Archer-Mitchell-Stump-Williams Family Papers, 18th-20th century

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Archer-Mitchell-Stump-Williams Family Papers, 18th-20th century
Maryland Historical Society

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Archer-Mitchell-Stump-Williams Family Papers, 18th-20th century

MS. 1948

Maryland Historical Society

Baltimore MD 21201-4674

An (1973)Inventory of the Papers in the Maryland Historical Society

 


INVENTORY

INTRODUCTION

The Archer-Mitchell-Stump-Williams Family Papers were donated by Mrs. Lewis J. Williams, through the offices of her daughters, Mrs. J. Woodley Richardson and Mrs. John [UNK] in November 1972.

 

Number of containers: 23 boxes and 2 volumes

Accession number:64858

Processed By: Barbara S. Murray

Date: January 24, 1973

BOX 1:

Stevenson Archer and James Archer

Stevenson Archer: 1786-1848; jurist; son of John Archer; born at “Medical Hall” Harford Co.; married to Pamelia Hays 1811. Elected to Congress several times. 1817 appointed a judge of Mississippi Territory. 1824 appointed chief judge of the 6th judicial district of Maryland (Baltimore and Harford Counties). 1844 appointed chief judge of Maryland Court of Appeals.

Includes letters to Pamelia Hays Archer, 1811-1817. These letters to his wife are written chiefly from Washington, D.C. Letters discuss her health, his dissatisfaction with the dissipation & froppery of Washington, Congressional business that detains him from home, etc. Letter of March 24, 1814 discusses actions of “that strange enthusiast” Lorenzo Dow in the lobby of Congress. Letter of 1817 from Ft. Claiborn discusses travelling through the Creek nation and his fears for his safety.

Includes letters to Harriet Archer, 1836-1846. These letters to his daughter are mostly written from Annapolis. Letters give advice about school, health, etc. Also her father asks for news of relatives in Mississippi. There is little discussion of his work or politics--he mentions his receipt of commission as Chief Judge of Maryland and discusses his fear that Polk will win the election (1844).

Also two miscellaneous pieces of correspondence to Stevenson Archer.

James Archer: 1779-1815. Son of John Archer; brother of Stevenson Archer. Graduated in medicine 1806; resided at “Medical Hall;” removed to Mississippi Territory. Married Margaret Ann Ross 1810.

Includes letters to Mrs. Catharine Archer (his mother) 1802-1813, and to Stevenson Archer, 1811-1815. Letters discuss his marriage, bad state of agriculture and finances in Territory, etc. Also discusses a petition circulating in the Territory for indulgence for those claiming lands by preemption. Several letters discuss western feelings for war against England (displays desire for war, discusses preparation for war, describes activities of Jackson, and discusses attitudes towards peace settlements.)

BOX 2:

Miscellaneous Archer Papers

Includes papers of miscellaneous Archers (arranged alphabetically):

1) E. Hotes Archer

2) Elizabeth M. Archer

3) George W. Archer

4) Hannah S. Archer

5) Henry Archer

6) James Archer (son of Stevenson Archer)

7) James I. Archer

8) John Archer

9) John G. Archer

10) Laura Archer

11) Mary A. Archer

12) N. S. Archer

13) Pamelia Hays Archer (Chamberlain)

14) Stevenson Archer (Jr.)

Katherine Chamberlain Boatner

These papers chiefly include miscellaneous correspondence to family members, and newsclippings. Letters from Pamelia Hays Archer (Chamberlain) discuss conditions in Mississippi in the 1840's. Clippings include articles by George W. Archer about Harford County history (Temperance Society, Bel Air Academy, Harford Co. paper mills and iron works, etc.)

Also includes a manuscript genealogy of the Archer family by Henry Wilson Archer (including some correspondence in regard to his research). Prominent families mentioned include: Archers, Hays, Mitchells, Stumps, Williams, plus many others.

Also includes a small manuscript genealogy of The English Archers.

BOX 3:

Hooper Family Papers

Includes papers of miscellaneous Hoopers (arranged chronologically, 1712-1864). Chiefly land papers relating to land acquisitions of Samuel Hooper, especially in Dorchester County Maryland and in the town of Cambridge. Also includes some correspondence of Hooper family members, especially that of Elizabeth A. Hooper and Sarah Hooper (Elizabeth's mother).

BOXES 4-5:

Papers of George Edward Mitchell

 

(Box 4: A-C, Box 5: D-E)

Born at Head of Elk (Elkton), Cecil Co. Maryland, 1781. Son of Dr. Abraham Mitchell and Mary Thompson Mitchell. Lived at “Fair Hill.” Studied medicine; graduated from Univ. of Pa.; entered partnership with his father. Elected to Md. House of Delegates 1808--9; elected member of State Executive Council 1809-12. Took a distinguished part in the war of 1812--in York, Fort George, Fort Niagra, Fort Oswego, etc. Was presented with a sword by Md. Gen. Assembly. Married Mary Hooper 1816. Was Democratic member of Congress for all but one term between 1822-1832. Was instrumental in inviting Lafayette to the U.S. as a guest of the government. Unsuccessful candidate for governor of Md. in 1829. Died 1832.

A. Includes some correspondence of George E. Mitchell-mostly to family members such as his sons George W. and Henry H., his sister Mary R. Mitchell, his mother-in-law Sarah Hooper, and his daughter Mary Alicia Mitchell. Letters generally involve family affairs, educational and social advice, etc. Also includes rough drafts of Congressional Resolution to invite Lafayette to the U.S., and some letters to and/or for constituents, and copy of his Last Will and Testament.

B. Includes miscellaneous personal correspondence to George E. Mitchell in regard to home, the farm, the children, his health, etc.

C-D. Many letters to George E. Mitchell in his position as a Congressman 1822-32. (C-through 1831, D-1832). Many are in regard to political feelings of Maryland constituents towards Jackson and Adams, requests for military or political appointments, questions about Naval policy, invitations to dinners in Washington, requests for help in gaining restitution for war damages, requests for help in land disputes, suggestions to relay to Congress and the President, etc. Includes 2 letters of James Buchanan to George Mitchell giving congratulations on being the Jackson candidate for governor of Maryland and saying he has complied with one of Mitchell's requests. Also includes some correspondence about the plans for the Washington monument, including a letter from architect Robert Mills submitting suggestions for such a monument.

E. Includes miscellaneous material that relates to George E. Mitchell, including receipts; an M.S. biography of Col. George E. Mitchell and plea for his reelection for Congress; a letter by John Q. Adams in regard to the monument and tomb of George Washington and the burial of Martha Washington; an obituary of George Mitchell and papers in regard to the estate of George E. Mitchell.

BOX 6:

Miscellaneous Mitchell Papers

Includes papers used by George Johnston for sketch of Mitchell family. (See Johnston's History of Cecil County, Maryland, 1881). Also includes newsclippings and letters in regard to Mitchell family genealogy (also some about Thompson family).

Also includes papers of miscellaneous members of Mitchell family (arranged alphabetically):

1)  Abraham Mitchell (Dr.)

2)  Abraham D. Mitchell --includes papers in regard to the estate
    of George E. Mitchell, a small account book, and letters from
    John Buchanan about Lancaster Pa. land and the estate of
    Margaret Calhoun

3)  Ann (Nancy) Mitchell

4)  A. H. Mitchell

5)  David Mitchell--from Ohio

6)  Ephraim Mitchell --numerous

7)  G. W. Mitchell

8)  H? Mitchell

9)  Henry Hooper Mitchell--in regard to the rediscovery and
    attempts to acquire George E. Mitchell's sword

10) Mrs. H. S. Mitchell

11) Jane E. Mitchell

12) Mary Hooper Mitchell--wife of George E. Mitchell, daughter of
    Sarah Hooper--numerous

13) Mary R. Mitchell and the Miss Mitchells

(above correspondence of a family nature and frequently addressed to relatives).

BOX 7: 

Mary Alicia Mitchell Stump Papers

 

(Daughter of George E. Mitchell and Mary Hooper; wife of John Stump)

Contains her Album, 1830-33, including poetry, drawing and autograph. Also a small commonplace book.

Bulk of correspondence (1832-94) is from schoolmates and friends to Mary Alicia Mitchell Stump. Topics covered include her father's health, sympathy at his death, her love life and theirs, and gossip of the neighborhood (Baltimore, Baltimore Co., Elkton, Cecil Co., Washington, etc.) Frequent discussion of church news and religion, esp. about Presbyterianism in Elkton, Cecil Co., Perryville, etc., and also about the Episcopalian church, camp meetings (letter of Oct. 1, 1833), etc. Also includes letters from relatives such as cousins and uncles. Also papers in regard to Mary Alicia's schooling, and Mitchell family genealogy, as well as a few manuscripts by Mary Alicia.

BOX 8:

Papers of John Stump

John Stump, the second; of “Perry Point”; 1804-1896; married Mary Alicia Mitchell 1834.

Includes articles of agreement, indentures, bonds of conveyance, legal papers, etc., esp. in regard to land in Cecil County. Also miscellaneous receipts and accounts; copy of John Stump's Last Will and Testament; enrollment of John Stump as sole owner of the ship Polk & Dallas; an agreement betting $1000 on the Harrison Presidential race; and papers (1867?-1885?) in regard to land purchased in Cecil County for the Perryville Presbyterian Church, and the building of said church. Also one letter by John Stump to his son? Fred and one to his wife Mary Alicia.

BOX 9:

Miscellaneous Stump Family Papers

Includes papers of miscellaneous Stump family members (arranged alphabetically):

A. H. Stump

Alicia Stump (daughter of Mary Alicia Mitchell Stump and John Stump)

Mrs. Frederick Stump

Frederick Stump (son of Mary Alicia Mitchell Stump and John Stump; Associate Judge of the Circuit Court for Caroline, Talbot, Queen Annes, Kent & Cecil Co.)--includes his commission, legal opinions, and notes in regard to cases in his district. Plus miscellaneous correspondence.

H. Arthur Stump (son of Mary Alicia Mitchell Stump and John Stump; Judge; Dean of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore city)--Includes papers as agent of the devisees of John Stump, deceased; a Stump family tree; newsclippings in regard to his life and death; etc.

H. Arthur Stump, Jr. (son of H. Arthur Stump and Caroline T. Riegel Stump)--copy of photo of H. Arthur Stump Jr. at age 4 mos., and copy of his publication “Augustine Herman 1606-1686 Founder of Bohemia Manor”.

H. Y. Stump

Reuben Stump--Bill of the graveyard

Wm. H. Stump

Also includes miscellaneous newsclippings, notes, etc. about Stump family genealogy, plus misc. photos and the Stump coat of arms.

BOX 10:

Harriet H. Archer Williams Papers

Born 1824, died 1871. Married Dr. Lewis Jaffery Williams, U.S.N. c. 1850. Daughter of Stevenson Archer and Pamelia Hays Archer.

Collection includes a few letters of Harriet Archer Williams to miscellaneous correspondents, including her father Stevenson Archer and her son's teacher, Dr. Clemson (in regard to her son's religious development and desire for confirmation, etc.)

