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Albert Ritchie papers

Abstract

Title:
Albert Ritchie papers
Author/Creator:
Ritchie, Albert Cabell
Collection number:
72-11
Size:
7.00 linear feet
Inclusive dates:
1903-1939
Collection Area:
State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

Albert C. Ritchie (1876-1936) was a professor of law at the University of Maryland and governor of Maryland from 1920 to 1934. His papers relate primarily to his four terms as governor and address such subjects as election campaigns, government involvement in economics, state taxes, and state government and politics, as well as Ritchie's financial affairs.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

Albert Ritchie papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1282
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Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Albert Cabell Ritchie was born in Richmond, Virginia, on August 29, 1876. He received his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University in 1896 and his L.L.B. from the University of Maryland Law School in 1898.

In 1898 Ritchie began law practice with Steele, Semmes, Carey and Bond of Baltimore and was admitted to the firm in 1900. From 1903 to 1920 he was a partner in the Ritchie and Janney law firm in Baltimore. During this period, Ritchie served in number of government and education positions. Ritchie's work as assistant city solicitor of Baltimore in 1903 led to the writing of Municipal Condemnation in Maryland (1904). From 1907 to 1919 Ritchie was professor of law at the University of Maryland. Additional positions included: assistant general counsel to the Maryland Public Service Commission (1910-1913), Attorney General of Maryland (1915 - 1918), and general counsel to the War Industries Board (June-December 1918).

In 1919 Ritchie was elected Governor of Maryland. He became the first Maryland governor to succeed himself in 1923 and was again re-elected in 1926 and 1930. Having risen to prominence in the Democratic Party, Ritchie made and unsuccessful bid for the 1932 Presidential nomination and reportedly declined the party's Vice-Presidential nomination. In 1934 he ran for a fifth term as Governor but was defeated.

On February 24, 1936, Ritchie died in Baltimore. He is buried there in Greenmount Cemetery.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The papers of Albert Cabell Ritchie cover the years 1903 to 1939, the bulk of which date from Ritchie's years as Governor of Maryland, 1919-1934. Most of the material covers official government matters; little personal material is included. The papers include correspondence, reports, printed material, newspaper clippings, speeches, memorabilia, and photographs. Subjects include political affairs, especially campaigning and elections; economic matters, especially government involvement in the economy; Ritchie's financial affairs; areas of local interest, in particular state taxes, politics, and construction; and the state government.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The Albert Cabell Ritchie papers were received by the University of Maryland Libraries in 1976.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by LMS, February 1976. Addenda incorporated and guide revised by Patricia A. McCracken, July 1988. Further material incorporated and guide revised by Sarah Heim, June 2003. Guide revised by Jill F. Reilly, June 2003.

Processing note:

Seven series were created from the Ritchie papers. The final two series were separated and placed in the Memorabilia and Photograph collections of the Historical Manuscripts and Archives Department. Paper clips and pins were removed and replaced with plastic clips. Sheets of acid-free bond paper were placed around particularly fragile items. Duplicates were discarded, and all remaining material was placed in acid-free folders and boxes. Finally the guide was written. In July 2001, preservation photocopies were made of Series I, Subseries II, and the originals were discarded. In June 2003, the loose photographs were sleeved in Mylar, and separation sheets were prepared for photographs that had been separated earlier from correspondence files.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Janna S. Robinson, February 15, 2005.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Correspondence, 1926-1935 (2.5 linear feet)

Series I consists of the correspondence generated during Ritchie's tenure as Governor of Maryland. Subseries I includes originals of the letters received by Ritchie's office; Subseries II consists of carbon copies of letters sent. The majority of the files date from 1934, indicating that the series is far from complete.

Key subjects include: politics, in particular the 1932 Democratic National Convention and Ritchie's unsuccessful bid for a fifth term as governor; request for personal favors and materials; political advice; speaking engagements; and various administrative matters. Subseries I includes letters received by C.W. Curry and N.W. Baxter, leaders of the Ritchie-for-President Committee of Maryland. Correspondents include M.A. Record, H.C. Byrd, D.G. Roe, R.A. Sindall, H. Snyderman, J. E. Semmes, T.B. Symons, and J.E. Ray.

