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Collection Number: 00280

Collection Title: Arthur P. Gorman Papers, 1872-1916

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Size About 200 items (10.5 linear feet)
Abstract Arthur P. Gorman was United States senator from Maryland, 1880-1899 and 1903-1906, and president of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company. The collection includes a political letterpress copybook, 1880-1882; scrapbooks, 1872-1916, of newspaper clippings and other clippings, 1892-1905, relating to Gorman's career in Maryland politics and to his connection with the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad; pamphlets; notes; and a few letters, 1885-1916, mostly related to Gorman's political activities.
Creator Gorman, Arthur P. (Arthur Pue), 1839-1906.
Language English.
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No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Arthur P. Gorman Papers #280, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Received before 1940. Addition received from Maxine Hall of San Diego, Calif., in May 2003 (Acc. 99509).
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Arthur P. Gorman (1839-1906), United States senator from Maryland, was born in Woodstock, Howard County, Md., on 11 March 1839. He attended the public schools and was appointed a page in the House of Representatives in 1852. He transferred to the Senate through the influence of Stephen A. Douglas, who made him his private secretary, and subsequently served the Senate as page, messenger, assistant doorkeeper, assistant postmaster, and finally postmaster. He was removed from his Senate office in September 1866 and immediately appointed collector of internal revenue for the fifth district of Maryland, 1866-1869. He was a director and later president of the Chesapeake Ohio Canal Co.

Gorman was a member of the State house of delegates, 1869-1875, serving as speaker for one session; a member of the State senate, 1875-1881; and was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1880. He was reelected in 1886 and 1892, serving from 4 March 1881 to 3 March 1899. He was Democratic caucus chair, 1890-1898, and chair of the Committee on Printing in the Fifty-third Congress and of the Committee on Private Land Claims in the Fifty-fifth Congress. After losing his seat in 1898, Gorman was again elected to the United States Senate in 1902 and served from 4 March 1903 until his death in Washington, D.C., on 4 June 1906. He served as Democratic caucus chair, 1903-1906.

Gorman was married to Hannah Donegan Gorman (1837-1910). They had a son, Arthur Pue Gorman, Jr. (1873-1919).

Adapted from the Biographical Directory of the American Congress , with additional information from "Register of the Gorman Papers in the Maryland Historical Society."

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The Arthur P. Gorman papers include a political letterpress copybook, 1880-1882; scrapbooks, 1872-1916, of newspaper clippings and other clippings, 1892-1905, relating to Gorman's career in Maryland politics and his connection with the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad; pamphlets; notes; and a few letters, 1885-1916, mostly related to Gorman's political activities in the United States Senate.

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About 200 items.

Political letterpress copybook, 1880-1882; scrapbooks, 1872-1916, of newspaper clippings and other clippings, 1892-1905, relating to Gorman's career in Maryland politics and his connection with the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad; pamphlets; notes; and a few letters, 1885-1904, mostly related to Gorman's political activities.

folders 1-63 each contain one volume. folders 64-79 contain loose clippings. The remaining folders contain notes, letters, and pamphlets, mostly relating to political affairs.

Some newspaper clippings were discarded during processing because of their poor physical condition. Most of these clippings were from major newspapers, such as the New York Herald, the New York Sun, the Washington Post, the Baltimore American , the Baltimore Morning Herald, the Baltimore Sun, and the Chicago Times-Herald , and most of them were from the years from 1897 to 1904.

Folder 1

Governors of Maryland, 1777-1907, a series of newspaper articles in the Baltimore Sun, 1906-1907, by Heinrich Ewald Buchhole. A series of short histories of the governors. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 1

Folder 2

1872-1877: Newspaper clippings concerning the Ohio Canal. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 2

Folder 3

1875: Newspaper clippings concerning the Ohio Canal and Maryland politics. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 3

Folder 4

1876-1877: Maryland and national politics. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 4

Folder 5

1879-1880: Maryland and national politics. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 5

Folder 6

1880-1882: Letter book. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 6

Folder S-7

1881: Maryland and national politics. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder S-7

Folder 8

1881-1883: Maryland and national politics. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 8

