Manuscript Guide 'A'

Guide to the Manuscript Collections

Part A


ABBOT,  JULIA M.,  PAPERS,  MS. 2209 
Letters from Mrs. Julia M. Abbot of Frederick to Dr. S. S. Gibson about 
Barbara Fritchie and her famous confrontation with Gen. Thomas J. 
"Stonewall" Jackson during the Civil War. 
5 items, 1909-17 

ABELL PAPERS, MS.1083 
Correspondence of Walter W. Abell with Arthur Cochrane of the College 
of Arms in London, 1930-1933, concerning Abell genealogy. Also miscel- 
laneous items on family genealogy. 
c. 35 items, 1930-1933. 

ABELL TELEGRAMS, MS.985 
MS. copies of telegrams sent by George W. Abell, proprietor of A. S. 
Abell Co., publishers of the Sunpapers, Baltimore, to A. S. Abell, giving 
news of the railroad strike of 1877 in Baltimore. One copy of a telegram 
from E. T. Abell concerning the railroad strike. 
1 box, 1877 (July). 

ABERCROMBIE PAPERS, MS. 2295 
Diaries written in 1868 by John Morrison Abercrombie (1842-1911) 
and his wife, Elizabeth Daniel Abercrombie (1844-1907), during their trip 
to Europe for his health: the voyage on the steamship Berlin from Baltimore 
to Southampton, England; fellow passengers; weather; food; church ser- 
vices; Southampton; the Isle of Wight; relatives James Netherclift and 
Lucy Fuller; castles; churches; museums; viewing Nelson's ship (the Vic- 
tory); a sea diver attempting to retrieve an iron chest; travels to Rouen, 
Paris, Geneva, and Bern; a cable car ride; a mountain climbing excursion; 
Elizabeth's diary includes genealogical notes, 1866-1935, on the Nether- 
clift, Daniel, Abercrombie, and Taylor families. 
Photocopies only; permission for publication must be obtained from 
owner of originals. 
1 vol., 1866-1935 

ABERCROMBIE PAPERS, MS.1 
Correspondence of Dr. Ronald T. Abercrombie, Johns Hopkins Hospital 
physician, requesting information on genealogy of Corbin, Winans, Scott, 
Waters, Brown, Barclay, Gordon, and other families. Personal papers of 
Dr. Abercrombie. 
6 boxes, 19th-20th centuries. 

ACADEMY OF MUSIC SCRAPBOOKS, MS.977 
37 scrapbooks deal with the Academy of Music, Baltimore, its students, its 
faculty, etc. Include newsclippings and miscellaneous material. No volumes 
for 1919-1920, 1928-1929. 
37 vols., 1896-1930. 

ACCOUNT BOOK,  MS.1499 
Account book, 1877-1890, probably of a household in Baltimore; shows gen- 
eral expenses such as utilities, tuition, food, pew rents (Christ Church), 
household upkeep, and repairs. Accounts received mainly from ground 
rents. No details of family concerned are known. 
1 vol., 1877-1890.

  
ACCOUNT BOOK COLLECTION,  MS. 1688 
Miscellaneous Maryland account books: daybook, 1827-29, of a grist 
mill and cotton factory in Saint Mary's County with records of wages, 
costs of raw cotton, and freight; cashbook, 1773-74, of a store, perhaps 
located in Dover, Delaware or on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, showing 
sales of hardware, furniture, rum, clothing, and ammunition; work book 
of unknown canal including cost estimate for September 1837; printer's 
ledger belonging to a G. Douglas, 1803-05; Annapolis daybook, 1787-89, 
of Randall and Delozier, maintained by George Johnson, showing sales of 
food, clothing, building materials, and dry goods (lists Charles Willson 
Peale as a customer). 
1 box,1773-1837 

ACKLAND ALBUM, MS.2 
Album of verses inscribed to Miss Sarah Ackland by her friends. 
1 vol., 1833-1834. 

ADAMS EXPRESS COMPANY RECORDS, MS. 1877.2 
Two letterbooks, 1860s-70s, of Samuel Moor Shoemaker (1821-84), an 
owner and officeholder in the Adams Express Company, with letters to 
Adams Express Company agents, other businessmen, his partner, E. S. 
Sanford, Henry Sanford, Harrison Phoebus, and Andrew Carnegie. Letters 
comment on problems of the company, debts owed to Shoemaker, invest- 
ments by Shoemaker and the company, and the 1873 financial panic. 
Other records: a small group of loose letters and telegrams to Shoemaker 
from company agents; bills, receipts, and vouchers, 1865-66. 
1 box,1865-83 

ADAMS, SIR THOMAS, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH, MS.1030 
Biographical sketch of Sir Thomas Adams copied by George Lynn-Lachlan 
Davis, 1860, from Biographia Britannica. Memoranda from Davis family 
papers relating to the Maryland descendants of Sir Thomas Adams, includ- 
ing the Claggett, Dorsey, Ridgely, and Chew families-their genealogies 
and coats of arms. Eight loose clippings and notes about Bishop Claggett 
and the above families. 
1 vol. and 8 items, 1860. 

