Redwood Collection, 1694-1940, MS 1530-1530.3, 248, 676, and 2026

Redwood Collection, 1694-1940
Maryland Historical Society

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Redwood Collection, 1694-1940
Maryland Historical Society

Contact Information:
Manuscripts Department
Maryland Historical Society Library
201 West Monument Street
Baltimore MD 21201-4674


Descriptive Summary


(MS 1530-1530.3, 248, 676, and 2026)

Maryland Historical Society

Baltimore MD 21201-4674


Biographical Notes

Edward Johnson Coale (1776-1832) was a publisher, and was vice-consul of Russia at Baltimore c. 1821.

George Buchanan Coale (1819-1887) was a banker who pursued literary interests. Coale wrote articles for the Saturday Evening Post and other periodicals.

Robert Dorsey Coale (1857-1915) was a dean and science professor at the University of Maryland; he also served with the 5th Md. Regiment as a Colonel (c. 1897-1903).

Samuel Stringer Coale (1754-1798) and William Edward Coale (1816-1865) were physicians.

John Greene Proud (1776-1865) was a native of New Bedford, Mass. who became a Baltimore merchant. Proud engaged in overseas trade, and was in Europe during the Napoleonic Wars and in Russia during the French invasion (1812-1813).

John Greene Proud, Jr. (1813-1883) was a clergyman.

Robert Maxwell Proud (1839-1883) was an Assessor for the Internal Revenue Service.

William T. Proud (1788-1842) was a lawyer.

Francis T. Redwood (1856-1906) was a Baltimore stockbroker.

George Buchanan Redwood (1888-1918) was a newspaper reporter from about 1911-1916; Redwood served with the American Expeditionary Force in France, won a Croix de Guerre and Distinguished Service Medal, and was killed in action in May, 1918.

Mary Buchanan Coale Redwood (1861-1940) researched the genealogy and family history of the Buchanan, Coale, Dorsey, Proud and other related families.

For additional biographical information see the genealogical files in Filing Case A and printed family histories of family names in these collections.

See also the genealogy of George Buchanan II traced by Mary Coale Redwood in MS 1530, Box 2.

And, see genealogical chart following this page.

Scope and Content Notes

The Redwood and Coale collections contain family papers including correspondence (business and personal); diaries, notebooks; commonplace books; scrapbooks; cookbooks; documents (passports, marriage certificates, diplomas, etc.); estate papers (wills, administrative accounts); military papers (field notes, orders, passes, etc.); school papers (essays, thesis, grades); genealogical research notes; and genealogies and family histories.

The Coale Collection (1792-1901), MS 248, contains scrapbooks, notebooks, commonplace books, albums and cookbooks belonging to members of the Buchanan, Coale and Proud families.

The Redwood Collection (1828-1919), MS 676, contains correspondence (1860-1882) of George B. Coale, William Edward Coale (1828-1863), Mary B. Redwood (1907-1919), and a volume of poems by John Greene Proud, Jr. (n.d.).

Redwood Collection (1694-1940), MS 1530, includes correspondence of Mary B. Redwood (1879-1940); genealogical correspondence and research notes (1907-1935); estate papers (1815-1917), diaries and notebooks (1806-1865) of members of the Buchanan, Coale, Dorsey, Proud, Hopkinson and related families.

Redwood Collection--Transcripts (1766-1938), MS 1530.1, contains letters of Mary B. Redwood; letters and records concerning George B. Redwood (c. 1907-1940); and miscellanous papers of George B. Coale and Coale, Proud and Dorsey family members. Also, Also, papers of the Hopkinson, Duche, Dorsey, Coale and other families that were transcribed from originals at various research institutions or owned by the families concerned. These papers include correspondence of Hopkinson family members and others with George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and Robert Morris.

Redwood Collection--Robert Dorsey Coale Papers (1897-1915), MS 1530.2, contains letters and miscellaneous printed material relating to Coale's military career with the Fifth Maryland Regiment (c. 1897-1903), and his academic career at the University of Maryland.

Redwood Collection--George Buchanan Redwood Papers (1767-1940), MS 1530.3, include letters of Mary Buchanan Redwood (1898-1940); letters, documents, school and army papers of George B. Redwood (c. 1900-1918); and letters, land papers, essays and poems of Buchanan, Coale, Dorsey, McKean and Proud family members (1767-1880).

George B. Redwood Papers (1913-1918), MS 2026, contains military papers and documents of George B. Redwood.

Prepared by Edith Prise, April, 1978



Redwood and Coale papers are contained in the following seven manuscript collections:

MS 248 - Coale Collection (1792-1901) Accession No. 58509; unrestricted; 6 boxes

MS 676 - Redwood Collection (1828-1919) No. accession no.; unrestricted; gift of Mary B. Redwood, 1924; 2 boxes

MS 1530 - Redwood Collection (1694-1940) Accession nos. 48635, 48676; unrestricted; gift of the estate of Mary B. Redwood, July and Sept., 1941; 6 boxes

MS 1530.1 - Redwood Collection--Transcripts (1766-1938); no accession no.; unrestricted; gift of Mary B. Redwood, 1934; 5 boxes

MS 1530.2 - Redwood Collection--Robert Dorsey Coale Papers (1897-1915); no accession no.; unrestricted; gift of Mary B. Redwood, 1934; 1 box.

MS 1530.3 - Redwood Collection--George B. Redwood Papers (1767-1940); accession no. 48635; unrestricted; gift of the estate of Mary B. Redwood, 1941; 5 boxes.

MS 2026 - George B. Redwood Papers (1913-1918) Accession No. 65596; unrestricted; provenance unknown; 1 box.

Twenty-six boxes of papers, dating from 1694-1940, are contained in the seven Redwood/Coale collections. The papers include originals and copies of family papers of the Redwood, Coale, Buchanan, Dorsey, Proud and related families.

The papers of Mary B. Coale Redwood are found in MS 676, 1530, 1530.1, and 1530.3; George B. Redwood's papers are found in MS 1530, 1530.1, 1530.3 and 2026. Buchanan, Dorsey and Proud papers are mostly in MS 1530, 1530.1 and 1530.3. Coale papers are in MS 248, 676, 1530, 1530.1, 1530.2 and 1530.3.

These collections are excellent for research in family history and genealogy because a variety of papers of several branches of the family are included. They are also excellent for research about the life of a soldier with the American Expeditionary Force in France in World War I because of the volume and variety of papers concerning Lt. George B. Redwood. The collections have much material relating to trade during the War of 1812 (Proud correspondence). See the list of cross references following the container list for MS 1530 for a comprehensive list of subjects.


Papers of Mary B. Coale Redwood (Mrs. Francis T. Redwood)

Mrs. Redwood's papers include correspondence (1879-1940); printed material (1882-1916, n.d.); a genealogy of George Buchanan II (n.d.); and correspondence (1907-1935) and research notes (n.d.) relating to her family history and genealogy.

