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Rogers and Clarke Family Papers, 1885 - 1986


Scope and Contents note

From the Collection:

The Rogers Family Papers consist of fifteen series, the first being on the Rogers & Clarke families in general, and the remainder focusing on the papers of individuals such as James Webb Rogers I, J. Harris Rogers, James Charles Rogers, Cora Rogers Clarke, Phillips H. Clarke Jr., Mae Harris Clarke and George E. Sullivan. The final series contains objects and oversize materials of varying types.

Extent: 30 linear feet Number of Boxes: 19, with 11 oversize containers


  • 1885 - 1986

Conditions Governing Access note

Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off site require a minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.


From the Collection: 44.5 Linear Feet (30 boxes)

Language of Materials


Container Summary

The Rogers and Clarke Family Papers Series consists of correspondence, manuscripts, genealogies, and assorted other types of papers of individuals and families related to the Rogers and Clarke families which were too small to justify their own individual series. The series gives a broad overview of the families and of the collection as a whole and contains important and interesting items. Among the items included in the Series are some papers of Grace Greenwood (Sarah Jane Clarke Lippincott), a nineteenth century writer, and of her brother, Rufus Lathrop Baker Clarke (1817-1910), a federal judge and the patriarch of the Clarke family; letters from Joaquin Miller, nineteenth century poet; novelist Jeannette Phillips Gibbs and her husband, Arthur Hamilton Gibbs; and prominent, immediate family members A. Mae Rogers, Joseph Sebastian Rogers, james Webb Rogers II, Phillips Huntington Clarke, Sr., and John Rogers. Notes and genealogies can be found on the following families: The Rogers, Clarke, Harris, Shepperd, Alexander, Haywood, Lee, Moorman, Phillips, Ashe, and Baker. The series also contains histories and clippings on houses connected to the Rogers and Clarke fmailies, such as Parthenon Heights and Woodlawn Plantation, and on towns in Maryland such as Bladensburg and Hyattsville. Photographs of individuals and houses are found in the Photographs Series.

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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