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Johnson Family Papers, 1725-1955, MS 2500
Finding Aid to the Johnson Family Papers, MS 2500
H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society
The Johnson Family Papers
Johnson family of Rockland
70 linear feet; 115 boxes and 49 ledger books
The Johnson Family Papers span the years 1726-1955, covering five generations of the family centered around the Rockland estate, near where Falls Road and the Jones Falls expressway now meet. Some of the main subjects in this collection include the Falls Road Turnpike Company, Fells Point properties, and the daily operations of Rockland mill and farm from the 18th to the 20th centuries.
H. Furlong Baldwin Library
Maryland Historical Society
201 W. Monument St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
Access to this collection is unrestricted
Permission to quote must be received in writing from the Special Collections Librarian.
Donated by William F. Johnson, Robert W. Johnson, William M. Johnson, and Barker family in 1970
The collection was processed in 1982-2011 by members of the library staff. The processing and finding aid were completed by Eben Dennis in 2011.
The Johnson Family Papers span the years 1726-1955, covering five generations of the family centered around the Rockland estate in southeast corner of Green Spring Valley where Falls Road and the Jones Falls expressway meet, near the present day area of Pikesville, Maryland. The Rockland village was founded by Dr. Thomas Johnson (1764-1831) after he built a mill on the Jones Falls between 1800 and 1810. According to tradition, the property was named after its rocky topography. The village surrounding the mill consisted of houses for mill workers, a blacksmith shop, wheelwright shop, tavern, and a saw mill. The success of the mill and farm led to Dr. Thomas Johnson taking charge of the construction of the eighth and ninth miles of the Falls Turnpike Road to facilitate easy access to the markets in Baltimore Town. A tollgate was also erected to provide additional revenue.
Until 1836, the Johnson family had resided at Turkey Cock Hall, on property purchased from Samuel Merryman in 1736 by Dr. Thomas Johnson’s maternal grandfather, Edward Risteau (fl. 1730s), and left to his daughter Ann and her husband Thomas Johnson (1710-1791), Dr. Thomas Johnson’s parents.
Though Turkey Cock Hall may have been referred to as “Rockland”, the manor house today known by that name was constructed in 1836 by William Fell Johnson (1796-1862), Dr. Thomas Johnson’s son. Dr. Thomas Johnson and his wife Joanna Giles continued to live at Turkey Cock Hall with their daughter Ann G. Johnson Tagart and her husband William Tagart.
Dr. Thomas Johnson (1764-1831) married Joanna Giles in 1794. After receiving his medical degree, he served on the Committee of Health of Baltimore in 1794. In the first decade of the 1800s he spent one term in the Maryland Senate. He was responsible for building the 8th and 9th miles of the Falls Turnpike Road in 1810, for the purposes of collecting tolls and improving the route access of Rockland Mill and farm to Baltimore Town. In 1827 he was appointed warden of the Baltimore City Jail. By the time of his death he left his heirs a prosperous mill and farm, rents in Baltimore, houses in the village that brought in rent, and stock in the Falls Turnpike Road Company. Dr. Thomas Johnson and Joanna Giles had two children, William Fell Johnson (1798-1862) and Ann Giles Johnson Tagart.
Not a lot is known about the next two men, but both fathered children that married into the Johnson family, and their papers became part of the collection. The first, Robert North Carnan (1756-1836), also of the Green Spring Valley, first married Katherine Risteau who died in 1803. One of their 6 children was Frances Wilkenson Carnan (1800-1832), who later married William Fell Johnson. Robert North Carnan was instrumental in founding Garrison Forest Academy. Abraham Barker (fl. 1779-1827) was the father of Ann Mifflin Barker who was William Fell Johnson’s second wife.
