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Thomas Kensett Family papers, Series 1, Box 1, Folder 5: Correspondence -- To Gertrude W. Brown Kensett -- From Elizabeth D. Vail, 1878


Summary:Thomas Kensett was born in Cheshire, Connecticut, on February 12, 1814, the eldest son of Thomas Kensett (1786-1829) and Elizabeth Daggett Kensett (1791-1876). He opened an oyster and fruit canning factory in Baltimore in 1849. He became prominent in the Baltimore business community where he served as President of the Baltimore Oyster Packers' Association and Director of the Second National and Mechanics Bank. He also had in interest in railroads, owned real estate and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. For complete collection information, visit the full finding aid at
Creator:Vail, Elizabeth D.
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maryland
Temporal subject: 1851-1860
Topical subjects:Kensett, Gertrude W. Brown, 1848-ca. 1906 -- Correspondence
Kensett, John Frederick, 1816-1872
Kensett, Thomas, 1814-1877 -- Correspondence
Kensett family -- Correspondence
Maryland -- Social life and customs -- History -- Sources
Vanderhoef, Gertrude Kensett, 1877- -- Will
ArchivesUM location:Thomas Kensett Family papers
  • series 1
  • box 1
  • folder 5
Repository:Historical Manuscripts
Browse terms:Personal and Family Lives
Copyright holder:Public Domain
Collection:Digital Collections
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