Arrangement is chronological within each subseries.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Correspondence to Ritchie, 1926-April 17, 1934 series 1box 1folder 1
Correspondence to Ritchie, 1926-April 17, 1934 series 1box 1folder 2
Correspondence to Ritchie, 1926-April 17, 1934 series 1box 1folder 3
Correspondence to Ritchie, 1926-April 17, 1934 series 1box 1folder 4
Correspondence to Ritchie, 1926-April 17, 1934 series 1box 1folder 5
Correspondence to Ritchie, 1926-April 17, 1934 series 1box 1folder 6
Correspondence to Ritchie, 1926-April 17, 1934 series 1box 1folder 7
Correspondence to Ritchie, 1926-April 17, 1934 series 1box 1folder 8
Correspondence to Ritchie, 1926-April 17, 1934 series 1box 1folder 9
Correspondence to Ritchie, 1926-April 17, 1934 series 1box 1folder 10
Correspondence to Ritchie, 1926-April 17, 1934 series 1box 1folder 11
Correspondence to Ritchie, 1926-April 17, 1934 series 1box 1folder 12
Correspondence to Ritchie, 1926-April 17, 1934 series 1box 1folder 13
Correspondence to Ritchie, 1926-April 17, 1934 series 1box 1folder 14
Correspondence to Ritchie, 1926-April 17, 1934 series 1box 1folder 15
Correspondence to Ritchie, 1926-April 17, 1934 series 1box 1folder 16
Correspondence to Ritchie, 1926-April 17, 1934 series 1box 1folder 17
Correspondence to Ritchie, 1926-April 17, 1934 series 1box 1folder 18
Correspondence to Ritchie, 1926-April 17, 1934 series 1box 1folder 19
Correspondence to Ritchie, 1926-April 17, 1934 series 1box 1folder 20
Correspondence to Ritchie, 1926-April 17, 1934 series 1box 1folder 21
Correspondence to Ritchie, 1926-April 17, 1934 series 1box 1folder 22
Correspondence to Ritchie, April 18, 1934 - September 19, 1934 series 1box 2folder 1
Correspondence to Ritchie, April 18, 1934 - September 19, 1934 series 1box 2folder 2
Correspondence to Ritchie, April 18, 1934 - September 19, 1934 series 1box 2folder 3
Correspondence to Ritchie, April 18, 1934 - September 19, 1934 series 1box 2folder 4
Correspondence to Ritchie, April 18, 1934 - September 19, 1934 series 1box 2folder 5
Correspondence to Ritchie, April 18, 1934 - September 19, 1934 series 1box 2folder 6
Correspondence to Ritchie, April 18, 1934 - September 19, 1934 series 1box 2folder 7
Correspondence to Ritchie, April 18, 1934 - September 19, 1934 series 1box 2folder 8
Correspondence to Ritchie, April 18, 1934 - September 19, 1934 series 1box 2folder 9
Correspondence to Ritchie, April 18, 1934 - September 19, 1934 series 1box 2folder 10
Correspondence to Ritchie, April 18, 1934 - September 19, 1934 series 1box 2folder 11
Correspondence to Ritchie, April 18, 1934 - September 19, 1934 series 1box 2folder 12
Correspondence to Ritchie, April 18, 1934 - September 19, 1934 series 1box 2folder 13
Correspondence to Ritchie, April 18, 1934 - September 19, 1934 series 1box 2folder 14
Correspondence to Ritchie, April 18, 1934 - September 19, 1934 series 1box 2folder 15
Correspondence to Ritchie, April 18, 1934 - September 19, 1934 series 1box 2folder 16
Correspondence to Ritchie, April 18, 1934 - September 19, 1934 series 1box 2folder 17
Correspondence to Ritchie, April 18, 1934 - September 19, 1934 series 1box 2folder 18
Correspondence to Ritchie, April 18, 1934 - September 19, 1934 series 1box 2folder 19
Correspondence to Ritchie, April 18, 1934 - September 19, 1934 series 1box 2folder 20
Correspondence to Ritchie, April 18, 1934 - September 19, 1934 series 1box 2folder 21
Correspondence to Ritchie, April 18, 1934 - September 19, 1934 series 1box 2folder 22
Correspondence to Ritchie, April 18, 1934 - September 19, 1934 series 1box 2folder 23
Correspondence to Ritchie, April 18, 1934 - September 19, 1934 series 1box 2folder 24
Correspondence to Ritchie, April 18, 1934 - September 19, 1934 series 1box 2folder 25
Correspondence to Ritchie, April 18, 1934 - September 19, 1934 series 1box 2folder 26
Correspondence to Ritchie, September 20, 1934-1935 series 1box 3folder 1
Correspondence to Ritchie, September 20, 1934-1935 series 1box 3folder 2
Correspondence to Ritchie, September 20, 1934-1935 series 1box 3folder 3
Correspondence to Ritchie, September 20, 1934-1935 series 1box 3folder 4
Correspondence to Ritchie, September 20, 1934-1935 series 1box 3folder 5
Correspondence to Ritchie, September 20, 1934-1935 series 1box 3folder 6
Correspondence to Ritchie, September 20, 1934-1935 series 1box 3folder 7
Correspondence to Ritchie, September 20, 1934-1935 series 1box 3folder 8
Correspondence to Ritchie, September 20, 1934-1935 series 1box 3folder 9
Correspondence to Ritchie, September 20, 1934-1935 series 1box 3folder 10