Folder 9

1882-1883: Maryland. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 9

Folder 10

1885: Maryland. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 10

Folder 11

1887: Maryland. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 11

Folder 12

1888 January-November: National elections. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 12

Folder 13

1888 October-November: Maryland. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 13

Folder 14

1889: Maryland and national. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 14

Folder 15

1890: Maryland and national. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 15

Folder 16

1890-1891: Maryland. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 16

Folder 17

1891: National. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 17

Folder 18

1891: Maryland. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 18

Folder 19

1891-1892: Maryland. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 19

Folder 20

1892: Newspaper clippings, chiefly personal. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 20

Folder 21

1892: Newspaper clippings, national. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 21

Folder 22

1892-1896: Maryland. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 22

Folder 23

1892-1896: National. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 23

Folder 24

1893: Chiefly about silver. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 24

Folder 25

1893-1894: Maryland. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 25

Folder 26

1894-1895: National and Maryland. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 26

Folder 27

1894-1895: Miscellaneous clippings, non-political. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 27

Folder 28

1894-1895: Maryland. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 28

Folder 29

1895: Maryland. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 29

Folder 30

1895: Maryland. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 30

Folder 31-32

Folder 31

Folder 32

1895-1897: Maryland. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 31-32

Folder 33

1895: Chiefly about A. P. Gorman. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 33

Folder S-34

1897-1899: National and Maryland. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder S-34

Folder 35

1897-1901: Clippings, newspapers outside Maryland, on Maryland politics. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 35

Folder S-36

1898-1899: Baltimore city organization (Democratic Party). #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder S-36

Folder 37

1899: Maryland. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 37

Folder 38

1899-1901: Maryland and national. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 38

Folder 39

1900-1901: National affairs. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 39

Folder 40

1900-1901: Maryland and national. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 40

Folder 41

1900-1901: Maryland. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 41

Folder 42

1901-1905: Chiefly Maryland. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 42

Folder 43

1903: Maryland. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 43

Folder 44

1905-1906: Miscellaneous clippings, national, and Maryland. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 44

Folder 45

1906: Binder containing message of Governor Edwin Warfield of Maryland to the General Assembly, printed. Also, proceedings of the Senate of Maryland with reference to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, printed. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 45

Folder 46

1906: Binder, printed material concerning the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 46

Folder 47

1906: National politics. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 47

Folder 48-49

Folder 48

Folder 49

1907 May-December: Maryland. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 48-49

Folder 50

1907-1908: Chiefly Maryland. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 50

Folder 51

1908-1909: Maryland. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 51

Folder 52

1909: National. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 52

Folder 53

1909: Maryland and national. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 53

Folder 54

1909-1910: National and Maryland. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 54

Folder 55-56

Folder 55

Folder 56

1910 February-September: Maryland. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 55-56

Folder 57

1910-1911: National and Maryland. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 57

Folder 58-60

Folder 58

Folder 59

Folder 60

1911 March-November: Maryland. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 58-60

Folder 61-62

Folder 61

Folder 62

1911-1914: National and Maryland. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 61-62

Folder 63

1915-1916: Maryland. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 63

Folder 64

1905: Clippings and pamphlets, Maryland suffrage amendment. #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 64

Folder 65

Clippings: 1892 #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 65

Folder 66

Clippings: 1894-1896 #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 66

Folder 67

Clippings: 1897 #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 67

Folder 68-70

Folder 68

Folder 69

Folder 70

Clippings: 1898 #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 68-70

Folder 71-72

Folder 71

Folder 72

Clippings: 1899 #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 71-72

Folder 73

Clippings: 1899-1900 #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 73

Folder 74-75

Folder 74

Folder 75

Clippings: 1900 #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 74-75

Folder 76

Clippings: 1901 #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 76

Folder 77

Clippings: 1902-1903 #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 77

Folder 78

Clippings: 1903 #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 78

Folder 79

Clippings: 1904 #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 79

Folder 80

Notes #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 80

Folder 81

Correspondence, 1900-1916 #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 81

Folder 82

Pamphlets and other printed material #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 82

Folder 83

Addition of May 2003 (Acc. 99509). Correspondence, 1885-1894 and 1890s #00280, Series: "Papers, 1872-1916." Folder 83

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Items separated include oversize papers (OP-280) and oversize volumes (V-280/S-7, 34, 36).

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Processing Information

This collection was rehoused with support of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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