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Brooke Family papers

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Abstract

Title:
Brooke Family papers
Author/Creator:
Brooke Family
Collection number:
80-3
Size:
13.00 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1860-1954
Inclusive dates:
1750-1980
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:

The Brooke Family was a large family of landowners in Maryland whose records relate to farm activities and family life on the plantation "Falling Green." The Brooke and Farquhar families were active members of the Quaker community in Sandy Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland. The collection contains the diaries of several women in the family, addressing topics such as housework, motherhood, education, women's farm work, local and social gatherings, and Quaker religious meetings. The papers contain correspondence from various branches of the extended family, travel journals, a scrapbook, business records, poetry, sketches, printed ephemera, memorabilia, photographs, and two oral history transcripts.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

Brooke Family papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Alternate formats:

Digital copies of some of the letters in this collection are available at http://digital.lib.umd.edu/results.jsp?index1=dmKeyword&query1=brooke+family in the University of Maryland's Digital Collections

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

The members of the Brooke family arrived in colonial Maryland poised to assume prominent positions. In 1650, Robert Brooke (1602-1655), a former Anglican minister, emigrated from England to Charles County, Maryland, with his second wife, Mary, and ten children. The family had the means to travel aboard their own ship. Lord Baltimore granted Robert Brooke two thousand acres of land, known by contemporaries as "De La Brooke" or "Brooke Grove." In 1652, Robert served as the acting governor of Maryland and as the president of the Council in Maryland. His son, Roger Brooke (1637-1700), married twice and raised eight children at his estate in Calvert County, Maryland. His namesake, Roger Brooke (1673-1718), married Elizabeth Hutchins (ca. 1684-ca. 1727), and together they had ten children. The Lord Proprietor of Maryland awarded the eldest son, James Brooke (ca. 1705-1784), a resurvey of the Brooke land holdings.

The land was divided between James's sons. Roger Brooke IV (1734-1790) inherited "Brooke Grove." With his wife, Mary Mathews Brooke (1734-1808), Roger had four children, Roger V, Mary, Hannah, and Dorothy. In 1794, Hannah Brooke (1770-1851) married Isaac Briggs (1763-1825), and two years later, Dorothy Brooke (1776-1857) married Gerard Thomas Hopkins (1769-1834). Their brother, Roger Brooke V (1774-1860), inherited the family estate, where he and his wife, Mary Pleasants Brooke (ca. 1780-1837), raised their four children. Their daughter, Sarah Brooke (1805-1888), married the doctor Charles Farquhar (1800-1844).

Roger Brooke IV's brother, Basil Brooke (1738-1794), inherited part of the land. In 1764, Basil established a plantation that his descendents would later name "Falling Green." The Montgomery County plantation passed to Basil's second son, Gerard Brooke (1768-1821), who in turned willed it to his own son, Richard Brooke (1790-1862). Richard married his cousin Mary Brooke Briggs (1798-1875), daughter of Hannah Brooke Briggs and Isaac Briggs. Mary supposedly gave "Falling Green" its name. Mary and Richard raised five children together: Henry Briggs Brooke (1828-1852), Hannah Brooke (1829-1915), Charles H. Brooke (1831-1915), Eliza Brooke (1834-1919), and Margaret Brooke (1838-ca. 1912).

Dr. Charles H. Brooke inherited "Falling Green" upon his father's death in 1862, and three years later he married Anna Farquhar (1834-1917), daughter of Sarah Brooke Farquhar and Charles Farquhar. Upon Charles's marriage, his unmarried sister, Hannah, began residing with the family of the youngest sister, Margaret Brooke Magruder. The other unmarried sister, Eliza, shared a close friendship with Anna and remained at "Falling Green" after the marriage of Charles and Anna. Eliza was "Auntie Brooke" to Charles and Anna's children. Charles and Anna had two daughters, Edith F. Brooke (1869-ca. 1954) and Mary B. Brooke (1875-ca. 1960), who lived to adulthood. Their son, Henry Brooke (1866-1884), died at eighteen years of age; another son probably died as an infant. The Brooke family farmed their land and participated in the agricultural life of their community, attending fairs and lectures. They were active members of the Quaker community of Friends in Sandy Spring, Maryland. Visiting among extended family, friends, and neighbors was an important part of their social life. The Brookes also enjoyed traveling to Washington, D.C., New York City, Atlantic City, and the Chicago World's Fairs of 1893 and 1933.

Edith F. Brooke married Dr. William French Green in 1897 and moved to the nearby town of Brookeville. There they had two children, Meredith Green (1901-1910) and Mary F. Green (1903-ca. 1985). After the death of her husband in 1919, Edith spent some time living in Washington, D.C., with friends. Edith and her daughter, Mary, often visited "Falling Green," where Edith's sister, Mary B. Brooke, resided all her life. In 1949, the Brooke sisters sold "Falling Green" to Richard and La Verna (Miller) White. The sisters, however, retained the right to live there for the remainder of their lives.

Another branch of the Brooke-Farquhar family is represented in this collection. Roger Brooke Farquhar (1837-1929), son of Sarah Brooke Farquhar and Charles Farquhar, married Caroline Miller (1842-1904) in 1867. They raised seven children: Roger B., Jr.; Sarah B.; Anna M.; Alice V.; George B.; Malcolm; and Henry Farquhar. Anna was the first chair of the Women's Board of the Montgomery County Hospital and principal of the Sherwood School. Her brother, Roger Brooke Farquhar, Jr., married and moved to Indianapolis, Indiana. After his first wife died in 1922, Roger brought his three children back to Sandy Spring, Maryland. He raised the eldest son Roger (1916- ), while his sister Alice raised Richard (1918- ) and Caroline (ca. 1920- ). Roger Brooke Farquhar, Jr., composed works of local history later in his life. Roger Brooke Farquhar III became a journalist; Richard was the postmaster of Ashton, Maryland; and Caroline had a career in the U.S. State Department.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Brooke Family papers cover a period from roughly 1750 to 1980, with the bulk of materials from 1860 to 1954. The diaries and journals of the sisters Edith F. Brooke Green and Mary B. Brooke compose the majority of the collection. The papers also contain correspondence from various branches of the extended family, diaries from other family members, travel journals, a scrapbook, business records, poetry, sketches, printed ephemera, memorabilia, photographs, and two oral history transcripts.

The materials in this collection document the everyday lives of members of the Brooke family. The day books focus on farm life, housekeeping tasks, local social events, visiting, weather, and vacations. The correspondence provides a glimpse into family connections and relationships. Correspondents devote their attention to farm or city life, social events, Quaker religious concerns, courtship, vacations and travel, household duties, astronomy, and some business dealings. The oral histories of Richard H. Farquhar and his brother, Roger B. Farquhar III, shed light on their understanding of Brooke-Farquhar family history and Sandy Spring's Quaker heritage.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Richard H. Farquhar donated the papers of the Brooke family to the University of Maryland Libraries in 1980.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed September 1980. Reprocessed by Jill F. Reilly, June 2003. Guide revised by Jill F. Reilly, July 2003.

Processing note:

The papers were placed in acid-free, archival boxes. Unbound materials were arranged in acid-free folders as well. Many of the loose items placed in diaries and journals were separated into corresponding "loose items" folders when the collection was originally processed in 1980. At that time, separation sheets were not used to mark the location from which a loose item had been removed; the date of the diary entry next to the loose item was marked in pencil. Printed ephemera originally were separated from both diaries and correspondence and placed in several envelopes; these items now have been situated in the manuscripts and printed materials series. Remaining loose items that were separated during the reprocessing of the collection have been documented with detailed separation sheets. Newspaper clippings were photocopied for preservation purposes onto acid-free paper, and the originals were retained.

In the manuscripts and printed materials series, there is a scrapbook ledger in which Edith F. Brooke Green copied her schoolgirl compositions. A folder in this series contains loose essays that Edith wrote for school. In 1980, the first processor of this collection labeled that folder "School Ledger." Those loose essays may have originally been placed in the front of that ledger. The folder of unbound schoolwork, now labeled "School Compositions and Scrapbook Clippings," remains separate and precedes the scrapbook in the series arrangement.

An autograph book commemorating the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 had become almost completely unbound. To better preserve the content, the pages were disbound and sleeved in Mylar. The cover was placed in an acid-free folder with the sleeved pages in a folder.

In 1980, the photographs were separated from the collection, and most of the photographs were affixed on matte board; mounted photographs have been interleaved with acid-free paper. Loose photographs have been sleeved in Mylar and placed in an acid-free envelope. Memorabilia items were transferred to the memorabilia collection.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Jennie A. Levine and Jennifer Evans.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Day Books, 1852-1954 (9.25 linear feet)

This series includes diaries, journals, travel journals, mother's journals, camp logbooks, and a "chicken book." The bulk of the diaries document the lives of sisters Edith F. Brooke Green and Mary B. Brooke. The volumes Edith wrote earlier in her life reflect her daily activities on the farm, including farm chores, Quaker religious meetings, local social gatherings, and visits from relatives and friends. Edith's later diaries trace her transition from girlhood to being a doctor's wife and her experiences as a housewife and mother. She documents the everyday activities of cleaning, cooking, and raising her two children (one of whom, Meredith, died in 1910 at the age of nine). After the death of her husband, Edith spent time with friends in Washington, D.C., and at "Falling Green" with her sister. She stayed in touch with relatives, reminisced, and followed the life and career of her daughter.

Edith kept several mother's journals documenting her experiences and the early lives of her children, Meredith and Mary. These journals are of special note for the vivid, detailed account they give of Edith's feelings about motherhood. Edith's daughter, Mary, began writing her own diaries at the age of ten. Mary F. Green's entries reflect her experiences at school and summer camp as well as her reading progress in the Bible and girl's novels. In 1920, Mary composed translations of French stories in the back of a journal that originally belonged to Henry Brooke.