Collection also includes numerous letters, 1848-65, from Harriet Archer Williams to her husband, Dr. Lewis J. Williams U.S.N. Letters were written while he was on board ship on missions to many parts of the world (Africa, China, Europe, Japan, South America, etc.) Letters are written from Medical Hall, Harford Co., Maryland, and many are accompanied by envelopes bearing directions for Dr. Williams' ship at the time. Her letters are chiefly about family news, the children, her reading, etc. They also contain discussion of religion, religious meetings (Presbyterian), reforms, attitudes of self and others to political events in the U.S. and Europe (esp. the Civil War), remarks on the political career of Stevenson Archer, Jr., her husband's career, local news (State Fair, notes on economic condition of area, Railroads, taxes, prices, etc.), and reports about their relatives in the South.

Also includes a copy of the address given at the funeral of Harriet Archer Williams and one of her commonplace books.

Collection contains miscellaneous correspondence to Harriet Archer Williams (1842-66). Subjects discussed include sympathy at her father's death, gossip, illness, family news, politics, misc., poetry, etc. Also letters from Dr. Clemson's school in Claymont Delaware in regard to her son Stevenson A. Williams and his religious aspirations, etc.

BOX 11:

Dr. Lewis J. Williams Papers

Born 1819. Graduated M.D. at the Univ. of Pa. Appointed Ass't. Surgeon, U.S.N. 1842. Promoted to Surgeon 1853. Served under Commodore Perry in the Japan expedition in the U.S.S. “Mississippi.” Was on the U.S.S. “Richmond;; in Admiral Farragut's West Gulf squadron in 1864-65 and was present at the attack on Mobile Alabama in 1865. Was made Medical Director in 1871 and was stationed at the Naval Hospital and the Naval Lab., Brooklyn, N.Y. until his retirement. Lived in Baltimore, Md. after retirement until his death in 1888.

Includes letters dealing with trips taken as a Navy Surgeon to Mexico, Africa, China, Japan, Panama, etc. Letters also contain some discussion of family news, advice to his wife, etc. Letters from July 30, 1842 - Jan. 16, 1846 addressed to his father William Williams. Letter of May 27, 1848 addressed to the Hon. S. Archer. Letters of March 12, 1853 - Nov. 28, 1858 addressed to his wife Harriet Archer Williams. A short description of contents of these letters follows:

July 30, 1842 U.S. Ship Falmouth From Pensacola Account of cruise from Norfolk to St. Thomas. Describes town of St. Thomas--productions, set up, customs, trade, etc. Describes Caraccas, port of Laguiva, Porto Cabello, Santa Martha, etc. Describes political system of Venezuela.

Nov. 12, 1842 U.S. Ship Falmouth From Vera Cruz Will stay in Mexico unknown length of time as the Minister has expressed a wish that a man of war be there during negotiations with Mexico. Probably they will submit to terms sooner knowing that their minister has safe passage back to U.S. Negotiations proceeding favorably. Santa Anna has resigned as Pres. of Republic in favor of Gen. Brava, who is probably a mere tool of Santa Anna. Discusses high prices and miserable state of the gov't. there.

June 11, 1843 U.S. Ship Falmouth At Sea Left Pensacola for Island of St. Domingo--intended to proceed around coast of Florida. Desc. arrival at Cuba, and at St. Domingo. Desc. land in S. Domingo, and state of island since abdication of Boyer. Writes about Haiti's gov't. people, committee of Health & Safety, elections, framing of Constitution, etc. Describes Haiti as a republican gov't of Negroes--describes Presidential election, results of earthquake, inhabitants, etc. Discusses Port au Prince, and independent Haytiens. Discusses competition between mulattos and blacks, unsettled state of country, story of how Boyer left the island, etc.

Sept. 30, 1843 U.S. Ship Falmouth Navy Yard, Boston Describes sightseeing in Boston, and visit to Lowell, the great manufacturing town. Describes cloth processing, etc.

Nov. 10, 1844 U.S. Ship Yorktown From Finechal, Madeira

Discusses future course of ship. Describes Islands of Madeira--cultivation of crops, terraced lands, wine, churches, houses, scenery, convent of Santa Clara, population, condition of poor, etc. Also discusses town of Santa Cruz on island of Teneriffe?.

Dec. 17, 1844 U.S. Ship Yorktown From Mesurado Roads Off coast of Africa. Discusses slave trade as still being very extensive, despite efforts of British. Describes Cape Town. Then discusses his arrival at Monrovia (Liberia)--describes colony of Monrovia as much worse than it is painted in the U.S. Speaks of its exports, makeup, etc.

April 30, 1845. U.S. Ship Yorktown At Sea Discusses arrival at Ambrig (Province of Congo); St. Paul de Luando (port town); St. Philip de Benguila; Cape Palmas, Monrovia etc. --describes these areas in terms of people, trade, geography, etc. Discusses abuse of U.S. flag by slavers. Plans to sail for Port Praya.

Sept. 17, 1845 U.S. Ship Yorktown At Sea Discusses plans for ship movements. Feelings against Mr. Webster by whose treaty they are stuck with such abominable cruising. Describes arrival at Monrovia--vegetation, farming, colonists, poor quality of emigrants sent by Colonization society, etc. Discusses political set up of Monrovia. Discusses suspicion that Ship Patuxtent of N.Y. is on a slaving mission.

Nov. 30, 1845 U.S. Ship Yorktown At Sea Describes how they took a prize--a slave ship--with 900 slaves on board (the American Barque Pons of Philadelphia). Discusses sights on board the slaver, prize money for capture of slaves, fate of the captured slaves, slave trade in Africa, etc. 1846

Jan. 16 U.S. Ship Yorktown Cape Mesurado Continued discussion of captured slaver the Pons and fate of the captured slaves. Plans to sail for Port Praya. Hopes Congress will legislate against sale of American vessels in ports of Brazil to cut abuse of U.S. ships in the slave trade. Discusses emigration to Monrovia. Speaks of fears of war between U.S. and England about Oregon question. Describes Senate of Monrovia. Also discusses his arrival at Freetown and Siera Leone--description of the area, people, trade, geography, etc.