William Fell Johnson (1798-1862) inherited half of the Rockland property along with his sister Ann Tagart. He was known as a business man and a man of public affairs. He sold off the flour mill and related machinery to use the mill for other purposes. He sold the mill to Richard W. Hook in 1855 and the mill would continue to change hands and purposes for many years. He and four others including Richard Caton were elected managers of the Falls Turnpike Road Company. In 1822 and 1823 William Fell Johnson represented Baltimore County in the General Assembly. The construction of the Rockland manor house cost William Fell Johnson $8,600, and was completed in 1836. The architect who executed the house and contracted its construction was David Carlisle, though there is some thought that Robert Mills may have been responsible for the original drawings.
William Fell Johnson married Frances Wilkinson Carnan who died after 7 years leaving one son, Dr. Thomas Francis Johnson (1829-1881). Later he remarried, wedding Anne Mifflin Barker Johnson (?-1899) with whom he had 5 children, Sarah Catherine (Kate) 1844-1914; William Fell Johnson II (1846-1916); Marshall Barker Johnson (1848-1880); Ann Tagart Johnson (1851-1852); and Robert W. Johnson (1854-1930). When he passed away in 1862 he left his to his daughter Ann. His will also instructed the Maryland State Colonization Society to buy a slave named Cealia so that she and her child could be sent to Liberia or freed.
Upon Ann Johnson’s death she left the estate to William Fell II, and gave $13,000 and 12 acres to both Kate and Robert. William Fell Johnson II was one of the founding members of the Garrison Forest Farmer’s Club as well as a member and secretary of the Agricultural Society of Baltimore County. He preferred the cultivation of wheat and straw as opposed to raising livestock at Rockland, yet wintered horses in his stables as it was a profitable endeavor. Upon his death he divided his estate by leaving the mansion to his son William Fell Johnson III (1884-1968), and the rest of the property west of Falls Road to his brother Dr. Robert W. Johnson (1854-1930). William Fell Johnson II spent 30 years as registrar of St. Thomas church where much of the family is buried.
Scope and Content
The Johnson Family Papers consist of 115 boxes and 49 ledger books, spanning the years 1726-1955. The family’s papers are arranged into three series: Individual Papers, Subject Files, and Ledger Books, reflecting as much of the original order as possible. The Individual Papers are grouped chronologically, beginning with Dr. Thomas Johnson and moving forward in time along the family tree from the 18th to the 20th century. The second series, the Subject Files, is 40 boxes of “combined material”, 27 regular boxes and 13 oversize, or material that is not from just one individual. For this reason correspondence or subject files of one individual could be in both series. The last series is a collection of 49 ledger books from 1726-1955.
The first 6 boxes contain the papers of Dr. Thomas Johnson. These boxes contain medical account books from 1788-1831, ledgers, correspondence, bills and receipts, ground rent books and land papers from 1792-1897, artifacts, blacksmith account books from 1811-1813, and Falls Turnpike Road ledgers including worker time books from 1809 and 1820. The subjects covered in these boxes include: his election to Maryland State Senate, medicine, ground rents and properties, the estates of John Woodard (1795-1805 and Anne Johnson, blacksmithing, the sawmill , Falls Turnpike Road , Fells Point property, and the Rockland estate.
Boxes 7-8 consist of Robert North Carnan’s will, land papers, blacksmith daybooks, account books, correspondence and bills. Besides blacksmithing, these boxes contain information on the founding of Garrison Forest Academy and Hooks Town Church.
Box 9 contains correspondence, sketchbooks, diaries, and other material of Abraham Barker, Ann Mifflin Barker’s father.
A great deal of material, spanning boxes 10-22, is that of William Fell Johnson. These boxes document work he did at Rockland, his time in Maryland’s Senate, Falls Turnpike Road, and his membership in the Literary Debating Society. The bulk of this material is correspondence and bills, though there are also drafts of legislation, blacksmith account books, farm account books, political speeches, and some interesting plans of the grounds and buildings at Rockland. The Rockland plans include contracts for construction from 1830-1850, descriptions of structures, and plan for an apple orchard. There are detailed lists of produce sold from the farm between 1847-1853, as well as the “ Rockland Vegetable Book” from 1831.
Boxes 23 and 24 contain letters, diaries, journals, and legal papers of Priscilla Barker, wife of Abraham and mother of Anne Mifflin Barker Johnson, spanning from the early 1820s to 1845.