The early diaries of Mary B. Brooke provide a view of daily farm life that is similar to that of her sister, Edith. Mary's later volumes show an increasingly reflective mood as well as concerns over money, loneliness, dependence on others, ill health, and the deaths of relatives and friends. Travel journals kept by Mary document trips to Atlantic City, New Jersey, New York City, Washington, D.C., Harper's Ferry, and the 1893 and 1933 Chicago World's Fairs. Mary also recorded the gifts she gave and received in little notebooks.

In 1900, Mary kept a logbook for "Camp Pine Knot," which referred to a week of summer leisure that friends and cousins shared at "Falling Green." Her cousin, Alice V. Farquhar, composed a similar logbook for 1901.

The sisters' grandmother, Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke, penned thirteen diaries between 1864 and 1875, the year she died. Mary's diaries reflect her daily life at "Falling Green," including gardening, visiting family and friends, attending religious meetings, and following the activities of her grown children. This series also contains journals that belonged to her daughter, Eliza Brooke. Eliza kept short notes to document her daily farm chores and social activities. A "chicken book" kept by Elizabeth Brooke in 1893 and 1894 tracks the egg production of her hens.

Arrangement is alphabetical by day book author's name.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
[Anna Farquhar Brooke], 1880 series 1box 1folder 1
Eliza Brooke, 1852-1856 series 1box 1folder 2
Loose Items, 1880-1953 series 1box 1folder 3
Elizabeth Brooke -- Chicken Book, [1893-1894] series 1box 1folder 4
Henry Brooke, 1878 series 1box 1folder 5
Quotations, 1883 series 1box 1folder 6
French Translations -- Mary F. Green, 1920 series 1box 1folder 7
Mary B. Brooke, 1898 series 1box 1folder 8
Loose Items, 1898 series 1box 1folder 9
Mary B. Brooke, 1899-1902 series 1box 1folder 10
Mary B. Brooke, 1899-1902 series 1box 1folder 11
Mary B. Brooke, 1899-1902 series 1box 1folder 12
Mary B. Brooke, 1899-1902 series 1box 1folder 13
Mary B. Brooke, 1903 series 1box 2folder 1
Mary B. Brooke, 1904 series 1box 2folder 2
Mary B. Brooke -- Loose Items, 1904 series 1box 2folder 3
Mary B. Brooke, 1905 series 1box 2folder 4
Mary B. Brooke, 1906 series 1box 2folder 5
Mary B. Brooke -- Loose Items, 1906 series 1box 2folder 6
Mary B. Brooke, 1907 series 1box 2folder 7
Mary B. Brooke -- Loose Items, 1907 series 1box 2folder 8
Mary B. Brooke, 1908 series 1box 2folder 9
Mary B. Brooke -- Loose Items, 1908 series 1box 2folder 10
Mary B. Brooke, 1909 series 1box 2folder 11
Mary B. Brooke -- Loose Items, 1909 series 1box 2folder 12
Mary B. Brooke, 1910 series 1box 3folder 1
Mary B. Brooke -- 1910 -- Loose Items, 1910 series 1box 3folder 2
Mary B. Brooke, 1911 series 1box 3folder 3
Mary B. Brooke -- 1911 -- Loose Items, 1911 series 1box 3folder 4
Mary B. Brooke, 1912 series 1box 3folder 5
Mary B. Brooke -- 1912 -- Loose Items, 1912 series 1box 3folder 6
Mary B. Brooke, 1913 series 1box 3folder 7
Mary B. Brooke -- 1913 -- Loose Items, 1913 series 1box 3folder 8
Mary B. Brooke, 1914 series 1box 3folder 9
Mary B. Brooke -- 1914 -- Loose Items, 1914 series 1box 3folder 10
Mary B. Brooke, 1915 series 1box 3folder 11
Mary B. Brooke -- 1915 -- Loose Items, 1915 series 1box 3folder 12
Mary B. Brooke, 1916 series 1box 3folder 13
Mary B. Brooke -- 1916 -- Loose Items, 1916 series 1box 3folder 14
Mary B. Brooke, 1917 series 1box 4folder 1
Mary B. Brooke -- 1917 -- Loose Items, 1917 series 1box 4folder 2
Mary B. Brooke, 1978 series 1box 4folder 3
Mary B. Brooke -- 1918 -- Loose Items, 1918 series 1box 4folder 4
Mary B. Brooke, 1919 series 1box 4folder 5
Mary B. Brooke -- 1919 -- Loose Items, 1919 series 1box 4folder 6
Mary B. Brooke, 1920 series 1box 4folder 7
Mary B. Brooke -- 1920 -- Loose Items, 1920 series 1box 4folder 8
Mary B. Brooke, 1921-1922 series 1box 4folder 9
Mary B. Brooke -- 1921-1922 -- Loose Items, 1921-1922 series 1box 4folder 10
Mary B. Brooke, 1923-1924 series 1box 4folder 11
Mary B. Brooke -- 1923-1924 -- Loose Items, 1923-1924 series 1box 4folder 12
Mary B. Brooke, 1925-1927 series 1box 5folder 1
Mary B. Brooke -- 1925-1927 -- Loose Items, 1925 series 1box 5folder 2
Mary B. Brooke, 1926 series 1box 5folder 3
Mary B. Brooke -- 1926 -- Loose Items, 1926 series 1box 5folder 4
Mary B. Brooke, 1928 series 1box 5folder 5
Mary B. Brooke -- 1928 -- Loose Items, 1928 series 1box 5folder 6
Mary B. Brooke, 1929 series 1box 5folder 7
Mary B. Brooke -- 1929 -- Loose Items, 1929 series 1box 5folder 8
Mary B. Brooke, 1930-1931 series 1box 6folder 1
Mary B. Brooke -- 1930-1931 -- Loose Items, 1930-1931 series 1box 6folder 2
Mary B. Brooke, 1932-1933 series 1box 6folder 3
Mary B. Brooke -- 1932-1933 -- Loose Items, 1932-1933 series 1box 6folder 4
Mary B. Brooke, 1934-1935 series 1box 6folder 5
Mary B. Brooke -- 1934-1935 -- Loose Items, 1934-1935 series 1box 6folder 6
Mary B. Brooke, 1936-1937 series 1box 6folder 7
Mary B. Brooke -- 1936-1937 -- Loose Items, 1936-1937 series 1box 6folder 8
Mary B. Brooke, 1938-1939 series 1box 7folder 1
Mary B. Brooke -- 1938-1939 -- Loose Items, 1938-1939 series 1box 7folder 2
Mary B. Brooke, 1940-1941 series 1box 7folder 3
Mary B. Brooke -- 1940-1941 -- Loose Items, 1940-1941 series 1box 7folder 4
Mary B. Brooke, 1942-1943 series 1box 7folder 5
Mary B. Brooke -- 1942-1943 -- Loose Items, 1942-1943 series 1box 7folder 6
Mary B. Brooke, 1946-1947 series 1box 8folder 1
Mary B. Brooke -- 1946-1947 -- Loose Items, 1946-1947 series 1box 8folder 2
Mary B. Brooke -- Camp Pine Knot Log Book, 1900 series 1box 8folder 3
Mary B. Brooke -- Cards and Invitations, 1870-1930 series 1box 8folder 4
Mary B. Brooke -- Gift Lists, 1905-1916 series 1box 8folder 5
Mary B. Brooke -- Travel Journals, 1892-1933 series 1box 8folder 6
Mary B. Brooke -- Travel Journals, 1892-1933 series 1box 8folder 7
Mary B. Brooke -- Travel Journals, 1892-1933 series 1box 8folder 8
Mary B. Brooke -- Travel Journals, 1892-1933 series 1box 8folder 9
Mary B. Brooke -- Travel Journals, 1892-1933 series 1box 8folder 10
Mary B. Brooke -- Travel Journals, 1892-1933 series 1box 8folder 11
Mary B. Brooke -- Travel Journals, 1892-1933 series 1box 8folder 12
Mary B. Brooke -- Travel Journals, 1892-1933 series 1box 8folder 13
Mary B. Brooke -- Travel Journals, 1892-1933 series 1box 8folder 14
Mary B. Brooke -- Travel Journals, 1892-1933 series 1box 8folder 15
Mary B. Brooke -- Travel Journals, 1892-1933 series 1box 8folder 16
Mary B. Brooke -- Travel Journals, 1892-1933 series 1box 8folder 17
Mary B. Brooke -- Travel Journals, 1892-1933 series 1box 8folder 18
Mary B. Brooke -- Travel Journals, 1892-1933 series 1box 8folder 19
Mary B. Brooke -- United States Department of Agriculture Weather Reports, 1912-1916 series 1box 8folder 20
Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke, 1864-1870 series 1box 8folder 21
Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke, 1864-1870 series 1box 8folder 22
Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke, 1864-1870 series 1box 8folder 23
Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke, 1864-1870 series 1box 8folder 24
Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke, 1864-1870 series 1box 8folder 25
Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke, 1864-1870 series 1box 8folder 26
Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke, 1870-1875 series 1box 9folder 1
Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke, 1870-1875 series 1box 9folder 2
Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke, 1870-1875 series 1box 9folder 3
Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke, 1870-1875 series 1box 9folder 4
Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke, 1870-1875 series 1box 9folder 5
Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke, 1870-1875 series 1box 9folder 6
Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke, 1870-1875 series 1box 9folder 7
Anna Farquhar, Camp Pine Knot Journal, 1903 series 1box 9folder 8
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1884-1888 series 1box 9folder 9
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1884-1888 series 1box 9folder 10
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1884-1888 series 1box 9folder 11
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1884-1888 series 1box 9folder 12
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1884-1888 series 1box 9folder 13
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1889 series 1box 10folder 1
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1889 -- Loose Items, 1889 series 1box 10folder 2
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1890 series 1box 10folder 3
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1890 -- Loose Items, 1890 series 1box 10folder 4
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1891-1897 series 1box 10folder 5
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1891-1897 series 1box 10folder 6
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1891-1897 series 1box 10folder 7
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1891-1897 series 1box 10folder 8
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1891-1897 series 1box 10folder 9
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1891-1897 -- Loose Items, 1897 series 1box 10folder 10
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1897-1898 series 1box 10folder 11
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1898 series 1box 11folder 1
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1898 -- Loose Items, 1898 series 1box 11folder 2
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1899 series 1box 11folder 3
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1899 -- Loose Items, 1899 series 1box 11folder 4
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1890-1901 series 1box 11folder 5
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1890-1901 series 1box 11folder 6
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1890-1901 -- Loose Items, 1901 series 1box 11folder 7
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1902-1903 series 1box 11folder 8
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1902-1903 series 1box 11folder 9
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1902-1903 -- Loose Items, 1903 series 1box 11folder 10
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1904 series 1box 11folder 11
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1904 -- Loose Items, 1904 series 1box 11folder 12
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1905-1907 series 1box 12folder 1
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1905-1907 series 1box 12folder 2
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1905-1907 -- Loose Items, 1906-1907 series 1box 12folder 3
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1908 series 1box 12folder 4
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1908 -- Loose Items, 1908 series 1box 12folder 5
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1909 series 1box 12folder 6
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1909 -- Loose Items, 1909 series 1box 12folder 7
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1910-1911 series 1box 12folder 8
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1910-1911 -- Loose Items, 1910-1911 series 1box 12folder 9
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1912-1913 series 1box 13folder 1
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1912-1913 -- Loose Items, 1912-1913 series 1box 13folder 2
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1914-1915 series 1box 13folder 3
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1914-1915 -- Loose Items, 1914-1915 series 1box 13folder 4
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1915 series 1box 13folder 5
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1915 -- Loose Items, 1915 series 1box 13folder 6
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1916 series 1box 13folder 7
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1916 -- Loose Items, 1916 series 1box 13folder 8
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1917 series 1box 13folder 9
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1917 -- Loose Items, 1917 series 1box 13folder 10
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1918 series 1box 13folder 11
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1918 -- Loose Items, 1918 series 1box 13folder 12
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1919 series 1box 13folder 13
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1919 -- Loose Items, 1919 series 1box 13folder 14
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1920 series 1box 14folder 1
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1920 -- Loose Items, 1920 series 1box 14folder 2
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1921-1922 series 1box 14folder 3
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1921-1922 series 1box 14folder 4
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1921-1922 -- Loose Items, 1922 series 1box 14folder 5
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1923 series 1box 14folder 6
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1923 -- Loose Items, 1923 series 1box 14folder 7
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1924 series 1box 14folder 8
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1925 series 1box 15folder 1
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1925 -- Loose Items, 1925 series 1box 15folder 2
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1926 series 1box 15folder 3
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1926 -- Loose Items, 1926 series 1box 15folder 4
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1927 series 1box 15folder 5
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1927 -- Loose Items, 1927 series 1box 15folder 6
Edith F. Brooke Green, 2928 series 1box 15folder 7
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1928 -- Loose Items, 1928 series 1box 15folder 8
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1929 series 1box 15folder 9
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1929 -- Loose Items, 1929 series 1box 15folder 10
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1930 series 1box 15folder 11
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1930 -- Loose Items, 1930 series 1box 15folder 12
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1931 series 1box 15folder 13
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1931 -- Loose Items, 1931 series 1box 15folder 14
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1932 series 1box 15folder 15
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1932 -- Loose Items, 1932 series 1box 15folder 16
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1933 series 1box 15folder 17
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1933 -- Loose Items, 1933 series 1box 15folder 18
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1934 series 1box 15folder 19
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1934 -- Loose Items, 1934 series 1box 15folder 20
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1935 series 1box 16folder 1
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1935 -- Loose Items, 1935 series 1box 16folder 2
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1936 series 1box 16folder 3
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1936 -- Loose Items, 1936 series 1box 16folder 4
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1937 series 1box 16folder 5
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1937 -- Loose Items, 1937 series 1box 16folder 6
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1938 series 1box 16folder 7
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1938 -- Loose Items, 1938 series 1box 16folder 8
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1939 series 1box 16folder 9
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1939 -- Loose Items, 1939 series 1box 16folder 10
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1940 series 1box 16folder 11
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1940 -- Loose Items, 1940 series 1box 16folder 12
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1941 series 1box 16folder 13
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1941 -- Loose Items, 1941 series 1box 16folder 14
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1942 series 1box 16folder 15
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1942 -- Loose Items, 1942 series 1box 16folder 16
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1943 series 1box 17folder 1
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1943 -- Loose Items, 1943 series 1box 17folder 2
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1944 series 1box 17folder 3
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1944 -- Loose Items, 1944 series 1box 17folder 4
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1945 series 1box 17folder 5
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1945 -- Loose Items, 1945 series 1box 17folder 6
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1946 series 1box 17folder 7
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1946 -- Loose Items, 1946 series 1box 17folder 8
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1947 series 1box 17folder 9
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1947 -- Loose Items, 1947 series 1box 17folder 10
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1948 series 1box 17folder 11
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1948 -- Loose Items, 1948 series 1box 17folder 12
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1949 series 1box 17folder 13
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1949 -- Loose Items, 1949 series 1box 17folder 14
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1950 series 1box 17folder 15
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1950 -- Loose Items, 1950 series 1box 17folder 16
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1951 series 1box 18folder 1
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1951 -- Loose Items, 1951 series 1box 18folder 2
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1952 series 1box 18folder 3
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1952 -- Loose Items, 1952 series 1box 18folder 4
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1953 series 1box 18folder 5
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1953 -- Loose Items, 1953 series 1box 18folder 6
Edith F. Brooke Green, 1954 series 1box 18folder 7
Edith F. Brooke Green -- 1954 -- Loose Items, 1954 series 1box 18folder 8
Edith F. Brooke Green -- Letters Received and Answered, [1887-1891] series 1box 18folder 9
Edith F. Brooke Green -- Mother's Journals, 1901-1902 series 1box 18folder 10
Edith F. Brooke Green -- Mother's Journals, 1901-1902 series 1box 18folder 11
Edith F. Brooke Green -- Mother's Journals -- 1901-1902 -- Loose Items, 1901-1902 series 1box 18folder 12
Edith F. Brooke Green -- Mother's Journals, 1904-1907 series 1box 18folder 13
Edith F. Brooke Green -- Mother's Journals, 1904-1907 series 1box 18folder 14
Edith F. Brooke Green -- Mother's Journals -- 1904-1907 -- Loose Items, 1904-1906 series 1box 18folder 15
Edith F. Brooke Green -- Mother's Journals, 1908 series 1box 19folder 1
Edith F. Brooke Green -- Mother's Journals -- 1908 -- Loose Items, 1908 series 1box 19folder 2
Mary F. Green, 1912-1915 series 1box 19folder 3
Mary F. Green -- 1912-1915 -- Loose Items, 1912-1915 series 1box 19folder 4
Mary F. Green, 1920 series 1box 19folder 5
Mary F. Green, 1920 series 1box 19folder 6

