Hoyt Collection of Ridgely Papers, 1716 - 1970

Finding Aid to the Hoyt Collection of Ridgely Papers, 1716 – 1970,

 MS 2891

 

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

 

 

Collection summary

 

Title

Hoyt Collection of Ridgely Papers, 1716 – 1970

Creator

Hoyt Family

Call number

MS 2891

Inclusive dates

1716-1970

Bulk dates

1716-1970

Extent

21 boxes.

Abstract

Summary: This collection consists of papers of various members of the Ridgley Family and related families including the Gough, Howard, Hoyt, and Yeaton families. There are also bills and receipts for the Hampton house, the Ridgley family estate.  Among the materials are the papers of Family members including Captain Charles Ridgely (1733-1790), John Ridgely (1792 – 1867), Charles Ridgely (1830 – 1872), and Helen West Stewart Ridgely (1854 – 1929).

 

 

 

Administrative summary

 

Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21218

www.mdhs.org

special_collections@mdhs.org

Access restrictions

There are no access restrictions

Use restrictions

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

Provenance

The Hoyt Collection of Ridgely Papers was given to the H. Furlong Baldwin Library of the Maryland Historical Society in 1985 by members of the Hoyt family who were descended from the Ridgely family of Hampton. Accession Number: 1055

Processing note

Processed and finding aid begun by Joanna Lamb, ca 2005; Finding aid completed by Damon Talbot in June 2011.

Items Removed from collection

Moved to Museum - Margaretta S. H. Ridgely – drawings of proposed statuary in Rome, 1872

 

Biographical Note

 

The biographical sketches below give some background on the main persons in this collection. The H. Furlong Baldwin Library contains many collections pertaining to the Ridgely Family. A list of the major Ridgely Family collections at the Maryland Historical Society can be found at the end of the scope and content note. Information about additional collections relating to the Ridgley Family can be located through our online catalog or by inquiring at the Special Collections Desk.

 

 

Capt. Charles Ridgely (1733 – 1790)

 

Capt. Charles Ridgely was a sea captain, iron master, politician, and the builder of Hampton mansion.  He began his career as a mariner and reached the rank of Captain by 1757.  He sailed ships for London merchants, bringing cargoes of pig iron and tobacco or lumber from the colonies to England.  Sailing was his only avocation until 1761, when he formed a partnership with his father Col. Charles Ridgely and his brother John to build Northampton Furnace, an ironworks in Baltimore County.  His time was increasingly spent with the iron works, especially after his brother’s death in 1771 and his father’s death in 1772.  Capt. Charles did continue to buy good from London merchants until the Revolution, paying with shipments of pig iron and tobacco.  His mercantile business pursuits were conducted under several different firm names, including Ridgely and Goodwin (1757); and Ridgely McLure and Goodwin (ca. 1770-1773). 

 

Capt. Ridgely was a political power in Baltimore County throughout the Revolutionary and post-Revolutionary period.  He served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1777 to 1787.  He corresponded with political elites such as Samuel Chase, Tench Tilghman, George Lux, and Robert Gilchrist.

 

In 1760, Capt. Charles inherited the Northampton land from his father.  In 1783, he commissioned Jehu Howell to begin building an estate house on this land.  Known as Hampton, it is thought to have been based on captain Ridgely’s own design, and it served as the seat of the Ridgely family until 1948, when it passed into the hands of the National Park Service.  Although Capt. Ridgely was married – his wife Rebecca Ridgely converted to Methodism and was a correspondent of Francis Asbury – none of his children survived to adulthood.  Instead, he adopted his nephew, Charles Carnan, as heir to the Hampton estate. 

 

Charles [Carnan] Ridgely (1760 – 1829)

 

Charles [Carnan] Ridgely was the nephew of Captain Charles Ridgely who took the surname Ridgely in order to inherit his uncle’s estate.  He ran the iron works at Northampton, as well as pursuing a political career, serving in the Maryland legislature from 1790-1800, and as governor of Maryland from 1816 to 1819.   Charles [Carnan] also corresponded with the famous and influential Marylanders of his day, including Samuel chase and the Baltimore architect Robert Cary Long Sr.  Like his uncle, Charles [Carnan] relied on slave labor to maintain the farm and iron works at Hampton. 

 

John Ridgely (1792 – 1867)

 

John Ridgely was the son of Charles [Carnan] Ridgely.  In 1828, he married his distant cousin Eliza E. Ridgely (1803 – 1867), who was the daughter of Nicholas G. Ridgely, a Baltimore grocery merchant. The union would produce five children. John served as a trustee for Nicholas G. Ridgely’s estate when Eliza inherited it, and the estate settlements of both of their fathers in 1829 provide important information about inheritance, wealth, and financial arrangements in the early nineteenth century.  John inherited the Hampton estate, and continued to live as a gentleman farmer as well as overseeing the iron works.  Correspondents included Charles Caroll, Robert Gilmor, and N. G. Starkweather.  His use of slaves at Hampton has resulted in substantial records of slavery in antebellum Baltimore County. 

 

Eliza E. Ridgely (1803 – 1867)

 

Eliza E. Ridgely was the wife of John Ridgely and the daughter of Nicholas G. Ridgely.  Eliza was very talented musically.  A famous portrait by Thomas Sully depicts Eliza and her harp in the early years of her marriage.  As mistress of Hampton, Eliza was involved in running the household, keeping track of accounts, in subscribing to charitable organizations.  As heir to her father’s extensive estate, she inherited lands in the Illinois and Nebraska territories, which remained in the Ridgely family well into the twentieth century. 

 

Nicholas G. Ridgely (1771 – 1829)

 

Nicholas G. Ridgely was a Baltimore grocery merchant in the firm of MacDonald and Ridgely, whose success contributed to his substantial wealth.  He also owned land in the Louisiana territory, Illinois and Nebraska territories, and stock in a Pennsylvania bank.  These speculations led to several lawsuits, including one in which Ridgely sued the heirs of Samuel Chase for a piece of waterfront property mortgaged to Ridgely, and another in which the Union Bank sued Ridgely for a variety of reasons.  His wealth also made him the target of pleas from relatives for financial assistance, including his nephew Greenberry Ridgely.  After Nicholas’ death in 1829, his business partner, A. MacDonald, served as the executor of his estate. 

 

 

Charles Ridgely (1830 – 1872)

 

Charles Ridgely, the son of John and Eliza E. Ridgely, was a gentleman farmer at Hampton.  He was educated at Harvard, and married Margaretta S. Howard of Baltimore’s prestigious Howard family.  Charles spent much of his adult life abroad, living in London, Paris, and Rome.  During his European travels, he corresponded frequently with his bankers and friends Henry and J. L. Johnston, and with his Hampton foreman, who sent him monthly financial statements on the farm’s production.  In 1872, Charles died suddenly in Rome of typhoid fever.  His estate was thus in some disarray, and the bills, letters, and settlements that resulted are amply contained in this collection. 

 

Eliza Ridgely White Buckler (1828 - ?)

 

The sister of Charles Ridgely. Henry White, her son, was a diplomat during the 1890s and 1900s and was one of the signers of the Treaty of Versailles.

 

Margaretta S. [Howard] Ridgely (1824 – 1904)

 

Margaretta S. H. Ridgely was the wife of Charles Ridgely of Hampton.  Her husband’s sudden death left her as a relatively young widow, with children still in school.  Her older son, John, married soon after his father’s death, and Margaretta subsequently divided her time between Hampton and her house in Baltimore City.  She corresponded chiefly with family members, Margaretta kept extensive records of her life in Baltimore and at Hampton.  Her bills and receipts from after her husband’s death cover expenses for repairs to Hampton, furniture for her town house, books, clothing, dry goods, and music lessons and tutors for her younger children.  Upon her death in 1904, a legal dispute broke out between John and his siblings over the proper settlement of both their mother’s and father’s wills.  Margaretta’s daughters, Eliza Ridgely, Margaret Ridgely, and Julia Yeaton, served as the executors of her estate. 

 

Capt. John Ridgely (1851 – 1938)

 

John Ridgely was the son of Charles and Margaretta S. H. Ridgely.  Few of his papers have survived.  John continued the family tradition of living as a gentleman farmer at Hampton.  Most of his surviving papers thus relate to the farm, and reflect John’s interests in Jersey cattle, horses, and Hampton-made wines.  He helped execute his father’s estate, and was involve in the land speculations in Illinois and Nebraska. 