Anne Mifflin Barker Johnson’s material spans 70 years (1820s-1890s) and fills boxes 25-40. These boxes contain correspondence from the 1840s-1890s, school notebooks, letter books, receipts, bills, banking material, and fire insurance policies. Of particular interest are “A Guide to Good Housekeeping”, 1835; menus and record of table settings, 1835; records of food served; “Recipes for cleaning Crape”; “Account of Children’s diseases; and household diaries, reflecting the life of a nineteenth century woman.
The two boxes of Dr. Thomas Francis Johnson (1829-1881), boxes 41 and 42 contain much material relating to the Civil War. Included in these boxes are correspondence, journals, and daily chronologies of the Civil War from 1861 and 1862. Of particular interest in his journal from 1865 in which he laments the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Also included in these boxes is a list of “stereoscopic views near Ithaca, New York”.
Boxes 43-45 contain material of Henry Barker (1811-1858), the only brother of Anne Mifflin Barker Johnson. These boxes consist of correspondence, letter books, accounts, and journals which have information about both the Bare Hills Sabbath School and the Baltimore County Public Schools.
Box 46 contains correspondence, diaries, and memorial albums of Catherine Sanderson (?-1860) pertaining Rockland estate and the Bare Hills Sunday School.
Kate Johnson (1844-1914) has three boxes of material (47-49) which contains correspondence, receipts, bills, schoolwork and even a scrap of a wedding dress. Some of the more unique correspondence discusses the Lincoln assassination and other events from the Civil War.
Boxes 50 -57 contain correspondence, diaries, bills, receipts, farm account books, banking material, and construction documents of William Fell Johnson II (1846-1916). Lots of the material relates to the Falls Turnpike Road Company, Rockland, and the First Brooklyn Cooperative Building Association.
Robert W. Johnson’s (1854-1930) papers, in boxes 58-62, contains correspondence from 1860-1915, real estate papers, newspaper clippings, school papers, and circulars from St. Thomas’ School from 1868-1870.
Boxes 63 and 64 contain papers of Marshall Barker Johnson (1848-1880). Most of these papers are letters spanning the 1850s to the 1880s, but the boxes also contain his will from 1880, and a military exemption certificate from 1867.
Boxes 65-69 contain correspondence and financial material belonging to Ann Julia Johnson Johnston (1880-1970) daughter of Robert W. Johnson and Julia Watts Hall Brock (1858-1949).
Boxes 70-74 are papers of William Fell Johnson III (1884-1968). The bank books, bills, and correspondence span 1920-1950. They reflect his time working on his law degree from University of Maryland and then maintaining his practice in Baltimore, and looking after his property in Rockland and Fells Point. William Fell III was also active member of the board of St Paul’s school for boys for almost 50 years as well as member of old St Paul’s parish. He was also an avid hunter with Green Spring Valley Hunt Club.
The last member of the family is Major Gordon Johnston (fl. 1910) in box 75. The most notable item in this box is a letter from President Teddy Roosevelt, among other letters, bills, clippings, and military records.
The mixed material spans boxes 76-115. This wide assortment of material includes ledgers, broadsides, clippings, correspondence, photographs, and more pertaining to many members of the family. It was not interfiled with the individual papers to preserve as much of the original order as possible. The detailed container list highlights the notable contents of each box.
The 3rd series consist of 49 ledger books spanning the 1720s to the 1950s. These ledgers are lease and rent books, account books, daybooks, or scrapbooks arranged chronologically. The lease books date back to property owned by Edward and William Fell, and pertain to properties throughout what is now Fells Point. There are also ledger books of the Falls Road Turnpike Company from 1806-1869.
Dr. Thomas Johnson (1764-1831)
Correspondence, receipts, and bills.
Ground rent documentation, land papers, and construction documents.