Mrs. Redwood's correspondence (1879-1940) is comprised mostly of incoming letters, but includes some copies of outgoing letters. The correspondence reflects Mrs. Redwood's consuming interests in genealogy and family history, patriotism, and her son, George B. Redwood. Many letters are from relatives and other concerning research on the Buchanan, McKean and Hopkinson families. Letters from Mrs. Redwood's husband, Frank, concern his trip on the yacht Enterprise (1901). Mrs. Redwood received letters of condolence upon the deaths of her mother, Caroline Coale (1902), and her husband (1906). Some correspondence is with Frank W. Pine of the Gilman School in Roland Park and representatives of other schools concerning essay contests sponsored by Mrs. Redwood on patriotic Americans (1916-1917). Some interesting letters concern the Gilman school's efforts to persuade Mrs. Redwood not to exclude Robert E. Lee as an acceptable example of a patriotic American. Thankyou notes from prize winners are included.

Other correspondents include Carrie B. Young, who wrote about a nurses training program (1917); and numerous friends and relatives who wrote to Mrs. Redwood between 1916-1937 concerning George B. Redwood's decision to go to war, his winning of the Croix de Guerre, and his death (1918). The letters also concern Mrs. Redwood's efforts to collect her son's papers, biographical information about him, and memorial services and tributes in his memory. In 1940, Mrs. Redwood received replies from Maryland Senators Radcliffe and Tydings acknowledging receipt of her letters expressing concern over the international situation.

Many letters to Mrs. Redwood concern travel. A letter from John (W. Tottle, Jr.?) in 1929 describes a trip to Havanna, Cuba. In a series of letters (1926-1929), Grafton D. Dorsey, who travelled with his wife, Isabel, wrote highly descriptive accounts of his travels in Switzerland, Italy, France, London and Singapore. Dorsey's letters are typewritten, and many have appropriate photographs and postcards attached. His letters describe sightseeing tours, pageants in Switzerland, and traditional celebrations such as St. Catherine's Day in France. He also commented, sometimes caustically, on what he considered to be the dominant characteristics of various nationalities. Dorsey's letters include many observations of Mussolini's Italy, and evaluations of the good and bad features of the dictator's regime. Dorsey chatted about numerous health resorts and doctors that he and his wife frequented; described a decadent play (Somerset Maugham's The Sacred Flame) in London that he thought more morally harmful than the Folies Bergère; and mentioned famous people whom he met such as Princess Pignatelli, one of the Pirelli's of the rubber firm, and Russian diplomat, Pierre Botkine.

Printed material (1882-1916, n.d.) in Mrs. Redwood's papers includes a copy of the Baltimore Underwriter (June 20, 1882) with an article on the Alabama claims that mentions George B. Coale (Mrs. Redwood's father); a wedding announcement (1889) for Mary Letitia Brown and Edward Hartwell; a newsletter of the Banking House of Middendorf, Williams and Co. with a comment on the death of Francis T. Redwood (Dec. 1, 1906); two issues of the Gilman (School) News (April 4 and 11, 1916); newsclippings (1901) concerning Francis Redwood's sporting activities and cruise on the yacht Enterprise, and George Redwood's school activities; and calling cards of E. B. Coale in Paris.

Other papers of Mrs. Redwood include a copy of the genealogy that she traced of George Buchanan II (n.d.); and correspondence (1907-1935) with relatives and research insitutions concerning the Hopkinson and Duche families. Also, many folders of research notes, including lists of manuscripts and illustrations in various institutions, on the Borden, Brooke, Buchanan, Coale, Dorsey, Forster, Harper, Hopkinson, Proud and Royer families.

The rest of this collection is comprised of family papers including estate papers, correspondence, letterbooks, diaries and notebooks of the Buchanan, Coale, Proud and other related families.

Estate and Land Papers

Estate papers (1815-1917) include administrative accounts, correspondence, wills, and receipts of Mary A. B. Brown, George Buchanan, Letitia Buchanan, Letitia E. Buchanan, Rebecca S. Buchanan, Caroline D. Coale, Elizabeth B. Coale, Josephine R. Coale, Robert Dorsey Coale, and Minna Howison Coale. Land papers (plats, indentures, etc.) include those of Robert E. Dorsey and others (1852-1865).

Correspondence and Papers of Buchanan, Coale, Proud and Related Families

This series contains family papers (1694-1926), mostly letters, arranged in alphabetical order by the name of the addressee. In some instances, copies of outgoing letters are also included. Other papers contained in the series are passports, poems, eulogies, short essays and notes on family deaths.

Buchanan family papers include a eulogy for Elizabeth Buchanan (1825); a letter concerning the death of Capt. Buchanan by his captors at Brook's Furnace on the Shenandoah River (October, 1864); letters to Gen. George Buchanan congratulating him on becoming a communicant, concerning debt collection (1845), and his son Evan's desire to settle funeral arrangements and estate matters of Mack Buchanan (1863). Letitia McKean Buchanan's letters include one from Susan Jackson about a celebration of the landing of the Pilrims at Plymouth, Mass. (1825), and one from Letitia to her daughters about the distribution of her estate (1843). A letter from Lett Buchanan to a cousin is about the death of the latter's child (n.d.)

Coale family papers include a letter (n.d.) to Ann Letitia Coale from J. Silvestre Rebello about a gift and her sister Josephine; and one from Ann Letita to her husband, John C. Brune, about his bereavement ([UNK]). Also, a letter from George Shattuck to Wildink and Co. requesting that Miss Coale be notified of the death of Mrs. Brune (1856).

Letters (1775-1813) to Anne Hopkinson Coale (Mrs. Samuel S. Coale) include ones from her friend Abigail Willing about mutual acquaintances and the birth of Anne's daughter, Mary Abigail Willing Coale (1789); from her husband discussing the children and his patients; from Rebecca Frazer about her uncle, Dr. Bard, and about yellow fever in New York and Philadelphia (1798); from William Coale, who was enjoying Philadelphia society; from nephew Joseph Hopkinson about Anne's claims upon his father's estate; and from Esther Duche Hill about the death of Anne's daughter, Anna Maria Coale (1813.)

Anna Maria Coale's letters (1796-1812) include ones from her father, Dr. Samuel S. Coale, who was concerned about affairs at home during his absence; from Sophia Duche about a family altercation and (yellow) fever in Philadelphia (1798); from Esther Duche Hill about a death in the Hopkinson family (1804); from her sister, Mary A. W. Coale, who wrote of her visits to Hopkinson cousins in Philadelphia and of social life there; and from William Coale prescribing a cure for chills.

Letters (1873-1876) to Caroline Dorsey Coale (Mrs. George Buchanan Coale) are from her son, George W. Coale, written at St. Paul's School in Concord, N.H. George reported his scholarly and sporting activities, asked for articles from home, and mentioned the death of his grandfather, Robert E. Dorsey (1876).

Catherine Atterbury Coale's letters (1828-1856) include ones from her godmother and aunt, Mary A. W. Coale Proud, advising her to watch her temper and to set an example for her sister, and congratulating her on the birth of her new sister, Mary Anne Buchanan Coale (1831); and from George Shattuck about the severe illness of her sister Ann Letitia Brune (1856).