May 27, 1848 U.S. Brig Porpoise Monrovia

Account of the natives and colonists of African coast. Arrived to find that the independence of the Republic of Liberia had been declared on Aug. 24. The former Governor is President. All are hopeful of the future but he sees no indication of reason for such hopes. Says they declared independence from jealousy of the English. Describes the town of Monrovia--its geography, communications with the interior, towns of the interior (Caldwell and Millsburg), emigrants, crops, economics, education, habits, finances, government officials, condition and treatment of natives, slave trade, etc. Also describes Elmina (a Dutch settlement on the Gold Coast) and Acera (an English town on the Gold Coast). Discusses two towns in the Kingdom of Dahomy--Whydah (a slave mart--describes the “Fetishe” worship of the natives, their customs and dress etc.) and Abomy (the capital of Dahomy--describes the king, his government, etc.).

March 12, 1853 U.S. Steamer Mississippi Pointe de Galle, Ceylon Describes Ceylon--its villages, coconut trees, dress, trade, religion, geography, elections etc. Discusses trip to Singapore and arrival--its people (Chinese and Malays), spices, customs, geography, etc.

June 7, 1853 U.S.S. Saratoga Napa, Island of Soo-choo Discusses his transfer to new ship. Warns his wife not to believe newspaper reports of the expedition's movements--they are often written by men with no means of forming correct opinions. Describes a visit the Comde. paid to the regent of the island, on which Dr. Lewis went along. Describes cultivation of land, vegitation, giving of presents, entertainment, food, customs, geography, etc. Also describes Bonin Islands.

Dec. 14, 1853 U.S. Ship Saratoga Shanghai Describes attack on the town by Imperialists--rebels still hold fort and town, are getting near Pekin and will probably throw out the present gov't. At last account Commodore was in Hong Kong waiting arrival of the Emperor of Japan--but the Emperor's death stopped negotiations for a time. Discusses attempts to negotiate with the Japanese. Discusses customs of the Chinese. Also discusses U.S. politics, World's Temperance Convention, and wonem's rights.

Jan. 1, 1854 U.S. Ship Saratoga Shanghai Discusses fighting bet. Chinese rebels and Imperialists--cruelties of both sides, etc. Imperialists may win yet. The fighting doesn't get anywhere and causes much suffering. Discusses the Chinese--wages, prices, housing, poor conditions, etc. Describes a visit to the city of Peking?--streets deserted, poor condition of rebels, etc. Speaks of rumors of Russian-Japanese negotiations.

Feb. 6, 1854 U.S. Ship Saratoga At Sea Discusses approaching negotiations with Japanese--anchored off town of Kamasaki--describes the Japanese as friendly and says there is every prospect of the Commodore making a treaty--hopes for trade.

Describes landing on shore to negotiate for a treaty (he went along but did not take part in discussions)--describes interpreter, refreshments, soldiers, people, dress, etc. Disappointed in people and country. Describes further negotiations for treaty--landings, talks (in which he did not take part), exhibitions, presents, etc. Hears that the Commodore has gotten all he wanted to from the Japanese. Discusses rumors of a Russian treaty with the Japanese and discusses the unreliability of newspaper accounts. Lists provisions of the treaty as he understands them.

April 11(- May 30), 1854 U.S. Steamer Mississippi Bay Yeatto Speaks of Captain Adams going home with the treaty. Describes trip up the Bay--thought they saw city of Yedo. Probably Commodore will go to Samadi. Com. keeps everything to himself. Provisions scarce. Comm. intends visiting several ports before making a commercial treaty. Trade will probably not amount to anything for years to come. Describes villages, people, geography, customs of women, cultivation of land, fishing, reaction of people to the Americans, religion, buildings, shops, prices, etc. Hopes to be in Hong Kong soon.

Nov. 28, 1858 U.S.S. Cyaine At Sea Writes from abreast of the Rio de la Plata--soon to be off Cape Horn. Describes penguins, albatrosses, bleakness of Cape Horn etc. Speaks of his destination as Panama. Describes arrival at Valparaiso--describes it, its sufferings from a fire, etc. Descusses a revolution that he heard had broken out at Copiapo--a town to the N. of Valpario--which the gov't. is sending troops to put down. Much discussion of home news, advice to wife, etc.

Collection also includes misc. papers of Lewis J. Williams--incl. school reports from College of New Jersey; school essays; appointments in the Navy (signed by the Presidents); medical records (such as the record of the Brig Washington and medical records of individuals); personal correspondence received (in regard to his son's schooling, religion, etc. and from nieces, etc.); and business correspondence (in regard the Navy and medicine). Also includes papers (1871-79) in regard the Staff Rank bill, appointment of Medical Inspector Wales as Surgeon General over 16 ranking officers (including Dr. Williams), and further results of this action, attempts at reform in Naval Medical Corps appointments, etc. Also includes life story of I. Lorell(1862) relating religious experiences. Includes miscellaneous items such as receipts, bills, lists, printed data, pamphlets, tickets to the impeachment of Pres. Andrew Johnson, etc.