 

Eliza Ridgely (1858 – 1954)

 

Eliza Ridgely was the daughter of Charles and Margaretta S. H. Ridgely, the sister of John Ridgely.  Although she remained unmarried, she was active in Baltimore social reform movements and literary societies.  She traveled extensively with her friend Eleanor Freeland, visiting Europe, the Middle East, East Asia, and even the west coast of Africa.  Eliza’s papers reflect her close relationships with her sisters and her mother, and her interest in her nieces and nephews. 

 

Margaret Ridgely (1869 – 1949)

 

Margaret Ridgely was the daughter of Charles and Margaretta S. H. Ridgely.  Named Margaretta after her mother, she frequently went by either Margaret or Margie, and thus is named Margaret in this collection to distinguish her from her mother.  Only 3 when her father died, she was the youngest of Charles Ridgely’s children.  Like her sister Eliza, Margaret remained unmarried, and was active in social reform.  However, from 1904 - 1932, Margaret served as a Protestant Episcopal missionary in Liberia, where she founded and ran the House of Bethany, a boarding school for native girls in Cape Mount, Liberia.  After her retirement in Baltimore, she continued to correspond with both the House of Bethany workers and with former students.  While in Liberia, she designated her sister, Julia Yeaton, to serve on her behalf as executor of her mother’s estate, and gave Julia power of attorney to deal with Margaret’s financial and investment concerns. 

 

Julie Southgate Ridgely Yeaton

 

Julie Yeaton was the daughter of Charles and Margaretta Ridgely. 

 

Helen West Stewart Ridgely (1854 – 1929)

 

Helen West Stewart Ridgely was the wife of Capt. John Ridgely of Hampton.  She was one of the foremost society matrons in Baltimore in the late nineteenth century, She was frequently away from her husband John, traveling for pleasure or her health, and her papers therefore contain many letters from John to his wife.  Her other correspondents consisted primarily of family members, including her mother, Josephine Moulton Stewart, her grandmother Leonice Sampson Moulton, Many of the letters contain advice on proper upbringing for Helen’s children.  She also corresponded frequently with her many children. 

Helen was active in the Maryland Society of the Colonial Dames of America, in which she served as the chairman of their committee to research colonial graves.  Her research in this direction led to the publication of Historic Graves of Maryland and the District of Columbia (New York, 1908), which she edited.  Helen was also the chairman of the Maryland Commission to the Jamestown Exposition in 1907.

Helen Ridgely was a conscientious diarist. The diaries (7 vols.) in this collection are detailed and introspective, giving her thoughts as well as a record of her activities. The earliest diary records her activities while in school, probably in the early 1870s. The most interesting diaries are the 3 volumes covering the years 1881-83, and 1886-1888, giving insight into the child-rearing philosophy of Ridgely. In the 1881-83 volume she records the activities of her 3 daughters as dictated by the girls. They are quite candid about their misdeeds and punishments. The 2 volumes of 1886-1888 contain Ridgely's thoughts on raising her children to be useful adults. These diaries coupled with the letters of advice from Ridgely's mother in MS 715 give a good view of childrearing in the late 19th century.

Ridgely's notebooks include her Bible study notes for 1877; one notebook of research on Maryland churches probably used for her book, The Old Brick Churches of Maryland; one scrapbook of obituaries; and one of articles on Baltimore. There is also an essay (ca. 1904) by Ridgely on the attitude of inquiry. One book has notes on keeping poultry (1913) and raising vegetables (1917).

Ridgely's account books include her expenses for 1904-1905 and her grocery account for 1907.

There is also some printed material about the 1914 Star-Spangled Banner Centennial.

Helen W. Ridgely wrote a genealogy/reminiscence of her family entitled, My Heritage. This 50-page article deals with the Moulton and Stewart families and contains copies of many family letters. A typescript of this work is part of the collection.

In 1894 Helen Ridgely published The Old Brick Churches of Maryland. There are letters (1893) from a J.W. Palmer discussing this book.

 

Scope and Content

 

 

SERIES DESCRIPTION

 

Series I: Colonel Charles Ridgely Papers (1716 – 1772)

 

Series II: Captain Charles Ridgely Papers (1736 – 1791)

 

Series III: Rebecca Ridgely Papers (1790)

 

Series IV: Charles Carnan Ridgely (1790 – 1827)

 

Series V: Gough Family Papers (1786 – 1847)

 

Series VI: Nicholas G. Ridgely Papers (1814 – 1882)

 

Series VII: John Ridgely Papers (1829 - 1970)

 

Series VIII: Eliza E. Ridgely (1828 – 1867)

 

Series IX: Charles Ridgely Papers (1848? - 1913)

 

Series X: Hampton Bills (1863 – 1876)

 

Series XI: Trinity Church (1856 – 1880)

 

Series XII: Eliza Ridgely White Buckler (1848 – 1872)

 

Series XIII: Margaretta Stewart Howard Ridgely (1872 – 1909)

 

Series XIV: Captain John Ridgely (1866 – 1935)

 

Series XV: Margaret Ridgely (1904 – 1950)

 

Series XVI: Julia Yeaton (1873 – 1950)

 

Series XVII: Eliza Ridgely (1902 – 1937)

 

Series XVIII: Hoyt Family Papers (1930 – 1948)

 

Series XIX: Helen West Stewart Ridgely (1840 – 1970)

 

Series XX: Howard Family Papers (1863 – 1928)

 

Series XXI: Miscellaneous Papers (n.d., 1824 – 1927)

 

 

Series I: Colonel Charles Ridgely Papers, 1716 – 1772 (Box 1, Folders 1 – 10)

 

This series consists of several deeds and land surveys concerning real estate owned by Col. Charles Ridgely. 

 

Series II: Captain Charles Ridgely Papers, 1736 – 1791 (Box 1: Folders 11-32; Box 2: Folders 33 – 42)

 

Subseries 1: Correspondence, 1769 – 1791 (Box 1, Folders 11 – 16)

 

 

Subseries 2: Financial Records, 1764 – 1790 (Box 1, Folders 17 – 30)

 

This subseries includes both the accounts records and the bills and receipts. 

 

Subseries 3: Legal Records, 1760 – 1790 (Box 1: Folders 31-32; Box 2: Folders 33 – 35)

 

Subseries 4: Miscellaneous Papers, 1736 – 1790 (Box 2, Folders 36 – 42)

 

Included in this subseries are papers relating to the political and legislative activities of Capt. Charles Ridgely. 

 

Subseries 5: Nicholas Ruxton Gay Paper, 1757 – 1763 (Box 2, Folders 43 – 44)

 

Subseries 6: George Lux Papers, 1782 – 1789 (Box 2, Folder 45)

 

Series III: Rebecca Ridgely Papers, 1790 (Box 2, Folders 47 – 48)

 

Series IV: Charles Carnan Ridgely, 1790 – 1827 (Box 2, Folders 49 – 53)

 

This series includes the correspondence, land deeds, and some miscellaneous papers of Charles Carnan Ridgely, the second master of Hampton.  There is a also a record book from the Belvedere Estate in Baltimore County, of which Charles Carnan Ridgely served as a trustee in the early nineteenth century. 

 

Series V: Gough Family Papers, 1786 – 1847 (Box 2, Folder 54)

 

Series VI: Nicholas Greenberry Ridgely Papers, 1814 – 1882 (Box 2, Folders 46, 55 – 61; Box 3, Folders 62 – 87; Box 21, Folder 507)

Subseries 1: Correspondence, 1814 – 1829 (Box 2, Folders 55 – 59)

 

Subseries 2: Bills and Receipts, 1825 – 1829 (Box 2, Folder 60)

 

Subseries 3: Leases, 1825 – 1829 (Box 2, Folder 61)

 

Subseries 4: Estate, 1824 – 1870

 

Subseries A: Will and Inventory, 1824 - 1834 (Box 3, Folders 62 –65; Box 21, Folder 507)

 

Subseries B: Accounts and Settlements, 1829 – 1872 (Box 3, Folders 66 – 70)

 

Subseries C: Bills and Receipts, 1829 – 1835 (Box 3, Folders 71 – 75)

 

Subseries D: Trustee Papers, 1831 – 1870 (Box 3, Folders 76 – 81)

 

Subseries E: Illinois Land Records, 1869 – 1882 (Box 3, Folders 82 – 87)

 

Subseries F: Lydia Ridgely Papers, 1784 – 1798 (Box 2, Folder 46)

 

Series VII: John Ridgely Papers, 1829 – 1870 (Box 4, Folders 88-110; Box 21, Folder 505)

 

Subseries 1: Correspondence, 1854 – 1868 (Box 4, Folders 88 – 90)

 

Subseries 2: Accounts and Receipts, 1829 – 1858 (Box 4, Folders 91 – 93)

 

Subseries 3: Land Records, 1838 – 1852 (Box 4, Folders 94 – 98; Box 21, Folder 505)

 

Subseries 4: Slave Records, 1829 – 1865 (Box 4, Folders 99-102)

 

Subseries 5: Miscellaneous Papers, 1834 – 1860 (Box 4, Folders 103– 104)

 

Subseries 6: Estate, 1833 – 1869 (Box 4, Folders 105 – 106)

 

Subseries 7: Hampton Tax Receipts, 1848 – 1870 (Box 4, Folders 107 – 110)

 

Series VIII: Eliza Eichelberger Ridgely, 1828 – 1867 (Box 4, Folders 111 – 117; Box 20, Folder 500)

 

This series contains the correspondence, accounts records, and receipts of the wife of the third master of Hampton.  Eliza Ridgely was also the daughter of Nicholas G. Ridgely.  It also includes a book of poems that Eliza copied down for herself in the years before her marriage to John Ridgely. 