Edward Johnson Coale's letters date from 1803-1821. Letters from his brother William describe the scenery and inhabitants of Bath (England) in 1803; his training as a novice sailor; and a trip to Barbados (1805). John Greene Proud, Edward's brother-in-law, advised him that he was going to sea (1809); praised his business partners and complained about a bankrupt creditor (1810). Esther Duche Hill requested a lottery ticket for the Washington Monument, as well as copies of the American Lady's Preceptor which she heard he was publishing, and inquired about the possibility of his publishing a volume of her father's and brother's poetry and prose as edited by her. Joseph Hopkinson wrote about a British spy plot involving Capt. John Henry (1812). Thomas McKean congratulated Edward on the birth of his son, William Edward (1816). Pierre de Poletica, a representative of Emperor Alexander I of Russia, expressed the gratitude of the Russian government for Coale's service as vice-consul of Russia at Baltimore, and presented him with a diamond ring as a token of appreciation (1821).

Eliza Coale's letters (1808-1809) are from her sister Mary A. W. Coale, and are about relatives, the weather, housework, and the death of Betsy Proud. See also letters to Eliza Coale Proud.

Incoming and outgoing letters, historical notes, and passports comprise George Buchanan Coale's papers. Incoming letters (1831-1881) include one from George's father, Edward J. Coale, who sought to prepare his son to assume responsibility for the family and to instruct him on how to pursue his studies (1831). Robert M. Proud described a trip to Niagra, New York City, and West Point (1833). John L. Carey sent him a pamphlet on the Wilmot Proviso (1847) and slavery. Mrs. Robert Long wrote about printing poems and philosophy; editing a cousin's book on artistic theory; a paper for the New York Historical Society; and her essay on Words-worth, Schiller and Hiram Powers (1849). Theophilus Parsons wrote about a church convention and other church affairs. Lord Elgin (James Bruce) wrote about a magazine (1852). Titian R. Peale and Lucy Audubon were concerned about preserving some copper plates (1863-1864). Richard Henry Stoddard, Edward S. Gould, and Carl Schurz wrote to George about articles for the Saturday Evening Post and research on Edgar Allen Poe (1871-1881). His son, George W. Coale, wrote about his school activities (1873-1878); and Henry A. Coit forwarded grades and progress reports on his son (1876-1877). Dr. John R. Quinan contacted George about research on the Buchanan family (1881). Also, from 1885-1887, George received business letters concerning marine insurance.

George B. Coale's outgoing letters (1832-1884) include copies of business letters about insurance and a cholera epidemic in New York and Baltimore (1832). Also, a letter to John (Proud?) about seeking an appointment in Washington and spending the evening with the President (1841). George wrote to his family about his engagement to Carrie (Caroline) Dorsey (1855), and to his aunts advising them on business matters (1871-1884).

Other papers of George B. Coale include his notes on the election of 1864, and his passports (1853, 1869).

George William Coale's letters (1874-1878) are from his parents, George B. and Caroline Coale, and his sister, Mary B. Coale. Besides news from home, his father's letters discuss George's progress in school and evaluate his plans of becoming a professional athlete or going to South America to seek his fortune.

Mary Abigail Willing Coale's letters (1798-1813) include ones from Philadelphia cousins (Emily and Joseph Hopkinson) and admirers (S. Ewing and others) concerning social visits. Letters from Esther D. Hill and Eliza Coale Proud concern Mary's future husband, William T. Proud. Other letters are from Mary to her godmother and are contained in a notebook (1803). These letters discuss fashionable women, and repeat gossip that Miss P(atterson) was the talk of the town (Baltimore), and comment on her behavior and approaching wedding (to Jerome Bonaparte). Another notebook contains information on the deaths of family members (1798-1813). See also letters to Mary A. W. Coale Proud.

Included among the letters (1815-1856) to Mary Anne Buchanan Coale (Mrs. Edward J. Coale) are one from Thomas McKean mentioning the laying of the cornerstone of the Washington monument (1815); one from her mother, Letitia Buchanan, about her grandchildren; and one from George Buchanan about the death of Ann Letitia Coale Brune (1856). In 1840, Mrs. Coale wrote a letter to her daughter, Marianne B. Coale, Jr. sending her a bible.

Letters to Mary Buchanan Coale (1876, n.d.) are from her brother, George W. Coale and concern school and family news. See also papers of Mrs. Francis T. Redwood.

Dr. Samuel Stringer Coale's papers (1798) include a letter from Samuel Chase giving him advice in his dispute with a Mr. Howard. Also, a copy of Samuel's will, in which he left his wife two slaves, Peter and Solomon, who were to be granted their freedom after ten years.

William Coale's papers (1805) contain letters from his parents, (Samuel and Anne Coale) and his sister, Mary A. W. Coale, about his going to sea, his health, and business matters. Also, a poem and eulogy occasioned by William's death.

Dorsey family papers (1785-1853) include those of Anne Brooke Dorsey, Robert Edward Dorsey, Sarah Duvall Dorsey, and Walter Dorsey. In addition to discussion of family affairs, the letters of Robert E. Dorsey (1817-1853) concern the sale of property, a trip to Savannah, Ga. (1820), and G. Duvall's trip to the Springs, where he took a cure and reported news of General Armistead and his daughters. Also, an undated statement about a slave buying swindle in which Walter E. Dorsey was involved; and copies and extracts of letters (1785-1817) of Richard Brooke, his daughter, Anne (Mrs.

William H. Dorsey), William H. Dorsey, James Dorsey and Anna Maria Dorsey (Mrs. William Johnson) all concerning family news and mentioning sessions of the Maryland General Assembly, to which William H. Dorsey was a delegate.

Letters to Elizabeth Hopkinson Duche (Mrs. Jacob Duche) and Elizabeth S. Duche (Henry) concern visits from Mary A. W. Coale, the death of William Coale, and the death of Elizabeth H. Duche (1797-1805).

Duvall family papers (1694-1896) include letters to and from Grafton Duvall, letters to Samuel Duvall, and family documents.

Dr. Grafton Duvall of Frederick County, Md. received letters (1815-1841) from Henry Claggett, Rev. Charles Burroughs, James Kemp and Arch Henderson (1815-1817) concerning the questionable character and credentials of a Rev. Williams whom Duvall apparently considered as a minister for his church. Grafton received letters (1829-1837) from his brother Gabriel (a Supreme Court judge) about the latter's son's illness and eventual death, politics, cotton growing in Mississippi, cholera in Baltimore (1834) and Grafton's family. Grafton's outgoing letters (1817-1818) are copies of inquiries he sent in attempts to verify Rev. Williams credentials.

Duvall family documents include a family history written by Grafton Duvall (1839); the will of Mareen Duvall (1694), the marriage licence of Samuel Duvall (1774), and documents instituting and stating the by-laws of a masonic lodge (St. Alban's Lodge #65) in 1819.

