Cinderella Or The Little Glass Slipper

Date:
1830
Publisher/Studio:
London: Griffith & Farran

This book was inscribed by Margaretta S. Ridgely (1869-1949) who may have acquired it in London as a child during her family’s visit in 1870. However, it may have first been owned by her mother Margaretta Howard Ridgely (1824-1904). The book can be dated by the style of the fashions in the charming illustrations.

Description (physical):

Material: Paper. H: 17.3cm, W: 11.2cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP3589
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site

Permit

Date:
1929
Creator:
Department of the Interior, Republic of Liberia

This Permit of Residence allows Margaretta S. Ridgely to live for one year in Liberia. Then sixty years old, Margaretta spent 1929 as her twenty-fifth year residing in the country where she served as an Episcopal missionary and founded a school for girls. Instead of collecting her salary as a missionary, Margaretta redirected the funds to support the efforts of a missionary in China.

Description (physical):

Material: Paper. L: 27.5cm, W: 21.5cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP14868
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site

Nancy Davis, Margaretta Sophia Ridgely, And Juliana Ridgely Yeaton

Date:
1895

Nancy Davis (1833-1908) greets Juliana Ridgely Yeaton (1862-1951) and Margaretta Sophia Ridgely (1869-1949), daughters of Charles and Margaretta Howard Ridgely who the longtime Ridgely family servant had cared for when they were children. Margaretta Howard Ridgely’s half brother James McHenry Howard recorded in his memoirs (1894) that Nancy “…has passed all her life with the family & has in the course of it had charge at times of the children of three generations.”

Description (physical):

Photograph on Paper. H: 8.9cm, W: 8.4cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP20312
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site