Ellicott-King family papers
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0.19 Cubic Feet (1 letter half-size document box)
Biographical Note on the Ellicott Family
Tacy E. (Ellicott) King was born in Baltimore, Md., January 14, 1795. She was the daughter of Elias and Mary Thomas Ellicott. In 1817, Tacy married Joseph King, Jr. (1784-1865), a wealthy, dry-goods merchant. Tacy and Joseph King, Jr. resided on Charles St. in Baltimore, and were the parents of five children: Francis T. King (1819- ), Thomas (1820- ), Mary Ellicott (1823-1856), Joseph (1825- ), and Elias (1823- ). Francis T. King was the executor of the Johns Hopkins estate. Apparently, Tacy's son, Thomas enrolled at Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania in 1835.
The relationship of Eliza Ellicott to Tacy E. and Thomas King has not been verified. A sister of Tacy was named Elizabeth, born in 1787. The notebook of Eliza Ellicott contains an obituary of James Ellicott (January 3, 1804 to April 24, 1826), brother of Elizabeth and Tacy Ellicott.
Tacy E. King died in 1872. It is unknown when Thomas King died.
Scope and Contents
The notebook of Eliza Ellicott is dated 1804 and contains poetry, some of which is signed by persons other than Eliza Ellicott. At times, the notebook may have been used to record favorite passages written by friends, including Charlotte Cape and R.D. Davis. Of particular interest is the genealogical information of the Ellicott family which is recorded in the back of the notebook. Several generations are recorded including the family of Elias and Mary Thomas Ellicott. An obituary of James Ellicott (1804-1826), son of Elias and Mary Thomas Ellicott and brother of Tacy E. King, is attached in the notebook.
The notebook of Tacy E. King contains a compilation of solutions for household problems and illnesses. It appears to be a household reference assembled by Tacy E. King over a period of years as a practical source of information for the 19th century household. Recipes for making cold cream, paint, cologne water, and ink are given. The notebook also contains a collection of clippings removed from 19th century newspapers which offer remedies for complaints such as hiccups, asthma, headaches, and dysentery. Tacy E. King's final entry in her notebook is a catalog of her plants.
The autograph album of Thomas King is the final item in the collection. It contains poetry and messages addressed to Thomas King by friends at Haverford College, 1835-1837, including John Brown, Jr., David C. Murray, Joseph D. Falwell, and Joseph H. Coates.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Cape, Charlotte
- Coates, Joseph H.
- Davis, R. D.
- Ellicott, Elias, 1759-1827
- Ellicott, Eliza
- Ellicott, James, 1804-1826
- Ellicott, Mary Thomas, 1768-
- Ellicott, Thomas, 1820-
- Falwell, Joseph D.
- Haverford College
- King, Elias, 1823-1876
- King, Francis T. (Francis Thompson), 1819-1891
- King, Joseph, 1784-1865
- King, Joseph, 1825-
- King, Mary Ellicott, 1823-1856
- King, Tacy E. (Tacy Ellicott), 1795-1872
- Maryland--Ellicott City
- Maryland--Howard County
- Medicine, Popular
- Murray, David C., active 19th century
- Poetry, Modern
- Thomas, Evan
- albums (books)
- autograph albums
Part of the Special Collections Repository
The Sheridan Libraries
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA