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Identifier: 520

Collection-level Scope and Content Note

From the Collection:

The Madeleine Vinton Dahlgren papers consist of one scrapbook intact, containing material dating from 1885 through 1888; a fragment of a scrapbook, containing material dating 1877 through 1879; and one tintype, possibly of the Irish statesman, Charles Stewart Parnell. The following description of this collection begins with the complete scrapbook, designated Scrapbook I. The fragmented Scrapbook II follows, with the tintype as the last item in the collection. Itemization of material within each scrapbook is by page number pencilled in [ ] on each page. Inserts glued in between proper pages are designated with a page number followed by a letter [a, b, or c]. Terms in the Index are referenced by the page numbers in [ ]. To distinguish between the two scrapbooks, check folder numbers to the right of the index. Datespan: 1877-1888 Size: 0.25 linear feet, 1 box

The Georgetown University Archives houses a fair amount of material about the Dahlgren family. This includes 4 folders in the Alumni Files about John Vinton Dahlgren, including autograph letters from him to various university administrators. In addition, files, comprising 0.50 linear feet, are available on the Dahlgren Memorial Chapel located on the main campus of the university. The chapel was a gift of John Vinton and his wife Eliza Drexel, built in memory of their son, Joseph Drexel Dahlgren who died in infancy (1891). He is buried now in the chapel in the Dahlgren family crypt. Cardinal James Gibbons officiated at the laying of the cornerstone to the chapel in May 1892. Information concerning other donations from the Dahlgren family to Georgetown University is also available from the University Archives.


  • From the Collection: 1877-1888

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From the Collection: 0.21 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger Slim Document Case)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

General Note

Series No. in Collection: 1

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057