John Ridgely, Jr., Jane Rodney Ridgely, And Servant

Date:
1948
Creator:
A. Aubrey Bodine

This image, taken by renowned Maryland photographer A. Aubrey Bodine, was published on the cover of the Baltimore Sun magazine in June, 1948. John Ridgely, Jr. (1882-1959) and his second wife, Jane Rodney Ridgely (1902-1978), and a servant are seen on the front steps of Hampton taking leave of the mansion after its sale to the National Park Service. The Ridgelys then moved across Hampton Lane to the Farm House, which remained in the family until after Jane’s death in 1978. After that, it too became part of Hampton National Historic Site.

Description (physical):

Material: Paper. H: 18cm, W: 13cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP22491
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site

John Ridgely, Jr.

Date:
1940

The Hampton herd of registered Jersey cattle continued to be a significant part of the life and business of the estate into the mid-20th century. John Ridgely, Jr. (1882-1959) is seen in this snapshot taken from the Ridgely family’s final decade as owners of Hampton with two fine calves from the herd.

Description (physical):

Material: Paper. L: 20cm, W: 25cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP4325
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site

John Ridgely, Jr.

Date:
1951
Creator:
Stanislav Rembski

John Ridgely, Jr. (1882-1959), the son of Capt. John Ridgely (1851-1938) and Helen West Stewart Ridgely (1854-1929), was the sixth and final master of the Hampton estate. In the late 1920s, he established the Hampton Development Company which constructed and sold houses on Hampton lands near the heart of the Home Farm. John was responsible for selling the mansion with some of its furnishings and 43 acres of land to the National Park Service in 1947 with funds for the purchase and restoration provided by the Avalon Foundation, a Mellon family foundation. This portrait by Stanislaw Rembski (1896-1998), a Polish immigrant who became a leading portrait painter in mid-20th century Baltimore, shows John after he and his second wife Jane Rodney Ridgely (1902-1978) had left Hampton and moved to the Hampton Lower House across the road.

Description (physical):

Material: Oil on canvas. H: 88.9cm, W: 63.5cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP2604
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site

Military Pass Written In Ink On Lined Light Blue Paper

Date:
28 July 1861

MILITARY PASS WRITTEN IN INK ON LINED LIGHT BLUE PAPER: PASS HENY W. CLOWE TO CENTREVILLE." DATED: "HEAD QUARTERS / 8TH BRIG. JULY 28TH 1861" SIGNED: "P.ST. GEO COCKE / COL COMDG 8 BRIG / PER T.J. RANDOLPH / AID DE CAMP." IT IS PROBABLE MRS. CLOWE OF HAYMARKET OBTAINED THIS PASS TO VISIT HER HUSBAND IN CO. F, 17TH VA INFANTRY CAMPED AT CENTREVILLE.

Description (physical):

Material: Paper. L: 9.6, W: 19.8 Cm. 3 Fold Creases, Edges Worn

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 22969
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Kit, Mess

Canvas covered metal container used to house mess kit. Has lid (A). 31" Circum. Leather trim on top & bottom. One strip on side. Leather worn & discolored. Bottom trim is pulling away from sides. Canvas is soiled with numerous stains. Appears to have had strap (possibly leather sewn to side) -now missing. Corrosion on surface of metal. Canvas is buckling in several places. Inspected, 2/8/01. Has active mold on the bottom, displayed side up, probably due to moisture being trapped underneath a mylar barrier. Mold was vacuumed to deter new growth. Diagram of mold growth was drawn. Small metal shavings were also coming from the tin lining. The lining was waxed. Initials W.P.W. stitched in bottom - one blue line 6 1/8" L above initials. 3/2/10 inventory: left

Description (physical):

Canvas, Leather, Tin.

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
1997.027.001.B
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Private Elisha Stockwell, Jr., Sees The Civil War

Date:
1958
Creator:
Abernathy, Byron R.
Publisher/Studio:
Normon, OK: University of Oklahoma Press
Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Private Elisha Stockwell, Jr., Sees The Civil War

Date:
1958
Creator:
Abernathy, Byron R.
Publisher/Studio:
Normon, OK: University of Oklahoma Press
Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier