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Harrison "Dorsey" Gough
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Birth: 1838
Harford County
Maryland, USA
Death: Mar. 17, 1887
San Francisco County
California, USA

Letter to the Editor of the Baltimore Sun:
I take pleasure in furnishing for the columns of your excellent daily an authentic account of the annual commencemet exercises of Dickinson College, one of the oldest and most venerable institutions in our land, and long a justly celebrated for the scholarly character of the professors and the superior proficiency of its graduates. In accordance with previous announcement, a spirited oratorical contest took place between members of the junior class on the evening of the fourth, in which as many as 14 of the more aspiring took part. All acquitted themselves with credit and were highly complimented by the joint committees whose business it was to decide upon the merits of the performances, but the gold medal was triumphantly borne off by H.D. Gough, of Maryland. (Balt. Sun, July 14, 1857, page 4)

The Public are informed that the Board of Trustees of this Institution have secured the services of H. Dorsey Gough, Esq. in the English department, and that the same is this day open for the reception of the pupils. Mr. Gough is a gentleman of thorough collegiate education, and brings from Harford County, Maryland, the place of his birth, the highest testimonials of character and competency. He is thoroughly prepared to give instruction in all the branches of Mathematics.
The Agricultural College (Univ of Md), Bladensburg, Maryland:
"H.D. Gough, A.B., Professor of the Exact Sciences, including Mathematics, Pure and Mixed; Surveying, Mensuration, Engineering and Construction, Mechanics and Astronomy", salary $1,000 (Annap. Gazette 7-28-59, Eastern Gazette, Md Agric. Course Catalog)

The Classical Department under the management of M. Spencer, Esq, with whose competency the public are familiar, is now in a most flourishing condition; and under the auspices of these gentlemen, the Board confidently expect the restoration of this institution in both departments to its former high character and success.
By order of the Board,
Sam'l Hambleton.
--Easton Gazette, Feb 5, 1859, page 3

EXAMINATION-- The examination of the pupils of the Easton Academy, under the charge of Profs. Spencer and Gough, took place on Thursday and Friday last. The pupils are said to have answered the numerous questions in their different studies with promptness, and every way reflecting the ability of their instructors. --Easton Gazette, Aug 13, 1859, page 2

"Passengers arrived in Steamship North Star from Aspinwall, Panama, 'H.D. Gough- First Class Passenger' " (New York Times, Dec. 15, 1860)

H. Dorsey Gough has brought action against Fredk. MacCrellish and william A. Woodward of the Alta, to recover $50,000 damages for an alleged libellous article, published August 25th, headed "History of a Sword," in which th plaintiff figured in rather an unfavorable light as "Darcy Gough". The plaintiff, who is a Democratic politician, sets forth in his complaint and swears to it in his jural, "that he has at all times borne a good character for honesty and probity," and that by means of said article his character has been damaged to the extent of $50,000. --San Francisco Bulletin, August 30, 1871

Harrison Dorsey Gough, formerly of Harford County, died in San Francisco, Cal., on the 17th of March. The deceased was the youngest son of the late Harry Dorsey Gough, formerly Clerk of Harford County court. He was a graduate of Dickinson College and after reading law with the late Otho Scott, was admitted to the Harford bar. At one time he filled the position of Professor of Mathematics in the Maryland Agricultural College (Univ of Md). He removed to California in 1863 and practiced law successfully in San Francisco. He was about 50 years of age and never married. Mr. Gough was of a family widely connected and known in this county and throughout the State, and everywhere recognized for their talents and ability. He partook largely of these characteristics and from his early youth gave promise of the excellence to which he afterward attained. His death at a comparatively early middle age is a shock to many relatives and friends in this county. Two of his brothers, Thomas and Harry, died in California, and one brother, Charles, lives there still. Four sisters are living, Mrs. R.E. Bouldin of Bel Air, and Mrs. James Glasgow, Mrs. Hennessy, and Miss Mary Gough, of Baltimore.
Aegis- April 1, 1887

A full account of the funeral ceremonies of the late Harrison Dorsey Gough, formerly of Bel Air, who died recently in San Francisco, has been very neatly prepared on a typewriter by Miss Marion Jones, of Baltimore, who is a niece of Mrs. A. Lingan Jarrett, of Bel Air-- Copies have been given to the friends of the deceased. Mr. Gough was a son of the late Harry D. Gough, of Harford County, and a brother of Mrs. Richard E. Bouldin, of Bel Air, and of Mr. Jas Glasgow, of Baltimore. Mr. Gough was a lawyer of decided ability and had many friends here who deeply deplore his death.
Aegis- June 3, 1887

Family links: 
  Harry Dorsey Gough (1790 - 1867)
  Mary Honora O'Brien Gough (1807 - 1844)
  Helen Theresa Gough Glasgow (1825 - 1887)*
  Charles Hays Gough (1828 - 1895)*
  Harry O'Brien Gough (1828 - 1870)*
  William Thomas Gough (1832 - 1867)*
  Mary Honora Gough (1834 - 1895)*
  Harrison "Dorsey" Gough (1838 - 1887)
  Martha Christobella Gough Bouldin (1839 - 1894)*
  Matilda Dorsey Gough Hennisee (1843 - 1894)*
*Calculated relationship
Golden Gate Cemetery (Defunct)
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
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