Letters to Samuel Duvall (1782, 1786, 1796) are from Gov. Thomas Sim Lee, William Smallwood and John Hoskins Stone, all concerning surveyor's rules.

Papers of Frederick W. Hatch include extracts from a letter from Mr. Claggett (1816) about Rev. Williams and affairs in St. Mark's parish; and a funeral oration for a Duvall (1817).

Letters (1819-1820) to Thomas Hawkins (who served in the Maryland House of Delegates) are from people seeking various appointments (as magistrates, justices of the peace, to the orphan's court, and as surgeon to the 16th Regiment of the Maryland militia).

Hopkinson papers (1766-1919) contain a letter (1766) from Mary Johnson Hopkinson to her son, Thomas, about his studies and plans to become a minister, and a statement about the disposition of her property (1805); from S. Caldwell to Francis Hopkinson about sending papers via a Philadelphia packet (1789); from William Coale to his aunt, Jane Hopkinson, about visiting the Ridgely family; from Joseph Hopkinson to Emily Hopkinson about Mary Coale and summer plans (18090; from Judge Joseph Hopkinson to his daughter, Elizabeth Biddle (1840); from Sir Charles Hopkinson in London to his nephew George Hopkinson in Charleston, S.C. suggesting that the latter look up his wealthy American relatives, and commenting that the Russian business (Crimean War) had discomposed the English; and from Philip Berolzheimer to Edward Hopkinson about a band concert in the park (New York, 1919). Also, a copy of Judge Joseph Hopkinson's History of the Song Hail Columbia. (1840)

McKean papers include letters to Letitia McKean (1788-1789) from her sister Anna about family news, and to Thomas McKean (1925-1926) from Hildreth Meiere about her European travels and family history. See also letters to Letitia McKean Buchanan.

Maxwell family papers include letters to Ann Proud Maxwell (Mrs. Nathaniel G. Maxwell), Benjamin Maxwell, Joseph Maxwell, and Nathaniel G. Maxwell.

Ann Proud Maxwell's letters (1813-1856, n.d.) include ones from Sarah Proud announcing the return of Ann's brother, John Greene Proud, from Europe (1813); from her husband, Nathaniel Maxwell, about 12,000 militia being prepared in the District of Columbia because of the large (British) force expected in the Chesapeake, and about militia affairs; from Mary Coale Proud, Hannah Proud, and Deborah Otis concerning family news about children, illnesses, visits, etc.; and from Joseph Davis about the death of Nathaniel Maxwell. (1827) Ann also received letters (1830-1834) from her brother-in-law, Robert Maxwell, who attended business matters for her, and who commented in a letter dated January 16, 1832 on disorders in Baltimore, apprehension in regard to the colored people, and alluded to recent affairs in Virginia. Other letters to Ann were from William T. Proud telling her of a serious accident that he had, inquiring about her visit to New Bedford, Mass. (her home town), and commenting on lawsuits and documents auxiliary to the litigious war (1838); from Anna Maria Proud about a visit to the Proud's at New Bedford (1856); and from John Greene Proud (1839-1842) who discussed a financial panic (1839), the death of their cousin, Rebecca Davis (1840), the funeral of President Harrison (1841), banking and bad financial conditions in Maryland (1841-1842).

Letters to Benjamin Maxwell (1823-1826) are from his brother Nathaniel discussing the quality of Benjamin's poetry, and from brother Robert advising him on money management and health care.

Letters to Nathaniel G. Maxwell (1811-1825) include ones from Rufus Bigelow, concerning the latter's recollections of the battle of Lexington (1811); from William Rotche and Sons about a supply of hemp and concern over restrictive measures (on trade) by the American government (1811); from people seeking his aid, as an official of the Navy Department, in placements and promotions (1812, 1813); from Joseph Proud about business in the West, a trip down the Ohio, a visit to Louisville, Kentucky, descriptions of farms and markets in Ohio and Kentucky, and a description of Kentucky frontiersmen in which he found them deficient in morals, principles and manners and addicted to drinking, profanity and idleness. (1819); and a letter from his brother Robert describing a slave insurrection in Charleston, S.C. led by better and informed blacks and commenting on the subsequent sentencing of the leaders of the insurrection (August 13, 1822). Nathaniel's papers also include a poem he wrote entitled The Hills of Morven. (1815)

Proud family papers include letters and documents of Ann Proud (Maxwell), Anna Maria Proud, Eliza Proud, Elizabeth Proud, Hannah Proud, John Proud, John Greene Proud, John Greene Proud, Jr., Joseph Proud, Lurana Proud, Mary A. W. Coale Proud, Robert Maxwell Proud, Sarah Proud (Hartshorn) and William T. Proud.

Ann Proud wrote to Elizabeth Mayhew in 1807 to invite her to an entertainment in her home. See letters to Ann Proud Maxwell.

Letters (1822-1842) to Anna Maria Proud, daughter of William T. and Mary Coale Proud, are from her mother instructing her on her behavior while visiting relatives; from her cousin, Robert Maxwell Proud, about her visit and some doll clothes he made for her; from cousin John Greene Proud, Jr. commenting on a presidential election (1835), some business matters that he had to attend to for the Temperance Society and Young Men's Association, and Halley's Comet (1835); from Rev. Hector Humphries, the president of St. John's College about astronomy (1837); from her father, William T. Proud, about his experience in a tornado (1840); from John Greene Proud, Jr. about lecture mania in Baltimore, the lectures of Dr. Wyatt, books, concerts, and a British impostor in Baltimore society (1840); and from John Greene Proud, Sr. about his trip to England (n.d.).

Letters to Eliza S. Coale Proud (Mrs. John Greene Proud) date from 1807-1838. John Greene Proud wrote to his wife in 1807 from Sullivan Island, S.C. while he was taking a cure. At various stages of his business travels he wrote to her from Philadelphia, New York, London, Hamburg, Tonningen and St. Petersburg. (1809-1810; 1812-1813). John's letters express his concern for news of home and report on his health. He discusses the safety of American property abroad, and American and foreign trade embargoes; mentions the fates of various American ships and cargoes (such as the fact that C. D. Williams lost a vessel in the Baltic passage from Russia (Nov. 11, 1809); tells of Aaron Burr's arrival in Germany and the expected reception of Burr by fellow Americans (Nov. 17 and Dec. 8, 1809); speaks of Napoleonic campaigns in Austria and Spain (1809); comments in a letter dated March 12, 1812 that there was a change in Mr. Henry's character and that the latter was on the way to Washington to sell himself; describes his stops in Ireland and London where he met J. Howard and J. Patterson of Baltimore, and where he found book prices too high, preventing him from filling an order until the Orders in Council were repealed; discusses the Henry plot (May 26, 1812); says that he missed the boat to St. Petersburg, and doubts that there will be war between France and Russia (June 12, 1812); describes St. Petersburg and a dinner with John Qunicy Adams (Aug. 19, 1812); comments on an article that he read in British papers of the abominable conduct of the mob in Baltimore, (Oct. 17, 1812); describes St. Petersburg, the Hermitage, Russian churches, and comments on Baltimore mobs (Oct. 25, 27, 1812); reports that the French were retreating from Moscow and that business had taken a favorable turn, and that he was glad that things were quiet in Baltimore (Nov. 7, 1812); describes Russian tile stoves, says he dislikes Russian winters, and comments that Russia was saved by sacrificing Moscow (Dec. 4, 1812); reports great proress in his affairs and describes outdoor sports (Jan. 10, 1813); says that the cruel French invasion ended in woe and disgrace to themselves (Feb. 3, 1812); and tell Eliza of his preparations for leaving Russia after its unusually severe winter. From London, between May and August, 1813, John wrote to Eliza of his return and the unwelcome news of a British squadron in the Chesapeake (10 July 1813). Eliza also received letters from Mary A. W. Coale Proud. A letter dated July 28, 1812 told of riots is Philadelphia and of Hanson establishing a newspaper. Letters from Mary (1815-1827) discuss their children, visits, friends and relatives, and a party at Mrs. Skinners at which LaFayette was a guest (1824). Also, a eulogy for Eliza Proud, 1838.