ADAMS, SIR THOMAS, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH, MS.1630 
Two nearly identical copies of a biographical sketch by George Lynn- 
Lachlan Davis of his ancestor, Sir Thomas Adams. One volume was a copy 
made for the author's nephew, Ignatius Thomas Davis, and the other was 
made for Albert Ritchie, also a nephew. Original sent as a gift to the Prince 
of Wales, 1860. 
2 vols., 1859,1861. 

ADAMS WHITE LEAD COMPANY RECORD BOOKS, MS.1608 
Record book, 1873-1885, and account book, 1873-1881, of the Adams White 
Lead Company, Baltimore. Record book has minutes of meetings of sub- 
scribers, directors, etc.; statement of the condition of the company, 1884; 
actions at the death, 1884, of S. M. Shoemaker, principal stockholder, when 
the patent rights were transferred to his son to secure the father's investment 
in the company. List of lead manufacturers with addresses, used for advertis- 
ing purposes. Letter to the Little Paint and Oil Company, Little Rock, 
Arkansas, asking them to consider purchase of the company, and giving as 
reason for sale the death of S. M. Shoemaker, owner of two-thirds of the 
company and its patents. 
2 vols., 1873-1885. 

ADAMS WHITE LEAD COMPANY RECORDS, MS. 1877.3 
Variety of materials relating to the manufacture and sale of white lead 
by the Adams White Lead Company, owned by Samuel Moor Shoemaker 
(1821-84) and located in Baltimore. Correspondence, 1875-83, between 
the company and representatives of firms in Cleveland, Detroit, Jersey 
City, Omaha, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh: price quotations, orders, 
complaints, product information, and requests for payments of debts; 
stock certificate book, 1877-79; checkbooks, 1875-81; cancelled checks, 
1868-69 and 1876-85; receipts, 1868-81; bills, 1876-88; orders, 1875-83; 
promissory notes, 1872-82; account books, 1874-84; time sheets, 1877-83; 
factory reports, 1877-81; an award received by the company from the 
United States Centennial Commission, 1876; agreements between the 
Adams White Lead Company and Sidney E. Locke, D. K. Tuttle, William 
D. Waxter, and the Washington Lead Works. 
6 boxes, 1868-86 

ADDISON PAPERS, MS.3 
Land grants, deeds, surveys, indentures, etc., of the Addison family of 
Maryland (Rev. Henry Addison, 1717-1789, and others), 1663-1906. Land 
grants to Robert Groseman signed by Charles Calvert, c. 1675. Letters of 
Rev. Henry Addison, Henry A. Callis, Daniel Dulany, Jr., et al. 
c. 200 items, 1663-1906. 

ADDISON RECORD BOOK, MS.4 
Volume containing copies of land transactions and other agreements 
between Thomas Addison, Jr., and Rev. Henry Addison (1717-1789) of 
Barnaby Manor and Little Gleaning in Prince George's County, Maryland. 
1 vol., 1766-1768. 

AIKEN LETTERS, MS.185 
Letters to John Adams Aiken while a student at Phillips Academy, Andover, 
and at Dartmouth, mainly from members of the family and personal 
friends. Term reports and accounts of Aiken from Andover and Dartmouth. 
Some personal letters to Aiken while a member of the Massachusetts 
Legislature, to 1883. 
1 box, 1865-1883. 

AIKEN SCRAPBOOK, MS.5 
Scrapbook of photographs, maps, sketches, etc., concerning Govans and 
Waverly, Baltimore., dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of St. Mary's 
Church, Govans, 1950, and the 50th Anniversary of the Woman's Club of 
Govans in the same year. Volume compiled by Virginia Jerome Aiken. 
1 vol., 1950. 

AIRCRAFT WARNING SERVICE SCRAPBOOK, MS. 2038 
Scrapbook of newspaper and magazine clippings, poems, photographs, 
certificates, letters, and programs collected by Ingreet B. Weisheit pertain- 
ing to the Aircraft Warning Service during World War II: volunteers, 
their training, and job details; information on installations in Maryland, 
Virginia, and New York; the Womens Auxiliary Army Corps; volunteer 
awards; celebrity visits (including Mrs. Eddie Rickenbacker and golf star 
Bobby Jones); recruitment; advertisements using Aircraft Warning Center 
settings; a copy of the volunteers' monthly magazine, Flash (July 1943); 
Weisheit's identification card and certificate of honorable service. 
1 vol., 1941-45 

 ALBERS, CHARLES F.,  PAPERS, MS. 2148 
Officer (d. 1900) in the Fifth Regiment Infantry, Maryland National 
Guard: notices of scheduled meetings; regimental and company orders; 
excuses offered by his men for their absences; a letter from William Dunlop 
to Albers about the company's experience with camp life in Tampa, 
Florida, 1898; a circular about business conducted at a meeting of the 
guard's board of officers, 1899; an undated book recording tests of marks- 
manship for the company. 
15 items, 1889-99 

ALDINE COLLECTION, MS.7 
Collection of miscellaneous correspondence of Maryland figures, mainly 
political, 1784-1938, named for the Aldine Bookstore, from which it was 
purchased. No other unifying factor to the collection. The largest groups 
of letters are from Philip Barton Key (to 1806 only), Levin Winder, Theo- 
dorick Bland, Ezekiel F. Chambers, Daniel Coit Gilman, Arthur Pue 
Gorman. 
2 boxes, c. 1784-1938. 