Correspondence to Ritchie, September 20, 1934-1935 series 1box 3folder 11
Correspondence to Ritchie, September 20, 1934-1935 series 1box 3folder 12
Correspondence to Ritchie, September 20, 1934-1935 series 1box 3folder 13
Correspondence to Ritchie, September 20, 1934-1935 series 1box 3folder 14
Correspondence to Ritchie, September 20, 1934-1935 series 1box 3folder 15
Correspondence to Ritchie, September 20, 1934-1935 series 1box 3folder 16
Correspondence to Ritchie, September 20, 1934-1935 series 1box 3folder 17
Correspondence to Ritchie, September 20, 1934-1935 series 1box 3folder 18
Correspondence to Ritchie, September 20, 1934-1935 series 1box 3folder 19
Correspondence from Ritchie, 1926-July 31, 1934 series 1box 4folder 1
Correspondence from Ritchie, 1926-July 31, 1934 series 1box 4folder 2
Correspondence from Ritchie, 1926-July 31, 1934 series 1box 4folder 3
Correspondence from Ritchie, 1926-July 31, 1934 series 1box 4folder 4
Correspondence from Ritchie, 1926-July 31, 1934 series 1box 4folder 5
Correspondence from Ritchie, 1926-July 31, 1934 series 1box 4folder 6
Correspondence from Ritchie, 1926-July 31, 1934 series 1box 4folder 7
Correspondence from Ritchie, 1926-July 31, 1934 series 1box 4folder 8
Correspondence from Ritchie, 1926-July 31, 1934 series 1box 4folder 9
Correspondence from Ritchie, 1926-July 31, 1934 series 1box 4folder 10
Correspondence from Ritchie, 1926-July 31, 1934 series 1box 4folder 11
Correspondence from Ritchie, 1926-July 31, 1934 series 1box 4folder 12
Correspondence from Ritchie, 1926-July 31, 1934 series 1box 4folder 13
Correspondence from Ritchie, 1926-July 31, 1934 series 1box 4folder 14
Correspondence from Ritchie, 1926-July 31, 1934 series 1box 4folder 15
Correspondence from Ritchie, 1926-July 31, 1934 series 1box 4folder 16
Correspondence from Ritchie, 1926-July 31, 1934 series 1box 4folder 17
Correspondence from Ritchie, 1926-July 31, 1934 series 1box 4folder 18
Correspondence from Ritchie, 1926-July 31, 1934 series 1box 4folder 19
Correspondence from Ritchie, 1926-July 31, 1934 series 1box 4folder 20
Correspondence from Ritchie, 1926-July 31, 1934 series 1box 4folder 21
Correspondence from Ritchie, 1926-July 31, 1934 series 1box 4folder 22
Correspondence from Ritchie, 1926-July 31, 1934 series 1box 4folder 23
Correspondence from Ritchie, 1926-July 31, 1934 series 1box 4folder 24
Correspondence from Ritchie, 1926-July 31, 1934 series 1box 4folder 25
Correspondence from Ritchie, 1926-July 31, 1934 series 1box 4folder 26
Correspondence from Ritchie, 1926-July 31, 1934 series 1box 4folder 27
Correspondence from Ritchie, 1926-July 31, 1934 series 1box 4folder 28
Correspondence from Ritchie, 1926-July 31, 1934 series 1box 4folder 29
Correspondence from Ritchie, 1926-July 31, 1934 series 1box 4folder 30
Correspondence from Ritchie, 1926-July 31, 1934 series 1box 4folder 31
Correspondence from Ritchie, 1926-July 31, 1934 series 1box 4folder 32
Correspondence from Ritchie, 1926-July 31, 1934 series 1box 4folder 33
Correspondence from Ritchie, August 2, 1934-1935 series 1box 5folder 1
Correspondence from Ritchie, August 2, 1934-1935 series 1box 5folder 2
Correspondence from Ritchie, August 2, 1934-1935 series 1box 5folder 3
Correspondence from Ritchie, August 2, 1934-1935 series 1box 5folder 4
Correspondence from Ritchie, August 2, 1934-1935 series 1box 5folder 5
Correspondence from Ritchie, August 2, 1934-1935 series 1box 5folder 6
Correspondence from Ritchie, August 2, 1934-1935 series 1box 5folder 7
Correspondence from Ritchie, August 2, 1934-1935 series 1box 5folder 8
Correspondence from Ritchie, August 2, 1934-1935 series 1box 5folder 9
Correspondence from Ritchie, August 2, 1934-1935 series 1box 5folder 10
Correspondence from Ritchie, August 2, 1934-1935 series 1box 5folder 11
Correspondence from Ritchie, August 2, 1934-1935 series 1box 5folder 12
Correspondence from Ritchie, August 2, 1934-1935 series 1box 5folder 13
Correspondence from Ritchie, August 2, 1934-1935 series 1box 5folder 14
Correspondence from Ritchie, August 2, 1934-1935 series 1box 5folder 15
Correspondence from Ritchie, August 2, 1934-1935 series 1box 5folder 16
Correspondence from Ritchie, August 2, 1934-1935 series 1box 5folder 17
Correspondence from Ritchie, August 2, 1934-1935 series 1box 5folder 18
Correspondence from Ritchie, August 2, 1934-1935 series 1box 5folder 19
Correspondence from Ritchie, August 2, 1934-1935 series 1box 5folder 20
Correspondence from Ritchie, August 2, 1934-1935 series 1box 5folder 21
Correspondence from Ritchie, August 2, 1934-1935 series 1box 5folder 22
Correspondence from Ritchie, August 2, 1934-1935 series 1box 5folder 23

