letter excerpt The Dix Family Archive
The Clemens

William Bordley (15xx)
William Bordley (1605)
Stephen Bordley, Sr. (1637)
John Hynson (1645)
William Bordley (1667)
Stephen Bordley, Jr. (1674)
Thomas Bordley (1677)
Stephen Bordley (1709)
John B. Bordley (1727)
Stephen Bordley "Jr" (1732)
Judge James Bordley (1736)
Elizabeth Bordley (1777)
John B. Bordley (1800)
William C. Bordley, Jr. (1800)
James Bordley (1808)
James Bordley (1846)
Madison B. Bordley (1873)
James Bordley, Jr. (1874)
James Bordley, III (1900)
John E. Bordley (1902)
Bryden Bordley Hyde (1914)
Madison B. Bordley, Jr. (1915)
Marcello W. Bordley, Jr. (1915)
Robert AJ Bordley (1918)
Dr. James Bordley, IV (1942)

 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 Woman’s 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. Miller’s 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 wife’s 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.


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