 

Series IX: Charles Ridgely Papers, 1848? – 1913 (Box 5, Folders 118-144; Box 7, Folders 145-167); Box 15, Folders 364 - 371; Box 21, Folder 506)

 

Subseries 1: Correspondence, 1848 – 1872 (Box 5, Folder 118-126)

 

Subseries 2: Miscellaneous Papers, n.d., 1851 (Box 5, Folders127-128)

 

Subseries 3: Hampton Farm Records, 1851 – 1869 (Box 5, Folders 129-133)

 

Subseries 4: Leases, 1865 – 1874 (Box 5, Folders 134 – 140)

 

Subseries 5: Financial Records, 1854 – 1872 (Box 5, Folders 141-144)

 

Subseries 6: Estate, 1870 – 1913

 

Subseries A: Will and Inventory/Miscellaneous, 1870 – 1872 (Box 6, Folders 145-150)

 

Subseries B: Legal Papers, 1873 – 1889 (Box 6, Folder 151)

 

Subseries C: Financial Records, 1872 – 1905 (Box 6, Folders 152 – 163; Box 21, Folder 506)

 

Subseries D: Trustees Papers, 1874 – 1913, Settlement, 1904-1909 (Box 6, Folder 164– 167; Box 15, Folders 364-371)

 

 

Series X: Hampton Bills, 1863 – 1876 (Box 7, Folders 168 - 179; Box 8, Folders 180-188; Box 21, Folder 508)

 

The bills and receipts contained in this series represent purchases made by the Ridgely family members who were living at Hampton during the 1860s and 1870s, including: Charles Ridgely, his wife Margaretta, his son John, and John’s wife Helen.  Because of the volume of bills that were incurred during this time period they have been organized by the type of purchase rather than by the purchaser.  The series includes orders for construction and repairs at Hampton, purchases of mourning clothes following Charles Ridgely’s death, school bills for John Ridgely’s siblings, and expenses incurred by Margaretta Ridgely at her Baltimore house.  The categories for the Hampton bills are arranged alphabetically, and are divided into the following subjects: clothing; druggist supplies and doctor bills; farm and garden supplies; food; freight; furnishings; hardware; house expenses; horses and vehicles; jewelry/china/silver/clocks; hired labor and repairs; miscellaneous; music lessons and school bills; stationary and subscriptions; building supplies (lumber, brick, etc.); and washing. There are two indentures located in Folder 508. This series also contains the record of the weekly butter account at Hampton for the year 1884. 

 

Series XI: Trinity Church, 1856 – 1880 (Box 8, Folders 189-199)

 

Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church was built in the 1850s of limestone donated by the Ridgelys from their Hampton quarries. Charles Ridgely served as the treasurer for the congregation in the late 1850s, and John Ridgely was heavily involved in overseeing the construction of the church (dedicated in 1860) and the later additions to the building in the early 1870s.  This series contains some of the financial records and correspondence relating to the construction and financial concerns of the church, and contains papers from both Charles and John Ridgely.

 

Series XII: Eliza Ridgely WhiteBuckler, 1848 – 1872 (Box 9, Folder 213)

 

Series XIII: Margaretta Stewart Howard Ridgely, 1872 – 1909 (Box 9, Folders 211-212, 214-230; Box 10, Folders 231-246)

 

Subseries 1: Correspondence, 1872 – 1904 (Box 9, Folders 214-223)

 

Subseries 2: Accounts, 1872 – 1874 (Box 9, Folder 224)

 

Subseries 3: Bills, 1872 – 1875 (Box 9, Folders 225-229)

 

Subseries 4: Receipts, 1875 – 1903 (Box 9, Folders 230; Box 10, Folders 231-233)

 

Subseries 5: Leases, 1872 – 1899 (Box 10, Folders 234-235)

 

Subseries 6: Miscellaneous Papers, 1872 (Box 10, Folder 236-236a)

 

Subseries 7: Howard Ridgely, 1873 – 1874 (Box 9, Folder 211)

 

Subseries 8: Otho Ridgely, 1872 – 1874 (Box 9, Folder 212)

 

Subseries 9: Bank Book, 1894 – 1909 (Box 10, Folders 237-238)

 

Subseries 10: Estate, 1904 – 1905 (Box 10, Folders 239-246)

 

Subseries A: Financial Records (Box 10, Folders 239-242)

 

Subseries B: Correspondence (Box 10, Folders 243)

 

Subseries C: Nebraska Land (Box 10, Folders 244-245)

 

Subseries D: Settlement of Will (Box 10, Folder 246)

 

Series XIV: Captain John Ridgely, 1866 – 1935 (Box 9, Folders 200-210; Box 10, Folders 247 – 262; Box 11, Folders 263-289; Box 21, Folder 504)

 

Subseries 1: Correspondence, 1872 – 1935 (Box 10, Folders 247 – 257)

 

Subseries 2: Financial Records, Box 10, Folders 258 –262) (1872 – 1903)

 

Subseries 3: Legal Papers, 1884 – 1901 (Box 11, Folders 263 – 266)

 

Subseries 4: Miscellaneous Papers, 1869 – 1901 (Box 11, Folders 267-168)

 

Subseries 5: Livestock Records, 1872 – 1882 (Box 11, Folders 269-273)

 

Subseries 6: Hampton Wines Records, 1902 (Box 11, Folders 274-277)

 

Subseries 7: Record Books,1866 – 1914 (Box 11, Folders 278-284)

 

Subseries 8: Towson Guard, 1876 – 1884 (Box 11, Folders 285-289; Box 21, Folder 504)

 

Subseries 9: Tax Records, 1872 – 1903 (Box 9, Folders 200-206)

 

Subseries 10: Illinois and Nebraska Land Records, 1865 – 1875 (Box 9, Folders 207-210)

 

Series XV: Margaret Ridgely, 1904 – 1950 (Box 12, Folders 290-310; Box 13, Folders 311-319; Box 15, Folders 372 - 378)

 

Subseries 1: Correspondence, 1904 – 1932 (Box 12, Folders 290-292)

 

Subseries 2: Bills, 1922 – 1932 (Box 12, Folder 293)

 

Subseries 3: Missionary Souvenirs, 1912 – 1937 (Box 12, Folders 294-299)

 

Subseries 4: Investments, 1910 – 1932 (Box 12, Folders 300-307)

 

Subseries 5: Legal Papers, 1904 – 1923 (Box 12, Folders 308-310; Box 15, Folders 372 - 378)

 

Subseries 6: Correspondence with Julia Yeaton, 1922 – 1932 (Box 13, Folders 311-318)

 

Subseries 7: Estate, 1904 – 1950 (Box 13, Folder 319)

 

Series XVI: Julia Yeaton, 1873 – 1950 (Box 13, Folders 320 – 337; Box 14, Folders 338 - 344; Box 19, Folder 499

 

Subseries 1: Envelopes from Margaret Ridgley, (Box 13, Folder 320)

 

Subseries 2: Articles and Clippings Re: Margaret Ridgley, (Box 13, Folder 321)

 

Subseries 3: Girlhood Souvenirs, 1873 – 1884 (Box 14, Folders 338-339)

 

Subseries 4: Liberian Souvenirs, 1912 – 1950 (Box 13, Folders 322-325)

 

Subseries 5: Correspondence, 1885 – 1949 (Box 13, Folders 326-334)

 

Subseries 6: Financial Papers, 1882 – 1914 (Box 13, Folders 335-337)

 

Subseries 7: Miscellaneous, n.d., 1932 – 1933 (Box 14, Folders 340-341)

 

Subseries 8: Yeaton Family Papers, n.d., 1908 (Box 14, Folders 342-344)

 

Subseries 9: “The Dorsey Book” genealogical research, 1875 ca. (Box 19, Folder 499)

