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Gorman Family Collection

Title: Gorman Family Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1834-1960s
Extent of Materials: 4 boxes
Location: Cupboard #18
Donor: Dr. Lenox Baker
Relationship of donor or materials to the DCL/NCR Donor is a prominent local doctor and many of the materials relate to Durham residents.
Subject Headings: Gorman, Thomas Marmaduke, 1900-1967.
Gorman, John C.
Gorman family.
Speed family.
Coleman family.
Civil War.
Scope and Content: The Gorman Family Collection, 1834-1960s, consists of papers, photographs, family history records, correspondence, a diary, and Civil War memorabilia concerning the family of Thomas M. Gorman, as well as some papers concerning the Speed and Coleman families. Thomas M. Gorman, 1900-1967, resided in Durham, North Carolina and later in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Many of the materials relate to Durham residents. The collection includes a genealogy of the Gorman family and related families compiled by Thomas M. Gorman, Jr. Of particular interest is a Civil War diary and correspondence between Captain John C. Gorman and his wife and mother. There is also correspondence from Alice Hunt at Hollins College, 1869-1870.
Condition Notes: The collection also included Thomas M. Gorman’s and Gladys H. Gorman’s Bibles, which have not been kept with the manuscripts because they contain no family information. [makes no note of where they are]
Container List: BOX 1
Sarah Speed’s notebook; marriage license, 1834; 1898 photo; photo of Dr. Joseph Anderson Speed; family photos of the Gorman family; pictures of Thomas M. Gorman, Sr. and Jr.; photo of Sarah Gorman Speed; and undated miscellaneous family papers and photos.
BOX 2
Gorman Geneaology and Related Families compiled by Thomas M. Gorman, Jr. Includes coat-of-arms; geaneology; family records; Coleman family history; bound family history of Thomas M. Gorman family. Other materials include photos of John C. Gorman and wife Emily; biography and geneaology of John C. Gorman; copy made from pen and pencil Civil War diary of John C. Gorman.
BOX 3
Gorman memorabilia includes:
Letters from John C. Gorman to his wife and mother while serving as a Captain in the Civil War and his commission.
Clippings; letters; Sallie Gorman’s membership certificate in the DAR; letters from Alice Hunt from Hollins College, 1869-1870; birth certificates; postage stamps; Civil War memorabilia. Most of these materials have been left in their original envelopes, which have been annotated with background information about them, probably by Thomas M. Gorman, Jr.
BOX 4
Contains genealogical materials and photos of Coleman, Seaton Gorman, Shepard, Ward, Bunhall and General Stephen Moore.