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Mary Ridgely Brown Lee (1881-1922)
MSA SC 3520-2226
Official Hostess of Maryland, 1895-1896
 

Inventory of Mary Ridgely Brown Lee

A True and Perfect Inventory of all and singular the goods, chattels, and personal estate of Mary R. Brown Lee, late of Baltimore City, deceased , appraised by us, the subscribers HJC Hoffman and John J. Burns, jointly, we having been first legally authorized and having taken the oath prescribed by law as will be seen by the warrants to appraise and certificate thereto annexed.


Bonds

3,000 U.S. Liberty Loan 2nd 4 1/4% @ 97 2,970.--
14,000 U.S. Liberty Loan 3rd 4 1/4% @ 98 13,720.--
5,000 U.S. Liberty Loan 4th 4 1/4% @ 97 4,860--
Whole Amount of Inventory 21,480.--


A True and Perfect Inventory of all and singular the goods, chattels, and personal estate of Mary R. Brown Lee, late of Baltimore City, deceased, appraised by us, the subscribers, H.J.C. Hoffman and John J. Burns jointly, we having been first legally authorized and having taken the oath prescribed by law, as will be seen by the warrants to appraise and Certificate thereto annexed.


    Store Room
12 Trunks containing miscellaneous lot of wearing apparel, Old Harness and odds and Ends 50.--
5 Roll Top Desks and Typewriter 40.--
Clock and Case 5.--
2 Cabinets 4.--
2 Large Safes 4x6 100.--
Wood Cabinet 2.--
Oak Filing Cabinet 5.--
2 Electric Fans 10.--
Round Top Table 3.--
10 Chairs 10.--
Marble Top Table 2.--
Humidor 2.--
    Rear Office
2 Roll Top Desks 15.--
Flat Top Table 1.--
2 Tables 3--
Couch 2.--
Music Box 2.--
Mirror 1.--
Steel Filing Cabinet 30.--
Costumer .50
    Safe Deposit and Trust Co. Warehouse
678 Oz. Silver 372.90
6 Pearl Handle Knives 4.50
4 Plated Vegetable Dishes 40.--
Large Silver Plated Tray 10.--
4 Plated Candle Sticks 6.--
24 Silver Handle Knives 24.--
6 Pearl Handle Picks 3.--
12 Pearl Handle Knives 10.--
6 Silver Brushes 10.--
2 Bottle Holders 1.50
Mirror Tray 5.--
Hand Mirror  3.--
Silver Plated Candlesticks 1.--
    Bonds
5,000 Balto. City Dock Improvement 4% 1961 No. 1092 @ 95 4,750.--
5,000 Balto. City New Sewerage 4% 1961 No. 5542 @ 95 4,750.--
10,000 Chesapeake and Ohio Rwy. Co. U.S. Gold Bond 4 1/2% 1930 Conv @ 80 8000.--
10,000 The Consolidation Coal Co. 1st and Ref. Mtge. %5 1950 @ 87 8,750.--
5,000 Columbis Rwy. Gas and Electric Co. S.C. 1st Mtge. 5% 1936 @ 70 3,500.--
10,000 Fairmount and Clarksburg Traction Co. 1st Mtge. 5% 1938 @ 86 8,600.--
17,000 Indiana Lighting Co. 1st Mtge. 4$ 1958 @ 64 10,880.--
15,000 St. Joseph Railway Light, Heat and Power 1st Mtge 5% 1937 @ 68 10,200.--
    Stocks
5 Shares F.W. Webb Mfg. Co. of Boston @ 100.00 500.--
30 Shares The Scotland Neck Cotton Mills (S.N.N.C.) Pfd. @ 90.00 2,700.
5 Shares Farmers and Merchants Nat'l Bank of Boston, Md. @ 155.00 775.--
93 Shares Boston and Maine R.R. Co. Class "A" Pref. @ 26.00 2,418.--
4 Shares Merchants National Bank of Boston @ 290.00 1,160.--
8 Shares The Elkridge Fox Hunting Club of Baltimore Co.  No Value
20 Shares Royal Arcanum Club Bldg. Co. @ 5.00 100.--
67,861.40
Amount of Appraisement as above 67,861.40
Cash in bank at the time of deceaseds death 13,453.81
Whole amount of Inventory 81,315.21

 


 
1 China Cabinet and Contents $ 30 Second Floor
1 Gilt Table and Figure 8
1 Dresden Clock and 4 Ornament 35 1 Bedstead and Bureau 20
1 Piano 75 2 Wardrobes 35
1 Parlor Suit 8 pcs.  40 1 Dresser 10
1 Brass Table Lamp and Ornament 10 1 Washstand and Ware 6
1 M Table and China 20 1 Library Table 5
1 Table Vase 10 1 Couch 5
3 Mantel Ornaments 5 1 Rocker 3
1 Plaque 3 3 Chairs 2
4 Down Cushions 2 1 Matting 2
1 Bust and Stand 40 1 Bedstead and bedding 10
2 Chairs 2 1 Wardrobe 8
2 Marble top Tables 2 1 Washstand and Ware 3
1 Hall Piece and 2 Chairs 20 1 Dresser 8
1 Refrigerator 10 Ornaments 1
1 Buffet 15 1 Matting 2
1 Ex Table 8 1 Rocker .50
China and Glassware 10 2 Bookcases and Books 20
1 Marble top Table 3 1 Clock and Ornaments 10
1 Waiters Table  2 1 Table 3
8 Leather Chairs  10 1 Couch 6
1 Clock and Ornaments 15 1 Marble top Table 2
1 Lot Plated Ware 5 3 Chairs 2
Contents of Kitchen 10 1 Iron Bedstead 3
1 Table and Rocker 1
Jewelry 1 Rock 3

