Finding Aid to the Robert R. Hudson Governors of Maryland Collection, 1770-1981, MS 3122

Finding Aid to the Robert R. Hudson Governors of Maryland Collection, 1770-1981, MS 3122

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

Collection summary

Title

Robert R. Hudson Governors of Maryland collection

Creator

Hudson, Robert R.

Call number

MS 3122

Inclusive dates

1770-1981

Bulk dates

1770-1981

Extent

2 boxes, 51 folders, 2 oversized items.

Abstract

The collection is comprised of documents signed by the governors of Maryland from 1777-1987, including letters, autographs, and signed official documents collected by the donor, Robert R. Hudson.

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 Robert R. Hudson, May 2, 2013.

Accession number

2013-017-LIB

Processing note

Processed by Lara Westwood, September, 2013.

 

Scope and Content

The collection is comprised of documents signed by the governors of Maryland from 1777-1987, including letters, autographs, and signed official documents collected by the donor, Robert R. Hudson. A majority of the items correspond to the governor’s tenure in office, and are official documents, such as Justice of the Peace appointments. Most of the state’s governors are represented with a few exceptions. The most notable exclusions include William Paca, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and Spiro Agnew, Vice President to Richard Nixon. The donor also corresponded with a few of the later governors and was appointed as a member of the Advisory Panel to Study the Movement Toward Electric Funds Transfer System by Governor Blair Lee III. A letter from Governor Theodore McKeldin to Hudson details the former governor’s political philosophy and reflects on his professional life.

The documents are generally organized in the order of the governors' terms, retaining the order imposed by the donor. Larger items were grouped together in the second box to prevent folding of the pages. Short biographical sketches of certain governors were written by the donor and have been included in the folder with the signed document.

See related collections for more information:

Benjamin Howell Griswold Papers, 1863-1946, MS 410

Philips Lee Goldsborough Letters, 1914-1930, MS 1478

Maryland Convention of 1776 Journal of Accounts, 1776, MS 1776

Maryland Governor’s Council Collection, 1791-1807, MS 1954

William Smallwood Collection, 1776-1791, MS 1875

John Eager Howard Papers, 1662-1919, MS 469

Edward Lloyd V Collection, 1796-1817, MS 2001.1

Levin Winder Correspondence, 1814, June 13- September 15, MS 1570

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

Mrs. E. Louis (Enoch Louis) Lowe Papers, 1692-1970, MS 1949

Thomas Holliday Hicks Papers, 1821-1881, MS 1263

Thomas Holliday Hicks Papers, 1860-1862, MS 1313

Thomas Holliday Hicks Papers, 1860-1865, MS 2104

Augustus W. Bradford Journals, 1862-1865, MS 90

Augustus W. Bradford Papers, 1843-1894, MS 2667

Augustus W. Bradford Papers, 1860-1879, MS 2759

Thomas Swann Collection, 1815-1853, MS 1826

Thomas Swann Collection, 1851-1871, MS 1826.1

William Pinkney Whyte Scrapbooks, 1857-1884, MS 898

William Pinkney Whyte Papers, 1840-1908, MS 1623

Lloyd Lowndes Scrapbooks, 1872-1931, MS 956

Edwin Warfield Scrapbooks, 1888-1915, MS 1009

Edwin Warfield Papers, 1880-1918, MS 2098

Albert C. Ritchie Papers, 1915-1936, MS 710

Albert C. Ritchie Correspondence, 1926-1933, MS 1923

"Press Clippings of Inaugural Ceremonies of Governor-Elect Harry Whinna Nice" Scrapbook, 1935, January 9, MS 3123

Herbert R. O’Conor Correspondence, 1939-1943, MS 1922

“The Education of an American Governor” by Theodore McKeldin, MS 3104

 

Container List

Contents

Dates

Box

Folder

Johnson, Thomas biographical sketch and draft on western shore treasurer

No date; 1770, March 1

1

1

Lee, Thomas Sim biographical sketch and letter to Colonel Samuel Smith on shipment protection

No date; 1781, July 9

1

2

Smallwood, William biographical sketch and registry for schooner “Polly”

No date; 1788, April 14

1

3

Howard, John Eager biographical sketch and letter regarding purchase of fencing

No date; 1796, February 1

1

4

Plater, George biographical sketch, portrait, and letter to Stephen West and Lewis N?

