MS 2207, Fendall Family Papers, 1762-1961

Finding Aid to the Fendall Family Papers, MS 2207

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

 


Collection summary

 

Title

Fendall Family Papers, 1762-1961

Creator

Fendall Family

Call number

MS 2207

Inclusive dates

1762-1961

Bulk dates

1762-1961

Extent

1 box, 28 folders.

Abstract

Collection consists primarily of bills, receipts, financial accounts, deeds, wills, and personal correspondence pertaining to the Fendall family.

 

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

Open to the public without restrictions.

Use restrictions

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

Provenance

Gift of Bill G. Fendall, Aug. 1976 and Douglas Allen Fendall, March 1996.

Accession number

4743

Processing note

Finding aid created by Lara Westwood, December 2012.

 

Biographical Note

 

The Fendall family helped shape Maryland during the 1600 and 1700’s. Josias Fendall served as the fourth proprietary governor from 1656-1660. He was appointed by Lord Baltimore to the position for his loyal support. In 1660, Fendall attempted to abolish the parliament’s Upper House to create a commonwealth government, but this was quickly quashed. The family owned land across the state with homes in Prince George’s County and Frederick, (Md.).  

 

Scope and Content

 

Collection consists primarily of bills, receipts, financial accounts, deeds, and wills pertaining to the Fendall family. It also includes personal letters from the Duvall family to Martha Ann Duvall, related to the Fendall family through her marriage to William Lux Fendall. Some material relates to Thomas Dye Cockey, the father of Frances Thwaites Fendall (nee Cockey). Several surveying charts are a part of the collection as well. 

 

The collection is organized chronologically. The various papers are grouped together by century, followed by Martha Ann Duvall’s personal letters which are in order by date.

 

Container List

 

Contents

Span Dates

Box

Folder

18th century papers

1762-1799

1

1

19th century paper

1804-1882

1

2-6

20th century papers

1919-1961

1

7

Undated papers

No date

1

8-9

Letter from Beale Duvall to Martha Ann Duvall

1834, Aug. 8

1

10

Letter from Talitha Williams (Duvall) Mullikan to Martha Ann Duvall

1834, Oct. 4

1

11

Letter from Beale Duvall to Martha Ann Duvall

1834, Oct. 29

1

12

Letter from Talitha Williams (Duvall) Mullikan to Martha Ann Duvall

1835, Jan. 5

1

13

Token of Honor and Praise

1835, March 10

1

14

Letter from Rachel Duvall to Martha Ann Duvall

1835, Apr. 21

1

15

Letter from Rachel Duvall to Martha Ann Duvall

1835, Apr. 28

1

16

Letter from Talitha Williams (Duvall) Mullikan to Martha Ann Duvall

1835, May 2

1

17

Letter from Elizabeth (Duvall) Hamilton to Martha Ann Duvall

1835, May 25

1

18

Letter from Beale Duvall to Martha Ann Duvall

1835, June 20

1

19

Letter from Beale Duvall to Martha Ann Duvall

1835, July 23

1

20

Letter from Martha Ann Duvall to her parents

1835, Aug. 4

1

21

Letter from Beale Duvall to Martha Ann Duvall

1835, Aug. 7

1

22

Letter from Beale Duvall to Martha Ann Duvall

1836, Jan. 15

1

23

Letter from Elizabeth (Duvall) Hamilton to Martha Ann Duvall

1836, May 17

1

24

Letter from L. E. Duvall to Martha Ann Duvall

1836, July 23

1

25

Letter from William Lux Duvall to Martha Ann Duvall

1841, July 30

1

26

Letter from William Lux Duvall to Martha Ann Duvall

1841, Aug. 12

1

27

Letter from Beale Duvall to Martha Ann Duvall

183?, Sept.

1

28