ALEXANDER ACCOUNT BOOKS, MS.11 
Journal of Mark Alexander showing sales of general supplies to Baltimore 
residents, 1756-1760.  Volume with copies of invoices of cargoes shipped to 
Alexander from Boston (rum, foodstuffs, housewares, etc.), with accounts 
of sales, 1773-1774. Costs of supplying the sloops Grampous [sic] and 
Nancy for voyages. 
2 vols., 1756-1760, 1773-1774. 

ALEXANDER, F. W., NOTEBOOK, MS.8 
School notebook of F. W. Alexander on chemical, English, and literary 
subjects. Some drawings. 
1 vol., 1855-1856. 

ALEXANDER, H. M., AARON BURR TYPESCRIPT, MS.9 
Typescript of a work by Holmes Moss Alexander, published in 1937 by 
Harper and Bros. as Aaron Burr: The Proud Pretender. 
1 item, c. 1937. 

ALEXANDER, JOHN H.,  PAPERS, MS. 2093 
Correspondence of Maryland writer, cartographer, engineer, and sci- 
entist (1812-67): letters from Alexander to Gov. William Grason submit- 
ting a statistical report on the Maryland iron industry, 1840; Secretary of 
the Navy William A. Graham concerning an appointment to and the work 
of a commission to study the use of condensers on marine engines, 1850- 
51; Secretary of the Treasury George Harrington concerning weight 
standards for gold and silver coins, 1864; Secretary of State William H. 
Seward about a suggested diplomatic appointment, 1864; a few business 
letters and receipts; a Biographical Memoir of John Henry Alexander by J. G. 
Proud (Baltimore: William K. Boyle, 1868). 
17 items, 1834-68 

ALEXANDER PAPERS, MS.10 
Correspondence, memoranda, official records, and personal items concern- 
ing the interests and activities of John H. Alexander (1812-1867). Included 
are items concerning George's Creek Coal and Iron Company, weights and 
measures, maps and drawings, material for a treatise on levelling and on 
mathematical instruments. Paper on the history of metallurgy of iron, 1840. 
Miscellaneous family material. 
6 boxes, 1800-1883. 

ALEXANDROFSKY AND THE CRIMEA VIEWS, MS.916.2 
Photographs of The Crimea and Alexandrofsky, the homes of Thomas 
Winans of Baltimore. Alexandrofsky was on Baltimore and Hollins Streets, 
and The Crimea is now located in Leakin Park. 
1 vol., 19th century. 

ALLARD,  THOMAS B., PAPERS,  MS. 1953 
Baltimore resident (1812-77): certificate of naturalization, 1833; com- 
mission and oath of allegiance as lieutenant colonel of the Baltimore Light 
Infantry Regiment of Maryland Volunteers, 1862; commission and oath 
of allegiance as colonel of the Second Regiment of Maryland Volunteer 
Infantry, 1862; certificates of administration of oaths required in regard to 
his commissions, 1862; diary of Allard with descriptions of the movements 
of the Second Regiment of the Maryland Volunteer Infantry through 
Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee with 
discussions of expenses, rations, weather, transportation of soldiers and 
supplies, defense of railroad depots, skirmishes and battles, and his arrest, 
trial, and resignation from the regiment, 1862-64. 
6 items, 1833, 1862-64 

ALLBRIGHT ACCOUNT BOOK, MS.12 
Day book of John Allbright, Baltimore brickmaker, showing quantities of 
bricks supplied for construction work in the city. 
1 vol., 1791-1808. 

ALLEN, ETHAN,  PAPERS,  MS. 786.1 
Volume of the Rev. Ethan Allen's (1797-1879) articles: theological and 
liturgical matters; educational interests; work on the history of the Prot- 
estant Episcopal church in Maryland; and the preservation of Maryland 
public records. Mostly published in the Washington Theological Repertory and 
Churchman's Guide, Church Review, convention journals of the Maryland 
Diocese, and the Rev. William B. Sprague's Annals of the American Pulpit. 
1 vol., 1820-73 

ALLEN, ETHAN, HISTORY OF ST. PAUL'S PARISH, MS.13 
Volume compiled by Rev. Ethan Allen (1797-1879) concerning the history 
of St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore County-organization, 1692, sketches of 
rectors and other personnel, later history and division of the parish. Sum- 
maries of the convention reports of the Episcopal Diocese. Two appendices 
giving lists of taxables in St. Paul's Parish, 1774, from the sheriffs records, 
and the additions contained in Dr. West's list for 1786-1787. 
1 vol., 1855. 