Series 2: Speeches, 1909-1936 (1 linear foot)

Series II consists of speeches and related materials from Ritchie's political career. In addition to preliminary and final drafts and printed versions of speeches, the series includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, and reports related to Ritchie's speeches. The bulk of the material dates to Ritchie's final two terms as governor in the years 1926-1934.

Ritchie's speeches, especially many of the campaign speeches, cover a wide range of issues including the Democratic and Republican parties, liberty and democracy, education, agriculture, industry, banking, the Depression, Prohibition, historical figures (Washington, Jefferson, and Jackson), and popular culture (Lindbergh and baseball). Also included are speeches by other notable figures.

Arrangement is chronological within each document type.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Speeches, 1909-February 1932 series 2box 6folder 1
Speeches, 1909-February 1932 series 2box 6folder 2
Speeches, 1909-February 1932 series 2box 6folder 3
Speeches, 1909-February 1932 series 2box 6folder 4
Speeches, 1909-February 1932 series 2box 6folder 5
Speeches, 1909-February 1932 series 2box 6folder 6
Speeches, 1909-February 1932 series 2box 6folder 7
Speeches, 1909-February 1932 series 2box 6folder 8
Speeches, 1909-February 1932 series 2box 6folder 9
Speeches, 1909-February 1932 series 2box 6folder 10
Speeches, 1909-February 1932 series 2box 6folder 11
Speeches, 1909-February 1932 series 2box 6folder 12
Speeches, 1909-February 1932 series 2box 6folder 13
Speeches, May 1932-1936 and undated series 2box 7folder 1
Speeches, May 1932-1936 and undated series 2box 7folder 2
Speeches, May 1932-1936 and undated series 2box 7folder 3
Speeches, May 1932-1936 and undated series 2box 7folder 4
Speeches, May 1932-1936 and undated series 2box 7folder 5
Speeches, May 1932-1936 and undated series 2box 7folder 6
Speeches, May 1932-1936 and undated series 2box 7folder 7
Speeches -- By others, 1930-1932 series 2box 7folder 8
Speeches -- By others, 1930-1932 series 2box 7folder 9
Speeches -- Clippings, 1923-1930 series 2box 7folder 10
Speeches -- Clippings, 1923-1930 series 2box 7folder 11
Speeches -- Correspondence, incoming, 1909-1925 series 2box 7folder 12
Speeches -- Correspondence, incoming, 1909-1925 series 2box 7folder 13
Speeches -- Correspondence, incoming, 1909-1925 series 2box 7folder 14
Speeches -- Correspondence, outgoing, 1909-1925 series 2box 7folder 15
Speeches -- Correspondence, outgoing, 1909-1925 series 2box 7folder 16
Speeches -- Correspondence, outgoing, 1909-1925 series 2box 7folder 17
Speeches -- Reports and pamphlets, 1915-1920 series 2box 7folder 18
Speeches -- Summaries, 1920-1936 series 2box 7folder 19