Pocket account book, memo books, rent book, estate of Ann Johnson, leather wallet
Memorandum books, blacksmith account books, sawmill account book, Rockland Mill accounts
Account books, bills, worker time books (including workers on Falls Turnpike Road),
Rent roll books, ground rents
Robert North Carnan (1756-1836)
Will, land receipts, account ledger, blacksmith daybook, Garrison Forest Academy material
Correspondence, receipts, ledgers, accounting info, bills, Hooks Town Church, Garrison Forest Academy
Abraham Barker (fl. 1800-1810)
Correspondence, certificates, estate papers, sketchbooks, diaries
William Fell Johnson (1798-1862)
Journal of the Senate of the State of Maryland; December 1822
Journal of the Senate of the State of Maryland; December 1835
Journal of the House of Delegates; December 1822
Votes and Proceedings of the Senate; December 1823
Bills, estate papers, checks, pocket memo book, accounts with G.H. Reese and Brothers
Box-13; 1810, 1818-1860
Incoming and outgoing correspondence
Farm account ledgers, Blacksmith’s daybook, “Rockland Farm to Shop”, Rockland Mills sales and accounts, Rockland tenant’s accounts, Rockland’s vegetable book, workmen’s time and wage records
Receipts and bills
Receipts and bills
Literary Debating Society, political speeches, draft legislation, plan and description of structures at Rockland, apple orchard plan, Rockland Print Works, family estate administration, produce sold
23RD Congress, HR 481- United States Bank, Congressional reports, 1834
Priscilla Barker (fl. 1820-1840)
Correspondence, certificates, bills, estate papers, legal papers, diaries
Anne Mifflin Barker Johnson (1820-1899)
Bills, poetry, school notes, cookbook, list of grandchildren’s diseases
Personal expenses, estate papers, supplies and household item lists
Receipts and bills
Receipts and bills
Correspondence, “A Guide to Housekeeping”, menus and food descriptions, receipts, description of death of William Fell Johnson
Box-35; 1828- 1864
Correspondence, letter books
Receipts and bills
Account books, fire insurance policies, property before marriage
Receipts, bills, account books
Checks, banking material
Dr. Thomas Francis Johnson (1829-1881)
Receipts and bills, insurance policies, certificates of membership, contracts,
An outline of the history of the Civil War, list of stereoscopic views near Ithaca New York
Correspondence, journals, diary
Henry Barker (fl. 1830s-1860s)
Receipts and bills
Correspondence, bills, passport, Bare Hills Sabbath School files, Baltimore County Public Schools Commissioner files
Letter book, account book, journal
Catherine Sanderson (fl. 1830s-1860s)
Correspondence, diaries, memorial albums, Rockland and Bare Hills Sunday School Daybook, estate papers
Kate Johnson (1844-?)
Correspondence, receipts and bills, checks, school reports and essays, calling cards, wedding material (including dress fragment)
William Fell Johnson II (1846-1916)
Box-51; 1860s, 1902-1916
Correspondence, diary from 1862, schoolwork, visitors pass to Hartford Female Seminary from 1865
Receipts and bills
Receipts and bills, Rockland Farm Accounts, bank accounts
Insurance policies, tax receipts, land and legal papers, First Brooklyn Cooperative Building Association
Correspondence, Falls Turnpike Road documents
Robert W. Johnson (1854-1930)
Correspondence, valentines, receipts and bills, real estate papers, legal papers, clippings
Schoolwork, essays, schedules, notes
Correspondence, school papers, bills, legal papers
(Robert W Johnson’s Family)
Julia Watts Hall Brock, correspondence; Ann Julia, correspondence; Ella Brock, correspondence; William Fell III, correspondence, military records, bills; Robert Jr., State road construction and coordination
Marshall Barker Johnson (1848-1880)
Correspondence, schoolwork, school report cards, receipts and bills, will, military exemption certificate, medical prescriptions
Ann Julia Johnson Johnston (1880-1970)
Checkbooks and financial material
Diaries and bills
Correspondence and financial material
William Fell Johnson III (1884-1968)
St. Paul School for Boys
Bank books, correspondence
Power line Case material- Falls Road and Greenspring Valley Association, Zoning and Public Utilities Bill
Major Gordon Johnston (fl. 1900-1920)
Correspondence, bills, clippings, military records, Letter from Teddy Roosevelt
Dr. Thomas Francis Johnson-correspondence, schoolwork, passport, travel diaries, bills, land holdings paperwork
Marshall Barker Johnson-diary and correspondence 1860s-1880s
William Fell Johnson II; 1861-1902- bills, correspondence, schoolwork
Kate Johnson; 1854-1892- correspondence, school, bills
William Green; 1880-1885- correspondence, bills
Dr. Thomas Johnson; 1764-1831- correspondence, notes, bills, Falls Turnpike Receipts
Robert Wilkinson; 1795-1797- correspondence and ledger book
Estate Papers of: Thomas Johnson, Cecelia Johnson, Rinaldo Johnson, Edward Fell, William Fell
Newspaper clippings 1790s-1920s, Genealogical records, poetry, ephemera- events, invitations, programs, etc; Fells Point Bicentennial Jubilee
Broadside –Constitution for…A Society in the State of Maryland auxiliary to “The American Society for Colonizing the Free People of Colour of the United States”
Obsolete currency from the Bank of Baltimore. One dollar and One Hundred Dollar Notes from 1862.