No date; 1780, May 2

1

5

Stone, John Hoskins biographical sketch and letter to Misters Ridley (Ridgely?) and Pringle

No date; 1784

1

6

Henry, John biographical sketch and letter regarding his chariot and horses

No date; 1797, December 4

1

7

Wright, Robert biographical sketch and Justices of the Peace of Frederick County appointment document

No date; 1807, February 20

1

8

Lloyd, Edward biographical sketch and Justices of Levy Court appointment document

No date; 1809, December 2

1

9

Goldsborough, Charles biographical sketch and land grant for Thomas Worthington of Baltimore County

No date; 1819, January 18

1

10

Veazey, Thomas Ward biographical sketch and Coroner of Frederick City appointment for Jacob Baer

No date; 1838, February 6

1

11

Thomas, Francis biographical sketch, portrait and letter regarding ? Miller’s case

No date; 1828, July 6

1

12

Thomas, Philip Francis biographical sketch and letter to Hon. Robert McClellan, Secretary of the Interior

No date; 1855, January 31

1

13

Lowe, Enoch Louis biographical sketch and letter to Hon. James Campbell, Postmaster General

No date; 1853, March 19

1

14

Hicks, Thomas H. biographical sketch and letter regarding various appointments

No date; 1861, October 22

1

15

Bradford, Augustus W. biographical sketch and checks

No date; 1865-1866

1

16

Swann, Thomas biographical sketch and letter regarding correspondence with Postmaster General

No date; 1864, March 7

1

17

Whyte, William Pinkney letter to J. L. Norris, Esq.

?, February 1

1

18

Groome, James Black signature

Ca. 1875

1

19

Carroll, John Lee letter to John H. Campbell

1879, February 14

1

20

Hamilton, William T. signature

No date

1

21

McLane, Robert Milligan biographical sketch and letter

No date; ca. 1885

1

22

Lloyd, Henry biographical sketch and letter to Chas. R. Deacon, Sectary of Clover Club

No date; 1887, September 9

1

23

Jackson, Elihu Emory biographical sketch and signature

No date

1

24

Lowndes, Lloyd letter to H. W. Fay regarding a photograph of Mr. Lincoln

1899, April 3

1

25

Smith, John Walter biographical sketch and letter to William B. Rayner

No date; 1914, March 20

1

26

Warfield, Edwin letter to A. P. Gorman and wedding invitation

1900, November 27

1

27

Crothers, Austin Lane signature

No date

1

28

Harrington, Emerson C. letter to Arlington Baker

1917, October 26

1

29

Ritchie, Albert C. biographical sketch and letter to Mrs. Gorman

No date; ?, November 9

1

30

Nice, Harry W. photograph and letter to Colonel Leopold Philip

1935-1938

1

31

O’Connor, Herbery R. biographical sketch and letter to Robert R. Hudson, Jr.

No date; 1951, April 19

1

32

Lane, William Preston, Jr. biographical sketch and letter to Robert L. Hayes

No date; 1947, January 6

1

33

McKeldin, Theodore R. letters from and to Robert R. Hudson

1973, June

1

34

Tawes, J. Millard letters from and to Robert R. Hudson

1972, November

1

35

Mandel, Marvin letters from and to Robert R. Hudson, signed ephemera, and letter to Frank J. Kelly

1971-1981

1

36

Lee, Blair III letter to Robert R. Hudson and signed membership card for Advisory Panel…

1977

1

37

Hughes, Henry letters from and to Robert R. Hudson

1979-1981

1

38

Winder, Levin biographical sketch and Justices of the Peace of Frederick County appointment document

No date; 1812, December 29

2

39

Ridgely, Charles of Hampton biographical sketch and Justices of the Peace of Frederick County appointment document

No date; 1818, April 14

2

40

Sprigg, Samuel biographical sketch and Justices of the Peace of Frederick County appointment document

No date; 1820, January 15

2

41

Stevens, Samuel biographical sketch and appointment of Adam Showers, Esq. to colonel of 15th regiment militia, Baltimore County document

No date; 1825, January 14

2

42

Kent, Joseph Justices of the Peace of Frederick County appointment document

1828, July 28

2

43

Thomas, Francis Justices of the Levy Court of Frederick County appointment document

1835, March 4

2

44

Grason, William biographical sketch and District Justice of Frederick County appointment document

No date; 1839, May 25

2

45

Thomas, Francis biographical sketch and appointment of Henry Kauffman as Leather Inspector of Frederick County document

1843, February 15

2

46

Pratt, Thomas George biographical sketch and District Justices of Frederick County (4th Election District Court) appointment document

No date; 1845, February 13

2

47

Swann, Thomas appointment of  Joel Hall to Justice of Peace of Frederick County document

1868, May 29

2

48

Bowie, Oden appointment of John W. England to Officer of Registration for Frederick County document

1870, June 8

2

49

Carroll, John Lee appointment of John Ritchie to Visitor of St. John’s Literary Institution document

1876, April 12

2

50

Brown, Frank appointment of John M. Colston to County Commissioner of Dorchester County document

1893, November 23

2

51

Pratt, Thomas George Justices of the Peace of Frederick County appointment document

1845, February 13

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Ligon, Thomas Watkins land grant to Rezin Worthington of Baltimore County

1857, August 20

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