Series 2: Correspondence, 1815-1954 (2.25 linear feet)

This series consists of the correspondence that circulated among Brooke, Farquhar, and Green family members as well as their extended family networks. The surnames Briggs, Hallowell, Hopkins, and Stabler have been identified as related to various branches of the Brooke family. Four family trees, tracing Brooke, Farquhar, Hopkins, and Snowden-Thomas genealogies, appear as an appendix to this guide.

The bulk of the correspondence was written between 1820 and 1910. The nineteenth-century letters illuminate family ties and family events, such as births, marriages, and deaths. Frequent topics include farm and city life, social activities, Quaker religious concerns, courtship, and vacations and travel. The many letters sent between sisters or mothers and daughters reflect attention to women's household duties (sewing, quilting, dress making, baking, and cleaning), visiting, shopping, and farm chores. The letters written by and to children often include rhymes or amusing anecdotes.

The twentieth-century exchanges primarily take place between sisters Mary B. Brooke and Edith F. Brooke Green and their correspondents. Edith composed a number of letters concerning the study of astronomy and eclipses. The latest letter in the series is a circular penned by Roger Brooke Farquhar, Jr., following his 1953 trip to the Middle East with his second wife, Sarah. This travel account originally contained a number of photographs, now located in the photograph series.

Of particular note is the exchange between the Hopkins sisters of Baltimore and the Brooke sisters of Sandy Spring. Deborah, Elizabeth, and Sarah Hopkins sent news and gossip to their cousins, Mary M. Brooke and Sarah Brooke (Farquhar). This group of forty letters, all numbered, covers the period from March 1824 to December 1826. Letter 13 makes a reference to General Jackson and his new wife, Rachel; letter 20 comments on General Lafayette's last visit to Baltimore; and letter 22 features a brief account of a slave auction.

