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Client Files, 1924-1942

 Series 2

Series 2 consists of estate records, wills, court documents, reports, legal agreements and contracts, petitions, financial receipts, and copies of legislation used by Philip Perlman in his legal practice in Baltimore, Maryland, prior to his appointment as Solicitor General of the United States in 1947. His corporate clients included the Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Company, the City Ice Company, the Fairways Company, and the United Railways and Electric Company. The Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Company, which operated a ferry service across the Chesapeake Bay, was involved in early discussions regarding the construction of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Under an act of the Maryland legislature in 1941, the State Roads Commission of Maryland took over the assets of the company. Representing the Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Company, Perlman handled all negotiations with the state in the earliest stages of the process and subsequent dealings with the Chesapeake Bridge Commission. The Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Company files include correspondence with Governor Harry W. Nice on the topic of financing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge construction. Personal clients included the estates of Julius Levy and Samuel Frank. Wirt A. Duvall, Jr. worked with Perlman on several of these cases.

Arrangement is alphabetical by client name.


  • 1924-1942

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research.


6.00 Linear Feet

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
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College Park Maryland 20742