 

Series XVII: Eliza Ridgely, 1902 – 1937 (Box 14, Folders 345 - 361; Box 15, Folders 379 - 381

 

Subseries 1: Correspondence, 1902 – 1938 (Box 14, Folders 345-359)

 

Subseries A: Correspondence (Box 14, Folders 345-347)

 

Subseries B: Miscellaneous Postcards (Box 14, Folder 348)

 

Subseries C: Postcards: Eleanor Freeland to Margaret Yeaton (Box 14, Folder 349)

 

Subseries D: Postcards: Eleanor Freeland to Julia Yeaton (Box 14,

Folders 350-352)

 

Subseries E: Postcards: Eliza Ridgely to Margaret Yeaton (Box 14, Folders 353-355)

 

Subseries F: Postcards: Eliza Ridgely to Julia Yeaton (Box 14, Folders 356-359)

 

Subseries 2: Receipts, 1905 (Box 14, Folder 360)

 

Subseries 3: Creative Writing, no date (Box 14, Folder 361)

 

Subseries 4: Legal Papers, 1904 – 1913 (Box 15, Folders 379-381)

 

Series XVIII: Hoyt Family Papers, 1930 – 1948 (Box 14, Folders 362 - 363)

 

Series XIX: Helen West Stewart Ridgely, 1840 – 1970 (Box 15, Folders 382 – 404; Box 16, Folders 405 - 422; Box 17, Folders 423 - 455; Box 18, Folders 456-471; Box 20, Folders 501 – 502); Box 21, Folder 503

 

Subseries 1: Correspondence, 1869 – 1926 (Box 16, Folders 405-422)

 

Subseries 2: Genealogy Research, 1840 – 1915 (Box 17, Folders 423-439)

 

Subseries 3: Manuscripts, n.d., 1890 – 1899 (Box 17, Folders 440 – 455)

 

Subseries 4: Miscellaneous Papers, 1890 – 1892 (Box 18, Folders 456 – 461)

 

Subseries 5: Printed Ephemera, n.d., 1893 – 1939 (Box 15, Folders 382-404; Box 21, Folder 503)

 

Subseries 6: Newspaper Clippings, 1880 – 1829 (Box 18, Folders 462-471)

 

Subseries 7: Genealogy Scrapbook, 1914 – 1970 (Box 20, Folders 501-502

 

Series XX: Howard Family Papers, 1863 – 1928 (Box 19, Folders 492-498)

 

Series XXI: Miscellaneous Papers, n.d., 1824 – 1927 (Box 19, Folders 470 - 491)

 

 

See also the following manuscript collections related to the Ridgley Family:

 

Ridgely Account Books, MS 691

Ridgely Papers, 1664-1882, MS 692

Ridgley Papers, 1733-1817, MS 692.1

Ridgely-Pue Papers, 1748-1932, MS 693

Helen West Stewart Ridgely Papers, 1868-1919, MS. 715

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

Ridgely-Stewart Papers, 1773-1921, MS 716

Ridgely-Dorsey Papers, 1733-1885, MS 717

Ridgely Family Papers, 1757-1949, MS 1127

Charles Ridgely Papers, 1720-1841, MS 1620

Inventory of his goods and chattles, 1771 (Charles Ridgely), MS 2018

 

 

Container List

 

BOX 1

 

Folders

1                      Col. Charles Ridgely – Parts of land deeds, no date, 1746

2                      Col. Charles Ridgely – Deed “Hampton Court”, Wm. Merryman to Charles Ridgely, 1746

3                      Col. Charles Ridgely – Deed – John Ensor to Wm. Wheeler, “Bold Adventure”, 1752

4                      Col. Charles Ridgely – Deed – Thomas Tipton of VA to Col. Charles Ridgely, 1755

5                      Col. Charles Ridgely – Deed – Horatio Sharpe, Royal Mines, 1765

6                      Col. Charles Ridgely – Deed – Col. Charles Ridgely [Sr.] to Capt Charles Ridgely [Jr.], Benjamin Nicholson, et al., - Northampton Furnace, 1772

7                      Col. Charles Ridgely – “Resurvey of Land called Abbington”, 1716

8                      Col. Charles Ridgely – Survey – “White Oak Swamp” for Tobias Stansbury, 1755

9                      Col. Charles Ridgely – Survey – “Pitches Chance”, Baltimore County, 1769

10                    Gardener, ---- to Capt. William Young, 1747

11-15                 Capt. Charles Ridgely – Incoming Correspondence, 1769 – 1791, no date

16                    Capt. Charles Ridgely – Outgoing Correspondence, 1785 – 1788

17-20                 Capt. Charles Ridgely – Accounts, no date, 1780 – 1790

21                    Capt. Charles Ridgely – Jehu Howell Account and North Point bills, 1783 – 1787

22                    Capt. Charles Ridgely – Jehu Howell Account and North Point bills COPIES [1783 – 1787]

23                    Capt. Charles Ridgely – Orders to Pay, 1782 – 1790

24-29               Capt. Charles Ridgely – Bills and Receipts, no date, 1764 – 1790

30                    Capt. Charles Ridgely – ‘Hampton’ Bills COPIES [1767, 1784 – 1786]

31                    Capt. Charles Ridgely – Miscellaneous Land Records, 1760 ca., 1780, no date

32                    Capt. Charles Ridgely – Land Records – “Patapsco Neck from Nicholas Ruxton Gay”, 1766

BOX 2

 

Folders

33                    Capt. Charles Ridgely – Complaint about tract “Oakhampton”, [1784]

34                    “Real estate devised by Capt. Charles Ridgely to John Ridgely and Charles [Carnan] Ridgely of Hampton”, 1790 ca.

35                    Capt. Charles Ridgely – Legal Records, 1781 – 1790

36                    Capt. Charles Ridgely – William Spencer Petition to Gov. Robert Eden, 1774

37                    Capt. Charles Ridgely – printed votes and proceedings of the MD House of Delegates, 1780

38                    Capt. Charles Ridgely – petitions to the General Assembly, no date, 1780, 1787 – 1788

39                    Capt. Charles Ridgely – “List of members, November session 1788, Lower House”, 1788

40                    Capt. Charles Ridgely – Miscellaneous papers, 1736 – 1784

41                    Capt. Charles Ridgely – Memorandums, 1777 – 1790

42                    Capt. Charles Ridgely – Memoranda – Land purchase – Thomas Hutchins from Nathan Johnson, 1774

43                    Nicholas Ruxton Gay – letter from Thomas Jennings, 1757

44                    Nicholas Ruxton Gay – plantation inventory and rental agreement, 1763

45                    George Lux – Correspondence and Papers, 1782 – 1789

46                    Lydia Ridgely – Correspondence, 1784 - 1798

47                    Rebecca Ridgely – Conversion to Methodism (Photostat), 1790

48                    Rebecca Ridgely – articles left to her (Photostat), Letter to “Priscy”, 1790, no date

49                    Charles [Carnan] Ridgely – letter from Samuel Chase, 1790

50                    Charles [Carnan] Ridgely – deed from Lyde Goodwin, 1796

51                    Charles [Carnan] Ridgely – deed of share in Northampton Furnace from Rachel and William Lux, 1800, 1826

52                    Charles [Carnan] Ridgely – Miscellaneous papers, 1791 – 1827

53                    Charles [Carnan] Ridgely – Records book of 663 lots sold at “Belvedere” (with copy), 1827

54                    Gough Family – Letters and Papers, 1786 – 1847

55- 58              Nicholas G. Ridgely – Correspondence with nephew William G. Ridgely, 1814 – 1829

59                    Nicholas G. Ridgely – Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1827 – 1829

60                    Nicholas G. Ridgely – Bills and Receipts, 1825 – 1829

61                    Nicholas G. Ridgely – Lease Agreements: Thomas A. Jones and William Henry Hall, 1825, 1829

 

BOX 3

 

Folders

62                    Nicholas G. Ridgely – Estate – Ledger of Will with Inventory, 1824 – 1832

63                    Nicholas G. Ridgely – Estate – Inventory, 1830

64                    Nicholas G. Ridgely – Estate – Orphan’s Court Records, 1830 – 1831

65                    Nicholas G. Ridgely – Estate – Ellen S. Eichelberger testimony on Will, 1834

66-69               Nicholas G. Ridgely – Estate – Accounts and Settlements, 1829 – 1833

70                    Nicholas G. Ridgely – Estate – Account with Robert Sherman, 1871 – 1872

71-73               Nicholas G. Ridgely – Estate – Bills and Receipts, 1829 – 1835, no date