Arrangement is alphabetical by recipient and then alphabetical by sender. When a letter is addressed to more than one person, the letter is placed under the heading of the first recipient mentioned. When there is not a clear first recipient, then the letter is filed under the heading of the recipient with the most singly addressed correspondence from that sender. (A letter from Mary Pleasants Brooke to Sarah Brooke Farquhar and her husband Charles Farquhar, addressed "Dear Children," for example, can be found as "To Sarah Brooke Farquhar with Charles Farquhar - From Mary Pleasants Brooke." There is significantly more correspondence from Mary Pleasants Brooke to her daughter than to her son-in-law.) When letters include sections written by multiple senders, the letter is placed under the heading of the first sender. (A number of letters to Sarah Farquhar Brooke include sections from both her mother Mary Pleasants Brooke and her sister Mary M. Brooke. Letters begun by the mother are filed as "From Mary Pleasants Brooke with Mary M. Brooke," while letters begun by the sister are filed as "From Mary M. Brooke with Mary Pleasants Brooke.") Recipients with unidentified last names and completely unidentified recipients (in cases where the letter is simply addressed to "Cousin," for example) are at the end of the series.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
To Anna Briggs Bentley -- From Roger Brooke V, 1827 series 2box 1folder 1
To Anna Briggs Bentley -- From Roger Brooke V with Isaac Briggs, 1826 series 2box 1folder 2
To Lizzy [Elizabeth] Briggs -- From Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke, [1820s], [1820s] series 2box 1folder 3
To Deborah Briggs Bond with Sisters -- From Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke, 1824 series 2box 1folder 4
To Anna Farquhar Brooke -- From Charles H. Brooke (Online), 1864-1883 series 2box 1folder 5
To Anna Farquhar Brooke -- From Eliza Brooke (Online), 1848-1893 series 2box 1folder 6
To Anna Farquhar Brooke -- From Mary B. Brooke, 1883-1888 series 2box 1folder 7
To Anna Farquhar Brooke -- From Mary P. Coffin (Online), 1857-1864 series 2box 1folder 8
To Anna Farquhar Brooke -- From [Edith Farquhar], [1840s] series 2box 1folder 9
To Anna Farquhar Brooke -- From [Phebe Farquhar], [1840s] series 2box 1folder 10
To Anna Farquhar Brooke -- From Sarah Brooke Farquhar, 1872 series 2box 1folder 11
To Anna Farquhar Brooke -- From Hettie Few, 1846-1850 series 2box 1folder 12
To Anna Farquhar Brooke -- From Edith F. Brooke Green, 1880-1900 series 2box 1folder 13
To Anna Farquhar Brooke -- From William F. Green, [1901] series 2box 1folder 14
To Anna Farquhar Brooke -- From Henry C. Hallowell, 1855 series 2box 1folder 15
To Anna Farquhar Brooke -- From J. Elgar Hallowell, [1850s] series 2box 1folder 16
To Anna Farquhar Brooke -- From M. E. Hallowell, 1869 series 2box 1folder 17
To Anna Farquhar Brooke -- From Mary Kirk, 1845 series 2box 1folder 18
To Anna Farquhar Brooke -- From Mary Magruder, [1870s] series 2box 1folder 19
To Anna Farquhar Brooke -- From A. W. Snowden with John [Snowden], 1855 series 2box 1folder 20
To Anna Farquhar Brooke -- From [Unknown Senders], [1880s] series 2box 1folder 21
To Anna Farquhar Brooke with Eliza Brooke -- From Brooke Stabler, 1876 series 2box 1folder 22
To Anna Farquhar Brooke with Eliza Brooke and Mary B. Brooke -- From Edith F. Brooke Green, 1882-1900 series 2box 1folder 23
To Anna Farquhar Brooke with Henry Brooke -- From Eliza Brooke, 1883 series 2box 1folder 24
To Anna Farquhar Brooke with Henry Brooke -- From Mary B. Brooke, [1883] series 2box 1folder 25
To Anna Farquhar Brooke with Edith F. Brooke Green -- From Mary B. Brooke, 1889 series 2box 1folder 26
To Anna Farquhar Brooke with Edith F. Brooke Green and Mary B. Brooke -- From Eliza Brooke, 1896 series 2box 1folder 27
To Basil Brooke -- From Isaac Bomall, 1821 series 2box 1folder 28
To Charles H. Brooke -- From Anna Farquhar Brooke (Online), 1864-1865 series 2box 1folder 29
To Charles H. Brooke -- From Eliza Brooke (Online), [1860s-1877] series 2box 1folder 30
To Charles H. Brooke -- From Henry Briggs Brooke, 1850 series 2box 1folder 31
To Charles H. Brooke -- From Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke (Online), 1862 series 2box 1folder 32
To Charles H. Brooke -- From Elizabeth Ellicott, 1852 series 2box 1folder 33
To Charles H. Brooke -- From Sarah Brooke Farquhar (Online), 1864 series 2box 1folder 34
To Charles H. Brooke -- From J. B. Gilpin, 1852 series 2box 1folder 35
To Charles H. Brooke -- From Mary S. Hallowell (Online), [1850s] series 2box 1folder 36
To Charles H. Brooke -- From Margaret Lippincott (Online), [1860s] series 2box 1folder 37
To Charles H. Brooke -- From Mary Magruder, [1870s] series 2box 1folder 38
To Charles H. Brooke -- From Brooke Stabler, 1876 series 2box 1folder 39
To Charles H. Brooke -- From [Unknown Senders], [1865-1915] series 2box 1folder 40
To Charles H. Brooke -- From Webster Wagon Co., 1885 series 2box 1folder 41
To Charles H. Brooke with Anna Farquhar Brooke -- From Eliza Brooke, 1893 series 2box 1folder 42
To Charles H. Brooke with Anna Farquhar Brooke -- From Sarah Brooke Farquhar, 1865 series 2box 1folder 43
To Charles H. Brooke with Anna Farquhar Brooke -- From Edith F. Brooke Green with Eliza Brooke, 1879 series 2box 1folder 44
To Charles H. Brooke with Brooke Family at "Falling Green" -- From Anna Farquhar Brooke, [1890s] series 2box 1folder 45
To Charles H. Brooke with Brooke Family at "Falling Green" -- From Henry Briggs Brooke, 1837 series 2box 1folder 46
To Charles H. Brooke with Brooke Family at "Falling Green" -- From Mary B. Brooke, 1889-1907 series 2box 1folder 47
To Charles H. Brooke with Brooke Family at "Falling Green" -- From Edith F. Brooke Green, 1893-1909 series 2box 1folder 48
To Charles H. Brooke with Margaret Brooke -- From Henry Briggs Brooke, 1852 series 2box 1folder 49
To Eliza Brooke -- From James T. Bogley, 1903 series 2box 1folder 50
To Eliza Brooke -- From Mary Briggs with Aunt [Hannah Briggs], 1850 series 2box 1folder 51
To Eliza Brooke -- From Anna Farquhar Brooke (Online), [1856-1890] series 2box 1folder 52
To Eliza Brooke -- From Anna Farquhar Brooke (Online), [1856-1890] series 2box 1folder 53
To Eliza Brooke -- From Anna Farquhar Brooke (Online), [1856-1890] series 2box 1folder 54
To Eliza Brooke -- From Charles H. Brooke (Online), 1851-1877 series 2box 1folder 55
To Eliza Brooke -- From Henry Briggs Brooke, 1852 series 2box 1folder 56
To Eliza Brooke -- From Margaret H. Brooke (Online), [1861-1863] series 2box 1folder 57
To Eliza Brooke -- From Mary B. Brooke, 1890-1893 series 2box 1folder 58
To Eliza Brooke -- From Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke, 1867 series 2box 1folder 59
To Eliza Brooke -- From W. W. Brooke, 1897 series 2box 1folder 60
To Eliza Brooke -- From Sarah Brooke Farquhar, [1869] series 2box 1folder 61
To Eliza Brooke -- From Edith F. Brooke Green, [1880s] series 2box 1folder 62
To Eliza Brooke -- From M. J., 1882 series 2box 1folder 63
To Eliza Brooke -- From Lottie, [1880s] series 2box 1folder 64
To Eliza Brooke -- From [Unknown Senders], [1880s] series 2box 1folder 65
To Eliza Brooke with Frances -- From Brooke Stabler, 1891 series 2box 1folder 66
To Hannah Briggs Brooke -- From Eliza Brooke, 1850-1853 series 2box 1folder 67
To Hannah Briggs Brooke -- From Henry Briggs Brooke, 1849-1852 series 2box 1folder 68
To Hannah Briggs Brooke -- From Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke, 1841 series 2box 1folder 69
To Hannah Briggs Brooke with Eliza, Margaret, Henry, and Charles Brooke -- From Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke (Online), 1854-1867 series 2box 1folder 70
To Henry Brooke -- From Anna Farquhar Brooke, [1877] series 2box 2folder 1
To Henry Brooke -- From Eliza Brooke, 1871 series 2box 2folder 2
To Henry Brooke -- From Mary B. Brooke, [1877] series 2box 2folder 3
To Henry Brooke -- From Edith [Farquhar], 1877 series 2box 2folder 4
To Henry Brooke -- From [Eliza Farquhar], 1870 series 2box 2folder 5
To Henry Brooke -- From Brooke Stabler, 1876-1882 series 2box 2folder 6
To Henry Briggs Brooke -- From Alice Bentley, 1849 series 2box 2folder 7
To Henry Briggs Brooke -- From Isaac Bond, 1849 series 2box 2folder 8
To Henry Briggs Brooke -- From Charles H. Brooke, 1851 series 2box 2folder 9
To Henry Briggs Brooke -- From Eliza Brooke , [1850] series 2box 2folder 10
To Henry Briggs Brooke -- From Eliza Brooke with Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke, 1851 series 2box 2folder 11
To Henry Briggs Brooke -- From Eliza Brooke with M. E. Hallowell, [1850] series 2box 2folder 12
To Henry Briggs Brooke -- From A. A. [Farquhar], [1850] series 2box 2folder 13
To Henry Briggs Brooke -- From Henry C. Hallowell, 1848-1849 series 2box 2folder 14
To Henry Briggs Brooke -- From H. P. Howard, 1849-1850 series 2box 2folder 15
To Henry Briggs Brooke -- From E. H. Hunt, [1849] series 2box 2folder 16
To Henry Briggs Brooke -- From Sally Lea, 1848 series 2box 2folder 17
To Henry Briggs Brooke -- From Lottie, 1849 series 2box 2folder 18
To Henry Briggs Brooke -- From E. J. Miller, 1849-1850 series 2box 2folder 19
To Henry Briggs Brooke -- From Francis Miller, 1847-1850 series 2box 2folder 20
To Henry Briggs Brooke -- From Benjamin P. Moon, 1850 series 2box 2folder 21
To Henry Briggs Brooke -- From Lydia Pike, [1849] series 2box 2folder 22
To Henry Briggs Brooke -- From Edward Shippen, 1849 series 2box 2folder 23
To Henry Briggs Brooke -- From James Stabler, 1849 series 2box 2folder 24
To Henry Briggs Brooke -- From John Stabler, 1849 series 2box 2folder 25
To Henry Briggs Brooke -- From [Unknown Senders], [1849] series 2box 2folder 26
To Henry Briggs Brooke -- From James Wethern, 1849 series 2box 2folder 27
To John T. Brooke -- From Richard Brooke, 1815 series 2box 2folder 28
To John T. Brooke -- From Gerard Brooke, 1815 series 2box 2folder 29
To John T. Brooke -- From R. B. Dorfen, 1815 series 2box 2folder 30
To Margaret Brooke (Magruder) -- From Eliza Brooke , [1850] series 2box 2folder 31
To Margaret Brooke (Magruder) -- From Henry Briggs Brooke, 1849 series 2box 2folder 32
To Margaret Brooke (Magruder) -- From [Unknown Sender], [1850] series 2box 2folder 33
To Mary B. Brooke -- From Charles H. Brooke, 1879 series 2box 2folder 34
To Mary B. Brooke -- From Henry Brooke, [1880] series 2box 2folder 35
To Mary B. Brooke -- From Amy Crance, 1929 series 2box 2folder 36
To Mary B. Brooke -- From Dick Dean, 1939 series 2box 2folder 37
To Mary B. Brooke -- From J. O. and J. E. Dickinson, 1904 series 2box 2folder 38
To Mary B. Brooke -- From Alice Vedder Farquhar, [1920s] series 2box 2folder 39
To Mary B. Brooke -- From Anna [Farquhar], 1902 series 2box 2folder 40
To Mary B. Brooke -- From Arthur [Farquhar], 1927 series 2box 2folder 41