Pamphlet- Carpenter’s Society of Baltimore-Constitution, 1791
Johnson and Taggert tax lists, estate papers, receipts, bills, promissory notes
William Fell and Dr. Thomas Johnson- Fells Point Land Papers and Falls Turnpike Construction
Johnson vs Giles documents
Johnson, Moore , and Johnson documents
Sarah Barker- correspondence, 3 books of poetry
Robert Barker- correspondence, ledger book
Unlabeled photographs, glass slides, negatives, photo postcards of family life and World War 1 *approx 150- Johnston family(?) Gordon Johnston
“Votes and proceedings of the General Assembly of the State of Maryland”- December, 1823
“Journal Proceedings of the House of Delegates of the State of Maryland”, 1835
Bills from 1822-23
“Documents Accompanying the Executive Communication” Dec 1822; concerning Erie Canal
Executive Documents and Documents issued by the president of the United States 1822-23
Kate Johnson-correspondence 1850s-60s
Election results and papers no date, unendorsed contract for construction of Margaret Meadows, receipts and bills,
Robert Carnan- ledger book 1804-1806
Dr. Thomas Johnson- ledgers
William Fell Johnson- correspondence and broadsides 1820s
Print- Gerard College of Orphans
Pamphlet- “A Statement of Affairs of the Shelter for Aged and Infirm Colored Persons”, 1903
William Fell Jr.- investment ephemera and advertisements, Trinity College material
Dr. Thomas F Johnson- ephemera
Plan of the City of Baltimore including Canton Company’s Ground
Open Letters- “To members of the Methodist Episcopal Church” 1833; “To Friends of the Bible in Maryland”, 1851
Commencement Programs- University of Maryland School of Medicine 1852, College of St. James 1848
Louisiana State Lottery- 1880 (Thomas F. Johnson)
Material from: St. James College, Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Delaware College, Maryland State Colonization Society
Prayer books, books, and pamphlets owned by Dr. Thomas Johnson, William Fell Johnson, and Anne Marie Barker Johnson including:
“Trial of Madame Restell for Producing Abortion…”1847
“An Annual Review of the Trade and Commerce of St Louis” 1845
“Baltimore County Agricultural Society”
“A Memorial and Remonstrance” by James Madison 1785
“Elements of Vocal Music”
“An Inaugural Dissertation on the Putrid Ulcerous Sore Throat” by Thomas Johnson printed in Philadelphia 1793
William F. Giles- correspondence, appointment to District Court signed by Franklin Pierce, land papers, legal papers, election to Council of Maryland Historical Society
William Fell Johnson- correspondence, letters from Richard Caton, Charles Carroll of Doughoregan, bills, correspondence, mill plans, oration
Estate of William Fell Johnson, Thomas Johnson, Priscilla Barker, Anne Johnson
Wills of Robert Wilkinson, Mary Farrum, Jerudas Macy
Guardian’s account of Nannie and Fannie Johnson, administrator’s release Sallie E Tilghman, Tagart Property material, Trustee Report Johnson-Bonaparte
Box-92; 1699-1744, 1908-1964
William Johnson documents
William Fell Johnson III- legal documents, clippings, alterations to Rockland Estate, various court cases
Miscellaneous Correspondence (re-filed)
Dr. Thomas F Johnson- bills
Meliora Cook Johnson- correspondence
William Fell Johnson- land papers
William Fell Johnson II- correspondence 1850s-1889
Rockland Farm material
Garrison Forest Agricultural Association
Frances Tilghman Johnson (Fannie)-correspondence
Baltimore City and County Land deeds and papers
Marshall and Thomas Johnson- lease and deeds, Rockland Estate material, Turkey Cock Hall
Floyd J. Kintner correspondence, bills, legal papers, blueprints and drawings
Dr. Thomas Francis Johnson- deeds
Johnson and Tagart hair….
