Acosta, Moulton, Ridgely Family Papers, 1634-1979, MS 3120

 

Finding Aid to the Acosta, Moulton, Ridgely Family Papers, 1634-1979, MS 3120

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

 

Collection summary

 

Title

Acosta, Moulton, Ridgely Family Papers

Creator

Ryan, Michael.  

Call number

MS 3120

Inclusive dates

1634-1979

Bulk dates

1760-1850

Extent

3 boxes, 168 folders, 19 oversized

Abstract

Contains correspondence, legal documents, and financial records of the Acosta, Moulton, and Ridgely families, as well as many other associated Maryland families.

Administrative summary

Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

www.mdhs.org

specialcollections@mdhs.org

Access restrictions

Open to the public without restrictions.

Use restrictions

Permission to quote must be received in writing from the Special Collections Librarian.

Provenance

Gift of Michael Ryan, April 12, 2000

Accession number

2012-unk-LIB

Processing note

Processed by Lara Westwood, April, 2013.

Scope and Content

            The material documents a variety of Maryland families, many of which were tied by marriage or business associations. Other families in the collection include the Bensley, Brice, Carroll, Cheston, Chew, Chisolm, Colston, Dandridge, Earle, Fehsenfeld, Galloway, Hanson, Howard, Murray, Robinson, Russell, Smith, Smyth, Taylor, and Tilghman families. The majority of the correspondence and receipts relate to merchant business conducted in England. Some of the letters do discuss the Revolutionary War’s impact on trade. The collection also holds more personal items, such as the letters between Samuel and Benjamin Galloway, which discuss both business and family matters and an album of photographs taken by John Ridgely of the family’s manor, Hampton. The Acosta papers show Eliseo de Acosta’s illustrious medical career in America and internationally. Acosta, a Spaniard, married into the Carroll family and was friendly with the Archbishop of Westminster.

The collection is broken down into series for each family group, which are ordered alphabetically. The material is then subdivided into six groups, genealogical information, land documents, legal agreements, financial records, correspondence, and ephemera, by family member when possible. Series XXIV-XXVIII contain miscellaneous legal documents, correspondence, and ephemera from individuals.  

See related collections for more information on families represented in this collection:

MS 64, Bordley Family Papers, 1720-1955

MS 220, Carroll-McTavish Family Papers, 1652-1867

MS 1994, Cheston-Galloway Papers, 1684-1961

MS 1970, J. Reaney Kelly Collection

MS 715.1, Helen West Stewart Ridgely Family Papers, 1840-1918

MS 2891, Hoyt Collection of Ridgely Papers, 1716-1970

MS 716, Ridgely-Stewart Papers, 1773-1921

MS 2099, Conway Robinson Papers, 1780-1880

MS 2600, Tilghman Family Papers, 1493-1940

Container List

Contents

Span Dates

Box

Folder

Series I: Acosta Family

 

 

 

Sketch of Elisee Acosta, M.D., etc., etc., etc. by Ambrose Dudley Mann

No date

1

1

Medical Degree Equivalency Certificate for Acosta, Eliseo de

1862, Mar. 21

1

2

Legion of Honor Certificate for Acosta, Eliseo de

No date

1

3

Order of Charles III for Acosta, Eliseo de

1878, Nov.

1

4

Manning, Henry E. (Archbishop of Westminster) to Acosta, Eliseo de

1877-1878

1

5

Death/Burial Burial Documents for Acosta, Eliseo de

1879

1

6

Series II: Bensley Family

 

 

 

Notes on Bensley, Robert

No date

1

7

Series III: Brice Family

 

 

 

Will

1765

1

8

Series IV: Carroll Family

 

 

 

Carroll, Charles Correspondence

1773, Jul. 12

1

9

Carroll, Daniel Correspondence

1774, Dec. 21

1

10

Series V: Cheston Family

 

 

 

Land Documents

1789, Dec. 29

1

11

Accounts, Bills, and Receipts

No date; 1766-1818

1

12

Stevenson, Randolph, and Cheston Accounts, Bills, and Receipts

1769-1774

1

13

? to Miss Cheston

1835, Aug. 30

1

14

Rush, C. E. to Miss Cheston

1818, May 29

1

15

Tilghman, Amia N. to Miss Cheston (Ann?)