ALLEN, ETHAN, OCCASIONAL SERMONS, MS.15 
Volume entitled Occasional Sermons, containing forty sermons delivered 
by Rev. Ethan Allen before various organizations. 
1 vol., 1823-1864. 

ALLEN, ETHAN, SCHOOL DOCUMENTS, MS.14 
Digest of educational legislation in Maryland, 1671-1860, compiled by Rev. 
Ethan Allen. Includes a list of educational institutions in the State. 
1 vol., c. 1860. 

ALLSTON ASSOCIATION RECORD BOOKS, MS.16 
Records of the Allston Association, a group of Baltimoreans interested in 
literature and the fine arts, named for the artist, Washington Allston, and 
founded by Francis B. Mayer. Vol. 1 has constitution and signatures of 
members. Vol. 2, register of visitors, with addresses and names of members 
serving as sponsors, 1870-1875. 
2 vols., 1870-1875. 

AMELUNG CHANCERY CASE RECORDS,  MS. 2227 
Legal documents relating to the sale of real estate and John Frederick 
Amelung's (ca. 1740-98) payments, both a result of the insolvency of the 
New Bremen Glass Manufactory located near Frederick, Maryland. Prin- 
cipal persons involved include Amelung, John Frederick Magnus Ame- 
lung, Abraham Faw, Peter Volkman, Samuel Moale, James Labes, 
Thomas Johnson. 
Microfilm only; location of originals unknown. 
1 reel, 1785-96 

AMELUNG COLLECTION,  MS. 2242 
Documents relating to the New Bremen Glass Manufactory owned and 
operated by John Frederick Amelung (ca. 1740-98): petitions to the 
United States Congress requesting financial aid and land, 1790; resurvey 
grant for land in Frederick County, 1785; bill of complaint filed by 
Abraham Faw against John Frederick Magnus Amelung, 1800. 
Photocopies only; originals possibly located in the National Archives. 
4 items, 1785-1800 

AMELUNG PAPERS, MS.1543 
Xerox copies of material collected by Mrs. W. R. Milford concerning the 
genealogy of the Amelung family from 1784. Letters on details of family 
history, and on the founding of the New Bremen and Fredericktown glass 
works, many from correspondents in Germany, 1952-1953. 
c. 200 sheets, 1952-1953. 

AMERICA LOG BOOK, MS.746 
Journal of a cruise on the Baltimore privateer schooner America, from 
July 23, 1812, to November 26th of the same year. Entries by Captain 
Richardson, Commander. 
1 vol., 1812 (July-November). 

AMERICAN PATENT ANCHOR COMPANY PAPERS, MS.17 
Bound volume of stock certificates in the American Patent Anchor Company 
of Baltimore, c. 1870. Stockholders included William De Gory and G. C. 
Pattison. 
1 vol., c. 1870. 

AMERICAN RED CROSS (BALTIMORE,CHAPTER) PAPERS, MS.1183 
Correspondence relating to teaching and administration of first aid classes 
(Dr. J. Hall Pleasants was Director of Instruction, Baltimore Chapter, 
American Red Cross). Expenditure sheets (salaries, food, etc.). Printed 
instruction sheets. Two letters, March 14 and April 3, 1918, to Dr. 
Pleasants, relating to discrimination against Americans of German origin. 
c. 50 items, 1917-1919. 

AMERICAN REVOLUTION, HISTORY, MS.685 
Manuscript history of the American Revolution in Spanish, dated 1783, 
authorship unknown. Entitled, Continuacion de Im Memorias Historicas de 
la Ultima Guerra con La Gran Bretana, Aflo 1776, 1777, 1778. 
1 vol., 1783. 

AMERICAN SMELTING AND REFINING COMPANY RECORDS,  MS. 2360 
Baltimore-based copper smelting and refining company: general ledgers 
containing a wide variety of accounts; copper receipts, 1887-1923; shop 
drawings and specifications for machinery and equipment, 1899-1926; 
maps, plats, and plans of Canton Company property, Canton Railroad, 
Canton Distilleries and Baltimore Copper Smelting and Rolling Company, 
1887-1924; a photocopy of a letter from Thomas A. Edison, 1907, ordering 
copper. 
Register available. 29 vols., and 1 box, 1887-1926 

ANACREONTIC SOCIETY OF BALTIMORE RECORDS,  MS.1793 
Baltimore music club: minutes, 1823-26; constitution, 1823; list of 
members, 1823-24; financial records, 1820-24; and brief history of the 
club, 1820. 
1 vol., 1820-26 