Series 3: Financial, 1903-1936 (1 linear foot)

Series III consists of personal and official financial records maintained by Ritchie. Subseries I, dealing with Ritchie's personal financial affairs, includes correspondence, prospectuses, reports, certificates, and official documents. Subseries II, concerning state government finances, includes correspondence, invoices, reports and financial statements. The bulk of the material covers 1921-1933, Ritchies' years as governor.

Personal financial records include materials relating to Ritchie's investments and papers relating to estates of which Ritchie was executor or in which Ritchie has a personal interest. The official records cover the Executive Department of the state government in Annapolis and the Executive Mansion in which Ritchie resided. Subjects include state and departmental budgets, appropriations for the University of Maryland, and maintenance of the Executive Mansion.

Arrangement is by subject, then chronological, within subseries.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Personal investments -- Correspondence, 1930-1936 series 3box 8folder 1
Personal investments -- Correspondence, 1930-1936 series 3box 8folder 2
Personal investments -- Correspondence, 1930-1936 series 3box 8folder 3
Personal investments -- Correspondence, 1930-1936 series 3box 8folder 4
Personal investments -- Correspondence, 1930-1936 series 3box 8folder 5
Personal investments -- Correspondence, 1930-1936 series 3box 8folder 6
Personal investments -- Reports and pamphlets, 1930-1936 series 3box 8folder 7
Personal investments -- Reports and pamphlets, 1930-1936 series 3box 8folder 8
Personal investments -- Clippings, 1935 series 3box 8folder 9
Albert Ritchie [Sr.] estate, 1903 series 3box 8folder 10
Arthur Cabell estate, 1932 series 3box 8folder 11
Van Lear Black estate -- Correspondence, 1931-1933 series 3box 8folder 12
Van Lear Black estate -- Miscellaneous, 1932 series 3box 8folder 13
Elizabeth Cabell Ritchie estate -- Correspondence, 1930-1935 series 3box 8folder 14
Elizabeth Cabell Ritchie estate -- Correspondence, 1930-1935 series 3box 8folder 15
Elizabeth Cabell Ritchie estate -- Correspondence, 1930-1935 series 3box 8folder 16
Elizabeth Cabell Ritchie estate -- Correspondence, 1930-1935 series 3box 8folder 17
Elizabeth Cabell Ritchie estate -- Securities, 1931-1932 series 3box 8folder 18
Elizabeth Cabell Ritchie estate -- Miscellaneous, 1931 and undated series 3box 8folder 19
Executive Department and Executive Mansion expenditures -- Correspondence, 1921-1933 series 3box 9folder 1
Executive Department and Executive Mansion expenditures -- Correspondence, 1921-1933 series 3box 9folder 2
Executive Department and Executive Mansion expenditures -- Correspondence, 1921-1933 series 3box 9folder 3
Executive Department and Executive Mansion expenditures -- Receipts, 1921-1933 series 3box 9folder 4
Executive Department financial statements, 1921-1932 series 3box 9folder 5
Executive Department financial statements, 1921-1932 series 3box 9folder 6
Executive Department expenditures -- miscellaneous, 1921-1930 and undated series 3box 9folder 7
Executive Mansion maintenance fund, 1921-1931 series 3box 9folder 8
Maryland State budget and cost of government -- Correspondence, 1920-1934 series 3box 9folder 9
Maryland State budget comparisons, 1919-1925 series 3box 9folder 10
Maryland State budget Detail in Increase in State Budget of 1930 over 1919, 1930 series 3box 9folder 11
Maryland State budget and cost of government -- Reports and pamphlets, 1921-1932 series 3box 9folder 12
Maryland State budget and cost of government -- Clippings, 1922-1929 series 3box 9folder 13

Series 4: Subjects, 1922-1939 (0.5 linear foot)

Series IV includes correspondence, petitions, reports, printed material, and newspaper clippings organized around key subjects during Ritchie's years as governor. Among the documented areas of interest are the construction of a Chesapeake Bay Bridge, state and county taxes, farms and farming, construction bond issues, Washington County School Board, and the 1939 California State retirement life payments act ("Ham and Eggs"). Also included are newspaper clippings covering Ritchie's death and funeral.