?, Jan. 8

1

16

Tilghman, Amia N. to Cheston, Ann

1814, Feb. 12

1

17

Scott, E. to Cheston, Anne

1795, Aug. 15

1

18

Cheston, Daniel to sister

1784, May 10

1

19

Barry, Ann to Cheston, Francina

1801

1

20

Cheston, James Correspondence

No date; 1769-1774

1

21

Cheston, James Correspondence

1774-1796

1

22

Brice, James to Cheston, James

No date; 1771-1774

1

23

Correspondence between Cheston, James and Ann.

1780-1781

1

24

Cheston, James to Cheston (?), Nancy (Ann)

1780

1

25

Geddes, William to Cheston, James

1791-1793

1

26

Johnson, Joshua to Cheston, James

1780-1781

1

27

Randolph, William to Cheston, James

1773-1780

1

28

Tilghman, R[ichard?] to Cheston, James

1771

1

29

Tilghman, Richard to Misters Chew and Cheston

1802

1

30

Scott, Upton to Cheston, James

1787-1788

1

31

Scott, E. to Cheston, Nancy (Ann)

No date

1

32

Series VI: Chew Family

 

 

 

Land Documents

No date

1

33

Chew, Benjamin to Sister

1755, Jan. 24

1

34

Chew, John to Galloway, John

1792, Apr. 23

1

35

Chew, R. to Potter, Herman B.

1829, Aug. 31

1

36

Poem by Chew, Samuel

1849, May 9

1

37

Series VII: Chisholm Family

 

 

 

Legal Documents

1827, Apr. 26

1

38

Series VIII: Colston Family

 

 

 

Genealogy notes

No date

1

39

Colston, Edward Correspondence

No date; 1849

1

40

Colston, Edward to Thomas, Mary

1832-1841

1

41

Colston, Jane to Robinson, Susan

No date

1

42

Colston, L. A. to Ward, ?

?, Aug. 11

1

43

Colston, T. M. to Watkins, B. Leigh

1814, Sept. 15

1

44

Marshall, J. M. to Colston, Raleigh

1857, Feb. 20

1

45

Series IX: Dandridge Family

 

 

 

Dandridge, William Correspondence

1806-1808

1

46

Dandridge, W. A. to Dandridge, Liana (Dorrington)

1811-1812

1

47

Series X: Earle Family

 

 

 

Accounts, Bills, and Receipts

1787

1

48

Earle, Joshua Correspondence

1773

1

49

Earle, William to ? (Cheston, James?)

1773, Aug. 2

1

50

Series XI: Fehsenfeld Family

 

 

 

Related Materials

1947-1979

1

51

Series XII: Galloway Family

 

 

 

Land Documents

1764, Aug. 28

2

52

Legal Documents and Contracts

1764-1780

2

53

Accounts, Bills, and Receipts

No date; 1727-1784

2

54

Inventory of items purchased for Galloway, H. M. by Chew, Samuel

1778?

2

55

Galloway, Benjamin to Galloway, Samuel

1766-1783

2

56

Galloway, John Correspondence

1742

2

57

Galloway, Samuel Correspondence

No date; 1757-1785

2

58

Partial letter to/from Galloway, Samuel(?)

No date

2

59

Series XIII: Hanson Family

 

 

 

Land Documents

1722

2

60

Series XIV: Howard Family

 

 

 

Accounts, Bills, and Receipts

1771-1855

2

61

Howard, H. L. Correspondence

1868, Mar, 24

2

62

Series XV: Moulton Family

 

 

 

Genealogy Notes

No date; 1872

2

63

Land Documents

1818-1836

2

64

Legal Documents

No date; 1819-1836

2

65

Accounts, Bills, and Receipts

1817-1825

2

66

? to Moulton, Mrs. J. W.

