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A. ADGATE DUER PAPERS

SCOPE NOTE: The collection contains 35 letters written by Andrew Adgate "Ad" Duer to his sweetheart, Margaret " Madge" Lewis Marshall, in the years 1871 and 1872. During these two years Duer was traveling and doing business for the Baltimore Hardware Company, John Duer and Sons, est. 1820. Most of the letters were written from Baltimore; other cities include New Orleans, Memphis and Davenport. Madge was living at Spring Dale, the Barton family home near Winchester, Virginia. She would sometimes visit for periods of time in Washington, DC and Baltimore. The two eventually married and had nine children. The collection also includes 5 letters written to Madge from people other than Duer.

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES:

Andrew Adgate "Ad" Duer was born December 3, 1846. He was the son of John Duer and Henrietta Dorsey Adgate. He resided in Baltimore and worked as a representative for the Hardware Company John Duer and Sons. He married Margaret "Madge" Lewis Marshall, and they had nine children: Henrietta, Francis, Isabelle, Madge, Agnes, John, Thomas, Adgate and Dudley. He died in 1892 at the age of 46.

Margaret "Madge" Lewis Marshall was born in 1850. She was the daughter of Col. Thomas Marshall and Maria Barton, and the great granddaughter of Chief Justice John J. Marshall (b.1755). She married A. Adgate Duer, and together they had nine children. She died in c1939.

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ABBREVIATIONS: ALS - Autograph Letter Signed

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ACCESSION DATA:

Status: Open

Photocopying: Permitted

Provenance: Dr. John C. Hirsh, September 2004.

Processed by Heidi Rubenstein, October 2004.

BULK DATES: 1871 - 1872
SPAN DATES: 1871 - 1872

EXTENT: 1 box (0.25 linear feet)

SERIES


SERIES: 1. Correspondence from A. Adgate Duer


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Letters written by A. Adgate Duer to Margaret "Madge" Lewis Marshall, arranged chronologically.

SERIES: 2. Correspondence from others


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Letters written by people other than Duer to Margaret "Madge" Lewis Marshall, arranged chronologically.

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