74                    Nicholas G. Ridgely – Estate – Tax Bills, 1832 – 1835

75                    Nicholas G. Ridgely – Estate – Records of Real estate and rents, 1829 – 1835

76                    Nicholas G. Ridgely – Estate – Alexander MacDonald Correspondence, 1831 – 1834

77                    Nicholas G. Ridgely – Estate – Correspondence – William G. Ridgely and Alexander MacDonald, 1832 – 1833

78                    Nicholas G. Ridgely – Estate – Bank of Baltimore notes and checks, 1834 – 1836

79                    Nicholas G. Ridgely – Estate – Opinion of John McMahon, 1857

80                    Nicholas G. Ridgely – Estate – Tax Estimates and Agreements, 1867 – 1869

81                    Nicholas G. Ridgely – Estate – Schedule of property held by Trustee, [1870]

82                    Nicholas G. Ridgely – Estate – copies of Illinois land records, 1869

83                    Nicholas G. Ridgely – Estate – Correspondence re: Illinois land records, 1869 – 1872

84                    Nicholas G. Ridgely – Estate – Surveys of Illinois land, 1870

85-87               Nicholas G. Ridgely – Estate – Tax bills on Illinois land, 1874 – 1882

 

BOX 4

 

Folders

88                    John Ridgely – Outgoing Correspondence – Mayor Trimble, John Bosly, 1857, 1865

89                    Baltee, R. R. to John Ridgely – red: “McLanahan’s Land”, 1854

90                    John Ridgely – Incoming Correspondence – Wm. C. Wilson, Th. Alexander, W. S. Keech, Nathan Harris, A. Stirling, R. J. Gittings, 1858 – 1868

91                    John Ridgely – Accounts and Receipts, 1829 – 1857

92                    John Ridgely – Ledger of Slave and Horse Purchases, 1829 – 1862

93                    John Ridgely – Receipt – Astor House for Mr. Ridgely and party, 1846

94                    John Ridgely – Loan notes – T.S.O. Eichelberger and Alfred Tipton, 1838, 1858

95                    John Ridgely – Contract with August Dames, 1838

96                    Plat of John Ridgely’s Fields, 1840 – 1842

97                    John Ridgely – Lease of “Hampton” Mill to Thomas Beam, 1852

98                    John Ridgely – Deed of land from William McClymont, 1852

99                    John Ridgely – Deed – Robert J. McLanahan to William A. McLanahan, 1852

 

100                  John Ridgely – Papers – statement on “burnt child” at “Hampton”, [1859]

101                  John Ridgely – Receipt for slaves – Searis (?) Davis; Tilghman Davis; George Humphrey, 1864

102                  John Ridgely – Letters re: Lucy Jackson, former slave, 1865

103                  John Ridgely – Birth records, Nicholas Ridgely, son of John and Eliza Ridgely, 1834

104                  John Ridgely – Minutes of Board, Gas and Light Co. of Baltimore, 1860

105                  John Ridgely – Wills, 1833

106                  John Ridgely and Eliza Ridgley – Estate – Bills and Receipts, 1867 – 1869

107-108           John Ridgely and Charles Ridgely – Tax Returns for “Hampton” and other properties, 1848 – 1864

110                  John Ridgely and Charles Ridgely – Tax Returns – Federal, 1865 – 1870

111                  Eliza E. Ridgely – Correspondence – from Lafayette (COPIES), 1828, 1831

112-113           Eliza E. Ridgely – Correspondence – from her daughter Eliza R. White, from Europe, 1857 – 1858

114                  Eliza E. Ridgely – Power of Attorney to her husband, John Ridgely, regarding her father’s estate and executor A. MacDonald, 1830

115                  Eliza E. Ridgely – Account book of expenses on trip to Europe, 1833 – 1834

116                  Eliza E. Ridgely – Receipts, 1835 – 1836

117                  Eliza E. Ridgely – Account book as trustee to Nicholas G. Ridgely, 1858 – 1867

 

BOX 5

 

Folders

118                  Charles Ridgely – Outgoing Correspondence – to Eliza E. Ridgely (his mother) from Harvard, 1848 – 1849

119                  Charles Ridgely – Outgoing Correspondence, 1867 – 1872

120                  Charles Ridgely – Incoming Correspondence – R. W. Templeman; R.R. Baltee; Alex Morrison; Harry Gilmor; T.H. Buckler, 1854 – 1866

121                  Charles Ridgely – Incoming Correspondence – from applicants for position as gardener at “Hampton”, 1865 – 1868

122                  Charles Ridgely – Incoming Correspondence – References for William Dickson, gardener

123                  Charles Ridgely – Incoming Correspondence – Tutor applicants, 1866

124                  Charles Ridgely – Incoming Correspondence – R.W. Templeman re: Harford Road lands, 1867 – 1868

125                  Charles Ridgely – Incoming Correspondence – John Merryman and Co.; Hubbale and Talbott; R. Grason; H.W. Brooke, 1867 – 1868

126                  Charles Ridgely – Incoming Correspondence – Henry White Jr.; H.C. Longnecker; Jones Deal; Peter Henderson, 1870 – 1872

127                  Charles Ridgely – Miscellaneous papers, no date

128                  Charles Ridgely – “Hampton” list of guests at wedding reception, 1851

129                  Charles Ridgely – “Quantitative analysis of soil sample from ‘Hampton’”, 1851

130                  Charles Ridgely – “Hampton” Farm daily diary, 1855 – 1864

131                  Charles Ridgely – Mill Dam papers, 1860, 1869

132                  Charles Ridgely – Deeds concerning Lutherville seminary, 1855

133                  Charles Ridgely – Ashland Iron Co. papers – mining ore on “Hampton”, 1865 – 1874

134                  Charles Ridgely – Leases with Joshua Bosley, 1868 – 1870

135                  Charles Ridgely – Leases with John H. Butler, 1868 - 1869

136                  Charles Ridgely – Leases with John T. B. Parlett, 1868 - 1869

137                  Charles Ridgely – Leases with John Sheridan, 1869

138                  Charles Ridgely – Leases with Abraham Shertzer, 1868 – 1869

139                  Charles Ridgely – Leases with Elijah Simmer, 1868 – 1869

140                  Charles Ridgely – Leases with William Todd, 1870

141                  Charles Ridgely – Receipts, 1854 – 1871

142                  Charles Ridgely – Bill – Hôtel D’Angleterre, Rome, Italy, 1872

143                  Charles Ridgely – Accounts, 1869 – 1872

144                  Charles Ridgely – Checkbook, 1866 – 1872

 

BOX 6

 

Folders

145                  Last Will and Testament of Charles Ridgely, 1870

146                  Charles Ridgely – Estate – Death notices, undertaker’s bill, etc., 1872

147                  Estate of Charles Ridgely to John Ridgely re: Bequest, 1872

148                  Charles Ridgely – Estate – Poems on the death of his uncle, by James McHenry Howard, 1872 -1873

149                  Charles Ridgely – Estate – Tributes of respect to Charles Ridgely, 1872

150                  Charles Ridgely – Estate - Inventory, 1872

151                  Charles Ridgely – Estate – Legal Papers, 1873 – 1889

152                  Charles Ridgely – Estate – Accounts, Records of Sales, 1872 -1875

153                  Charles Ridgely – Estate – Bills and Receipts, 1872

154                  Charles Ridgely – Estate – Receipts, signed Richard W. Templeman, 1872

155–162          Charles Ridgely – Estate – Bills and Receipts, 1873 – 1885, 1898 – 1905

163                  Charles Ridgely – Estate – Maryland Estate Tax records, 1873 – 1883

164                  Charles Ridgely – Estate – Correspondence, 1874, 1890

165                  Charles Ridgely – Estate – Settlements by heirs, dissolution of estate, 1904 – 1905

166                  Charles Ridgely – Estate – Papers of Nannie Howard, substituted trustee, 1903 – 1913

167                  Charles Ridgely – Estate – Miscellaneous papers, no date

 

BOX 7

 

Folders

168                  Hampton Bills – Clothing, 1866 – 1876

169                  Hampton Bills – Druggist Supplies and Doctors, 1867 – 1876

170                  Hampton Bills – Farm and Gardens, 1862 – 1876

171-173           Hampton Bills – Foods, 1872 – 1876

174                  Hampton Bills – Freight, 1870 – 1875

175                  Hampton Bills – Fuel, 1870 – 1876

176-177           Hampton Bills – Furnishings, 1782 – 1876

178                  Hampton Bills – Hardware, 1870 – 1876

179                  Hampton Bills – Account of House Expenses, 1869 – 1870

 

BOX 8

 