1 Bedstead and Bedding 6
2 Solitaire Diamond Rings $ 160 1 Lot Lace Curtains 20
1 Lace Diamond Pin 150 1 Wardrobe 8
1 Antique Bracelet 40 1 Dresser 6
1 Cameo Set 8 1 Washstand and Ware 6
1 Mosaic Set 20 6 Chairs 3
2 Pr. Cuff Buttons 12 1 Matting 2
1 Bedstead and Bedding and 3 Mattresses 10
1 Bureau 5
1 Washstand 3
1 Table 1
1 Matting 2
1 Lot ???????? 5

Total= $ 1,027.50
A certain Lot of Ground in the City of Baltimore, Beginning on the North side of Lafayette Avenue, about 16 1/12 feet East of Calhoun street: fronting on said first mentioned street about 13 feet, with a depth of about 81 feet to an alley. Said Lot of Ground being subject to an annual ground rent of $ 90 Together with the improvements therein being a 3 story brick House, with 2 story back building. A certain Lot of Ground in the City of Baltimore, Beginning on the West side of Lafayette Avenue, about 32 1/12 feet East of Calhoun street: fronting in said first mentioned street about 13 feet, with a depth of about 81 feet to an alley. Said Lot of Ground being subject to an annual ground rent of $ 60 Together with the improvements therein being a 3 story brick House, with 2 story back building. A certain Lot of Ground in the City of Baltimore beginning on the North side of Lafayette Avenue, about 58 1/12 feet East of Calhoun street and fronting on said first mentioned street about 13 feet, with a depth of about 81 feet to an alley. said Lot of Ground being subject to an annual ground rent of $ 60 Together with the improvements therein being a 3 story brick House with 2 story back building. A certain Lot of Ground in the City of Baltimore beginning on the North side of Lafayette Avenue, about 84 1/12 feet East of Calhoun street and fronting on said first mentioned street about 13 feet, with a depth of about 81 feet to an alley. said Lot of Ground being subject to an annual ground rent of $ 60 Together with the improvements therein being a 3 story brick House with 2 story back building. A certain Lot of Ground in the City of Baltimore beginning on the North side of Lafayette Avenue, about 97 1/12 feet East of Calhoun street and fronting on said first mentioned street about 13 feet, with a depth of about 81 feet to an alley. said Lot of Ground being subject to an annual ground rent of $ 60 Together with the improvements therein being a 3 story brick House with 2 story back building. A certain Lot of Ground in the City of Baltimore beginning on the North side of Lafayette Avenue, about 110 1/12 feet East of Calhoun street and fronting on said first mentioned street about 13 4/12 feet, with a depth of about 81 feet to an alley. said Lot of Ground being subject to an annual ground rent of $ 60 Together with the improvements therein being a 3 story brick House with 2 story back building. A certain Lot of Ground in the City of Baltimore: Beginning on the East side of Calhoun street about 94 feet North of Lafayette avenue: fronting on said first mentioned street about 13 feet with a depth of about 81 feet to an alley. Said Lot of Ground being subject to an annual ground rent of $ 60. Together with the improvements therein being a 3 story brick House with 2 story back building. A certain Lot of Ground in the City of Baltimore: Beginning on the East side of Calhoun street about 107 feet North of Lafayette avenue: fronting on said first mentioned street about 13 feet with a depth of about 81 feet to an alley. Said Lot of Ground being subject to an annual ground rent of $ 60. Together with the improvements therein being a 3 story brick House with 2 story back building. A certain Lot of Ground in the City of Baltimore, beginning on the Northeast side of Druid Hill Avenue about feet of near Eutaw street: fronting on said first mentioned street about 13 feet, with a depth of about 62 feet. Said Lot of Ground being subject to an annual ground rent of $ 15. Together with the improvements therein being a 3 story brick house, with 2 story back building. A certain Lot of Ground in the City of Baltimore, beginning on the Northeast side of Druid Hill Avenue about feet of near Eutaw street: fronting on said first mentioned street about 14 6/12 feet, with a depth of about 77 feet. Said Lot of Ground being subject to an annual ground rent of $ 15. Together with the improvements therein being a 3 story brick house, with 2 story back building. A certain Lot of Ground in the City of Baltimore, beginning on the Northeast side of Saint Mary street, about 131 feet Northeast of Jessie's street: fronting on said street about 15 feet, with a depth of about 70 feet. Said Lot of Ground being subject to an annual ground rent of $ 18.75. Together with the improvements therein being a 3 story brick House with story back building. A certain Lot of Ground in the City of Baltimore, Beginning on the South side of Baker street, about 90 feet East of Gilmor street: fronting on said street about 12 feet, with a depth of about 72 feet to an alley. Said Lot being subject to an annual ground rent of $36. Together with the improvements therein being a 2 story brick House. A certain Lot of Ground in the City of Baltimore, Beginning on the South side of Baker street, about 102 feet East of Gilmor street: fronting on in said street about 12 feet, with a depth of about 72 feet to an alley. Said Lot being subject to an annual ground rent of $36. Together with the improvements therein being a 2 story brick House, with 1 story back building. A certain Lot of Ground in the City of Baltimore beginning on the Northeast side of Upton street, about 163 6/12 feet Northwest of Lanvale street: fronting on said first mentioned street about 12 feet with a depth of about 50 feet to an alley. Said Lot of Ground being subject to an annual ground rent of $ 36. Together with the improvements therein being a 3 story brick House with story back building. A certain Lot of Ground in the City of Baltimore beginning on the Northeast side of Upton street, about 175 6/12 feet Northwest of Lanvale street: fronting on said first mentioned street about 12 feet with a depth of about 50 feet to an alley. Said Lot of Ground being subject to an annual ground rent of $ 36. Together with the improvements therein being a 3 story brick House with story back building. A certain Lot of Ground in the City of Baltimore beginning on the Northeast side of Upton street, about 187 6/12 feet Northwest of Lanvale street: fronting on said first mentioned street about 12 feet with a depth of about 50 feet to an alley. Said Lot of Ground being subject to an annual ground rent of $ 36. Together with the improvements therein being a 3 story brick House with story back building. A certain Lot of Ground in the City of Baltimore beginning on the Northeast side of Upton street, about 199 6/12 feet Northwest of Lanvale street: fronting on said first mentioned street about 12 feet with a depth of about 50 feet to an alley. Said Lot of Ground being subject to an annual ground rent of $ 36. Together with the improvements therein being a 3 story brick House with story back building. A certain Lot of Ground in the City of Baltimore beginning on the Northeast side of Upton street, about 211 6/12 feet Northwest of Lanvale street: fronting on said first mentioned street about 12 feet with a depth of about 50 feet to an alley. Said Lot of Ground being subject to an annual ground rent of $ 36. Together with the improvements therein being a 3 story brick House with story back building. A certain Lot of Ground in the City of Baltimore beginning on the Northeast side of Upton street, about 247 6/12 feet Northwest of Lanvale street: fronting on said first mentioned street about 12 feet with a depth of about 50 feet to an alley. Said Lot of Ground being subject to an annual ground rent of $ 36. Together with the improvements therein being a 3 story brick House with story back building. A certain Lot of Ground in the City of Baltimore beginning on the Northeast side of Upton street, about 259 6/12 feet Northwest of Lanvale street: fronting on said first mentioned street about 12 feet with a depth of about 50 feet to an alley. Said Lot of Ground being subject to an annual ground rent of $ 36. Together with the improvements therein being a 3 story brick House with story back building. A certain Lot of Ground in the City of Baltimore, beginning on the Southwest side of Argyle Avenue, about 75 feet Northwest of Mosher street: fronting on said first mentioned street about 13 6/12 feet with a depth of about 55 feet. Said Lot of Ground being subject to an annual ground rent of $ 36. Together with the improvements therein being a 3 story brick House, with 1 story back building. A certain Lot of Ground in the City of Baltimore, beginning on the East side of Commerce street, about 163 feet South of Exchange Place: fronting on said first mentioned street about 39 feet, with a depth of about 109 feet to an alley. Said Lot of Ground being subject to an annual ground rent of $240- Together with the improvements therein being a story brick House with story back building.