To Mary B. Brooke -- From Raymond Ford, 1916 series 2box 2folder 42
To Mary B. Brooke -- From Edith F. Brooke Green, [1884-1949] series 2box 2folder 43
To Mary B. Brooke -- From Edith F. Brooke Green, [1884-1949] series 2box 2folder 44
To Mary B. Brooke -- From Edith F. Brooke Green, [1884-1949] series 2box 2folder 45
To Mary B. Brooke -- From "Uncle" Jim, 1906 series 2box 2folder 46
To Mary B. Brooke -- From Mrs. C. S. Jones, 1893 series 2box 2folder 47
To Mary B. Brooke -- From R. H. Lansdale, 1920 series 2box 2folder 48
To Mary B. Brooke -- From Mandi, [1930s] series 2box 2folder 49
To Mary B. Brooke -- From John F. McCarthy, 1929-1934 series 2box 2folder 50
To Mary B. Brooke -- From Charles Roger McComas, 1909 series 2box 2folder 51
To Mary B. Brooke -- From "Cousin" Sarah, [1914] series 2box 2folder 52
To Mary B. Brooke -- From Mary Strain, 1907 series 2box 2folder 53
To Mary B. Brooke -- From [Unknown Senders], [1949-1950] series 2box 2folder 54
To Mary B. Brooke with Edith F. Brooke Green -- From Anna Farquhar Brooke, 1897-1915 series 2box 2folder 55
To Mary B. Brooke with Edith F. Brooke Green -- From Charles H. Brooke, [1880s] series 2box 2folder 56
To Mary B. Brooke with Edith F. Brooke Green -- From Charles H. Brooke with Jason Stabler, [1880s] series 2box 2folder 57
To Mary B. Brooke with Edith F. Brooke Green -- From Eliza Brooke, 1893 series 2box 2folder 58
To Mary B. Brooke with Edith F. Brooke Green -- From Dell, 1954 series 2box 2folder 59
To Mary B. Brooke with Edith F. Brooke Green -- From A. F. B. Kelly, [1920s] series 2box 2folder 60
To Mary B. Brooke with Edith F. Brooke Green -- From Lillie, 1946 series 2box 2folder 61
To Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke -- From Charles H. Brooke, [1831-1851] series 2box 2folder 62
To Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke -- From Eliza Brooke, 1853-1865 series 2box 2folder 63
To Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke -- From Henry Briggs Brooke, 1847-1852 series 2box 2folder 64
To Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke -- From [Margaret] H. Brooke, 1851 series 2box 2folder 65
To Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke -- From [Charles] Farquhar, [1840s] series 2box 2folder 66
To Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke -- From Benjamin Hallowell, 1863-1868 series 2box 2folder 67
To Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke -- From M. E. Hallowell, 1846-1850 series 2box 2folder 68
To Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke -- From Margaret [Judge], [1840s] series 2box 2folder 69
To Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke -- From "Sister", [1840s] series 2box 2folder 70
To Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke -- From [Unknown Sender], [1820s] series 2box 2folder 71
To Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke with Richard Brooke -- From Deborah, 1825 series 2box 2folder 72
To Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke with Brooke Family -- From Charles H. Brooke, [1833-1863] series 2box 2folder 73
To Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke with Brooke Family -- From Richard Brooke, [1840s] series 2box 2folder 74
To Mary M. Brooke -- From Sarah Brooke Farquhar, [1848] series 2box 2folder 75
To Mary M. Brooke -- From Mary Jeffery, 1830 series 2box 2folder 76
To Mary Pleasants Brooke -- From Roger Brooke V, 1815-1817 series 2box 2folder 77
To Mary Pleasants Brooke -- From Roger Brooke V with Lizzy Briggs, 1834 series 2box 2folder 78
To Mary Pleasants Brooke -- From [Charles] Farquhar, 1833 series 2box 2folder 79
To Mary Pleasants Brooke -- From [Margaret] Judge, [1817] series 2box 2folder 80
To Mary Pleasants Brooke -- From Jane Pleasants, 1817-1818 series 2box 2folder 81
To Mary Pleasants Brooke -- From M. [Pleasants], 1818 series 2box 2folder 82
To Mary Pleasants Brooke -- From [Samuel Pleasants], 1817 series 2box 2folder 83
To Mary Pleasants Brooke with Hannah Briggs -- From Dorothy Hopkins, 1835 series 2box 2folder 84
To Mary Pleasants Brooke with Brooke Family -- From Sarah Brooke Farquhar, 1833 series 2box 2folder 85
To Richard Brooke -- From Henry Briggs Brooke, 1849 series 2box 3folder 1
To Richard Brooke -- From Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke, 1858 series 2box 3folder 2
To Richard Brooke -- From Charles Farquhar, 1838 series 2box 3folder 3
To Richard Brooke -- From J. B. Gilpin, 1852 series 2box 3folder 4
To Richard Brooke -- From Joseph A. Johnson, 1842 series 2box 3folder 5
To Richard Brooke -- From Anthony [Merklear], [1820s] series 2box 3folder 6
To Richard Brooke -- From Nelson Norris, 1824 series 2box 3folder 7
To Richard Brooke with Brooke Family -- From Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke, 1846-1850 series 2box 3folder 8
To Richard Brooke with Brooke Family -- From Benjamin Hallowell, 1852 series 2box 3folder 9
To Roger Brooke V -- From Mary P. Brooke, 1817 series 2box 3folder 10
To Roger Brooke V -- From Joseph Dunlop, 1839 series 2box 3folder 11
To Roger Brooke V -- From Charles Farquhar, 1833 series 2box 3folder 12
To Roger Brooke V -- From Margaret Judge, [1830s] series 2box 3folder 13
To Roger Brooke V -- From M. W. Pleasants, [1830s] series 2box 3folder 14
To Roger Brooke V -- From Thomas L. Reese, 1827 series 2box 3folder 15
To Roger Brooke VI -- From Charles Farquhar, 1833 series 2box 3folder 16
To Edward Chandlee -- From Deborah [Briggs], 1833 series 2box 3folder 17
To "L. E. and M." -- From Mary Farquhar with Sarah Brooke Farquhar, 1830 series 2box 3folder 18
To Rachel Ellicott with Sally Lea -- From Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke, 1841 series 2box 3folder 19
To Alice [V. Farquhar] -- From Brooke Stabler, 1888 series 2box 3folder 20
To Charles Farquhar -- From Mary M. Brooke, [1820s-1830s] series 2box 3folder 21
To Charles Farquhar -- From Roger Brooke V, 1833-1836 series 2box 3folder 22
To Charles Farquhar -- From Caleb Brunnet, 1840 series 2box 3folder 23
To Charles Farquhar -- From Amos Farquhar, 1829-1835 series 2box 3folder 24
To Charles Farquhar -- From Ann W. Farquhar, [1820s] series 2box 3folder 25
To Charles Farquhar -- From Granville Farquhar, 1827-1836 series 2box 3folder 26
To Charles Farquhar -- From Mary Farquhar, [1830] series 2box 3folder 27
To Charles Farquhar -- From Phebe Farquhar, 1829-1832 series 2box 3folder 28
To Charles Farquhar -- From Sarah Brooke Farquhar, 1834-1835 series 2box 3folder 29
To Charles Farquhar -- From William Henry Farquhar, [1830s] series 2box 3folder 30
To Charles Farquhar -- From Benjamin Hallowell, 1832-1839 series 2box 3folder 31
To Charles Farquhar -- From Jonathan Jessop, 1842 series 2box 3folder 32
To Charles Farquhar -- From John Gummure, 1823 series 2box 3folder 33
To Eliza [Farquhar] -- From [Unknown Sender], [1900] series 2box 3folder 34
To Charles Farquhar -- From Thomas Ladd, 1826 series 2box 3folder 34
To Granville Farquhar -- From Ann W. Farquhar, [1830s] series 2box 3folder 36
To Mary E. Farquhar -- From Anna Farquhar Brooke, [1860s-1870s] series 2box 3folder 37
To Mary E. Farquhar -- From Charles Farquhar, 1829 series 2box 3folder 38
To Mary E. Farquhar with Edith Farquhar -- From Sarah Brooke Farquhar, 1862 series 2box 3folder 39
To Phebe Farquhar -- From Charles Farquhar, 1832 series 2box 3folder 40
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From S. Bentley, [1820s] series 2box 3folder 41
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Deborah Briggs, 1817 series 2box 3folder 42
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Lizzy Briggs with Mary M. Brooke, 1833 series 2box 3folder 43
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Sarah [Briggs], [1820s] series 2box 3folder 44
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Anna Farquhar Brooke, 1856-1915 series 2box 3folder 45
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Charles H. Brooke, 1864 series 2box 3folder 46
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Eliza Brooke, 1877 series 2box 3folder 47
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Henry Brooke,1883 series 2box 3folder 48
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From [Martha Brooke], [1820s-1830s] series 2box 3folder 49
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke, 1832 series 2box 3folder 50
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Mary M. Brooke, [1830s] series 2box 3folder 51
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Mary M. Brooke with [Anna Briggs], [1830s] series 2box 3folder 52
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Mary M. Brooke with Mary Pleasants Brooke, [1830s] series 2box 3folder 53
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Mary Pleasants Brooke, 1833-1836 series 2box 3folder 54
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Mary Pleasants Brooke with Lizzy Briggs, [1830s] series 2box 3folder 55
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Mary Pleasants Brooke with Mary M. Brooke, [1830s] series 2box 3folder 56
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Mary Pleasants Brooke with Roger Brooke V, [1830s] series 2box 3folder 57
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Mary Pleasants Brooke with Roger Brooke VI, [1830s] series 2box 3folder 58
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Mary Pleasants Brooke with Margaret Hopkins, 1836 series 2box 3folder 59
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Pattie Brooke, 1859 series 2box 3folder 60
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Roger Brooke V, 1833-1834 series 2box 3folder 61
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Roger Brooke V, with Mary Pleasants Brooke, Lizzy Briggs, and Mary M. Brooke, 1834 series 2box 3folder 62
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Roger Brooke VI, [1830s] series 2box 3folder 63
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Roger Brooke VI with Mary Pleasants Brooke, [1830s] series 2box 3folder 64
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From B. L. Dunlop, 1844 series 2box 3folder 65
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Ann B. Ellicott, 1829-1834 series 2box 4folder 1
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From M. A. Ellicott, 1828-1830 series 2box 4folder 2
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Caroline Miller Farquhar, 1868 series 2box 4folder 3
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Charles Farquhar, 1834-1842 series 2box 4folder 4
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From E. [Farquhar], 1851 series 2box 4folder 5
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Edith Farquhar, 1862-1869 series 2box 4folder 6
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Eliza E. Farquhar, 1858 series 2box 4folder 7