Folders          

180                  Hampton Bills – Horses and Vehicles, 1870 – 1876

181                  Hampton Bills – Jewelry/China/Silverware/Clocks, 1866 – 1876

182                  Hampton Bills – Receipts for hired labor and repairs, 1863 – 1876

183                  Hampton Bills – Miscellaneous, 1867 – 1875

184                  Hampton Bills – Music Lessons and School Bills, 1870 – 1876

185                  Hampton Bills – Stationery and Subscriptions, 1867 – 1876

186                  Hampton Bills – Supplies – Lumber, Brick, etc., 1871 – 1876

187                  Hampton Bills – Washing, 1872 – 1876

188                  Hampton Bills – “Weekly Butter Account”, 1884

189                  Trinity Church – Pew assignments chart, no date

190                  Trinity Church – Pew rents records, no date

191                  Trinity Church – Ledger of pew rents payments, 1876 – 1880

192                  Trinity Church – Charles Ridgely’s papers (COPIES), 1860 – 1870

193                  Trinity Church – Insurance papers, 1860 – 1884

194-198           Trinity Church – Accounts – Bills and Receipts (John Ridgely, treasurer), no date, 1856 – 1864

199                  Trinity Church – Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1860 – 1861

 

BOX 9

 

Folders

200-206           Ridgely Estate – Tax Records, 1872 – 1903

207                  Charles Ridgely and Capt. John Ridgely – Illinois and Nebraska Lands – property valuation, [1865]

208-210           Charles Ridgely and Capt. John Ridgely – Illinois and Nebraska Lands –letters and papers, 1869 - 1875

211                  Howard Ridgely – List of Books and Supplies, Report Card, 1873 – 1874

212                  Otho E. Ridgely – List of Books and Supplies, Report Card, 1872 – 1874

213                  Eliza R. White Buckler – Correspondence, 1848, 1872

214                  Margaretta S. H. Ridgely – Correspondence – “Evergreen”; M. P. Johnston; H.S.D.; Miss Gowan, no date

215                  Margaretta S. H. Ridgely – Correspondence – Miss C. Gates, [1872]

216                  Margaretta S. H. Ridgely – letter to her daughters from Rome, 1872

217                  Margaretta S. H. Ridgely – Correspondence – re: Turkey carpets, 1872

218                  Margaretta S. H. Ridgely – agreement with Mark Taylor (gardener at “Hampton”), 1872

219                  Margaretta S. H. Ridgely – Correspondence – Lizzy Sheridan; Wm. Fraser; John McCarte; C. M. Stewart; Eliza Buckley; Julie Johns; Eliza Ridgely, 1872 – 1873

220                  Margaretta S. H. Ridgley – Correspondence – Mdm. Rabillon, French tutor, with receipts, 1872 – 1873

221                  Margaretta S. H. Ridgely – Correspondence – Episcopal HS of VA – reports of Otho and Howard Ridgely, 1872 – 1873

222                  Margaretta S. H. Ridgely – Correspondence – Ashland Iron Co., 1873

223                  Margaretta S. H. Ridgely – Correspondence – 1898 – 1904

224                  Margaretta S. H. Ridgely – Accounts, 1872 – 1874

225                  Margaretta S. H. Ridgely – Bills from London and Paris, 1872

226                  Margaretta S. H. Ridgely – Bills and Letters – Philip Smick – Re: slate roof at “Hampton”, 1872

227                  Margaretta S. H. Ridgely – Bills and Letters – J. A. Weston – re: shipment of paintings from Paris, 1872

228                  Margaretta S. H. Ridgely – Bills and Letters – John Laing – re: construction of gates at “Hampton”, 1875

229                  Margaretta S. H. Ridgely – Bills and Letters – J. Noel Wyatt and Jacob Vance – re: plans for “Belvedere” and masonry work at “Hampton”, 1875

230                  Margaretta S. H. Ridgely – Insurance Receipts, 1887 – 1900

 

BOX 10

 

Folders

231                  Margaretta S. H. Ridgely – Miscellaneous Receipts, 1885 – 1889

232                  Margaretta S. H. Ridgely – Rental receipts, 1875 – 1891

233                  Margaretta S. H. Ridgely – Safe Deposit receipts, 1872 – 1903

234                  Margaretta S. H. Ridgely – Leases of property, 1872 – 1899

235                  Margaretta S. H. Ridgely – Lease agreements with E. Tyson Ware, 1886

236                  Margaretta S. H. Ridgely – List of Brandy, Wines, and Whiskey at “Hampton”, 1872

237                  Margaretta S. H. Ridgely – Bank Book, 1894 – 1907

238                  Margaretta S. H. Ridgely – Papers/checks from Bank Book, 1898 – 1909

239                  Margaretta S. H. Ridgely – Estate – Accounts, 1904 – 1905

240                  Margaretta S. H. Ridgely – Estate – Accounts – Western Lands, 1904

241                  Margaretta S. H. Ridgely – Estate – Bills and Receipts, 1904 – 1905

242                  Margaretta S. H. Ridgely – Estate – Cancelled checks, 1904

243                  Margaretta S. H. Ridgely – Estate – Correspondence, 1904 – 1905

244                  Margaretta S. H. Ridgely – Estate – Julia Yeaton Papers – Nebraska land, 1904

245                  Margaretta S. H. Ridgely – Estate – Julia Yeaton Papers – Nebraska land, 1904-1905

246                  Margaretta S. H. Ridgely – Estate – Settlement of Will, 1904 – 1905

247                  Capt. John Ridgely – Correspondence – George Peabody, no date

248                       Capt. John Ridgely – Correspondence – John F. Lee, 1872 – 1873

249                  Capt. John Ridgely – Correspondence – J. L. Johnston, 1872

250                  Capt. John Ridgely – Correspondence – R. Potts (Cambridge), 1872

251                  Capt. John Ridgely – Correspondence – Helen West Stewart (Ridgely), no date, 1873

252                  Capt. John Ridgely – Correspondence – R. Nevins; M. Britton; A.J. Barney; M. H. Ross, 1872 – 1884

253                  Capt. John Ridgely – Correspondence – James W. Hoyt, 1876

254                  Capt. John Ridgely – Correspondence – American Jersey Cattle Club; Farmer’s Club; outgoing corr., 1872 – 1886

255                  Capt. John Ridgely – Correspondence – anniversary of appointment as MD representative, 1880

256                  Capt. John Ridgely – Correspondence – E. P. Keech (doctor), 1894 – 1895

257                     Capt. John Ridgely – Correspondence – M. Howard; D. R. Howard; H. R. Evans, 1906 – 1935

258                  Capt. John Ridgely – Checkbook register, 1872 – 1882

259                  Capt. John Ridgely – Check stubs, 1877 – 1882

260                  Capt. John Ridgely – Shares subscription book – Agricultural Society of Baltimore County, 1879

261                  Capt. John Ridgely – Accounts, 1903

262                  Capt. John Ridgely – Receipts, 1872 – 1876

 

 

BOX 11

 

Folders

263                  Capt. John Ridgely Papers – Deeds – Jenkins estate to Towsontown Turnpike Co., 1884

264                  Capt. John Ridgely Papers – Insurance policy for gatehouse on Jamesville Pike, 1888

265                  Capt. John Ridgely Papers – Towsontown Hedge &Wire Fencing Co. – purchase of patent, tax receipt, 1889, 1894

266                  Capt. John Ridgely – Court summons in Tucker claim against heirs of Howard Ridgely, 1901

267                  Capt. John Ridgely – Miscellaneous Papers, 1876 – 1887

268                  Capt. John Ridgely Papers – Report card and literary clippings, 1869 – 1872

269                  Capt. John Ridgely Papers – Exhibit awards from Hagerstown Fair, 1901

270                  Capt. John Ridgely – Receipts for livestock and dogs, 1872, 1882

271                  Capt. John Ridgely – Bulls from Jersey, 1879

272                  Capt. John Ridgely – Printed catalog of “Hampton” herd, with dates and pedigrees, 1882

273                  Capt. John Ridgely – Newspaper clippings – purchase of cattle, no date

274                  Capt. John Ridgely – List of wines bottled at “Hampton”, 1902

275                  Capt. John Ridgely – Invoice of “Hampton” wines sold to J. P. Morgan of NY, [1902]

 

276                  Capt. John Ridgely – Printed labels for ‘Hampton Madeira’ wine, 1902

277                  Capt. John Ridgely – Printed labels for “Hampton” wines – ‘Scott Madeira’, ‘Holmes Madeira’, ‘N.G. Ridgely Madeira #1’, 1902

