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Leon Washington Condol papers


Leon Washington Condol papers
Condol, Leon Washington
Collection number:
1.50 linear feet
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Collection Area:
State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

The Leon Washington Condol collection consists of photographs, family documents, and newsclippings. Also included in the collection, and of particular interest, is a rare, autographed copy of Sketches Old and New (1875), a collection of Mark Twain stories. One of the sketches in the volume is said to be based on the life of Leon Condol's great-grandmother, a woman who endured slavery, family separation and reunion, and who eventually worked for Mark Twain at Quarry Farm in Elmira, NY. Much of the Condol collection, in fact, centers on the family's history in slavery in Maryland and Virginia, a period before Leon Washington Condol's birth in 1887. There is, however, some information on Condol's life with his family in upstate New York, New York City, and Washington, D.C.

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Leon Washington Condol papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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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.


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