ANDERSON,  GEORGE M., COLLECTION,  MS. 2092 
Research done by George M. Anderson on Adalbert Johann Volck 
(1828-1912), a Baltimore dentist and artist during the Civil War: letters 
of Anderson concerning the life and work of Volck and about various 
exhibitions of Volck's etchings with the Enoch Pratt Free Library, the 
Library of Congress, National Gallery of Art, National Museum of Fine 
Arts, Peale Museum, Valentine Museum, the Maryland Historical Society, 
and the Johns Hopkins University, 1932- 72; notes collected by George M. 
Anderson in preparation for the publication of his book, The Work of 
Adalbert Johann Volck, 1828-1912, Who Chose for His Name the Anagram V. 
Bleda (Baltimore: Privately published, 1970); notes about the Wednesday 
Club and the Charcoal Club, rough drafts of various parts of the book, a 
manuscript copy of the book, and newspaper clippings about Volck; 
proposals and contracts from Schneidereith and Sons for the printing of 
Anderson's book; newspaper clippings concerning Volck and his work; 
copies of a few Volck letters. 
2 boxes, 1932-72 

ANNAPOLIS CITY CORPORATION RECORDS, MS.20 
Negative photocopies of records of the Corporation of the City of Anna- 
polis, each volume indexed. 
2 vols., 1757-1772. 

ANNAPOLIS MAYOR'S COURT PROCEEDINGS, MS.19 
Volumes of negative photocopies, one of the proceedings at the Mayor's 
Court, Annapolis, 1720-1722, and a second of records of Annapolis land 
deeds, 1722-1784. 
2 vols., 1720-1784. 

ANNAPOLIS PORT OF ENTRY RECORD BOOKS, MS.21 
Vol. I contains a list of all ships entering the port of Annapolis, with time of 
entry, master's name, type of vessel, tonnage, armament, size of crew, when 
and where built and registered, name of owners, inventory of cargo, etc. 
Vol. 2 contains list of vessels leaving the port, with time of clearance, full 
details as in vol. 1, and destination. Entries made by Deputy Naval Officers. 
2 vols., 1756-1775. 

ANNAPOLIS SURVEY CERTIFICATES, MS.18 
Negative photostats of Liber TH No. 2 (original in office of Land Commis- 
sioner, Annapolis). Show resurvey of Annapolis and appropriation of lots 
for various buildings-resurvey commissioned by a special act of the 
Assembly, 1718. 
2 vols., 1718-1725. 

ANNAPOLIS TERCENTENARY CELEBRATION SCRAPBOOK, MS. 958 
Comprehensive collection of clippings, programs, scripts, minutes, etc., per- 
taining to the celebration of the Tercentenary of the City of Annapolis 
(1649-1949); collected and arranged by Sarah (Mrs. Henry) Robert, 
Executive Director, Annapolis Tercentenary Commission. 
1 vol., 1949. 

ANNE ARUNDEL ACADEMY PAPERS, MS.23 
Papers relating to Anne Arundel Academy, 1917-1918. Correspondence to 
and from Rev. C. W. Baldwin, President of the Board, concerning State 
support for Anne Arundel Academy. Some letters of Governor Emerson C. 
Harrington, Senator J. Smith, Charles Linthicum, et al. Bills and receipts 
for materials bought by the Academy and copies of acts concerning it. 
c. 190 items, 1917-1918. 

ANNE ARUNDEL CIRCUIT OF THE METHODIST PROTESTANT 
CHURCH RECORDS, MS.25 
Two volumes, 1844-1891 (bulk of material 1860-1890), contain lists of mem- 
bers at Holly Run, Brooklyn, Morley, White Marsh, and Severn parishes, 
Anne Arundel County. Records of births, marriages, and deaths, lists of 
superintendents and assistants, names of Maryland Conference presidents, 
with their dates of birth and death. Lists of ministers of the Maryland 
Annual Conference from 1829. List of deaths of ministers of the Methodist 
Protestant Conference, and lists of their marriages. 
2 vols., 1844-1891. 

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY ALMS HOUSE MINUTE BOOKS, 
MS.24 
Records of proceedings of the Board of Trustees, regulations, accounts, etc., 
of the Anne Arundel County Alms House. 
2 vols., 1820-1871. 

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY LAND DRAFTS, MS.26 
Xerox and blueprint copies of material at the Land Office in Annapolis, 
arranged alphabetically by the name of the tract concerned. Original 
material is of varying dates. Date of compilation of volume not known. 
1 vol., n. d. 

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY LAND PAPERS COLLECTION MS. 2298 
Plats, patents, grants, and deeds of Thomas Daniell, Ezekial, Amelia, 
and Henry Gillis, John, Edward, and Nathan Dorsey, and Thomas and 
George French; two letters concerning the address of Chester Mills of 
Queen Anne's County and the vacation of W. M. Lansdale of Bladensburg, 
Maryland. 
13 items, 1685-1792 

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY LAND RECORDS, MS.1164 
Copies of wills, deeds, depositions, and court proceedings relating to the 
lands in Anne Arundel County, owned by the Brewer, Baldwin, Disney, 
Maccubbin, and other families, 1690-1758. 
1 vol., 1690-1758. 

