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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
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


Washington, George, 1732-1799.; Manuscripts; Manuscripts--Pictorial works; Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820.; Latrobe Family
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820.
Sketch of General Washington by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
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July 16, 1796
MS523


Manuscripts; Manuscripts--Pictorial works; Annapolis (Md.); Clubs and organizations
Unknown [Tuesday Club of Annapolis, Maryland]
Frontispiece, Tuesday Club Record Book. Records of meeting of Tuesday Club, 1745-55, in Annapolis, compiled by Dr. Alexander Hamilton, the Club's secretary.
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1745-1755
MS854


Calvert Family; Manuscripts; Settlement of land--Maryland
Claims of Proprietors from Maryland and Pennsylvania.
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1621-1775
MS174-255


Calvert Family; Maps; Manuscripts--Maps
Lloyd, Philemon, 1672-1732
Patowmeck Above Ye Inhabitants. Map by Philemon Lloyd, 1721.
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1721
MS174-1035


Manuscripts--Maps; Maps; Settlement of land--Maryland
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Map of Proposed Boundary, printed by Benjamin Franklin usually found with 1732 Articles of Agreement.
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1621-1775
MS174-1037


Works on paper; Manuscripts; Manuscripts--Pictorial works
Faris, Hyram, 1769-1800
Shop drawing clock face. Signed Hyram Faris/Annapolis. Hyram Faris may have made this drawing while working in his father's shop" See: The Diary of William Faris: The Daily Life of an Annapolis Silversmith.
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1790-1800
MS348


Washington, George, 1732-1799.; Manuscripts--Letters; Howard Family; American Revolutionary War, 1775-1783
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Letter from George Washington informing John Eager Howard that he will receive a medal struck in commemoration of his conduct in the battle of the Cowpens in South Carolina, American Revolutionary War.
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March 25, 1790
MS109


Manuscripts; Mason-Dixon Line; Calvert Family; Settlement of land--Maryland
Articles of Agreement between Thomas and Richard Penn, Frederick, Lord Baltimore, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon for surveying the Maryland-Pennsylvania boundary, 1763.
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1763
MS174-166


Calvert Family; Manuscripts; Settlement of land--Maryland
Patent of Nobility. King James I to George Calvert, 1st Baron of Baltimore.
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1624
MS174-38


Prints, Lithographs; Transportation, Trains; Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Hunckel
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad forming the Central link of the Great National Route between East & West. Colored promotional poster by Hunckel. Hambleton Print Collection.
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1850
H445


Abolitionists.; Manuscripts; African American history
Brown, John, 1800-1859.
Letter book by John Brown containing three chapters of autobiographical narrative of
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1859
MS155


Photographs, Baltimore (Md.), Sports, Baseball., Sports teams
McFee, Eugene Gwynn, b. ca. 1892, fl. 1913-1974
Base runner sliding into third base. Baltimore Terrapins (1915-1915). Federal League, professional baseball. Negative Z8.1127.PP32; Copy negative: Z5.764.PP32.
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ca. 1914-1915
PP32.51


Lithographs; Calvert Family, Prints, Hambleton Print Collection, Etching
Sir George E. Calvert with autograph and seal of John Thane. Lithograph by unknown artist. Hambleton Print Collection.
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H175