Title: Margaret J. Bennett Home ledger
Call Number: Coll031
Creator: Margaret J. Bennett Home
Dates: 1903-1907
Size: 1 box (.25 linear feet)
Language: English
Abstract: Comprises one leatherbound registrar with handwritten entries that include names, addresses, ages, references, and notes of residents of the Margaret J. Bennett Home (a Baltimore boarding house/shelter).
Citation: Margaret J. Bennett Home ledger, Collection 31, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).

Administrative/Biographical Note

Margaret J. Bennett, a prominent member of Baltimore society, died in 1900 and left $150,000 to start the Margaret J. Bennett Home as a shelter for homeless women; her money supported it for nearly 100 years. The boarding house is located at 14 East Franklin Street in Baltimore, MD.

Provenance Information

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Donated by Mettee, it was transferred from 14 East Franklin Street in Baltimore, MD, the address of the the boarding house.

Processing Note

Collection unprocessed.

Descriptive Rules Used

Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS)

Archives Processing Manual: Description (2015): The processing manual used in Special Collections for all descriptive platforms, including PastPerfect.

Access & Use

Finding Aids

Finding Aid: http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/findingaids/coll031.php

Access Conditions

No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions and Use

Rights have been transferred to Special Collections. Reproductions allowed for research purposes.

Subject Headings


Margaret J. Bennett Home


Bennett, Margaret J.


Boarding houses

Urban life

Baltimore (Md.)

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