Elizabeth Proud received a letter from her sister Ann Proud (Maxwell) in 1806 that discussed Baltimore society.

Letters to Hannah Proud (1813-1822) are from her sister, Sarah Proud, her uncle, James Otis, her cousin, Deborah Otis, and friend Mary Greene. Sarah Proud, in addition to family news, discussed poetry and sent Hannah poems such as On Florios Departure for Canada (1813); an unidentified correspondent expressed anger at Great Britain and commented that it was wicked to attack the Canadians (1813); Deborah Otis wrote of new whaling inventions (one in 1816, and another, a whaling gun by Francis Rotch, in 1819); Deborah also wrote about Quaker meetings, as did Mary Greene, who also wrote about literary meetings and a group called Fragment.

John Greene Proud's papers include incoming and outgoing letters and his passports. Incoming letters (1803-1867) include ones from his friend and business partner, Rufus Bigelow, about forming their partnership; from his wife, Eliza, about the death of Anna Maria Coale (1813), and the death of Lurana Proud (his sister) in 1814; from John Quincy Adams about a visit from Proud (Aug. 6, 1812); from Joseph Hopkinson about the defense of Baltimore, and deploring the war (1814); also from Joseph Hopkinson about plans for a bank (1838), and about borrowing a portrait of Thomas Hopkinson for an art exhibit at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (1843); from his father, John Proud, about the defense of Baltimore, and commenting that the British would take New Orleans (1814); from Anna Maria Proud, his niece, about society people (1843-1852, 1863); from Reverdy Johnson about a retainer, and enclosing a note from Robert Eden (Dec. 11, 20, 22, 1858); and from his friend, B. Rodman, about the latter's losses in the Civil War (1863, 1867).

John Greene Proud's outgoing letters (1800-1863) include ones to Rufus Bigelow about their friendship and partnership (1800); about a yellow fever epidemic in Baltimore and Norfolk that left 1200 dead in Baltimore (Dec. 22, 1800); the presidential election and violence connected with it (1800); the dissolution of the firm of Proud and Thurston (1803); prices for various commodities (tea, cotton, tobacco, coffee, cocoa); foreign trade; various cargoes and ships); business with J. D. Patterson; and a panic in New York (Aug. 12, 1803) because of fever. John's outgoing letters also include one from himself and others from Hamburg to John Quincy Adams in St. Petersburg wishing him success on his mission and listing American grievances concerning trade restrictions (Oct. 6, 1809). To his friend, Mr. Rodman, John wrote about Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and its constitutionality, and about Napoleon III's designs in the in offering to negotiate the Civil War (1862-1863). John's passports are for the years 1809 and 1812.

The John Proud family record (n.d.) contains genealogical information on John Greene Proud's grandfather. There is a death notice for John's sister, Lurana Proud (1814).

Letters to John Greene Proud, Jr. from 1832-1860 largely concern church and family affairs. His father, John Greene Proud, wrote to him at college in 1832 mentioning a great speech of Mr. Clay; his cousin, Anna Maria Proud, wrote about a visit with Ann Letitia Brune (1832); I. Prentiss Poe described life at Princeton and a a prayer meeting at St. Luke's (1853); R. H. Chamberlain, from Oxford, Md. complained that Sunday School numbers had dwindled and requested that Proud do what he could to get them a bishop at the next convention (1859); John H. Alexander wrote about his election to the vestry at St. Luke's church (1859); and John Greene Proud, Sr. and Robert Maxwell Proud wrote that they were enjoying the parson's retreat at Cedar Nook (1859).

Joseph Proud's papers include a financial document authorizing payment to him of some cash; and a letter from Ann Maxwell about a visit from Hannah Proud, and the difficulty that Eliza had had in childbirth (1822).

Letters (1815-1840) of Mary A. W. Coale Proud (Mrs. William T. Proud) include ones from Esther Duche Hill about family news and Anna Maria Proud (1824, 1831); and a letter from Mary Proud to Mrs. Collins commenting on the good library and literary paper (at Morven), and religious education for Anna Maria, her daughter.

Robert Maxwell Proud's letters (1839-1883) are from his cousin, Anna Maria, about her visit to New Bedford (1843); from the Treasury Department appointing him as Assessor of Internal Revenue for the 3rd Collection District of Maryland (1869); and a bound volume of expressions of appreciation from IRS officers (1883).

Letters (1812-1816) to Sarah Proud (Mrs. Peter Hartshorn) are from Ann Maxwell about the death of Anna Maria Coale (1813); from S. K. Arnold, in New Bedford, Mass., about society in Washington, D. C. and describing a visit from Washington Irving, being invited to a (literary) debate, the progess of the village in literature, and asking for some of Sarah's poetry (1813); and from her sister, Hannah, about family affairs.

Letters to William Tower Proud (1812-1831) include ones from his father, John Proud, of New Badford, Mass., concerning the health of Anna Maria Coale, and news of William's brother, John in St. Petersburg. John Sr. thought that the situation there might force John Jr. to leave. John Proud commented to William that New England was suffering and that the Southern states were benefitting from the War (of 1812) (Jan. 2, 1812); and he pondered the result of the exit of the late Secretary of the Navy upon the career of his son-in-law, Nathaniel G. Maxwell (Jan. 19, 1812). John Proud wrote to William (Oct. 17, 1813) that he thought that peace should be pursued in England, and not in Russia, and he commented on attempts to conquer Canada. His brother, John Greene Proud, wrote to William from London on July 10, 1813, telling him to do his duty no matter what he thought of the War; commenting that Gallatin and Bayard would probably accomplish neither object of mission to St. Petersburg; discussing maritime rights; and reporting jubilation in London over the capture of the Chesapeake. Sarah Proud wrote to William about an excursion to Mt. Vernon (1813); and his wife, Mary, and daughter, Anna Maria, expressed anti-slavery sentiments in letters in 1831.

