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Lois and Marshall Turner autograph collection

 Collection — Box: Multi 03
Identifier: MS-0053

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains eight autographs from 1878: poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier; Charles Sherwood Stratton, also known as General Tom Thumb; poet Oliver Wendell Holmes; President Rutherford B. Hayes and his wife Lucy; author Mark Twain; poet William Cullen Bryant; caricaturist Thomas Nast, whose signature includes a sketch of the artist; and poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.


  • 1878

Access restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication rights

Copyright has not been assigned to Washington College. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Washington College as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical Information Note

Marshall S. Turner, Jr. (1916-2006) was born on February 19 in Terra Haute, Indiana. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of the South in 1937, while there he lettered in football, basketball, and track. Turner began his career in coaching at St. Paul’s School and in 1946 he joined Johns Hopkins. In 1950 he became the Director of Athletics and served until 1973, he retired in 1981. In 1963 he married Lois Grief Turner (1923-2011) secretary for the Lacrosse hall of Fame at Johns Hopkins University. Together they had a son, R. Dean Hall. The couple split their retirement between Chestertown, MD and St. Simon’s, GA. Lois was the Ladies Golf Champion at the Chestertown Country Club. Marshall died April 9, 2006 and Lois passed away December 8, 2011.


.05 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Acquisition information

Gift of Lois and Marshall Turner, 1980.

Finding Aid to the Lois and Marshall Turner Autograph Collection
L. Sheldon
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Language of description note
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Washington College Archives & Special Collections Repository

300 Washington Avenue
Chestertown MD 21620