Thomas Swann Collection, 1815-1886, MS 1826

Thomas Swann Collection, 1815-1886


Maryland Historical Society
 

  

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Thomas Swann Collection, 1815-1886
Maryland Historical Society

Contact Information:
Manuscripts Department
Maryland Historical Society Library
201 West Monument Street
Baltimore MD 21201-4674
410.685.3750
Fax: 410.385.2105
library@mdhs.org
www.mdhs.org

 


Descriptive Summary

Thomas Swann Collection, 1815-1886

MS 1826

Maryland Historical Society

Baltimore MD 21201-4674

 


Scope and Content

Legal papers (1852, n.d.) include deeds of trust, property indenture, and manumission of Ramey Neale (1852).

Financial papers (1815-1865) include Swann's account with architect Jacob Wall and overseer Charles Cleve, and Elizabeth Sherlock Dorsey's account with Robert Gilmor; financial statements of the B. and O.'s Main Stem and Washington Branch and expenses of the Board, and Swann's water wharf property at Fells Point; and receipts for a variety of purchases, subscriptions, and services, including labor for various building projects.

Reports (1847-1853) include Swann's 1850 annual report to the BandO Stockholders; supportive material for annual reports including financial exhibits and special reports on B. and O. administration, organization, expansion, and finances; resolutions for special committees and reports, and the 1852 annual reports for the Northwestern Virginia and Marietta and Cincinnati Railroads.

Addresses, statements and writings of Thomas Swann (1836-1854) include hand-written and printed addresses and essays, notes on historical events and personalities, and personal reflections. Topics include Maryland State involvement in the B. and O.; B. and O. road maintenance, tariff, westward expansion, Ohio line terminus, finances; the American economy and the role of slavery in it; Maryland State and Baltimore City resources and trade development and growth potential; coal trade; Whig politics; and liberty (4th of July speech).

1815-1886 6 boxes

THIS COLLECTION IS INCOMPLETE AS CIVIL WAR PAPERS ARE IN THE POSSESSION OF MR. CHARLES Wagandt AND ARE TO BE RETURNED TO THE MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

11/21/91

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Container List

Box 1

- Correspondence and Legal Papers

 

 

1829-1853, n.d.

Incoming letters to Thomas Swann

 

 

 

1834-1847, n.d.

Outgoing correspondence--Thomas Swann to Robert Gilmor

 

 

 

1845-1853, n.d.

Outgoing correspondence--Copies and drafts of Swann's letters to various business correspondents

 

 

 

1852, n.d.

Legal papers

 

 

 

 

Box 2

- Reports

 

 

n.d.

Resolutions for special committee appointments and reports

 

 

 

1850

Annual report to the BandO Stockholders

 

 

 

1850

Material for the 1850 annual report

 

 

 

1852

Annual report of Northwestern Virginia and Marietta and [UNK] Railroad Companies

 

 

 

1852-1853

Minority, Majority Reports and Testimony of Special Committee investigating BandO administration in Virginia

 

 

 

1842-1848, 1852

Reports from Benjamin H. Latrobe, Chief Engineer, on canal route from Potomac to Baltimore

 

 

 

n.d.

Materials for annual report

 

 

 

n.d.

Committee report on extension of BandO RR to the West

 

 

 

n.d.

Report on the Extension of the BandO RR

 

 

 

n.d.

Committee Statement for the Legislature in relation to [giving up State bonds?]

 

 

 

n.d.

Report of the Select Committee examining BandO organization

 

 

 

n.d.

Financial report on the Washington Branch

 

 

 

1851, 1853, nd

Financial exhibits (to the Annual Report)

 

 

 

 

Box 3

Thomas Swann's Addresses, Statements, Writings; Printed Material

 

 

1852, 1854

Printed copies of remarks and statements to the B. and O. Board of Directors

 

 

 

1849, n.d.

Address to the Board of Directors

 

 

 

n.d.

Statements and Addresses to Stockholders

 

 

 

n.d.

Statement about B and O's alleged violation of interests of State of Virginia

 

 

 

n.d.

Speech delivered at opening ceremony of Wheeling terminus

 

 

 

n.d.

Speech about westward railroad expansion

 

 

 

n.d.

Address To Citizens of Baltimore on trade with the west via the B. and O. Railroad

 

 

 

n.d.

Speech - The Railroad--Its Extension to the West by A Large Stockholder

 

 

 

n.d.

Speech about trade potential of Maryland and city of Baltimore

 

 

 

1836, n.d.

Speeches about politics and other subjects; material for speeches

 

 

 

n.d.

Address to the Maryland Institute

 

 

 

1847-1886

Printed Material

 

 

 

1847-1852

Printed Material--Newspaper Articles

 

 

 

 

Box 4

- Financial Papers

 

 

1842

Thomas Swann's account with overseer Charles Cleve

 

 

 

1836-1838

Thomas Swann's account with Jacob Wall for House on Franklin St.

 

 

 

1815-1842, n.d.

Account of Elizabeth Sherlock with Robert Gilmor

 

 

 

1852-1853

Board Expenses Statements

 

 

 

1851-1853

Main Stem Statements

 

 

 

1852-1853

Washington Branch Statements

 

 

 

1849-1853, nd.

Miscellaneous Statements (relating to property)

 

 

 

1844-1865

Statements, Receipts and Correspondence relating to Water Wharf Property at Fells Point

 

 

 

 

Box 5

Receipts

 

 

1825-1844

Receipts

 

 

 

 

Box 6

Receipts

 

 

1845-1883

Receipts

 

 

 

1829-1839

Receipts and Agreements for House on Franklin St.

 

 

 

1847-1848

Receipts and Agreements for Houses on Preston Street

 

 

 

 

 

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