Collections Online

Welcome to the Maryland Historical Society’s Collections Online Database. Browse through both Museum Department collections and the Special Collections Department of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library by subject or by medium. Here you will see paintings, photographs, manuscripts, decorative arts pieces, lithographs, and more.

With well over one million items housed at MdHS, this database contains merely a fraction of what can be found in the combined collections. Information contained in the records of the Collections Online Database is subject to change as a result of ongoing research.

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American Civil WarAfrican American HistoryPhotographs
War of 1812Women's HistoryBenjamin Henry Latrobe
PaintingsMining the Museum (exhibit)

Works on Paper

Emigration & immigrationMaritimePrints
Maps; Baltimore (Md.)--Maps.; Maps--Maryland
Warner & Hanna, Publisher
Warner & Hanna's Plan of the City and Environs of Baltimore.
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1801
[Map 1801]


Maps; Maps--Maryland; Maps--Maryland--Annapolis; Harbor
Unknown
The Harbor of Annapolis, 1846.
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1846
[Map 1846]


Maps; Maps--Maryland
Griffith, Dennis
Map of the State of Maryland, 1794 [1795] by Dennis Griffith. Griffith
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1794 [1795]
[Map 1794]


Maps; Maps--Maryland
A New Map of the Province of Maryland in North America, 1780.
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1780
[Map 1780]


Maps; Maps--Maryland; Maps--Virginia; Maps--Delaware
Map of Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware, 1794.
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1794
[Map 1794]


Maps; Baltimore (Md.)--Maps; Maps--Maryland
Folie, A.P.
Plan of the Town of Baltimore and It
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1792
[Map 1792]


Maps; Willard Hackerman Map Collection; Maps--Virginia; Maps--Maryland
Speed, John, 1552-1629
A Map of Virginia and Maryland by John Speed, 1676. Reflects new information from Augustine Herman
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Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. No reproduction or use without permissionfrom Willard Hackerman. Please contact the Department of Imaging Services: imagingservices@mdhs.org
1676
[]Map 1676]


Maps; Maps--Maryland; Maps--Virginia
Homann, Johann Baptist, 1664-1724
Map of Virginia and Maryland by Johann Baptist Homann, 1719.
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1719
[Map 1719]


Johnson, Joshua; African American history; Manuscripts
Pages 298-300 of Volume I of Baltimore County Chattel Records, 1773-1788, recording Joshua Johnson
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1773-1784
MS2865


Banneker, Benjamin, 1731-1806; Manuscripts; Manuscripts--Pictorial works; African American history
Banneker, Benjamin, 1731-1806.
Diagram of eclipse on April 3, 1701. From Benjamin Banneker
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April 3, 1791
MS2700


Banneker, Benjamin, 1731-1806; Manuscripts; Manuscripts--Almanacs; Manuscripts--Pictorial works; African American history
Banneker, Benjamin, 1731-1806.
Benjamin Banneker
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1795
MS2700


Carroll Family; Manuscripts; Industry
Baltimore Company Iron Works
Iron Works Corporation Agreement, 1731. Dr. Charles Carroll formed the Baltimore Company Iron Works on 1800 acres to the west of Mount Clare, Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Carroll formed the company in partnership with Benjamin Tasker, Daniel Dulany, Daniel Carroll of Duddington and Charles Carroll.
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1731
MS2018


Manuscripts; Manuscripts--Pictorial works; Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820; Latrobe Family
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820.
New Orleans, March 8, 1819. [Drawing of tombs.] Benjamin H. Latrobe Journal V, February 27, 1819 through March 9, 1819 (Number 20).
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1819
MS2009


Plan of Camp
Manuscripts; Manuscripts--Pictorial works; Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820; Latrobe Family
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820.
Plan of Camp sketch by Benjamin Henry Latrobe. Journal XV, 1796-1820.
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1809
MS2009


Manuscripts; War of 1812, 1812-1815
Boyle, Thomas, 1775-1825
A proclamation of blockade of United Kingdom by Thomas Boyle, commander of the Chasseur. "By Thomas Boyle, Esq., Commander of the privateer armed brig Chasseur, &c., &c.,-Proclamation: Whereas it has become customary with the Admirals of Great Britain, commanding small forces on the coast of the United States, particularly Sir John Borlaise Warren and Sir Alexander Cochrane, to declare all the coast of the United States in a state of strict and rigorous blockade, without possessing the power to justify such a declaration, or stationing an adequate force to maintain said blockade. I do therefore, by virtue of the power and authority in me vested (possessing sufficient force) declare all the ports, harbors, bays, creeks, rivers, inlets, outlets, islands and seacoast of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in a state of strict and rigorous blockade. And I do further declare, that I consider the force under my command adequate to maintain strictly, rigorously, and effectually, the said blockade. And I do hereby require the respective officers, whether captains, commanders, or commanding officers, under my command, employed or to be employed on the coasts of England, Ireland, and Scotland, to pay strict attention to the execution of this my proclamation. And I do hereby caution and forbid the ships and vessels of all and every nation, in amity and peace with the United States, from entering or attempting to enter, or from coming or attempting to come out of any of the said ports, bays, creeks, rivers, inlets, outlets, islands, or seacoasts, under any pretence whatsoever. And that no person may plead ignorance of this my proclamation, I have ordered the same to be made public in England. Given under my hand, on board the Chasseur, day and date as above. Thomas Boyle. (By command of the commanding officer) J. J. Stanbury, Secretary."
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1814
MS1846


Poem:
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849.; Manuscripts; Manuscripts--Poems and songs
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849.
Poem authored by Edgar Allan Poe, titled
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1829
MS1796


Manuscripts; War of 1812, 1812-1815
Item is a large folio of the Articles of Agreement between the captain of the Highflyer, a Baltimore privateer, and the crew. It gives specific terms of an 1812-1813 cruise of the Highflyer, including 109 seamen's names, stations, shares, and security. Also included are conduct regulations. The Highflyer was captured in February 1813 after taking eight British Vessels.
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1812-1813
MS1846


Manuscripts; Manuscripts--Pictorial works; Transportation--Trains
Winans, Ross, 1796-1877
Ross Winans improved coal burning engine, Baltimore, Maryland. Winans was an American inventor, mechanic, and builder of railway machinery and locomotives.
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ca. 1840-1850
MS916


Manuscripts; Manuscripts--Pictorial works
Bouis, John, 1771-1847
Bouis improved kitchen schematic, drawn by John Bouis.
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September 21, 1837
MS1211


American Civil War, 1861-1865; Manuscripts; Virginia.
Gibbon, General John, 1827-1896.
Agreement of Surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia. Original document signed at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia on April 10, 1865.
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1865
MS1284


Games