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Eliza E. Farquhar with Anna Farquhar Brooke and Adele Howell Lafitte, 1856 series 2box 4folder 8
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Mary Farquhar, [1850s] series 2box 4folder 9
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Hettie Few, 1845-1849 series 2box 4folder 10
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Benjamin Hallowell, 1847-1866 series 2box 4folder 11
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Elgar Hallowell, 1855 series 2box 4folder 12
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Henry C. Hallowell, 1857 series 2box 4folder 13
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Margaret Hallowell, 1857 series 2box 4folder 14
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Dorothy Hopkins, 1845-1854 series 2box 4folder 15
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From [Elizabeth Hopkins], [1820s] series 2box 4folder 16
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Margaret Judge, [1810s] series 2box 4folder 17
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Adele Howell Lafitte, 1857 series 2box 4folder 18
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From L. Landon, 1832 series 2box 4folder 19
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From M. Reese, [1820s] series 2box 4folder 20
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Sallie, 1833 series 2box 4folder 21
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From [Tanning], 1831 series 2box 4folder 22
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From Philip E. Thomas, 1852-1855 series 2box 4folder 23
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar -- From [Unknown Senders], [1830-1860s] series 2box 4folder 24
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar with Anna Farquhar Brooke -- From Eliza Farquhar with Adele Howell Lafitte, 1856 series 2box 4folder 25
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar with Mary M. Brooke -- From Deborah Hopkins with Elizabeth and Sarah Hopkins (Online), 1824-1825 series 2box 4folder 26
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar with Mary M. Brooke -- From Deborah Hopkins with Elizabeth and Sarah Hopkins (Online), 1825-1826 series 2box 4folder 27
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar with Mary M. Brooke -- From Deborah Hopkins with Elizabeth and Sarah Hopkins (Online), 1826 series 2box 4folder 28
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar with Mary M. Brooke -- From [Margaret Hopkins Jolliffe], [1830s] series 2box 4folder 29
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar with Charles Farquhar -- From Mary Pleasants Brooke, 1835 series 2box 4folder 30
To Sarah Brooke Farquhar with Charles Farquhar -- From Mary Pleasants Brooke with William H. Farquhar and M. F. Hallowell, [1830s] series 2box 4folder 31
To Maxine Foster -- From [Edith F. Brooke Green], [1907] series 2box 4folder 32
To Raymond Friend -- From [Unknown Sender], [1943] series 2box 4folder 33
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- Cards and Invitations, [from Diaries and Correspondence], [1890s-1954] series 2box 4folder 34
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From Philip Andrews, 1928 series 2box 4folder 34
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From C. M. Bentley, 1924 series 2box 4folder 36
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From George B. Bolton, 1930 series 2box 4folder 37
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From Anna Farquhar Brooke, 1887 series 2box 4folder 38
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From Charles H. Brooke, [1880s] series 2box 4folder 39
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From Mary B. Brooke, [1884-1911] series 2box 4folder 40
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From E. W. Byden, [1900] series 2box 4folder 41
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From Colby M. Chester, 1938-1940 series 2box 4folder 42
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From Arthur T. Collins, 1896-1900 series 2box 4folder 43
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From "Cousin" Cornelia, [1940s] series 2box 4folder 44
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From Allan Farquhar, 1910-1919 series 2box 4folder 45
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From Anna [Farquhar, 1907] series 2box 4folder 46
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From Caroline [Farquhar], 1933 series 2box 4folder 47
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From Edith [Farquhar, 1929-1946] series 2box 4folder 48
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From Edward Farquhar, 1895-1900 series 2box 4folder 49
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From Faith [Farquhar, 1910s] series 2box 4folder 50
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From Henry Farquhar, 1909 series 2box 4folder 51
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From Mary [Farquhar], 1929 series 2box 4folder 52
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From Clifford H. Glick, 1930 series 2box 4folder 53
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From Mary F. Green, 1920-1951 series 2box 4folder 54
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From Meredith Green, 1909 series 2box 4folder 55
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From William F. Green, 1905-1917 series 2box 4folder 56
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From Eliza M. Hallowell, 1884 series 2box 4folder 57
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From "Cousin" Harry, 1953 series 2box 4folder 58
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From Louise Hope, 1928-1930 series 2box 4folder 59
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From "Aunt Ide", [1897] series 2box 4folder 60
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From Natalie Lancaster, 1946 series 2box 4folder 61
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From Emma Magruder, 1938 series 2box 4folder 62
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From A. R. Spafford, 1897 series 2box 4folder 63
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From Brooke Stabler, 1876-1883 series 2box 4folder 64
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From John R. Stooper, 1898 series 2box 4folder 65
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From F. Strain, [1897] series 2box 4folder 66
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From Mrs. Frederic L. Thomas, 1941 series 2box 4folder 67
To Edith F. Brooke Green -- From [Unknown Senders], 1896-1954 series 2box 4folder 68
To Edith F. Brooke Green with Brooke Family at Falling Green -- From Anna Farquhar Brooke, [1880s] series 2box 4folder 69
To Edith F. Brooke Green with Charles H. Brooke -- From Anna Farquhar Brooke, [1880s] series 2box 4folder 70
To Mary F. Green -- From Mary B. Brooke, [1909] series 2box 5folder 1
To Mary F. Green -- From Edith F. Brooke Green, [1907-1934] series 2box 5folder 2
To Mary F. Green -- From Meredith Green, [1909] series 2box 5folder 3
To Mary F. Green -- From William F. Green, [1908-1909] series 2box 5folder 4
To Mary F. Green -- From Dean G. McKee, 1951 series 2box 5folder 5
To Mary F. Green -- From Katharine Taney Silverson, [1930s] series 2box 5folder 6
To Mary F. Green with Edith F. Brooke Green -- From Richard Farquhar, 1934 series 2box 5folder 7
To Mary F. Green and "Falling Green" -- From Roger Brooke Farquhar, Jr., 1953 series 2box 5folder 8
To Meredith Green -- From Mary B. Brooke, [1903-1908] series 2box 5folder 9
To Meredith Green -- From E. E. Farquhar, 1903 series 2box 5folder 10
To Meredith Green -- From Roger [Brooke Farquhar, Jr.], 1906 series 2box 5folder 11
To Meredith Green -- From Edith F. Brooke Green, [1903-1908] series 2box 5folder 12
To Meredith Green -- From "Grandma Green", [1904] series 2box 5folder 13
To Meredith Green -- From William F. Green, 1903-1908 series 2box 5folder 14
To Meredith Green with Mary F. Green and Edith F. Brooke Green -- From "Grandmother" Anna Farquhar Brooke with Harriet, 1907 series 2box 5folder 15
To Margaret Hallowell -- From Sarah Brooke Farquhar, [1840s] series 2box 5folder 16
To Dorothy Hopkins -- From Mary Willis, 1802 series 2box 5folder 17
To Mrs. Kelly -- From Cleveland Abbe, 1896 series 2box 5folder 18
To Mr. and Mrs. Lafferty -- From Edith F. Brooke Green, 1909 series 2box 5folder 19
To "Sister" Polly [Magruder] -- From Emma Magruder, 1929 series 2box 5folder 20
To Amy Ann Miller -- From Mary Brooke Briggs Brooke, 1821 series 2box 5folder 21
To Samuel Perry -- From Charles Farquhar, [1830s] series 2box 5folder 22
To Elizabeth Ann Pleasants -- From Elizabeth "Lizzy" Briggs with Mary Pleasants Brooke, 1834 series 2box 5folder 23
To Samuel Snowden -- From Roger Brooke V, 1818 series 2box 5folder 24
To James P. Stabler -- From William Briggs, [1836] series 2box 5folder 25
To Thomas P. Stabler -- From Benjamin Hallowell, 1835-1846 series 2box 5folder 26
To William and Henry Stabler -- From Charles Farquhar, 1835 series 2box 5folder 27
To Unknown Last Name Recipients -- To Eliza -- From [Edith F. Brooke Green], [1896] series 2box 5folder 28
To Unknown Last Name Recipients -- To Frances -- From Eliza Brooke, 1856-1874 series 2box 5folder 29
To Unknown Last Name Recipients -- To Helen -- From Mary F. Green, 1934 series 2box 5folder 30
To Unknown Recipients -- From Julie and Rachael Ask, [1941] series 2box 5folder 31
To Unknown Recipients -- From Anna Farquhar Brooke, [1860s-1870s] series 2box 5folder 32
To Unknown Recipients -- From Charles H. Brooke, 1845-1913 series 2box 5folder 33
To Unknown Recipients -- From Eliza Brooke, 1896 series 2box 5folder 34
To Unknown Recipients -- From Henry Briggs Brooke, 1847 series 2box 5folder 34
To Unknown Recipients -- From Mary B. Brooke, 1900-1905 series 2box 5folder 36
To Unknown Recipients -- From Mary M. Brooke with Sarah Brooke Farquhar, 1830 series 2box 5folder 37
To Unknown Recipients -- From Roger Brooke V, 1844 series 2box 5folder 38
To Unknown Recipients -- From Eliza, [1890s] series 2box 5folder 39
To Unknown Recipients -- From Sarah Brooke Farquhar, [1830s-1870s] series 2box 5folder 40
To Unknown Recipients -- From Joseph Gilpin, 1852 series 2box 5folder 41
To Unknown Recipients -- From Edith F. Brooke Green, [1941] series 2box 5folder 42
To Unknown Recipients -- From J. Elgar Hallowell, 1856 series 2box 5folder 43
To Unknown Recipients -- From Emma Magruder, [1950] series 2box 5folder 44
To Unknown Recipients -- From [Unknown Senders, 1819-1903] series 2box 5folder 45
To Unknown Recipients -- From B. P. Watrous, 1897 series 2box 5folder 46
To Noah Webster -- From Charles Farquhar, [1830s] series 2box 5folder 47

