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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.
Many photographs from the collection have been digitized and are available to view online here:
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.
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.
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.
Contains genealogical materials and photos of Coleman, Seaton Gorman, Shepard, Ward, Bunhall and General Stephen Moore.