’82, October 15

2

67

Moulton, Joseph Correspondence

1816-1840

2

68

Stewart, John to Moulton, Josephine

1853

2

69

Creative Writing and Poetry

No date

2

70

Series XVI: Murray Family

 

 

 

Correspondence

1812-1853

2

70a

Series XVII: Ridgely Family

 

 

 

Genealogy Notes

No date; 1895?-1915

2

71

Land Documents

No date

2

72

Map of Ridgely’s Conclusion and Surrounding Properties

No date

2

73

Legal Documents

No date

2

74

Ridgely, Charles Receipts

No date; 1767-1772

2

75

Ridgely, Captain Charles Receipts

1777-1786

2

76

Ridgely, Charles Receipts for Slaves

1782-1786

2

77

Ridgely Charles (Carnan) Receipts

1804-1820

2

78

Ridgely, Nicholas Bills and Receipts

1826-1829

2

79

Franklin House Hotel Receipt

1826, May

2

80

Ridgely, Captain Charles Correspondence

1764-1782

2

81

Ridgely, Captain Charles Correspondence

1784-1791

2

82

Chamier, Daniel to Ridgely, Captain Charles

No date; 1777

2

83

Hamilton, Thomas to Ridgely, Captain Charles

1773

2

84

Correspondence between Ridgely, Captain Charles and Tilghman, James

1789-1790

2

85

Sterrett, John to Ridgely, Captain Charles

1782

2

86

Telsburgh, George to Ridgely, Captain Charles

1790

2

87

Ridgely, Charles Jr. to Grandmother

1866, Jul. 26

2

88

Ridgely, Charles and Birckhead, Hugh to Lydia, Mary, Eliza, and Elizabeth

No date

2

89

Ridgely, Charles Carnan Correspondence

1782, Mar. 27

2

90

Bonds, J. B. (?) to Charles Carnan Ridgely

1804, May 14

2

91

Ridgely, Didy Correspondence

No date; 1849

2

92

Ridgely, Eliza Correspondence

No date; 1846-1889

2

93

Grason, S. R. to Miss Ridgely (Eliza?)

?, Feb. 14

2

94

Ridgely, H. ?. to Grove Silvanus

1763, Jan. 1

2

95

Ridgely, Julius Correspondence

No date

2

96

Ridgely, Julius School Report

1899, Feb. 23

2

97

Letters/Poetry in Foreign Languages

No date

2

98

Miscellaneous Notes, Envelopes, and Newspaper Clippings

No date

2

99

Crest of Ridgely, Charles of Hampton

No date

2

100

Creative Writing and Poetry

No date; 1847-1848

2

101

Drawings

No date

2

102

Views of “Hampton” by John Ridgely, Jr. 

No date

3

103

Views of “Hampton” by John Ridgely, Jr. 

No date

3

104

Maryland Church Histories, Newspaper Clippings, and Notes

No date

3

105

White, Julian Le Roy and Beylard, Sophia Elizabeth Wedding Announcement

1894, Mar. 29

3

106

Series XVIII: Robinson Family

 

 

 

Land Documents

1849, Apr. 19

3

107

Robinson, Conway Correspondence

1846-1864

3

108

Colston, Sarah Jane to Robinson, Conway

1838-1865

3

109

Series XIX: Russell Family

 

 

 

Accounts, Bills, and Receipts

1768-1774

3

110

Russell, Thomas to Howard, Henry

1782, Jan. 12

3

111

Series XX: Smith Family

 

 

 

Legal Documents

1799

3

112

Series XXI: Smyth Family

 

 

 

Smyth and Sudler Accounts, Bill, and Receipts

1772, Aug. 10

3

113

Smyth, Thomas Correspondence

1771-1774

3

114

Series XXII: Taylor Family

 

 

 

Land Documents

No date

3

115

Series XXIII: Tilghman Family

 

 

 

Tilghman, James Correspondence

1789, Sept. 8

3

116

Tilghman, Peregrine Correspondence

1774

3

117

Series XXIV: Legal Documents

 

 

 

Commissions for Confiscated Estates

1781

3

118

Indenture-Alen, Joseph to Nimmo, Walter

1768

3

119

Insurance for the Drie Friende, Captain J. P. Jansen

1803, Jan. 7

3

120

Land lease between Browne, William and Bertless, John

1697

2

121

Miscellaneous legal documents

No date; 1634-1793

3

122

Quarantine order for Ship “Elizabeth Simons Bressett Masters”

No date

3

123

Series XXV: Financial Records

 

 

 

De Caspar, Morris receipt

1853, Jul. 20

3

123a

Grove, Silvanus receipts

1749-1774

3

124

Miscellaneous accounts, bills, and receipts

No date; 1767-1809

3

125

Richardson, Captain/Ship “Two Sisters” receipts

1760

3

126

Rogers, Archibold accounts, bills, and receipts

1827

3

127

Series XXVI: Correspondence

 