Series 3: Manuscripts and Printed Materials, 1841-1954 (0.5 linear feet)

Schoolwork, scrapbooks, sketches, essays, poetry, printed materials, and ephemera comprise this series. An 1841 school textbook, The Scholar's Companion, belonged to Elizabeth Stabler. Memorabilia glued into and transcriptions of schoolgirl compositions written into a ledger book by Edith F. Brooke Green compose a scrapbook. A folder of the loose, original school essays Edith wrote is placed before the scrapbook; the essays may have originally been interleaved or placed at the front of the ledger. Edith also copied into the scrapbook an account of her trip to the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, with side trips to Indianapolis and Niagara Falls.

On January 1, 1894, the Brooke family hosted a reception for Sandy Spring residents who had visited the World's Fair. The group gathered at "Falling Green" to reminisce and to record their memories in a notebook. At the end of the World's Fair commemorative book, there is a list of visitors for Charles H. Brooke's eightieth birthday celebration at "Falling Green" on July 26, 1911.

Around 1885, Mary B. Brooke participated in the common social practice of keeping an autograph book to collect the signatures of friends and family. Handwritten poems in this series reflect the leisure writing of some Brooke family members and relatives.

This series also includes several humorous sketches of Brooke family members made by Benjamin Abraham. A Civil War soldier and family friend, Abraham may have courted Eliza Brooke.

Printed ephemera, including flyers, pamphlets, news clippings, and cards, were separated from diaries and correspondence. Arrangement is alphabetical by document type or title.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Autograph Book, Mary B. Brooke, 1885-1891 series 3box 1folder 1
[Essay on Broek, Holland], Henry Brooke, 1883 series 3box 1folder 2
[Poetry and Quotations], [1814-1930] series 3box 1folder 3
[Printed Ephemera from Correspondence], [1858-1954] series 3box 1folder 4
[Printed Ephemera from Day Books and Correspondence, Mary B. Brooke, Edith F. Brooke Green, and Mary F. Green], [1900-1954] series 3box 1folder 5
[Printed Materials], [1893-1930] series 3box 1folder 6
The Scholar's Companion, 1841 series 3box 1folder 7
[School Compositions and Scrapbook Clippings, Edith F. Brooke Green], [1877-1880s] series 3box 1folder 8
Scrapbook, Edith F. Brooke Green, 1894 series 3box 1folder 9
Sketches, Benjamin Abraham, [1850s-1860s] series 3box 1folder 10
World's Fair Reception, Falling Green, January 1, 1894 series 3box 1folder 11

Series 4: Business and Legal Records, ca. 1748-1866 (17 items)

This series includes financial documents from the Brooke family. An account book, probably kept by Richard Brooke, documents business transactions made between 1821 and 1866. Many of the papers are account records of tobacco sales made by Roger Brooke IV.

Arrangement is alphabetical by document type.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Account Book, Richard Brooke, 1821-1866 series 4box 1folder 1
[Financial Records], [1748-1800], 1857 series 4box 1folder 2
Land Deed, 1833 series 4box 1folder 3

Series 5: Oral Histories, 1972-1980 (2 items)

Richard Farquhar, the Brooke Family Papers' donor, recorded an oral history in 1977. He discussed his family's history and the history of Sandy Spring, Maryland, in addition to his experiences as postmaster of Ashton, Maryland. The other oral history transcript documents the reminiscences of Richard's brother, Roger Brooke Farquhar III, about similar topics, including his career as a journalist and editor of the Montgomery County Sentinel.

Arrangement is alphabetical by individual.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Transcripts -- Richard H. Farquhar, 1977 series 5box 1folder 1
Transcripts -- Roger B. Farquhar III, 1972 series 5box 1folder 2

Series 6: Memorabilia, ca. 1900 (4 items)

The memorabilia items include bookmarks and samples of yarn that were originally tucked into Edith F. Brooke Green and Mary B. Brooke's diaries.

Arrangement is alphabetical by item type.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Cross-stitched Bookmark -- [Memorabilia # 1561], [1900] series 6box 1folder 1
Religious Bookmarks -- [Memorabilia # 1562a, 1562b], [1900] series 6box 1folder 2
Yarn Samples -- [Memorabilia # 1563], [1900] series 6box 1folder 3

Series 7: Photographs, 1864-1953 (50 items)

The photographs feature Brooke family members and friends. A significant number of the photographs document Roger Brooke Farquhar, Jr.'s trip to the Middle East with his second wife, Sarah, in 1953.

The bulk of the photographs were originally filed with the Photograph Collection's Portrait Files in nine files under "Brooke Family," and they have assigned item numbers. The remaining four photographs are filed at the beginning of the series in the first folder. The photographs in this collection have been removed from their original locations among the paper documents. Each item's original location is listed after its description.