Some miscellaneous papers that probably belonged to the Proud family include a letter from Daniel Thayer (addressee unknown), who sold the ship and cargo under his command while in Barbados and then went under a foreign flag (1856); a signature of J. Vandenhoff (1828); an essay describing the location of Ellicott's Patapsco Mills (written for the literary box at Morven), (1828); an undated essay on prayer; a letter and a card from Adalbert Volck to Mr. Murray (illustrated letters about the baking business) (n.d.); three letters in French from the French consul in Baltimore (April 27, 1813); and a letter from E. Rumsey to Capt. R. T. Spence (Oct. 17, 1813) saying that he won't leave the schooner Nonsuch until his command is reinstated, that he was roughly used by the Secretary of the Navy, and that he won't resign while the country is at war.

Bound Volumes

Two letter books of John Greene Proud, dating from March 14, 1810 to July 17, 1810 and July 21, 1810 to July 19, 1811 contain copies of outgoing business letters to Messrs. Jonas and Minturn. They concern efforts to protect American trade with Denmark, market prices for various commodities (coffee, sugar, cotton, pepper); the fates of various ships and cargoes (John Drew, Pallas, Swift, Neptune, and the Nimrod, which fell to Danish privateers); European embargoes; continental politics (such as question of successor to Swedish throne); market in St. Petersburg for American cargoes, and hemp and iron from Russia; and blockade smuggling (such as that in Germany where enterprising smugglers hid coffee in plaster busts of Napoleon).

Other bound volumes include a notebook of poems by Eliza Proud and John Greene Proud, Jr. (1806-1865); a commonplace book of Mary Hopkinson containing thoughts on religion (1780); a diary (1826) of Rebecca Buchanan containing puzzles and sayings; a notebook of Mary Anne Buchanan Coale (Mrs. Thomas R. Brown) containing religious thoughts, rembrances of her sister, Elizabeth (1802-1825), and reflections on the marriages and deaths of her children (1829-1864); a copy book of Mary A. W. Coale containing poems and recipes (n.d.) and and undated notebook of poems (owner unknown). See also the Coale collection MS 248.


Container List


Mrs. Francis T. Redwood (Mary B. Coale) Papers




Correspondence re: Lt. George B. Redwood


News clippings re: Lt. George B. Redwood

1919, n.d.

Correspondence re: Lt. George B. Redwood


Correspondence re: Lt. George B. Redwood


Correspondence re: Lt. George B. Redwood


Letters from G. D. Dorsey


Printed Material




Genealogy - George Buchanan, II - traced by Mary Redwood


Correspondence - Genealogical research


Research Notes (genealogy)

various dates

Research Notes re: Buchanan, Dorsey, Brooke and other families


Research Notes and lists of Royer and Buchanan materials at Johns Hopkins Univ. Library, and Department of the Navy


Research Notes - Forster Family


Research Notes - Genealogy


Research Notes - Harper family


Research Notes - Hopkinson family


Research Notes - Lists of letters and papers at Maryland Hist. Soc. re: Coale, Hopkinson, Proud Families


Research Notes- Lists of manuscripts and illustrations re: Duche and Hopkinson families



Estate Papers


Estate Papers and will of Mary Ann Buchanan Coale Brown (Mrs. Thomas Brown)


Estate Papers - George Buchanan


Will - George Buchanan


Estate Papers--Letitia Buchanan


Estate Papers--Letitia E. Buchanan


Will--Rebecca S. Buchanan


Estate Papers--Caroline Donaldson Dorsey Coale (Mrs. George Buchanan Coale)


Estate Papers--Elizabeth B. Coale


Estate Papers--Josephine and Elizabeth Coale


Estate Papers--Josephine R. Coale


Will--Josephine R. Coale


Estate Papers--R. Dorsey Coale and Minna Howison Coale


Estate Papers--R. Dorsey Coale and Minna Howison Coale

1917, N.D.

Estate Papers of Minna Howison Coale--newsclippings


Land Papers--Robert E. Dorsey and others



Correspondence and Papers of Buchanan, Coale, Proud and related families.


Letters of Ann Letitia Coale Brune (Mrs. John C. Brune)


Eulogy for Elizabeth Buchanan


Capt. Buchanan

1845, 1863

Letters to George Buchanan


Letters to and from Letitia McKean Buchanan


Letter from Lett (Buchanan) to cousin

1856; n.d.

Letters to Ann Letitia Coale


Letters to Mrs. Anne Hopkinson Coale (Mrs. Samuel S. Coale


Letters to Anna Maria Coale (daughter of Samuel S. Coale)


Letters to Caroline Dorsey Coale (Mrs. George B. Coale) from George W. Coale


Letters to Catherine Atterbury Coale (daughter of Edward J. Coale)


Letters to Edward Johnson Coale


Letters to Eliza Coale

1831-1881, n.d.

Letters to George Buchanan Coale


Letters to Mr. and Mrs. George Buchanan Coale


Letters to George B. Coale from George W. Coale


Outgoing letters of George Buchanan Coale (copies)


Letters of George B. Coale to his aunt


George Buchanan Coale's Notes on the Election of 1864

1853, 1869

George Buchanan Coale - passports


Letters to George W. Coale (son of George B. Coale)


Letters to Mary A. W. Coale


Mary A. W. Coale - Notebooks


Letters to Mary Buchanan Coale (Mrs. Edward J. Coale)


Letter to Marianne B. Coale, Jr. from Mary Anne B. Coale,S

1876, n.d.

Letter to Mary B. Coale from George W. Coale


Letter to Dr. Samuel S. Coale from Samuel Chase


Dr. Samuel S. Coale--will of


Letter to William Coale


William Coale--death of


William Coale--eulogy by J. G. J. Bend


Death notices - Samuel S., William, and Anna Maria Coale; and Lydia Dorsey


Letters to Anne Brooke Dorsey


Copies and extracts of Brooke and Dorsey letters


Letters to and from Robert Edward Dorsey

1841,  n.d.

Letters to Sarah Duvall Dorsey


Walter Dorsey--statement about slave buying swindle


Letters to Elizabeth Hopkinson Duche and Elizabeth S. Duch


Letters to Grafton Duvall


Letters from Grafton Duvall (copies of outgoing letters)


Grafton Duvall--Institution and Bylaws of St. Alban's Lodge #65 (Masons, Frederick Co., Md.)


Duvall Family by Grafton Duvall


Mareen Duvall--will of


Samuel Duvall--marriage licence

1782, 1786, 1796

Letters to Samuel Duvall


Letters of Frederick W. Hatch


Letters to Thomas Hawkins


E. D. Hill to _____


Hopkinson letters




Letters to Letitia McKean


Letters to Thomas McKean


Letters to Ann Proud Maxwell (Mrs. Nathaniel G. Maxwell)


Letters to Benjamin Maxwell


Joseph Maxwell--poem to memory of


Letters to Nathaniel G. Maxwell


Letter from Ann Proud to Elizabeth Mayhew


Letters to Anna Maria Proud (daughter of William T. and Mary A. W. Coale Proud)


Letters to Eliza Proud (Mrs. John Greene Proud)


Letters to Eliza Proud


Letters to Eliza Proud


Letter to Elizabeth Proud from Anna Proud


Letters to Hannah Proud


John Proud - family record


Letters to John Greene Proud


Letters from John Greene Proud

1809, 1812

John Green Proud - passports


Letters to John Green Proud, Jr.