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY RENT ROLL, MS.27 
Rent roll of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, with index, 1651-1774. Early 
entries are copies in an 18th century hand. 
1 vol., 1651-1774. 

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY RENT ROLL, MS.28 
Rent roll for Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 1753. Volume contains the 
bookplate of Henry Harford, dated 1779. 
1 vol., 1753 (1779). 

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY SHERIFFS' ACCOUNTS, MS.29 
Volume of accounts kept by sheriffs of Anne Arundel County, Maryland. 
1 vol., 1728-1742. 

ANSPACH, TILMAN, AUTOGRAPH BOOK,  MS. 2445 
Autographs of Tilman Anspach's family in Bremen, Germany. 
1 vol., 1793 

ANTI-FEDERALIST PAPERS, MS.30 
Depositions by principals and witnesses involved in the Anti-Federalist 
Riots in Baltimore, 1813, especially concerning the destruction of the 
Federal Republican building. Witnesses include John Howard Payne, 
Robert Cary Long, James Gittings, and forty others. These and some others 
later published in the Report of the Committee of Grievances ... Baltimore, 
1813. 
1 box, 1813. 

ANTIETAM CENTENNIAL COMMEMORATION SCRAPBOOK, 
MS.942 
Selected newspaper clippings from many states, mainly Maryland, concern- 
ing plans for and events of the Antietam Centennial Commemoration and 
Hagerstown Bicentennial Commemoration in the Hagerstown, Maryland, 
area, August-September, 1962. Newspaper articles date from October, 1961- 
September, 1962. 
1 vol., 1961-1962. 

APOTHECARY'S DAYBOOK, MS.32 
Daybook showing sales of drugs, pills, and prescriptions to Baltimore 
citizens. Indexed. Proprietor of business not known. 
1 vol., 1854. 

APOTHECARYS LEDGERS, MS.31 
Apothecary's ledgers for years 1794-1795, 1801-1805, giving records of pre- 
scriptions and drugs provided for various customers in Harford County. 
Several newsclippings pasted in over account pages. 
2 vols., 1794-1795, 1801-1805. 

ARCHER COLLECTION, MS.33 
Letters from James J. Archer (1817-1864) of Rock Run, Harford County, 
to his family. Subjects include his experiences in the Mexican War, Indian 
campaigns in Washington Territory, with descriptions of frontier life and 
politics. Many references to well-known army officers, specific campaigns 
and raids, the Northwest Boundary Survey, etc. Later group of letters is of 
the Civil War period, when Archer served as a Confederate Brigadier Gen- 
eral, and was wounded and captured at the Battle of Gettysburg. Letters 
while a prisoner of war on Johnson's Island, Ohio, 1863-1864, the final items 
written within a week of Archer's death due to hardships suffered as a 
prisoner. 
1 box, 1843-1864. 

ARCHER, DR. ROBERT HARRIS, LEDGER, MS.1080 
Ledger of Dr. Robert Harris Archer for 1804-1815 with accounts for Balti- 
more City, Cecil County. Shows purchases of land in Cecil County, 1805- 
1815. 
1 vol., 1804-1815. 

ARCHER FAMILY PAPERS, MS. 1920.1 
Letters of Archer family members of Harford County and Texas. 
Correspondents: John Archer (1806-89), Stevenson Archer (b. 1818), 
Hannah Stump Archer, Thomas Archer, Dr. Robert Harris Archer (1 775- 
1857), and Dr. George Washington Archer (1824-1907). Contents: west- 
ward movement, physical surroundings, Indians, Mexicans, California 
gold rush, conditions in the South after the Civil War, some Texas towns. 
Transcriptions only; originals at the University of Texas. Calendar 
included with the collection. 
1 box,1846-71 

ARCHER, GEORGE W., COLLECTION, MS. 1678 
Scrapbooks of notes, lectures, and articles on Harford County history: 
county during the American Revolution; Benjamin and James Rumsey; 
Thomas Cresap; Gunpowder Manor; York County, Pennsylvania. Family 
letters and notes concerning Stephen Archer; a transcript of testimony in 
a court case involving the Susquehanna Power Company, in which George 
W. Archer (1824-1907) served as attorney for the plaintiffs. 
1 box,1859-91,1930

  
ARCHER, GEORGE W., TEXAS COLLECTION, MS. 1686 
Manuscript copy of Archer's (1824-1907) novel, More Than She Could 
Bear: A Story of the Gachupin War in Texas, A.D. 1812-13 (Philadelphia: 
Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger, 1872) published under the pseudonym 
"Hesper Bendbow" and a scrapbook of Texas history. 
1 box,ca.1870-72 

ARCHER, JOHN JR., SURGICAL NOTES,  MS. 1650 
"Manuscript Lectures on Surgery delivered by Philip Syng Physick 
M.D., Professor of Surgery in the University of Pennsylvania," compiled 
by Archer (1777-1830). 
1 vol., 1804 

ARCHER LEDGERS, MS.1502 
Four medical ledgers-vol. 1, "Ledger F," kept by Dr. John Archer, 1786- 
1795. Three remaining volumes kept by his sons, all of whom were doctors, 
1815-1823, 1840-1846, 1842-1852-the second probably by John Archer, Jr., 
and the last by Robert Harris Archer. The family were residents of Harford 
County, Maryland. 
4 vols., 1786-1852. 

