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Thomas Harrison Garrett


Born in Baltimore, Maryland. Graduate of Princeton in 1868. He joined the banking business of Robert Garrett & Son. President of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Married Alice Whitridge in 1870. They had three sons including Robert and John Work Garrett.

He began collecting coins about 1865. In 1885 the collection was considered second only to the Parmelee collection. His collection passed to his son Robert on his death.

He drowned following the collision of his yacht and a steamboat. The family home, Evergreen House, is now a Baltimore Museum.

bio: NCAB 9

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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