278                  Capt. John Ridgely – Bank book, 1866 – 1889

279                  Capt. John Ridgely – Notebook, [1872]

280                  Capt. John Ridgely – Notebook/planner, 1873

281                  Capt. John Ridgely – Notebook, 1873 – 1886 ca.

282                  Capt. John Ridgely – Account book for Johnston Bros. & Co., 1881 – 1884

283                  Capt. John Ridgely – Calendar Diary, 1889

284                  Capt. John Ridgely – Calendar Diary, 1914

285                  Towson Guard – Accounts, no date, 1878 – 1881

286                  Towson Guard – Agreements and Correspondence, no date, 1878 – 1884

287                  Towson Guard          - Bills, Receipts, and Miscellaneous, 1876 – 1881

288                  Capt. John Ridgely – Towson Guard Papers, 1881 – 1883

289                  Capt. D.G. McIntosh Papers – Towson Guard, 1872 – 1880

 

BOX 12

 

Folders

290                  Margaret Ridgely – Correspondence – first months in Liberia – Capt. John Ridgely; Helen Ridgely, 1904 – 1906

291                  Margaret Ridgely – Outgoing Correspondence – William D. Hoyt Jr., 1918 – 1932

292                  Margaret Ridgely – Outgoing letter re: “House of Bethany” with attached photos, 1903 ca.

293                  Margaret Ridgely – Bills for supplies for mission house in Liberia, 1922 – 1932

294                  Margaret Ridgely – unsent Christmas cards from Liberia, no date

295                  Margaret Ridgely – Missionary souvenirs, 1912, 1941, no date

296                  Margaret Ridgely – St. John’s School, Liberia souvenir calendar, 1929

297                  Margaret Ridgely – Articles and news clippings about Liberia, 1917 – 1937

298                  Margaret Ridgely – Newspaper clippings, no date, 1927 – 1928

299                  Margaret Ridgely – The Liberian Churchman, 1928 – 1930

300                  Margaret Ridgely – Investment Statements – miscellaneous, 1910 – 1932, no date

301                  Margaret Ridgely – Investment Receipts, 1910 – 1925

302                  Margaret Ridgely – Investment Correspondence – miscellaneous, 1918 – 1931

303                  Margaret Ridgely – Investment Correspondence – R. L. Thompson, 1928

304                  Margaret Ridgely – Investment Statements – Alex Brown and Sons, 1920 – 1932

305                  Margaret Ridgely – Currency exchange receipts from Alex Brown and Sons, 1918 – 1932

306                  Margaret Ridgely – Investment Correspondence – John D. Howard Co., 1923 – 1931

307                  Margaret Ridgely – Investment Receipts – Equitable Trust Co., 1924 – 1930

308                  Margaret Ridgely – Tax Forms and Receipts, 1904 – 1932

309                  Margaret Ridgely – Legal Papers – “Memorandum on Argument”, [1905]

310                  Margaret Ridgely – Land Records – deeds, sales, rents, etc., 1919 – 1923

 

BOX 13

 

Folders

311-317                       Margaret Ridgely – Outgoing Correspondence – Julia S. Yeaton, 1922 – 1932

318                  Correspondence – Postcards – from Margaret Ridgely – W.D. Hoyt Jr.; Margaret Yeaton; Julia S. Yeaton, 1909 - 1937

319                  Margaret Ridgely – Estate Papers, 1904 – 1950

320                  Julia S. Yeaton – Envelopes and stamps from Margaret Ridgely’s letters, 1912 – 1932

321                  Julia S. Yeaton – Articles and Clippings re: Margaret Ridgely, 1927 – 1949

322                  Julia S. Yeaton – The Liberian Churchman, 1924 – 1926

323                  Julia S. Yeaton – Correspondence from Liberia, no date, 1920 – 1950

324                  Julia S. Yeaton – Letter concerning Liberian missions, 1945

325                  Julia S. Yeaton Papers – Letter from William R. Howard, 1900

326-328                          Julia S. Yeaton – Correspondence and Writings from Maria Johns    Hammond, no date, 1926 – 1939

329-332                       Julia S. Yeaton – Correspondence, no date, 1885 – 1949

333                  Correspondence – Postcards – to Julia S. Yeaton from various (including W. H. Buckler, R.Y. Stewart), 1933 - 1937

334                  Julia S. Yeaton – Business Correspondence, 1903 – 1915

335                  Julia S. Yeaton Papers – Receipts and small notebook, 1885, 1904 – 1905

336                  Julia S. Yeaton – Stock Certificates, 1882 – 1903

337                  Rental Agreement – Julia Yeaton and Harry T. Campbell, 1914

 

BOX 14

 

Folders

338                  Juliana E. H. Ridgely (Yeaton) – Correspondence – from H. M. Eichelberger, [1873]

339                  Julia E. H. Ridgely – Ledger of Wedding gifts and securities, 1884

340                  Julia S. Yeaton Papers – Miscellaneous/ephemera, no date

341                  Julia S. Yeaton – Newspaper clippings, no date, 1932 – 1933

342                  Julia S. Yeaton – “Heraldry and its Origin”, “History of the Yeaton Surname”, no date

343                  Miss Ella Duval to William C. Yeaton, no date

344                  Julian W. Ridgely to Margaret H. Yeaton his cousin, (COPY), 1908

345                  Eliza Ridgely – Correspondence, no date, 1902 – 1909

346 to 347       Eliza Ridgely – Outgoing Correspondence – Julia S. Yeaton, 1923, 1931 - 1938

348                  Correspondence – Postcards – Miscellaneous, no date

349                  Correspondence – Postcards – Eleanor W. Freeland to Margaret H. Yeaton, 1905 – 1908

350 to 352            Correspondence – Postcards – Eleanor W. Freeland to Julia S. Yeaton, 1905 – 1929

353 to 355            Correspondence – Postcards – Eliza Ridgely to Margaret H. Yeaton, 1904 – 1908

356 to 359            Correspondence – Postcards – Eliza Ridgely to Julia S. Yeaton, 1905 – 1929

360                  Eliza Ridgely – Receipts, 1905

361                  Eliza Ridgely – Creative Writing, no date

362                  Hoyt Family Papers, no date, 1930 – 1948

363                  Hoy Family Genealogical Info., 1935 ca.

 

BOX 15

 

Folders

364                  Charles Ridgely – Estate – Nannie Howard, substituted trustee, 1902

365                  Case in Equity – Eliza Ridgely vs. John Ridgely, 1905

366                  Final Decree in Eliza Ridgely vs. John Ridgely – copy for Eliza Ridgely, 1905

367                  Final Decree in Eliza Ridgely vs. John Ridgely – dispute over Charles Ridgely’s will – copy for Margaret Ridgely, 1905

368                  Final Settlement of Charles Ridgely’s will among his children, 1905

369                  Charles Ridgely Estate – bill from McHenry Howard to three daughters (Eliza Ridgely, Julia Yeaton, Margaret Ridgely) for legal services, 1910

370 to 371       Deed of Partition – Julia Yeaton; Margaret Ridgely; Eliza Ridgely, 1914

372 to 373       Power of Attorney – Margaret Ridgely to Julia Yeaton and Nannie Howard, 1904

374                  Power of Attorney – Margaret Ridgely to Julia Yeaton and Nannie Howard (or Eleanor Freeland), 1909

375                  Deed of right-of-way – Margaret Ridgely to D. Stewart Ridgely, 1913

376                  Power of Attorney – Margaret S. Ridgely to Nannie Howard and David Ridgely Howard, 1913

377                  Power of Attorney – Margaret Ridgely to Julia Yeaton and Eleanor Freeland, 1917

378                  Deed of land from Eliza and Margaret Ridgely to Julia Yeaton, 1904

379 to 380            Power of Attorney – Eliza Ridgely to Julia Yeaton and Nannie Howard, 1904

381                  Deed – Sophia and Herman Kuhst to Eliza Ridgely, Margaret Ridgely, and Julia Yeaton, 1913

382                  Helen Ridgely – “America Forever” begging card, no date

383                  Helen Ridgely – “Bromo Seltzer” pocket memorandum, no date

384                  Helen Ridgely – Pamphlet – “Daniel Dulany the Elder”, no date

385                  Helen Ridgely – Literary review of James Lane Allen, no date

386                  Helen Ridgely – Maryland Historical Society Constitution, no date

387                  Helen Ridgely – “The United Women of Maryland” Constitution, no date

388                  Helen Ridgely – “Notable People of the Day” from The Phrenological Journal, 1890

389                  Helen Ridgely – “Journal…of the Protestant Episcopal Church”, 1893

390                  Helen Ridgely – “Star-Spangled Banned” consumption cure ad, 1896 ca.

391                  Helen Ridgely – Cagliostro articles by Henry Richard Evans, 1899 ca.

392                  Helen Ridgely – Article – “Memoir of Dr. Randle Hulse…”, 1899

393                  Helen Ridgely – Pamphlet – “The Old French Monarchy – Its Decline and Fall”, 1902

394                     Helen Ridgely – “Ladies’ Note Book and Calendar”, 1902

395                  Helen Ridgely – “Third Recital of Compositions by Edwin Litchfield Turnbull…” music recital programs, 1905