Also includes unfoldered items such as lecture (matriculation) cards for medical courses at the University of Pa; a farm book of [Lewis J. Williams]1851-1873; and a large ledger kept by Lewis J. Williams 1869-76 at the N.Y. Navy Yard, Hazeldell, Bel Air and Brooklyn (short entries concern weather, letters sent and received, engagements attended, some patients treated, etc. Describes death of his wife.) Also a military identification tag of Lewis J. Williams. Also a Journal of a Cruise in the U.S. Ship Falmouth Joshua R. Sands Commander by L.J. Williams Madina Nov. 15, 1844 (includes short entries describing weather,

his readings and thoughts, including poetry exerpts, and short descriptions of ship maneuvers and areas visited, such as the Gulf Stream, Jamaica, Havanna, coast of Africa, etc. Basically material discussed in more detail in letters).

BOX 12:

Stevenson A. Williams Papers

Born 1851, died 1932. Son of Lewis J. Williams and Harriet H. Archer Williams. Graduated A.B. at Princeton College 1870; read law; settled in Belair Md.; married Ariel Street. Served on State Senate and was dean of the bar in Bel Air, Md.

Includes school compositions; school reports from Brooklyn Collegiate and Poletechnic Institute, and College of New Jersey; circular about Clemson's school at Claymont, Delaware (which Stevenson attended), and school programs. Also newsclippings about a testimonial dinner to be given for Stevenson Williams, his obituaries, and miscellaneous papers relating to Stevenson Williams.

Correspondence is made up of letters to his father Lewis J. Williams, and to his mother Harriet Archer Williams, chiefly from school in Claymont, Delaware. Letters to his mother generally discuss family, school and local news. Letters to his father are largely written during the time Dr. Williams was on board the U.S.S. Richmond stationed off Mobile during the Civil War. Stevenson wrote to his father about his studies, his attitudes towards the war and the attitudes of his fellow students and teachers, news from Archer relatives in the South, effects of war in Md. (on mails, prices, etc.), rumors about the course of the war, his religious aspirations (in the Episcopal Church) etc.

BOX 13:

Miscellaneous Williams Papers

Includes papers of and/or to:

Anna Stump Williams (Daughter of Judge H. Arthur Stump, granddaughter of Mary Alicia Mitchell Stump and John Stump, wife of Lewis J. Williams who was grandson? of Dr. Lewis J. Williams)

Ariel Elizabeth Williams (Daughter of Anna Stump Williams and Lewis J. Williams)

B. H. Williams

Caroline Williams (Daughter of Anna Stump Williams and Lewis J. Williams)

Frederick-Rodgers Williams (Son of Harriet Archer Williams and Dr. Lewis J. Williams)

I. L. Williams

Jane Riegel Williams (Daughter of Anna Stump Williams and Lewis J. Williams)

Mary Williams (Daughter of Harriet Archer Williams and Dr. Lewis J. Williams)

Sara E. Williams (sister of Dr. Lewis J. Williams)

Wm. Williams (Father of Dr. Lewis J. Williams--includes two letters from Henry Clay in regard to a gift of herring and shad, complimenting Williams on the quality of fish from his area

Plus a coat of arms and henealogical information in regard to the Williams from the American Heraldric Art Company.

BOX 14:

Anderson-Cortlandt Correspondence

1781-1809. Correspondence of Jonathan McKeel Anderson, Mary Ann R. Anderson, Eliza Cortlandt and Maria Cortlandt (later Mrs. Jonathan Anderson). Most of correspondence is made up of letters from Jonathan McKeel Anderson to Maria Cortlandt. Jonathan lived in Dorchester County Maryland and went to school in Cambridge, and Maria lived in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Basically love letters, with some gossip, discussion of health, and a few comments about the war in 1781-82 (Revolutionary War) and conditions in Maryland and New York. Letters from Catharine, Mary Ann Anderson, and Eliza Cortlandt are from England and reflect British attitudes towards Americans 1785-1809. Also includes copies of the Wills of Thomas McKeel and John McKeel.

Miscellaneous Correspondence

1766-1899. Miscellaneous letters--chiefly unidentified or not clearly related to other parts of the collection. Includes a copy of Catherine Wirt's account of the last illness of William Wirt.

Woolsey Scrapbooks

Two scrapbooks of Amelia Woolsey, c. 1840-45, and 1845-63. Include literary quotes, newsclippings, autographs (includes Archers), drawings, essays, etc.

BOX 15:

Miscellaneous Land and Legal Papers

Includes land and legal papers not clearly related to other parts of the collection. Includes many land papers (deeds, leases, etc.), especially for land in Dorchester Co. and the town of Cambridge. Also includes Will of Cassandra Cummons Pennington. Other legal papers include misc. bonds, powers of attorney, certifications of character and identity, petitions, etc.

BOX 16:

Miscellaneous

1810-1926. Includes miscellaneous accounts, currency, essays, memos, newsclippings, notes, pamphlets, photos, programs, receipts, recipes, reports from the Army and Congress, shares of stock, speeches, etc. that have no clear relation to other parts of this collection. Also includes Rev. Wm. Finney's funeral sermon for Dr. Martin.

BOXES 17-23:

plus two oversize volumes

Account books and daybooks, 1786-1850. Dealing with the Baltimore area, chiefly concerned with flour milling. Mills mentioned include Salisbury Mills, Harford Mills, and Rock Run Mills (includes at least one account book of Salisbury Mills sales, 1796-1800). Accounts also deal with the shipping of bar iron and general merchandizing. Some record the sale of fish. Many are apparantly accounts kept by and/or relating to John Stump of Baltimore (later Cecil Co.). Includes one letterbook (1792-1801) of John Stump with copies of letters relating to his trade as a merchant--discusses prices, market demands, scarcity of currency, quality of goods, etc. and shows dealings with such areas as the West Indies, North Carolina, Virginia, etc. One account book (1813) includes poetry and many newsclippings (receipts), and includes some mention of Mrs. Sarah Hooper. Dates of books labeled on outside of boxes.