Letters to Joseph Proud


Lurana Proud--death of


Fragments of letters--Mrs. William T. Proud, J. G. Proud and others


Letters to Mary A. W. Coale Proud (Mrs. William T. Proud)


Letters to Robert Maxwell Proud


Letters to Sarah Proud


Letters to William T. Proud

1813, 1856

Miscellaneous Proud papers


Essay on prayer


Ellicotts P(atapsco) Mills, a short account of


To Mr. Murray from Volck?


J. Vandenhoff (signature)



Bound volumes

14 Mar 1810- 17 July 1810

Letterbook - John Greene Proud

21 July 1810- 19 July 1811

Letterbook - John Greene Proud


Notebook (Poems)--Eliza Proud, John G., Jr.


Commonplace Book - Mary Hopkinson


Diary - Rebecca S. Buchanan


Notebook--Mary Ann Buchanan Coale




Copybook--Mary A. W. Coale?



The Alabama (ship)--1882


The American Lady's Preceptor


Anne Arundel County, Md.--land--1852-1865


Anne Arundel County, Md.--Morven


Baltimore, Md.--Merchants--19th Cent.


Baltimore, Md.--Redwood Street


Baltimore, Md.--Riots--1812; 1832


Baltimore, Md.--Schools--Gilman School


Baltimore, Md.--Social life--19th cent.


Banks and banking--Md.--1841-1842


Bigelow and Proud (Merchants)


The Charles (ship)--1812


Cholera--Baltimore--1832, 1834


Cholera--New York--1832


Churches and church affairs--Md.--19th cent.


Civil War--Civilian affairs


Civil War--Foreign relations--France


Civil War--Officers military and personal papers






Cocoa--Trade--early 19th cent.


Coffee--Trade--early 19th cent.


Cotton--Trade--early 19th cent.


Crimean War--1854


Depressions--Bank affairs--1839-1842


Denmark-Trade with U. S.--1809-1813


Diplomatic service--Russia--1809-1813


Elections and election campaigns--1864


Ellicott's Patapsco Mills--description--1828




The Enterprise (yacht)--1901


Europe--Travel and description--19th cent.; 1925-1929


The Eutaw (brig)--1809


France--Travel and description--1926-1929


Frederick County, Md.--Families


Friends, Society of--New England--early 19th cent.


Foreign relations--U.S. with Russia--1809-1813


Foreign relations--Russia with U.S.--1809-1813


Foreign trade--19th cent.


Gilman School--Roland Park, Md.


The Golden Fleece (ship)--1810


Hail Columbia (Song)--history of--1840


Halley's Comet--1835


Happy Hills Convalescent Home for Children--Mt. Washington, Md.--1929


Health resorts--Europe--1926-1929




History of the Song Hail Columbia--1840


Holland--Trade with U.S.--1809-1813




Inventions and inventors (whaling)--19th cent.


Italy-Travel and description--1926-1929


The John Drew (ship)


Kentucky--Travel and description--1819


Lexington, Mass.--Battle of, 1775--recollections of--1811


Literature and literary affairs--19th cent.


London--Travel and description--1812; 1929; Manumissions, 1798




Masons--Frederick Co., Md.--St. Alban's Lodge #65--1819




Medicine--Prescriptions and remedies


Middendorf, Williams and Co. (Banking House)--1906;


Militia--Md.--War of 1812


Morven--Anne Arundel Co., Md.; Mt. Vernon--Travel and desc.--1813


Napoleon I--Decrees on trade


Napoleonic Wars--1803-1815


The Neptune (ship)


New Bedford, Mass.--Families


New York--Travel and description--1833


The Nimrod (ship)


The Nonsuch (schooner)--1809


Nurses and nursing--education--1917


Ohio--Travel and description--1819


Orders-in-Council (Gt. Brit.)--1812


The Pallas (ship)--1809


Patriotism--World War I


Patriotism--War of 1812


Philadelphia, Pa.--Families


Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts--Exhibit--1843


Poetry--19th cent.


Protestant Episcopal Church in the U.S.A.--Md.--19th cent.


Redwood Street--Baltimore, Md.


Religion--19th cent.


Religious education--1766


Russia--trade with U.S.--1809-1813


Russia--Travel and description--1812-1813


The Sacred Flame; St. Catherines Day--France


The Saturday Evening Post--1877-1881


Schools--Baltimore, Md.


Shipping--19th cent.


Seizure of vessels and cargoes--War of 1812


Ships--The Alabama--1882


Ships--The Charles--1812


Ships--The Eutaw


Ships--The Enterprise--1901


Ships--The John Drew


Ships--The Nimrod


Ships--The Nonsuch--1809


Ships--The Pallas--1809


Ships--The Swift


Ships--The Golden Fleece--1810


Singapore--Travel and description--1928


Slaves--Insurrections--Charleston, S.C.--1822




Slave trade--19th cent.




Switzerland--Travel and description--1926-1929


Songs--Hail Columbia--history of--1840




Tea--Trade--early 19th cent.


Tobacco-Trade--early 19th cent.


U.S.--trade with Russia--1809-1813


U.S.--Trade with Denmark--1809-1810


U.S.--Trade with Holland--1809-1810


U.S. Internal Revenue Service--1869-1883


War of 1812--Maryland


War of 1812--Letters of the Period


War of 1812--Merchants


War of 1812--Naval affairs


War of 1812--Politics of the period


War of 1812--Shipping of the period


War of 1812--Trade


Washington Monument--Baltimore, Md.--1818-1815


Whalers and whaling--Mass.--1816-1819


Wilmot Proviso--1847


World War I


Yellow fever--Baltimore--1800


Yellow fever--New York and Philadelphia--1798






Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848)


Alexander I (1777-1825)


Audubon, Lucy (fl. 1864)


Bayard, James (fl. 1813)


Biddle, Elizabeth H. (fl. 1840)


Bigelow, Rufus (d. 1813)


Borden Family


Botkine, Pierre (fl. 1928)


Brooke family


Brooke, Anne (fl. 1799) (Mrs. William H. Dorsey)


Brooke, Richard (fl. 1785-1817)


Brown, Mary Letitia


Bruce, James (Lord Elgin) (fl. 1852)


Brune, John C. (fl. 1856)


Brune, Ann Letitia Coale (d. 1856) (Mrs. John C. Brune)


Buchanan family


Buchanan, G. Ferguson (fl. 1923-1929)


Buchanan, Franklin (1800-1874)


Buchanan, Capt. (d. 1864)