Johnson and Tagart East Baltimore Ground Rents ca. 1850s
CC Jameson and Johnson Bank, Fells Point Land papers- leases, deeds, ground rent, and notes
William F Johnson-Ground rents, notes, mortgage papers
Street plats, Armstrong Dannreuther estate papers, proposed House bill 655, poems, Falls Road zoning application
Catherine Sanderson- correspondence, commonplace book 1822
Priscilla Barker- correspondence
Henry Barker- travel book from European Tripp in 1835
Frances W Carnan- 3 commonplace books 1811-1813
Bills and correspondence from Thomas Johnson, ES Allnutt, Stewart Brown, Richard Caton, Edward Fell, Elizabeth Johnson Fox, Daniel Freeland, John W. Garrett, Jacob Giles, William Fells Giles, Charles Hare, Anthony Johnson, Ann Tagart Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson, Ella Brock Johnson, Frances WC Johnson, Fanny C Johnson Armstrong, John W Johnson, Katherine Johnson, Nannie T. Johnson, Rinaldo Johnson
Bills , receipts, and/or correspondence from
Robert W. Johnson Jr. , Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sanderson, Emily St. Aubin, Ann Giles Tagart, Samuel H. Tagart, William Tagart, Dr. Thomas Johnson
Rockland ground rent, hair, leaves, newspaper clippings and obituaries, genealogical material, Baltimore Yorktown Turnpike road
Misc. receipts, library circulation record, poems, canceled checks, land papers, sketch of Harper’s Ferry from 1809
Thomas Johnson- Turkey Cock Hall plans and ledger
Indentures concerning land at Fells Point 1824-1861
Architectural drawings of Barn 1848
William Fell Johnson architectural plans
Broadside “To Dealers in Fish”
Empty wallets, purses, and folders, paper weight, seal maker, other museum items
Garrison Forest Daybook
Box-106 (oversize); 1809-1831
William Fell Johnson- Rockland Farm Accounts-ledger book
Box-107 (oversize); 1822-1906
William Fell Johnson; 1822-1863- journal, Commission to Baltimore County Militia, Commission to Maryland Militia 7th regiment, Fire Insurance Policies
William Fell Johnson II; 1905-1906- Rockland Farm Account book
Ann Mifflin Barker Johnson; 1851-1863- ledger book with accounts and sale of Rockland Factory
Box-108 (oversize); 1796
Dr. Thomas Johnson medical account book
Box-109 (oversize); 1696-1895
Baltimore and the Draft, Sales and Suretyship, Incidents in the Life of Jacob Barker, Letters of the Late Lord Lyttleton
“The Bible and the Sword, or The Appointment of the General Fast Vindicated- 1812
“Supplement to the American and Commercial Daily Advertiser: An Exposition of the Causes and Character of the Late War with Great Britain” pub. Baltimore, 1815.