 

For other account books, see Box 6 and Box 11.

Cards are entered in the card file of the Maryland Historical Society Manuscripts Division for all the above entries.

 


Index 

Subject, Box Numbers:

1)  Account book of Abraham D. Mitchell, 1832 

Box 6

2)  Account book, 1851-1873--of Lewis J. Williams 

Box 11

3)  Account books--Baltimore, 1786-1850  

Boxes 17-23

4)  Adams, John Q.--in regard to the Washington monument, D.C.  

Box 5

5)  Africa--description of Navy tour to, by Dr. Williams, 1840's Box 11

6)  Agriculture--state of in Mississippi Territory  

Box 1

7)  Anderson, Jonathan McKeel  

Box 14

8)  Anderson, Maria Cortlandt (Mrs. Jonathan)

Box 14

9)  Anderson, Mary Ann R.  

Box 14

10) Archer, Catharine 

Box 1

11) Archer, George W.  

Box 2

12) Archer, Harriet H.  

Box 10

13) Archer, Henry Wilson  

Box 2

14) Archer, James  

Box 1

15) Archer, John  

Box 1

16) Archer, Mary  

Box 2

17) Archer, Stevenson--correspondence to  

Box 10

18) Archer, Stevenson--papers of  

Box 1

19) Archer, Stevenson, Jr.  

Box 2

20) Archer, Stevenson Jr.--political career

  Box 10

21) Archer, Hon. S.--correspondence to  

Box 11

22) Archer family papers  

Box 2

23) Archer family genealogy  

Box 2

24) Associate Judge of the Circuit Court of Md. for Caroline, Talbot, Queen Annes, Kent and Cecil Cos.  

Box 9

25) “Augustine Herman 1606-1686 Founder of Bohemia Manor” Box 9

24) Baltimore merchandizing, 1786-1850  

Box 17-23

25) Baltimore City Md.--Dean of the Supreme Bench  

Box 9

26) Baltimore City Md.--correspondence relating to  

Box 7

27) Baltimore County Md.--correspondence relating to  

Box 7

28) Bar, dean of--Belair, Md.

  Box 12

29) Bel Air, Md.--dean of the Bar 

Box 12

30) Bel Air, Md.--families and residents

Box12

31) Bel Air Academy 

Box 2

32) Boatner, Katherine Chamberlain 

Box 2

33) Bonin Islands--description of Navy tour to, by Dr. Williams, 1850's 

Box 11

34) Boyer of Haiti--discussion of, 1843 

Box 11

35) Brig Washington--medical records of

Box 11

36) Buchanan, James 

Box 4-5

37) Buchanan, John--corres. in regard to land in Lancaster, Pa.

Box 6

38) Calhoun, Margaret--estate of 

Box 6

39) Cambridge, Maryland--attendance at school in town of

Box 14

40) Cambridge, Md.--land papers

Box 3,15

41) Camp meetings in Md.--corr. relating to

Box 7

42) Caroline Co. Md.--judicial system 

Box 9

43) Cecil Co. Md.--corr. relating to 

Box 7

44) Cecil Co. Md.--corr. relating to Presbyterianism in

Box 7

45) Cecil County, Maryland--families 

Box 6-9

46) Cecil Co. Md.--judicial system

Box 9

47) Cecil County Md.--land papers

Box 8

48) Cecil Co. Md.--papers of resident 

Box 4-5

49) Ceylon--description of Navy tour to, by Dr. Williams, 1853

Box 11

50) Chamberlain, Pamelia Hays Archer 

Box 2

51) China--description of Navy tour to, by Dr. Williams, 1850's

Box 11

52) Civil War--attitudes towards in Md. area

Box 12,10

53) Civil War--effects on Md., corr. relating to

Box 12

54) Civil War--Harford Co. attitudes towards

Box 10,12

55) Civil War--Northern relations with Southern relatives

Box 10,12

56) Claymont, Del.--school

Box 12,10

57) Clemson, Dr.--school in Claymont, Del.

Box 12,10

58) College of New Jersey--reports from 

Box 11

59) Commonplace book--of Mary Alicia Mitchell Stump 

Box 7

60) Congressmen, Md.

Box 1,4-5

61) Cortlandt, Eliza 

Box 14

62) Cortlandt, Maria 

Box 14

63) Dahomy, Kingdom of, Africa--description of Navy tour to, by Dr. Williams, 1840's Box 11

64) Dorchester Co., Md.--families and residents  

Box 14

65) Dorchester Co., Md.--land papers 

Box 3,15

66) Dow, Lorenzo 

Box 1

67) Education in Md.--papers relating to 

Box 7,12

 

68) Elizabethtown, New Jersey--families and residents of 

Box 14

 

69) Elkton Md.--correspondence relating to 

Box 7

 

70) Elkton Md.--correspondence relating to Presbyterianism 

Box 7

 

71) Elkton Md.--residents 

Box 4-5

 

72) Elmina, Gold Coast of Africa--description of Navy tour to, by Dr. Williams, 1840's 

Box 11

 

73) The English Archers 

Box 2

 

74) Episcopalin church in Md.--corr. relating to 

Box 7,12

 

 

75) Episcopalian church in Md. and Del.--corr. relating to 

Box 12

 

76) “Fair Hill”--Cecil Co. Residence 

Box 4-5

 

77) U.S. Ship Falmouth--corr. from on board 

Box 11

 

78) Farm book, 1851-1873--of Lewis J. Williams 

Box 11

 

79) Farragut, Admiral--attack on Mobile, Alabama 

Box 10,12

 

 