 

 

Bond, Thomas Correspondence

No date

3

128

Chase, Samuel Correspondence

1782

3

129

Evans, Thomas Correspondence

1773, May 29

3

130

French, James Correspondence

1773, June 20

3

131

Garrett, Amos Correspondence

1773

3

132

Geddes, William Correspondence

1773-1791

3

133

Misters Gelliath and Mackinder Correspondence

1805-1806

3

134

Goodman, Sam Correspondence

1774, May 15

3

135

Misters Hagenah and Byers Correspondence

1932

3

136

Hall, Edward Correspondence

1774, Sept. 11

3

137

Hands, J. B. Correspondence

1774, Apr. 16

3

138

Kerr, Edward Correspondence

1773, Mar. 17

3

139

Lowndes, Christopher Correspondence

1771, May 8

3

140

McGachen, William Correspondence

1769-1770

3

141

Miscellaneous Correspondence

No date; 1783-1826

3

142

Mitchell, John Correspondence

1771, Dec. 2

3

143

Page, John Correspondence

1771-1774

3

144

Randolph, William Correspondence

1783, Jan. 31

3

145

Read, Robert Correspondence

1774, Nov. 29

3

146

Ross, David Correspondence

1773, Jun. 29

3

147

Scott, E. Correspondence

1780, Jun. 2

3

148

Telsburgh, George Correspondence

1784, Jun. 29

3

149

Theribrooke, Perry Hayes Correspondence

1773, Apr. 7

3

150

Young, William Correspondence

1773-1774

3

151

? to Sharpe, Horatio (Governor)

Ca. 1760

3

152

?, Adele to ?, Pattie

No date

3

153

?, Sophie to Stewart, Helen

?, Aug. 1

3

154

Bell, W. C. to Williams, J.

1816, Jul. 26

3

155

Bosley, William to Sutton, John

1790, Feb. 20

3

156

Claus, Santa to ?, Flora

1860, Jan. 1

3

156a

Hawthorne, R. to Fishbourne, Jane

No date

3

157

Johnson, Joshua to Roche, Ray.

1780, Nov. 14

3

158

Towle, F. S. to Publisher of Island Daily News

1932, Jun. 30

3

158a

Series XXVII: Miscellaneous Ephemera and Notes

 

 

 

The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Company $20 bond

1810, Sept. 9

3

158b

Memorial for Colonel Black Delivered by ? Dundas

1793

3

159

Miscellaneous advertisements and prints

No date; 1748-1861

3

160

Miscellaneous notes

No date

3

161

Notes on horseracing and ownership

No date

3

162

“Typographia. An Ode, on Printing.”

No date

3

163

Series XXVIII: Oversized

 

 

 

Order of Charles III certificate for Acosta, Eliseo de

1878, Dec. 15

 

 

Papal commendation for Acosta, Eliseo de

1878

 

 

Letters to Black, John and Mesnier, Freres and Durand

1763, Dec.

 

 

Estates of Bordley, John and Loyds, Edward

1773

 

 

Letter from Byrd, William and related material

1774, Aug. 23

 

 

Copy of Capt. Callum’s commission for exchange of prisoners and instructions

1760

 

 

Letter to Cheston, James from Dulany, Daniel

1787, Feb. 19

 

 

Letter to Cheston, James from Stevenson and Randolph

1775, Jan. 24 & 28

 

 

Moulton, Joseph land indenture

18??, ?

 

 

Survey of Hanson’s Wood and Heal’s Folly for Ridgely, Capt. Charles

Ca. 1770

 

 

Accounts of Ridgely, Henry

1758, Aug. 29

 

 

Passport of Ridgely, John

1852

 

 

Account of Taillor, John with Hill, Richard

1742, Jul. 17

 

 

Manifest of goods for Ship “Charming Nancy”

1760, Mar.

 

 

Bill of Fare for British and North American Royal Mail Steam Ships

1861, Jun. 15

 

 

The Maryland Journal and Baltimore Advertiser

1783, Mar. 28

 

 

The Pennsylvania Journal and the Weekly Advertiser

1766, May 1 & 1792, Nov. 28

 

 

“A Briefe Description of the Civil Warres and Battailes Fought in Eng:Fra:&Ire:”

No date

 

 

Shipping receipts

No date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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