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Family Papers and Genealogical Records


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Tonita Ridgway Martin Papers comprise the personal papers of longtime Georgetown resident Tonita Ridgway Martin along with some of her relatives' materials. Of note are a few documents relating to the life of New York Catholic Dominick Lynch I, whose will is included, and more documents relating to U.S. naval officer Dominick Lynch III, whose two brief but fascinating journals regarding Ecuador and Hawaii are retained. Also preserved is Tonita Ridgway Martin's personal collection of autographs of American military leaders, American religious leaders, and American astronauts. Some of her own correspondence is included, together with genealogical information, and a large number of family photographs and other photographs of local Washington, D.C. interest.


  • From the Collection: 1796 - 1967
  • From the Collection: Majority of material found within 1840 - 1949

Conditions Governing Access

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: 12.75 Linear Feet (12 boxes and 1 folder of glass plate negatives)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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