and U.S. Army service records of James I. Mitchell a member of the U.S. Army’s 29th division during World War II.

Items removed from collection

6 photographs removed and added to the Cased Photograph Collection: CSPH 547 – 552.

Administrative summary

Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21218

www.mdhs.org

specialcollections@mdhs.org

Access restrictions

Open to the public without restrictions.

Use restrictions

For information about how to purchase digital reproductions and for permission information, please visit the Rights and Reproductions page. Permission to quote must be requested from the Special Collections Librarian 

Provenance

Gift of Mac and Phyllis Steen, June 2006.

Accession number

7119

Processing note

Processed by Damon Talbot, November 2013

Scope and Content

PP282 consists of 14 photographs and manuscript materials related to the Despeaux family and James I. Mitchell (9/22/1905 – 7/26/1961). The collection is broken down into two series.

Series I: Despeaux Family

This series consists of 7 photographs of various members of the Despeaux, Steen and Eccleston families. There are also 4 photographs of the Despeaux lot monument.

There is also one folder of genealogical materials on the Despeaux, Steen, Eccleston, and Mitchell families.

Six additional photographs of Despeaux, Eccleston and Gore family members have been removed from the collection and are housed in the cased photograph collection. These are listed in the container list below.

Series II: James I. Mitchell

This series contains materials related to James Mitchell’s service as a member of the U.S. Army’s 29th Division during World War II. Included are two photographs and documents related to Mitchell’s army service.

Container List

Description

Date

Box

Folder

Image ID#

Series I: Despeaux Family

 

 

 

 

Mary Francis Ursula Despeaux (Granny Eccleston)

circa 1910

1

1

PP282.1

Alverda Tilghman Eccleston (2 postcards)

not dated

1

2

PP282.2 - PP282.3

Edith E. Steen (2 photographs)

not dated

1

3

PP282.4 - PP282.5

Hiram Grant Steen, Alma Edith Steen Schmidt, Edith Estelle Eccleston, Hiram McCullough Steen, Edwin Pentz Steen, Leroy Linwood Steen (identified on rear of photograph)

circa 1905

1

4

PP282.6

Unidentified girl (daguerreotype)

not dated

1

5

PP282.7

Despeaux Lot Monument (4 photographs)

1908, 1921

1

6

PP282.8 - PP282.11

Helen Trippe (enclosed note)

not dated

1

7

PP282.12

Despeaux Family Genealogical materials (9 items)

1868-1883, July 1973, not dated

1

8

n/a

Alexander Despeaux (2 photographs (enclosed note: "Alexander Despeaux, oldest son of Joseph Dominic Despeaux, Sr., Great Grandfather of Alverda? T Eccleston, 1938"; reverse: "1938, Buried in Old Methodist Cemetery & removed later, keep in family") Tintype, 2 1/2 x 3"; Photograph, 3/4 x 1"

not dated

Cased Photo Collection, Box 18

n/a

CSPH 547-548

Elizabeth Despeaux (enclosed note: "Grandmother Elizabeth Despeaux") Tintype, 3 1/4 x 3 3/4"

not dated

Cased Photo Collection, Box 18

n/a

CSPH 549

"Father and Uncle Joseph Domuse? Despeaux, Old Cathedral Cemetery" (enclosed note: "Father and Uncle Joseph Domuse? Despeaux, Old Cathedral Cemetery; reverse: "Uncle Despeaux, George Washington, Louden Park Cemetery") Tintype, 3 1/4 x 3 3/4"

not dated

Cased Photo Collection, Box 18

n/a

CSPH 550

Unidentified woman (enclosed note: "June 13th, 1856, Thee & thee only do I love") Daguerreotype, 3 1/4 x 3 3/4"

June 13, 1856

Cased Photo Collection, Box 18

n/a

CSPH 551

Orson Gore, Mary Ann Harwood-Gore (enclosed note: "Mr. Orson Gore, died April 25, 1871; Mrs Mary Ann Harwood-Gore, 1852, first wife, Easton Talbot Co., Md; Great Grandfather - A.T. Eccleston, Mothers-Family") Daguerreotype, 3 1/4 x 3 3/4"

1852

Cased Photo Collection, Box 18

n/a

CSPH 552

Series II: James I. Mitchell

 

 

 

 

Members of Company I, 156th Infantry in England during World War II; James Irving Mitchell is on left of first row (folder contains index card with identification of photograph)

ca 1940-1945

1

9

PP282.13

Unidentified woman

not dated

1

10

PP282.14

James Mitchell - Army service records (14 items)

1940s, 1961

1

11

n/a