Assigned to Mrs. Ridgely at the division of David Ridgelys Estate

An Annuity or annual sub-ground rent of $ 30 issuing and arising out of a certain Lot of Ground in the City of Baltimore, situated in the Northwest side of Oxford street, about 100 feet. ???????????? of Druid Hill Avenue: fronting on said first mentioned street about 12 feet with a depth of about 55 feet. An Annuity or annual sub-ground rent of $ 15 issuing and arising out of a certain Lot of Ground in the City of Baltimore, situated on the Northeast side of St. Mary street about 180 feet Northeast of Durst alley: fronting on said street about 13 3/12 feet with a depth of about feet.

Value $ 250

Amount of appraisement = $ 25,427.50

We the subscribers do certify that the aforegoing is a true and just Inventory and valuation of all and singular the goods chattels and personal estate of the said Mary R. Ridgely deceased so far as the same had come to our sight and knowledge: and as valued and appraised by as in dollars and cents according to the best of our skill and judgement.

In testimony in face of which we herewith subscribe our names and affix our seals this 24th day of September 1898.


Amount of appraisement as above $ 25,427.50
Cash in Bank at time of deceaseds death Savings of Balto. $ 62.67
Eutaw Savings $ 46.87
Alex Brown and Sons $ 5.11

Whole amount of Inventory $ 25,542.15

 


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