396                  Helen Ridgely – Jamestown Exposition maps and exhibition pamphlets, 1907 ca.

397                  Helen Ridgely – Pamphlet – “Colonial Families of the United States”, 1907

398                  Helen Ridgely – Pamphlet – “History of the First Monument to George Washington” by Harvey S. Bomberger, 1907

399                  Helen Ridgely  - Pamphlet – Address of DeCourcy W. Thom, re-consecration of “Old Wye Church”, 1908

400                  Helen Ridgely – The Colonial Dames of America Booklet – 9th Council address, 1908

401                  Helen Ridgely – Gilman Country School – J. E. Howard Post Memorial – subscription letters, 1912

402                  Helen Ridgely – “Star-Spangled Banner” Centennial program, 1914

403                  Helen Ridgely – Pamphlet – “The Beginnings of American Methodism” by Robert Strawbridge, 1916

404                  Helen Ridgely – Maryland Historical Society magazine article by William D. Hoyt Jr., 1939 ca.

 

BOX 16

 

Folders

405 to 413       Helen W. S. Ridgely – Correspondence, no date, 1891 - 1926

414                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Correspondence – Minnie Brandt, 1869 – 1872

415                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Correspondence – Burgess/Greenbury memorials in Annapolis, 1899 – 1900

416 to 417            Helen W. S. Ridgely – Correspondence – re: old churches/graveyards in MD, with her notes, no date, 1892 – 1899

418                  Helen W. S. Ridgely- Correspondence – Colonial Dames of America, no date, 1897 – 1906

419                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Correspondence – controversy about “Hampton” silver, 1904

420                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Correspondence – Rebecca Lloyd Past Shippen, 1903

421                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Correspondence – Florence and Agnes Thompson, 1895 ca.

422                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Correspondence – Westminster Presbyterian Church preservation, 1904 ca.

 

BOX 17

 

Folders

423                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Correspondence and notes on families and graveyards, var. dates

424                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Genealogy – notes on graveyards, no date

425                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Genealogy notes and correspondence – Bateman Family?, 1897 ca.

426                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Genealogy notes and correspondence – Buchanan/Rogers Family, 1840, 1902 ca.

427                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Genealogy notes and correspondence – Robert Gilmor, 1897 ca.

428                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Genealogy notes and correspondence – Wm. Hall Harris, 1897 ca.

429                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Genealogy notes and correspondence – Philpot family, 1895 – 1915

430                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Genealogy notes and correspondence – Warfield family, 1895 ca.

431 to 434       Helen W. S. Ridgely – Genealogy notes – miscellaneous, no date, 1905 ca.

435 to 436       Helen W. S. Ridgely – Genealogy notes and correspondence, no date, 1892 – 1912

437                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Genealogy – lineage papers (blank), no date

438                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Handwritten copy of the index from Southern Review of 1867 – 1878, no date

439                  Diary pages of Leonice J. Moulton; letter from Leonice J. Stewart re: diary, 1873, 1905

440                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Manuscript – “Untitled” (essay on drama), no date

441                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Manuscript – Untitled (discussion of literary values), no date

442                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Manuscript – Untitled (discussion on flowers), no date

443                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Manuscript – Untitled (discussion on science), no date

444                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Manuscript – Essay on “Taras Bulba” by N. Gogol, no date

445                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Manuscript – “The House of Wolfing” by William Morris, no date

446                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Manuscript – “Citizen Lux”, no date

447                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Manuscript – “The Definite Article”, no date

448                     Helen W. S. Ridgely – Manuscript – “The Early Christians”, no date

449                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Manuscript – “Men and Women – A Suggestion”, no date

450                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Manuscript – “Poetic Justice”, 1890

451                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Manuscript – “A Southern Ramble in Maryland”, 1892 ca.

452                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Manuscript – “Food: Its History” and correspondence on the article, 1892

453                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Manuscript – “Taxation of Mortgages” and her notes, 1894 ca.

454                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Manuscript – “Fashion During the Colonial Period” and notes, 1896 ca.

455                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Manuscript – “Fin de Siecleism”, 1899 ca.

 

BOX 18

 

Folders

456                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – pieces of envelopes and empty envelopes, no date

457                  Helen W. S. Ridgely- Miscellaneous papers – envelopes and scraps, no date

458                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Notes and scrap paper, 1895 ca.

459                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Notes on her children’s illness, 1892

460                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Wallet containing notes and clippings, 1895 ca. – 1900 ca.

461                  Copies of North Point land deeds, letter from Helen W. Ridgely, (1716 – 1767, 1928)

462                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Newspaper Clippings – Dom Pedro of Brazil, no date

463                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Newspaper Clippings – William Cullen Bryant, 1880 ca.

464                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Newspaper Clippings – Travel, 1882, no date

465                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Newspaper Clippings – Maryland history, no date, 1892 – 1902

466                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Newspaper Clippings – Maryland history, 1901 ca.

467                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Newspaper Clippings – United Women of Maryland, 1899

468                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Newspaper Clippings – King Edward VII, 1901 ca.

469                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Newspaper Clippings – Royalty, 1901 ca.

470 to 471            Helen W. S. Ridgely – Newspaper Clippings – Miscellaneous, 1880 – 1929, no date

 

BOX 19

 

Folders

472                  Abstract of Title to Edward Corcovodo’s Farm, no date

473                  Analysis of “Hampton” Soil, no date

474                  Bowers, Th. H. to Minister Bowers, no date

475                  Church Seating Plan (Trinity Church?), no date

476                  “Words of ‘Sonny Boy’ as sung by Al Jolson” [Miss Eddleston], no date

477                  “To His Excellency, President Juarez”, no date

478                  Name cards and signature cards, no date

479                  Miscellaneous, no date

480                  Miscellaneous – Family Papers and Receipts, no date

481                  Miscellaneous – Notes on the Ridgely Family, no date

482                  Miscellaneous – Accounts, 1824 – 1834

483                  Cards/lists of school class, girls schools, 1845 ca.

484                  William F. Giles to C. W. Roberts, 1850

485                  Receipt – Mr. John White to Baltimore-York Turnpike Co., 1853

486                  “The Anatoahe” Greek newspaper, 1862

487                  [White, Henry] to “Uncle” from Paris (fragment), 1866

488                  S. T. Wallis to James McLane of the Water Board, 1873

489                  Walpole Bors. In Dublin – list of prices for Damask, 1873

490                  Letter from State Treasurer’s Office, 1898

491                  Henry White memorial, 1927

492                  Booklets on John Eager Howard, 1863, no date

493                  Major John E. Howard – catalog of estate wines for auction, 164

494                  William R. Howard, bill for hire of phaeton, 1872

495                  “The Howard Book”, 1876, no date

496                  Items found inside “The Howard Book”, no date

497                  Ridgely Howard – Correspondence re: City’s condemnation of right-of-way over Ridgely Property, 1927

498                  Maria Johns Howard – Poem – “Song to Grannie”, 1928

499                  “The Dorsey Book”, 1875 ca. 

 

BOX 20

 

Folders

500                  Eliza E. Ridgely – Book of poems copied down before her marriage to John Ridgely, no date

501                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – “The Ridgelys of Hampton” genealogical scrapbook – collected by Helen W. S. Ridgely and others, 1914 – 1971

502                       Helen W. S. Ridgely – Newspaper clippings for “The Ridgelys of Hampton” scrapbook, 1914 – 1970

 

BOX 21

 

Folders

503                  Helen W. S. Ridgely – Progress maps of the Jamestown Exposition, 1907

504                  Capt. John Ridgely – Towson Guards – his commission as 1st Lieutenant; military goods exhibition program; his commission as “Alternate Commission” to the Centennial Fair in New York, 1876 – 1881 ca. 

505                  John Ridgely – Plat of lots purchased – West Falls Ave, Baltimore, 1850 ca.

506                  Charles Ridgely – Estate – Administrative Accounts, 1876 – 1883

507                  Nicholas G. Ridgely – Estate – Will probate, 1830

508                  Charles Ridgley, John Ridgley - Indentures, 1851, nd