Typewriter

Date:
1905
Publisher/Studio:
New York: Underwood

Helen Ridgely was eager to except modern technology in almost every way, except for the introduction of electricity to Hampton. In addition to being a camera bug and owning automobiles, she began using a typewriter by the 1890s. This Underwood Standard No. 5 was probably the second model she acquired. She typed the manuscript to her second major published work, Historic Graves of Maryland and the District of Columbia (1908), on it.

Description (physical):

Material: Metal. H: 34.7cm, W: 25.2cm, D: 21cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP9832
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site

The Old Brick Churches Of Maryland

Date:
1894
Creator:
Helen West Stewart Ridgely
Publisher/Studio:
New York: Anson D. F. Randolph & Co.

The Old Brick Churches of Maryland demonstrates Helen Ridgely’s interests in history, architecture, historic preservation, and photography. The book was her first publication. It remains an important historical record and reference work to this day.

Description (physical):

Material: Paper, Cloth. L: 24.6cm, W: 18.4cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP4999
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site

Catalogue Of The "Hampton" Herd

Date:
1882
Creator:
John Ridgely
Publisher/Studio:
Baltimore, MD: John Cox

Capt. John Ridgely was especially interested in Hampton’s prize-winning herd of Jersey dairy cattle. In this booklet, he meticulously recorded the names, birth dates, heritage, and features of each cow. His wife, Helen West Stewart Ridgely, later annotated the entries with “dead” or “sold” as appropriate.

Description (physical):

Material: Paper. L: 20cm, W: 12.5cm.        

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP22743
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site

Pastoral Landscape With A Bridge

Date:
1875
Creator:
Helen West Stewart Ridgely, (1854-1929)

Helen West Stewart Ridgely (1854-1929) was a talented amateur artist who loved to paint landscape views in watercolor. Hampton NHS’s collection contains dozens of her works painted both in Maryland and during trips abroad. Helen was also interested in photography and took many images of historic buildings, especially churches, around Maryland.

Description (physical):

Material: Watercolor on paper. H: 17.3cm, W: 26.3cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP4450
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site