ARCHER-MITCHELL-STUMP-WILLIAMS FAMILY PAPERS MS. 1948 
Prominent and related families of Harford and Cecil Counties whose 
members include Congressman and Judge Stevenson Archer (1 786-1848); 
Judge Frederick Stump (1835-1901); Dr. James Archer (1779-1815); 
Congressman and Dr. George Edward Mitchell (1781-1832); lawyer and 
Congressman Stevenson A. Williams (1851-1932); and naval surgeon Dr. 
Lewis J. Williams (1819-1888), who served under Commodore Matthew 
C. Perry and in the Civil War. Papers: family and business correspondence; 
biographical sketches and family genealogies; newspaper clippings; scrap- 
books; drawings; photographs; wills; land and estate records; account 
books; receipts; bonds; agreements; indentures; legal commissions, opin- 
ions, and notes on cases; medical records; accounts of naval cruises and 
naval medical administration. Topics: family news; religion; education; 
legal profession; local history; politics and presidential campaigns; the 
Revolutionary War; the War of 1812; the Mexican War; the civil wars in 
the United States and China; descriptions of Africa, Central America, and 
Asia; United States foreign relations and trade; slave trade and race 
relations; Maryland flour and iron industry and general merchandising. 
Register available. See also Barbara S. Murray, "The Archer-Mitchell- 
Stump-Williams Family Papers (MS. 1948)," Maryland Historical Magazine 
68 (Fall 1973): 330-32. 
23 boxes and 2 items, 1712-1926 

ARCHER SILVER MINE COLLECTION,  MS. 2421 
Correspondence of an owner of a silver mining operation in Presidio 
County, Texas including personal information about the Archer, James, 
and Spencer families. Correspondents include George Washington Archer 
(1824-1907), Osceola Archer (fl. 1879), Stevenson Archer (b. 1818), J. W. 
Spencer (fl. 1883), and W. H. W. James (fl. 1886). 
7 items, 1879-91 

ARCHIVES OF MARYLAND, PHOTOSTATS AND TRANSCRIPTS, 
MS.1172 
Main part of collection is photostats of material, 1659-1676, from the 
Archives of Maryland. Includes Provincial Court Proceedings, 1665-1676; 
Chancery Proceedings, Council Minutes, 1659; Provinciall Booke, 1666-1673, 
with entries of writs. Correspondence concerning the publication of the 
Archives of Maryland, 1848. Editor's copy of Archives of Maryland Calendar 
and Report, vol. 1. Two galleys of vol. 65 of the Archives, Provincial Court 
Proceedings, 1670. Two bundles of manuscript transcripts of Proceedings of 
Council, 1687-1693, and Colonial Papers, printed in the Archives, vols. 5 
and 8. 
1 box and 12 bundles, 1659-1951. 

ARMIGER,  GEORGE JONES, COLLECTION,  MS. 1928 
Papers related to Seaman George Jones Armiger (1899-1918) and the 
disappearance of the U.S.S. Cyclops en route from the Caribbean to 
Baltimore in 1918: biographical information on Armiger; newspaper 
clippings speculating on the ship's fate; certificates of recognition for 
Armiger. 
5 items, 1918-38 

ART LOAN EXHIBITION BOOK, MS.35 
Volume of minutes of meetings of the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore, 
January 23-March 17, 1902, Waldo Newcomer, Secretary. Minutes con- 
cern the Art Loan Exhibition. 
1 vol., 1902. 

ART LOAN EXHIBITION PAPERS, MS.1185 
Correspondence concerning the Art Exhibition at the Fifth Regiment 
Armory, March 3-29, 1902 (Waldo Newcomer, Secretary to the Committee 
in charge of the Exhibition). Published guide entitled Art Loan Exhibition 
under the Auspices of the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore. Fifth Regi- 
ment Armory, March 3-29. 
c. 60 items and 1 vol., 1902 (January-March). 

ARUNDELL CLUB RECORDS, MS.36 
Records of the Arundell Club, formed to provide a center for women's 
intellectual activities, include membership lists, yearbooks, accounts of dues, 
expenses, etc. Material on the Arundell Good Government Club, Baltimore, 
a subsidiary organization. 
2 boxes, 1894-1952. 

ASCENSION CHURCH OF BALTIMORE RECORDS, MS.37 
Two volumes of records pertaining to the Ascension Church of Baltimore, 
and Prince of Peace Church, Walbrook, Baltimore (later merged). Vestry 
minutes, 1838-1851. Register of members of parish, communicants, baptisms, 
marriages, confirmations, burials, and offerings, 1855-1860. 
2 vols., 1838-1860. 

