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Carroll, Charles, 1865-1921 (philanthropist)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1865 - 1921

Biography

Charles Carroll was born on 12 January 1865 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was the son of the Governor of Maryland John Lee Carroll and Anita Phelps Carroll and was educated at Georgetown College, Washington DC. Carroll spent most of his life in France. During the First World War he joined the Red Cross at the front, spending time with the French and Italian troops. He was awarded the Italian Medal Militaire for his bravery and efforts to help the injured. After the War he became president of the American Society for Fatherless Children of France and donated his time and funds to various charitable causes. For these efforts, he received honours from Peter I, King of Serbia, a silver medal for valor from Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy, and was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by the French government. Carroll died suddenly in the garden at Villa Himalaya, his home in Menton near Nice, on 6 October 1921.

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Letters to Ruth Darwin from colleagues, 1917-1920

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9790/5/5
Scope and Contents

Nine letters and cards sent to Ruth Darwin from colleagues working for the British Committee of the French Red Cross or the Red Cross. Identified correspondents include Miss May [M. MacDrugall], Miss U. E. Macduff, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Mr Walter Crum Watson, Miss E. G. Kemp, and Margaret and Betty MacKay.

Dates: 1917-1920
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