Dr. James Bordley, Jr. (1874-1956)
Born in Centreville,
Md., the son of Dr. James Bordley (1846-1904) and his second wife Ella
Fassett Brown he was educated at Davis Military College in North Carolina.
Medical Annals of Md, by Dr. Culver, lists him as: M.D. Univ. of Md. 1896
Clinical Assistant, Maryland University Hospital; Assistant Resident Physician,
Bayview Asylum, and Clinical Assistant in Ophthalmology and Otology in
The Johns Hopkins Hospital Dispensary and the Baltimore Eye, Ear and Throat
Charity Hospital; Professor of Diseases of Eye & Ear Womans
Medical College 1902- . He was in medical practice including surgery for
many years at The Professional Building 520 North Charles Street, and
at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. Dr. Bordley was one of the foremost
collectors of fine American antiques and many of his things are illustrated
in Edgar G. Millers American Antique Furniture, New York. With Dr.
R.T. Halsey of the Metropolitan Museum, N.Y.C. and Frank Garvan, benefactor
of the Yale University Art Museum, he purchased and saved for posterity
the 18th century Hammond-Harwood House and the Brice House, in Annapolis.
Dr. Bordley was a founding Trustee of the Baltimore Museum of Art and
served on the Council of the Maryland Historical Society contributing
valuable antiques to each. Dr. Bordley was interested in Genealogy and
wrote The Hollyday and Related Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland,
Md. Hist. Soc. 1962 (about his wifes family). He also wrote a typed
manuscript booklet "Bordleys of the Eastern Shore of Maryland["]
(at MHS). In 1899 Dr. James Bordley married Margaretta Carroll Hollyday
of Richard. Dr. & Mrs. Bordley with the assistance of Mottu and White,
Architects, Baltimore built a large and beautiful brick home at 4 Charlcote
Place, Guilford, Baltimore modelled on the best of 18th century Annapolis.
(It was currently owned by Mrs. Charles Garland, Sr.). They had three
children, Dr. James Bordley III (1900-1979), Dr. John Earle Bordley (1902-
), and Ellen Fassett Bordley b. 1909, who married in 1936 Charles Albert
Webb and had a son C.W. Webb Jr., also an M.D.
Copyright 2002 Gabriel Brooke, (website). Transcription and editing: John Thomas, (website). Design and production: Marc Kundmann, (website).