Buchanan, Rebecca S. (fl. 1867)


Buchanan, George (1796-1879)


Buchanan, Letitia McKean (1769-1845) (Mrs. George Buchanan II)


Buchanan, Letitia E. (fl. 1853-1882)


Buchanan, George II (1763-1808)


Buchanan, Elizabeth (d. 1825)


Buchanan, Evan (fl. 1863)


Buchanan, Mack (d. 1863)


Burr, Aaron (1756-1836)


Chase, Samuel (1741-1811)


Chase, Thomas (fl. 1812)


Coale Family


Coale, Ann Letitia (Mrs. John C. Brune)--d. 1856


Coale, Anne Hopkinson (Mrs. Samuel S. Coale)--1745-1817


Coale, Anna Maria (d. 1813)


Coale, Catherine Atterbury (d. 1895)


Coale, Caroline Donaldson Dorsey (Mrs. George B. Coale)--1832-1902


Coale, Edward Johnson (1776-1832)


Coale, Eliza (Mrs. John G. Proud)--d.1838


Coale, Elizabeth (1802-1825)


Coale, Elizabeth B. (1823-1910)


Coale, George Buchanan (1819-1887)


Coale, George William (1859-1907)


Coale, Mary Abigail Willing (Mrs. William T. Proud)--1789-1831


Coale, Josephine Rebello (1826-1907)


Coale, Mary Buchanan (Mrs. Edward Johnson Coale)--1792-1866


Coale, Mary Buchanan (Mrs. Francis T. Redwood)--1861-1940


Coale, Mary Ann Buchanan (Mrs. Thomas R. Brown)--1831-1908


Coale, Minna Howison (Mrs. Robert Dorsey Coale)--d. 1911


Coale, Robert Dorsey (1857-1915)


Coale, Dr. Samuel Stringer (1754-1798)


Coale, William (d. 1807)


Coale, William Edward (1816-1865)


Davis, Joseph (fl. 1827)


Davis, Rebecca (d. 1840)


Dorsey, Isabel (fl. 1926-1929)


Dorsey, Grafton D. (fl. 1926-1929)


Dorsey, Anne Brooke (Mrs. William H.)--fl. 1799


Dorsey, Robert E. (1796-1876)


Dorsey, Richard B. (fl. 1825)


Dorsey, Anna Maria (fl. 1817)


Dorsey, Sarah Duvall (fl. 1841)


Dorsey, Walter


Dorsey, William Hammond (fl. 1785-1817)


Dorsey Family


Duvall Family


Duvall, Grafton (fl. 1815-1841)


Duvall, Gabriel (fl. 1829-1837)


Duvall, Mareen (fl. 1694)


Duvall, Samuel (fl. 1774)


Duche Family


Duche, Sophia (fl. 1798)


Duche, Elizabeth H. (d. 1797)


Elgin, Lord (James Bruce)--fl. 1852


Forster Family


Gallatin, Albert (1761-1849)


Greene, Mary (fl. 1816-1817)


Harper Family


Harrison, Benjamin (1833-1901)


Hatch, Frederick W. (fl. 1816-1817)


Hawkins, Thomas (fl. 1819-1820)


Henry, Elizabeth S. Duche (fl. 1805)


Henry, Capt. John (fl. 1812)


Humphries, Hector (fl. 1837)


Hopkinson Family


Hopkinson, Edward (fl. 1819)


Hopkinson, Emily (fl. 1809)


Hopkinson, Francis (1737-1791)


Hopkinson, Joseph (fl. 1809-1840)


Hopkinson, Jane


Hopkinson, George (fl. 1854)


Hopkinson, Sir Charles (fl. 1854)


Hopkinson, Mary Johnson (fl. 1766)


Hopkinson, Thomas (1747-1783)


Irving, Washington (1783-1859)


Johnson, Ann Maria Dorsey (Mrs. William)--fl. 1817


Johnson, Reverdy (1796-1876)


Johnson, William (fl. 1832)


LaFayette, Marquis de (1757-1834)


Lee, Robert E. (1807-1870)


Lee, Gov. Thomas Sim (1748-1819)


Long, Mrs. Robert Carey (fl. 1849)


McKean, Letitia (Mrs. George Buchanan)--d. 1845


McKean, Thomas (fl. 1925-26)


McKean, Thomas (fl. 1816)


Maugham, W. Somerset (1874-1965)


Maxwell, Ann Proud (Mrs. Nathaniel G.)--1778-1866


Maxwell, Benjamin (fl. 1823-1826)


Maxwell, Joseph (d. 1806)


Maxwell, Nathaniel G. (d. 1827); Maxwell, Robert (fl. 1822-1834)


Meiere, Hildreth (fl. 1925-26)


Mussolini, Benito (1883-1945)


Napoleon I (1769-1821)


Napoleon III (1808-1873)


Otis, Deborah (fl. 1817-1819)


Otis, James (fl. 1817-1819)


Owen, F. Buchanan (fl. 1929)


Patterson, Elizabeth (Mrs. Jerome Bonaparte)--fl. 1803


Patterson, J. D. (fl. 1803)


Peale, Titian R. (fl. 1863)


Pignatelli, Princess (fl. 1929)


Poe, Edgar Allen (1809-1849)


Polética, Pierre de (fl. 1821)


Proud Family


Proud, Ann (Mrs. Nathaniel G. Maxwell)--1778-1866)


Proud, Anna Maria (1816-1879)


Proud, Eliza Coale (Mrs. John Greene Proud)--d. 1838


Proud, Hannah (Mrs. Oliver Wilson)--fl. 1813-1822


Proud, John (d. 1815)


Proud, John Greene (1776-1865)


Proud, John Greene Jr. (1814-1883)


Proud, Mary A. W. Coale (Mrs. William T.)--1789-1831


Proud, Robert Maxwell (1817-1890)


Proud, William T. (1788-1842)


Proud, Lurana (d. 1814)


Proud, Lurana (1755-1827)


Proud, Joseph (d. 1822)


Proud, Sarah (fl. 1812-1816) (Mrs. Peter Hartshorn)


Redwood, Francis T. (1856-1906)


Redwood, George Buchanan (1888-1918)


Redwood, Mary B. Coale (Mrs. Francis T.)--1861-1940


Redwood Family


Rodman, B. (fl. 1862-1867)


Rotch, Francis (fl. 1819)


Rotche, William and Sons (fl. 1811)


Royer Family


Rumsey, E. (fl. 1813)


Smallwood, William (1732-1792)


Spence, Capt. R. T. (fl. 1813) R[obert] T[rail] (ca. 1785-1826)


Stone, John H. (1745-1804)


Thayer, Daniel (fl. 1856)


Vandenhoff, J. (fl. 1828)


Volck, Adalbert J. (1829-1912)


Waterhouse, John T. (fl. 1814)


Williams, Rev. (fl. 1815-1818)


Willing, Abigail (fl. 1775-1789)


Wilson, Oliver (fl. 1824)


Wyatt, Dr. (fl. 1840)