Arrangement is by item number.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Envelope, Accession 80-3, 1893-1901 series 7box 1folder 1
[Woman feeding chickens, Edith Green Diary], October 9, 1893 series 7box 1folder 1item 1
[Unidentified house, from Mary B. Brooke Diary], 1905 series 7box 1folder 1item 2
[Solar Eclipse, from Correspondence Collection, Folder 1], undated series 7box 1folder 1item 3
[Man holding baby Meredith, from Edith Green's children's diary], 1901 series 7box 1folder 1item 4
Portrait File series 7box 2folder 1
[Edith Green and baby Meredith, from Edith Green's children's diary], [1901] series 7box 2folder 1item 11237
[Meredith and Mary Green sitting on porch hammock, from Edith Green's children's diary] series 7box 2folder 1item 11238
"Front Row: Ohatsu San, Sonoko San, Mrs. Bedell, Mr. Kora; Back Row: Dr. and Mrs. Bowles, Amy," [From Edith Green Diary], May 27, 1940 series 7box 2folder 1item 11239
"John Haines Kimber, Jr., age 36 hrs," [From Edith Green Diary], April 6, 1944 series 7box 2folder 1item 11240
[A friend of Lizzie (Greve?) with puppy dog, from Edith Green Diary] , October 14, 1908 series 7box 2folder 1item 11241
[Two women in cloche hats, Anna is on the left, from Edith Green Diary], September 11, 1935 series 7box 2folder 1item 11242
[Woman standing at foot of steps, from Edith Green Diary], September 11, 1935 series 7box 2folder 1item 11243
[Two older women sitting outside with collie dog, from Edith Green Diary], April 2, 1950 series 7box 2folder 1item 11244
[Man and woman beneath Cherry Blossoms in Washington, D.C., from Edith Green Diary], May 2, 1950 series 7box 2folder 1item 11245
[Woman with terrier, outside writing, from Edith Green Diary], May 6, 1953 series 7box 2folder 1item 11246
[Two photographs on one board. Woman reading, from Edith Green Diary], May 6, 1953 series 7box 2folder 1item 11247
[Attached to same board as photograph above, same woman, posing, from Edith Green Diary], May 6, 1953 series 7box 2folder 1item 11248
[Two women climbing into an airplane, from Edith Green Diary], February 17, 1949 series 7box 2folder 1item 11249
"This snapshot was taken in Md. years ago[.] I was happy to be holding a letter from Mr. F in my hand. Divine memories linger! Thy loving, Emma" [from Edith Green Diary, September 11, 1954, taken by Lillian Adams], May 13, 1906 series 7box 2folder 1item 11250
[Brooke Family on lawn of "Falling Green"], undated series 7box 2folder 1item 11252
[Mary], from Edith Green's children's diary], [1907] series 7box 2folder 1item 11251
"Sarah outside our room on houseboat, a few minutes after we'd arrived." Cairo, Egypt [from Series II, To Mary F. Green and "Falling Green" -- From Roger Brooke Farquhar, Jr.], [1953] series 7box 2folder 1item 11847
"Cairo Museum -- Crammed with stuff. We spent over 3 hours in the King Tut stuff alone, of which these little gold statuettes are a familiar part." [From Series II, Box 5, To Mary F. Green and "Falling Green" -- From Roger Brooke Farquhar, Jr.], [1953] series 7box 2folder 1item 11848
Incredibly bold, brilliant, etc." [From Series II, Box 5, To Mary F. Green and "Falling Green" -- From Roger Brooke Farquhar, Jr., 1953], undated series 7box 2folder 1item 11849
"S. took this one, outside Cairo Museum. Such a cozy little sphinx." [From Series II, Box 5, To Mary F. Green and "Falling Green" -- From Roger Brooke Farquhar, Jr.], [1953] series 7box 2folder 1item 11850
"Gizeh -- The middle pyramid (Chefreu's) and sphinx. Cloudy day. Camel available for hire." [From Series II, Box 5, To Mary F. Green and "Falling Green" -- From Roger Brooke Farquhar, Jr.], [1953] series 7box 2folder 1item 11851
"Luxor -- One part of the immense ruins at Karnak. These pillars quite unusual, -- aren't they simple and elegant." [From Series II, Box 5, To Mary F. Green and "Falling Green" -- From Roger Brooke Farquhar, Jr.], [1953] series 7box 2folder 1item 11852
"Luxor -- Sarah and our guide outside little Temple of Ptah (a local deity) in ruins at Karnak." [From Series II, Box 5, To Mary F. Green and "Falling Green" -- From Roger Brooke Farquhar, Jr.], [1953] series 7box 2folder 1item 11853
"Luxor -- Temple of Luxor from street, which fronts the Nile as you see it in later pictures herein." [From Series II, Box 5, To Mary F. Green and "Falling Green" -- From Roger Brooke Farquhar, Jr.], [1953] series 7box 2folder 1item 11854
"Luxor -- Statue (diwite)(sic) of King Meneptah who expelled the Israelites (Exodus), according to the guides. He felt it was most important we have a shot of this king to show back home. So we acceded." [From Series II, Box 5, To Mary F. Green and "Falling Green" -- From Roger Brooke Farquhar, Jr.], [1953] series 7box 2folder 1item 11855
"Luxor -- They rowed the boat across the Nile (from the landing in front of our hotel) which we took to see the tombs on west side (Luxor and Karnak on East)." [From Series II, Box 5, To Mary F. Green and "Falling Green" -- From Roger Brooke Farquhar, Jr.], [1953] series 7box 2folder 1item 11856
"Luxor -- Local color at the boat landing." [Veiled women carrying pots on their heads. From Series II, Box 5, To Mary F. Green and "Falling Green" -- From Roger Brooke Farquhar, Jr.], [1953] series 7box 2folder 1item 11857
"Valley of the Kings -- S. and guide walking toward entrance of Tut's tomb." [From Series II, Box 5, To Mary F. Green and "Falling Green" -- From Roger Brooke Farquhar, Jr.], [1953] series 7box 2folder 1item 11858
"Temple of Queen Hatshepsat -- The ladies regard each other." [From Series II, Box 5, To Mary F. Green and "Falling Green" -- From Roger Brooke Farquhar, Jr.], [1953] series 7box 2folder 1item 11859
But I'm glad she was in it!" [From Series II, Box 5, To Mary F. Green and "Falling Green" -- From Roger Brooke Farquhar, Jr.], [1953] series 7box 2folder 1item 11860
"Luxor -- To throw more sun on the subject, the man in back was rolling off the sugar-can shade. We insisted he not bother, but he wished to." [From Series II, Box 5, To Mary F. Green and "Falling Green" -- From Roger Brooke Farquhar, Jr.], [1953] series 7box 2folder 1item 11861
"Luxor -- Hard to get a good picture of a sakieh -- a gadget for bringing up water for irrigation. These devices are scattered all through the fields, with camels, cows or water buffalo furnishing the power. Buckets spaced around the smaller wheel bring up the water and dump it into a ditch." [From Series II, Box 5, To Mary F. Green and "Falling Green" -- From Roger Brooke Farquhar, Jr.], [1953] series 7box 2folder 1item 11862
"Luxor -- Looking across the Nile from porch of Winter Palace Hotel. The kings' tombs are back in those limestone hills." [From Series II, Box 5, To Mary F. Green and "Falling Green" -- From Roger Brooke Farquhar, Jr.], [1953] series 7box 2folder 1item 11863
"Luxor -- Afternoon on the riverfront." [From Series II, Box 5, To Mary F. Green and "Falling Green" -- From Roger Brooke Farquhar, Jr.], [1953] series 7box 2folder 1item 11864
"Luxor -- Near sunset on the river. Most of glare coming from sun is screened by tree trunk." [From Series II, Box 5, To Mary F. Green and "Falling Green" -- From Roger Brooke Farquhar, Jr.], [1953] series 7box 2folder 1item 11865
"Cairo -- A spot in the market -- called locally 'the Muski' (rhymes with 'puss-key')." [From Series II, Box 5, To Mary F. Green and "Falling Green" -- From Roger Brooke Farquhar, Jr.,, [1953] series 7box 2folder 1item 11866
"Cairo -- The Citadel (old Turkish fortress) overlooking the city as shot from a nearby mosque. Another mosque, built 19th century, on the summit above the citadel (tall minarets)." [From Series II, Box 5, To Mary F. Green and "Falling Green" -- From Roger Brooke Farquhar, Jr.], [1953] series 7box 2folder 1item 11867
"Cairo -- and so back to Beirut. Boarding UN plane. Two marines from Embassy in Cairo also on same flight." [From Series II, Box 5, To Mary F. Green and "Falling Green" -- From Roger Brooke Farquhar, Jr.], [1953] series 7box 2folder 1item 11868
"Dr. Charles Farquhar, son of Amos" [From Series II, To Sarah Brooke Farquhar], undated series 7box 2folder 1item 11869
"Sarah Brooke Farquhar, wife of Dr. Charles Farquhar." [From Series II, To Sarah Brooke Farquhar], undated series 7box 2folder 1item 11870
"Haddie again [. . .] the picture was taken on the Sabbath." [From Series II, To Sarah Brooke Farquhar], [1924] series 7box 2folder 1item 11871
[Edith Green], April 12, 1949 series 7box 2folder 1item 11872
[Emma] , 1936 series 7box 2folder 1item 11873
"Your friend, Ben Abraham, u.s.n., December 25, 1864. Assistant Paymst U.S.S. Stittin -- S.A.B.S. P.R.L.E." [From Series II], December 25, 1864 series 7box 2folder 1item 11874
[Charles R McComas] from Series I, 1909 series 7box 2folder 1item 11875

Related Material

Roger Brooke Farquhar, Jr., wrote a local history, Historic Montgomery County, Maryland: Old Homes and History, published in 1952 (Maryland Folio F187.M7 F37) and reprinted in 1962 (National Trust Library Folio F187.M7 F37 1962). In 1961, Roger Brooke Farquhar, Jr., published his memoir, Memories of Roger Brooke Farquhar: Farmer, Salesman, Historian, and, between 1958 and 1967, he edited his father's diary, The Diary of Roger Brooke Farquhar of Montgomery County, Maryland.

Several other repositories have materials that relate to the Brooke and Farquhar families. The Sandy Spring Museum in Montgomery County, Maryland, has manuscript materials and artifacts from Brooke family members and their relatives. The Montgomery County Historical Society in Rockville, Maryland, has collections from the family of Roger Brooke Farquhar I and II; other genealogical materials for the Brooke, Farquhar, and related families; and a large artifact collection from Falling Green donated by Mary Farquhar Green. The Gordon Family Papers (Mss1 G6596) at the Virginia Historical Society include letters written by Mary (Brooke) Briggs Brooke, Eliza Brooke, and Sarah Brooke Farquhar as well as various Stabler family members. The Virginia Historical Society also maintains the Jordan and Stabler Family Papers (Mss1 J7676). The Gordon and Jordan-Stabler collections have been microfilmed as part of the Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century project, Series D, Part 4 (Microfilm HQ1438.V5 S68 1994). The University of Maryland Libraries hold this series, as well as A Guide to the Microfilm Edition of Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century, Papers and Diaries, Series D, Holdings of the Virginia Historical Society (Reference Stacks HQ1438.V5 S68 1994).

The Briggs-Stabler Papers, 1793-1910, at the Maryland Historical Society, include the papers of Hannah Brooke Briggs, her husband, Isaac Briggs, and their son-in-law, James P. Stabler. Stabler, who married their daughter Sarah, served as superintendent of the construction of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

The Swarthmore College Library's collection of Records of Quaker Families and Individuals includes the Hallowell-Stabler Family Papers, 1811-1946 (RG5/057). The Historical Society of Carroll County, Maryland, maintains the Basil Crapster Papers. Crapster was an avid genealogist and local historian. Part I of this collection, Family History Files, includes a file of notes on the Brooke family, described as "extensive genealogical information on the Brooke family of Maryland, particularly the descendants of Basil Brooke."

Benjamin Hallowell was the first president of the Maryland Agricultural College, the forerunner of the University of Maryland. Hallowell composed an autobiographical work, Autobiography of Benjamin Hallowell, Written at the Request of His Daughter, Caroline H. Miller, for His Children and Grandchildren, in the Seventy-Sixth Year of His Age (Maryland Rare Stacks CT275.H287 A3 1884). The University of Maryland Libraries also hold a copy of an address Hallowell made at a meeting of the Agricultural Society of Montgomery County, Maryland, held at Rockville, Maryland, September 9, 1852 (Maryland Rare Stacks BX7616.H22 A4).

The following web pages and online database entries supported the research of Brooke family genealogy. Copies are available in the collection's control folder.

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