Arrangement is by subject, then chronological.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
California State Retirement Life Payment Act, 1939 series 4box 10folder 1
Chesapeake Bay Bridge, 1935 series 4box 10folder 2
Chesapeake Bay Bridge, 1935 series 4box 10folder 3
Chesapeake Bay Bridge, 1935 series 4box 10folder 4
Construction Loans, bond issues, 1920-1929 series 4box 10folder 5
County tax relief -- Tax vote tables, 1933-1934 series 4box 10folder 6
County tax relief -- Correspondence, 1939 series 4box 10folder 7
County tax relief -- Clippings, 1933 series 4box 10folder 8
Maryland modernizing program, 1934 series 4box 10folder 9
1919 Gubernatorial campaign -- clippings, 1919 series 4box 10folder 10
Oyster industry, 1934-1935 series 4box 10folder 11
President Roosevelt's birthday ball, January 30, 1934 series 4box 10folder 12
Ritchie, Memorials to, 1936-1937 series 4box 10folder 13
Ritchie Citizenship League -- reports and pamphlets, undated series 4box 10folder 14
Ritchie's funeral -- clippings, 1936 series 4box 10folder 15
Rural life problem, 1932 series 4box 10folder 16
Tickets -- miscellaneous, 1934-1939 series 4box 10folder 17
Unemployment, 1931 series 4box 10folder 18
Washington County School Board petitions, 1931 series 4box 10folder 19

Series 5: Reports, Pamphlets, and Clippings, 1915-1939 (1 linear foot)

Series V contains printed material and newspaper and periodical clippings related to important issues of the 1920s and 1930s.

Subjects include economics, taxes and tariffs, unemployment, education, the Democratic Party, farm subsidies, and social welfare. Also included is the photogravure section of the Baltimore Sun for January 25, 1920 portraying Ritchie and his mother in Annapolis at Ritchie's inauguration.

Arrangement is by document type, then chronological.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Reports and pamphlets, 1927-1934 series 5box 11folder 1
Reports and pamphlets, 1927-1934 series 5box 11folder 2
Reports and pamphlets, 1927-1934 series 5box 11folder 3
Reports and pamphlets, 1927-1934 series 5box 11folder 4
Clippings, 1931-1939 series 5box 11folder 5
Clippings, 1931-1939 series 5box 11folder 6
Clippings, 1931-1939 series 5box 11folder 7
St. Mary's Beacon, Leonardtown, MD, July 1, 1915 series 5box 12folder 1
Daily Record, September 4, 1915 and September 11, 1915 series 5box 12folder 2
Southern Planter, October 1934 series 5box 12folder 3
Clippings, 1919-1934 series 5box 12folder 4
Correspondence, 1934 series 5box 12folder 5
California State Retirement Life Payment Act -- newspapers, 1939 series 5box 12folder 6
California State Retirement Life Payment Act -- newspapers, 1939 series 5box 12folder 7
Ham and Eggs, October 14, 1939 and October 21, 1934 series 5box 12folder 8
Hollywood Red Line, September 24, 1939, October 13, 1939, and October 20, 1939 series 5box 12folder 9
"Our Vanishing Economic Freedom" - Merle Thorpe, Saturday Evening Post, October 1931 series 5box 12folder 10

Series 6: Memorabilia, 1934 and undated (2 items)

Series VI consists of the pressed blessed roses presented to Ritchie by the Dominican Nuns of the Perpetual Rosary in Catonsville, Maryland. The roses were placed in the Memorabilia collection (#410). A note card with a heart charm attached sent to the governor by Jesse Rosenfeld was also placed in the Memorabilia collection (#1566).

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Memorabilia series 6box 1folder 1
Note card with charm. Jesse Rosenfeld, April 17, 1934 series 6box 1folder 1item 1566
Pressed roses. Dominican Nuns of the Perpetual Rosary, undated series 6box 1folder 1item 410

Series 7: Photographs, 1930-1934 and undated (3 linear inches)

The photographs of Ritchie with his mother and General Pershing have been placed in the Photograph Collection (#497-502). The remaining, loose photographs include five portraits of Ritchie and photographs that were originally enclosed with letters sent to the governor.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

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