80) Finney, Rev. Wm.--funeral sermon for Dr. Martin, 1849 

Box 16

 

81) Fish--Sale of in Maryland 

Box 17-23

 

82) Flour milling, Md.--accounts 

Box 17-23

 

83) Foreign relations, U.S.--papers relating to Naval expeditions Box 11

 

84) Governorship of Md.--candidacy for  

Box 4-5

 

85) Haiti--description of Navy tour to by Dr. Williams, 1843

Box 11

 

86) Harford Co. Md.--attitudes towards Civil War

Box 10,12

 

 

87) Harford Co. Md.--Congressmen 

Box 1

 

88) Harford Co. Md.--families and residents

Box 1,10,11,12

 

 

89) Harford Co. Md.--iron works

Box 2

 

90) Harford Co. Md.--judges 

Box 1

 

91) Harford Co. Md.--paper mills

Box 2

 

92) Harford Co. Md.--representation in the State Senate

Box 12

 

93) Harford Co. Md.--Temperance Society 

Box 2

 

94) Harford Mills--accounts 

Box 17-23

 

95) Harrison-Van Buren Presidential race--bet on 

Box 8

 

96) Hays, Pamelia 

Box 1

 

97) Hays family genealogy  

Box 2

 

98) Herman, Augustine--publication about 

Box 9

 

99) Hooper, Elizabeth A. 

Box 3

 

100) Hooper, Mary 

Box 4-5,6

 

 

101) Hooper, Sumuel 

Box 3

 

102) Hooper, Sarah 

Box 3,17-23

 

 

103) Hooper family 

Box 3

 

104) Iron, bar--shipping account, Baltimore 

Box 17-23

 

105) Jackson, Andrew-Md. attitudes towards 

Box 4-5

 

106) Japan--description of Navy tour to, under Commodore Perry, 1850's Box 11

107) Japan--description of Navy tour to, 1850's, by Dr. Lewis Williams Box 11

 

108) Johnson, Pres. Andrew--tickets to his impeachment  

Box 11

 

109) Johnston, George--papers used by him for sketch of Mitchell family 

Box 6

 

110) Journal of a Cruise in the U.S. Ship Falmouth Joshua R. Sands Commander Box 11

 

111) Judicial system--Baltimore City  

Box 9

 

112) Judicial system--Md.

Box 1,9

 

113) Kent Co. Md.--Judicial system 

Box 9

 

114) Lafayette--invited to U.S. as guest of Gov't.

Box 4-5

 

115) Land papers--Cecil Co. Md. 

Box 8

 

116) Land papers--Dorchester Co. Md. and town of Cambridge 

Box 3

 

117) Legislature, Md.--members of  

Box 4-5,12

 

 

118)  Liberia--descri tion of Navy tour to, by Dr. Williams, 1840's  Box 11

 

119) Lorell, I.--M.S. autobiography of, 1862

Box 11

 

120) Lowell, Mass.--description of the manufacturing town, 1843 Box 11

 

121) Madeira--description of Navy tour to, by Dr. Williams, 1844Box 11

 

122) Maryland Court of Appeals--chief judge of  

Box 1

 

123) Maryland House of Delegates--member of 

Box 4-5

 

124) Maryland member to Congress

Box 1,4-5

 

 

125) Maryland Senate--member of 

Box 12

 

126) McKeel, John--Last Will and Testament of, n.d. 

Box 14

 

127) McKeel, Thomas--Last Will and Testament of, 1762 

Box 14

 

128) “Medical Hall”-Harford Co. Md. Residence  

Box 1, 10,12

 

 

129) Medicine--Maryland practioners  

Box 4-5, 6,11

 

 

130) Mexico--description of Navy tour to, by Dr. Williams, 1842 Box 11

 

131) Mexico--description of negotiations with, 1842

Box 11

 

132) Mills, Robert--plans for Washington monument, D.C.

Box 4

 

133) Mississippi--conditions in 1840's  

Box 2

 

134) U.S. Steamer Mississippi--correspondence from on board ship

Box 11

 

135) Mississippi Territory--judicial system  

Box 1

 

136) Mississippi Territory--state of agriculture and finances in early 19th C.

Box 1

 

137) Mitchell, Abraham (Dr.)

Box 4-5,1,6

 

 

138) Mitchell, Abraham D.

Box 6

 

139) Mitchell, Ephraim  

Box 6

 

140) Mitchell, George Edward--attempts to acquire his sword  

Box 6

 

141) Mitchell, George Edward--correspondence relating to his health and death  

Box 7

 

142) Mitchell, George Edward--papers  

Box 4-5

 

143) Mitchell, George Edward--political correspondence  

Box 4-5

 

144) Mitchell, Henry Hooper  

Box 6

 

145) Mitchell, Mary Alicia--correspondence to

Box 4, 8, 7

 

 

146) Mitchell, Mary Alicia--papers of

Box 7

 

147) Mitchell, Mary Hooper

Box 6

 

148) Mitchell, Mary Thompson

Box  4-5

 

149) Mitchell family genealogy

Box  2,6,7

 

 

150) Mitchell family papers

Box  6

 

151) Mobile, Alabama--attack on

Box  10,12

 

 

152) Monrovia, Africa--description of Navy tour to, by Dr. Williams, 1840's

Box  11

 

153) Naval Medical Corp--attempts at reform in

Box  11

 

154) Navy--correspondence and papers relating to

Box  11

 

155) Navy--foreign expeditions, papers relating to

Box  11

 

156) New Jersey, Elizabethtown--families and residents of

Box  14

 

157) Panama--description of Navy tour to, by Dr. Williams, 1858

Box  11

 

158) Pennington, Cassandra Cummons--Will of

Box  15

 