“Letter from M. Champagny, The French Minister for Exterior Relations, to General Armstrong, the Minister of the United States at Paris” April 2, 1808
Congressional Documents and Messages from 1833,1836,1837
Niles’ Weekly Registers from 1816
“Sampson Against the Philistines, or the Reformation of Lawsuits and Justice made cheap, speedy, and Brought to Every Man’s Door….” 1805
Pamphlets from Maryland Legislature from 1816 and 1830s
Farmer’s Almanac 1816
“Report of the New Map of Maryland”, 1836
“The Plough”, 1854
“Talbot County Fair Association”, 1892
“The Maryland Society of Colonial Dames of America”, 1895
“Communication from Charles Howard, Esq. to the Governor of Maryland enclosing a report of the Board of Managers for Removing the People of Colour”, 1833
Correspondence- William Fell Johnson from Charles Carroll of Doughoregan, June, 1846
Certificate of Eli O’Carroll surveyed for Charles Carroll the Settler in 1696
Charles Carrol of Carrolton- deed to Angel’s Fortune, Baltimore County, 1793
Box-110 (oversize); 1790-1791
Dr. Thomas Johnson’s medical ledger book
Box-111 (oversize); 1787-1806
Dr. Thomas Johnson ledger – which includes notes about slaves sold, runaway slaves, and slave release dates on inside of front cover
Robert North Carnan- nail shop ledger
Box-112 (oversize); 1805-1823
Dr. Thomas Johnson- farm and mill ledger book
Boxes 114 and 115
Miscellaneous items- straight razor, rocks and minerals, cigar box, medicine weights, piece of a loom, etc
1 1726-1798; Lease Book
Lease book with rents and deeds. Edward Fell, William Fell, Thomas Johnson, etc. This ledger contains landmark specific deeds to tracts of land throughout Fells Point and other areas. Also contains a typed copy of William Fell’s will.
2 1796-1798; Account book
Dr. Thomas Johnson
3 1805-1867; Account book
4 1806-1846; Falls Road Turnpike Company
5 1827-1882; Falls Road Turnpike Company, 5% stock journal
6 1828-1857; Falls Road Turnpike Company, 5% stock journal
7 1830-1835; Rent book
Rent books for streets including (but not limited to) Durham, Ann, Wolfe St., Chapel St., Washington St., Castle St., Chester St., Duncan, Canton Ave., Eastern Ave, Bank St., Gough, Pratt, Lombard, Baltimore, Fairmount Ave., Fayette, McElderry, Aliceanna, Broadway, Jefferson, etc.
8 1830s; Lease book
9 1835-1869; Falls Road Turnpike Company, Record of Proceedings of the Managers
10 1835-1844; Cash book
11 1840-1874; Lease book
12 1842; Bible, handwritten copies passages
13 1845-1911; Rent book
14 1856-1874; Rent book, William Fell Johnson and others
15 1866-1871; Cash book
16 1867-1875; Rent book, William Fell Johnson and others
17 1867; Lease book with room dimensions
18 1867; Lease book with room dimensions
19 1868-1869; Account book
20 1870-1910; Cash book and scrapbook containing clippings of music and theatre throughout Baltimore and other Eastern cities
21 1872-1899; Rent book
22 1875-1881; Rent book
23 1875-1896; Rent book
24 1875-1891; Rent book
25 1878-1884; Account book
26 1880-1885; Cash book, Dr. Thomas F. Johnson and others
27 1890-1893; Account book
28 1892-1899; Rent book, William Fell Johnson II and others
29 1897-1898; Daybook of Ann Mifflin Barker Johnson
30 1898-1906; Rent book and clippings about the death of Ann Johnson. Also includes a short Fells Point history.
31 1903-1905; Account book
32 1908-1910; Account book
33 1911-1919; Cash book
34 1913-1915; Rent book
35 1913-1915; Cash book
36 1913-1915; Cash book
37 1915; Rent book
38 1915-1918; Cash book
39 1915-1920; Account book
40 1915-1932; Rent book
41 1917-1919; Account book
42 1920-1935; Rent book
43 1921-1927; Cash book
44 1927-1936; Cash book
45 1933-1943; Rent book
46 1934-1939; Cash book
47 1937-1946; Cash book
48 1944-1955; Rent book
49 1946-1952; Cash book