ASSOCIATE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH MINUTE BOOK, MS. 2248.5 
Board of trustees of this Baltimore church: establishment of the board; 
financial matters; relations with associated churches; erection of memorial 
windows; social events. 
1 vol., 1900-26 

ASSOCIATED FRIENDS OF IRELAND IN THE 
CITY OF BALTIMORE RECORDS MS. 1830 
Proceedings, constitution, membership and officer list of the Irish Eman- 
cipation Society of Maryland, 1828-29, succeeded by the Associated 
Friends of Ireland in the City of Baltimore, 1831-35. 
1 vol., 1828-29, 1831-35

  
ASSOCIATED REFORMED CHURCH OF 
BALTIMORE-FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF 
BALTIMORE RECORDS, MS. 1742 
Two congregations merged in 1900 as the Associated Congregational 
Church. Associated Reformed Church: two volumes of ledgers listing pew 
rents, 1830-88;journal, 1824-45; cashbook, 1846-64; folder of miscella- 
neous accounts of pew rents and promissory notes, 1880-84, 1887, and 
1893-95; two volumes of registers, 1851-1900; two volumes of session 
minutes, 1848-99; records of trustees' and congregational meetings, 1829- 
85; act of incorporation, 1803; constitution, 1829. First Congregational 
Church: one volume of memberships, 1865-91; one volume of registers, 
1892-1900; two volumes of meetings' records, 1865-92, one including the 
constitution (1866), by-laws (1869), and an historical sketch of the church. 
6 boxes, 1803, 1824-1900 

ASSOCIATION AGAINST PROHIBITION AMENDMENT 
CLIPPINGS, MS.1544 
Mounted clippings and advertisements of the Association Against Prohibi- 
tion Amendment, 1916. 
c. 850 items, 1916. 

ASSOCIATION FOR THE RELIEF OF THE POOR MINUTES, MS.39 
Minutes of the managers of the 11th ward, Association for the Relief of the 
Poor, led by Charles Howard. Deal with appointment of visitors, collectors 
of funds, purchases of wood, etc. 
1 vol., 1849-1850. 

ASSOCIATION OF MARYLAND VOLUNTEERS ACCOUNT BOOK, MS.40 
Constitution, by-laws, and roll of association of Maryland citizens who 
volunteered their services in the Mexican War, with accounts of beneficial 
society. 
1 vol., 1849-1857. 

ASSOCIATION OF THE DEFENDERS OF 1814 RECORDS, MS. 1812.1 
Receipts, financial statements, reports of the secretary and treasurer, 
and some letters of this patriotic organization. 
50 items, 1865-72 

AULD-COOPER PAPERS, MS.1186 
Exercise copybook of letters of Ann, John, and Rosanna Auld to and from 
their parents. Accounts and insurance policies, etc., mainly relating to Hugh 
A. Cooper, especially in connection with the ship John Clark, owned by 
Cooper and Samuel Butler. Miscellaneous items. 
20 items, c. 1769-1868. 

AULICK EXPEDITION PAPERS, MS.1187 
Copies of five documents relating to Commodore John Henry Aulick's expe- 
dition to procure a treaty from the Emperor of Japan-President Fillmore's 
letter to the Emperor; Aulick's commission; his instructions from Secretary 
of State Daniel Webster; a letter from Webster to Secretary of the Navy 
William A. Graham, and George L.-L. Davis's paper on The Origin of the 
late Japan Expedition. Aulick's instructions antedated Perry's but he was 
recalled and Perry sent instead. 
5 items, 1851-1857. 

AUTOGRAPH AND ENGRAVING COLLECTION,  MS. 1941 
Collection of letters, documents, and autographs of persons renowned 
for their political, scientific, military, and literary achievements including 
James Monroe, Robert Fulton, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Robert E. Lee, 
Napoleon Bonaparte, and Queen Victoria. Each item is accompanied by 
a portrait which has been removed to the Prints and Photographs Division. 
Register available. 
66 items, l7th-20th centuries (primarily 19th) 

AUTOMOBILE SCRAPBOOK, MS.1060 
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, etc., relating to early automobile con- 
struction in Baltimore, 1905-1908. Centers around the activities of Howard 
W. Gill and Arthur Stanley Zell. 
1 vol., 1905-1908. 

AVIATION ALBUMS, MS.704 
Two scrapbooks on early aviation in Maryland, collected by Charles F. 
Elvers, builder of Maryland's first plane, 1909. Newsclippings, photographs, 
etc., on aviation history in general and on Maryland in particular (Howard 
Gill, the first Marylander to fly, and the Glenn L. Martin airplane factory). 
Album of photographs of Glenn L. Martin planes presented to Dr. Elvers, 
c. 1940, by the Glenn L. Martin Company. 
3 vols., c. 1904-1940.