159) Perry, Commodore--expedition to Japan, described by Dr. Williams

Box  11

 

160) Perry Point--papers of natives of

Box  8,9

 

 

161) Perryville, Md.--correspondence relating to Presbyterianism in

Box  7,8

 

 

162) Perryville Presbyterian Church--land papers

Box  8

 

163) Political correspondence--of George E. Mitchell

Box  4-5

 

164) Polk--attitudes towards his election

Box  1

 

165) Polk and Dallas--ship (paper enrolling ownership)

Box  8

 

166) Pons--slaver ship, capture of

Box  11

 

167) U.S. Brig Porpoise--correspondence from on board ship

Box  11

 

168) Preemption--petition for claiming lands by in Mississippi Territory

Box  1

 

169) Presbyterian Church in Perryville--land papers

Box  8

 

170) Presbyterianism in Elkton, Cecil Co., Perryville, etc.

Box  7,8

 

 

171) Presbyterianism in Harford Co. Md.

Box  10

 

172) Queen Annes Co. Md.--judicial system

Box  9

 

173) Religion in Md.--correspondence relating to

Box  7,10

 

 

174) Revolutionary War--British attitudes towards Americans, 1785-1809

Box  14

 

175) Revolutionary War--claims for restitution for war damages

Box  4-5

 

176) Revolutionary War--conditions in Md. and N.Y., 1881-82

Box  14

 

177) Revolutionary War--correspondence and commentary about, 1881-1882

Box  14

 

178) Rock Run Mills--accounts

Box  17-23

 

179) Ross, Margaret Ann

Box  1

 

180) St. Thomas--description of Navy tour to, by Dr. Williams 1842

Box  11

 

181) Salisbury Mills--accounts

Box  17-23

 

182) Santa Anna--description of his activities, 1842

Box  11

 

183) Santo Domingo--description of Navy tour to, by Dr. Williams, 1843

Box  11

 

184) U.S. Ship Saratoga--correspondence from on board ship

Box  11

 

185) Ship: U.S. Ship Falmouth

Box  11

 

186) Ship: U.S. Steamer Mississippi

Box  11

 

187) Ship: Polk and Dallas (paper enrolling ownership)

Box  8

 

188) Ship: Pons, slaver

Box  11

 

189) Ship: U.S. Brig Porpoise

Box  11

 

190) Ship: U.S. Ship Saratoga

Box  11

 

191) Ship: Brig Washington, medical records of

Box  11

 

192) Ship: U.S. Ship Yorktown

Box  11

 

193) Sixth judicial district of Md.

Box  1

 

194) Slave trade in Africa, 1840's--description of by Dr. Williams, U.S. N.

Box  11

 

195) Staff Rank bill-Navy, papers relating to

Box  11

 

196) State Executive Council, Md.--member

Box  4-5

 

197) State Senate, Md.--member of

Box  12

 

198) Stump, Alicia

Box  9

 

199) Stump, Anna

Box  13

 

200) Stump, Frederick

Box  9

 

201) Stump, H. Arthur

Box  9

 

203) Stump, H. Arthur, Jr.

Box  9

 

204) Stump, John of Baltimore--accounts

Box  17-23

 

205) Stump, John of Baltimore--letterbook, 1792-1801

Box  17-23

 

206) Stump, John II--papers of

Box  8

 

207) Stump, Mary Alicia Mitchell

Box  7, 4, 8

 

 

208) Stump, coat of arms

Box  9

 

209) Stump family genealogy

Box  2, 9

 

 

210) Stump family papers

Box  9

 

211) Surgery, Naval

Box  11

 

212) Talbot Co. Md.--judicial system

Box  9

 

213) Temperance Society--Harford Co.

Box  2

 

214) Thompson, Mary

Box  4-5

 

215) U.S. Navy foreign expeditions--papers relating to

Box  11

 

216) Venezuela--description of Navy tour to, by Dr. Williams, 1842

Box  11

 

217) Vera Cruz--description of Navy tour to, by Dr. Williams, 1842

Box  11

 

218) Wales, Medical Inspector--papers relating to his appointment as Surgeon General

Box  11

 

219) War claims--claims for damages from Revolutionary War and War of 1812

Box  4-5

 

220) War of 1812--claims for restitution for war damages

Box  4-5

 

221) War of 1812--Md. participants of

Box  4-5

 

222) War of 1812--Western feelings for

Box  1

 

223) Washington, Brig--medical records of

Box  11

 

224) Washington, D.C.--correspondence relating to

Box  7, 1

 

 

225) Washington, D.C.--life in, 1811-1817

Box  1

 

226) Washington Monument, D.C.--plans for

Box  4-5

 

227) Williams, Anna Stump

Box  13

 

228) Williams, Caroline

Box  13

 

229) Williams, Frederick-Rodgers

Box  13

 

230) Williams, Harriet H. Archer

Box  10, 11, 12

 

231) Williams, Jane Riegel

Box  13

 

232) Williams, Dr. Lewis Jaffery

Box  10, 11, 12

 

 

233) Williams, Mary

Box  13

 

234) Williams, Stevenson A.

Box  12

 

235) Williams, Stevenson A.--Education and religious aspirations

Box  10, 11

 

 

236) Williams, William--correspondence to

Box  11, 13

 

 

237) Williams family coat of arms

Box  13

 

238) Williams family papers

Box  13

 

239) Wirt, William--account of last illness of

Box  14

 

240) Woolsey, Amelia--scrapbooks

Box  14

 

241) U.S. Ship Yorktown--correspondence from on board

Box  11

 

242) Van Buren-Harrison Presidential race--bet on

Box  8

 

 

 

 

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