Carroll-McTavish Papers, 1652-1867, MS 220

Carroll-McTavish Papers, 1652-1867
Maryland Historical Society


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Carroll-McTavish Papers, 1652-1867
Maryland Historical Society

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Descriptive Summary

Register of the Carroll-McTavish Papers

MS 220

Maryland Historical Society

Baltimore MD 21201-4674


Cynthia H. Requardt

June 1979



Carroll-McTavish Papers

MS 220



Number of boxes: 17

Approximate number of items: 3000


Scope and Content 

Charles Carroll of Carrollton Papers

The majority of the papers in this collection pertain to the settlement of Charles Carroll of Carrollton's estate. Even the financial and land papers created by Charles Carroll of Carrollton

and his father Charles Carroll of Annapolis apparently were collected by the executor in order to settle the estate.

Charles Carroll died in 1832. His estate was large and settlement a complex and time-consuming process. In his will (1825) Carroll appointed as excutors his son-in-law Richard Caton, his grandson-in-law John McTavish, and Robert Oliver. The will was immediately contested when filed and letters of administration were denied the executors. Since the litigation was lengthy and creditors were anxious for their accounts against Carroll to be settled the court appointed Robert Oliver, administrator pendente lite in March 1833. This allowed the routine accounts against the Carroll estate to be settled while litigation was still pending. Oliver appointed David M. Perine to act as his agent to settle the estate. In February 1834 the Orphans Court granted letters of testamentary on the personal estate of Charles Carroll to his granddaughter Emily [Caton] McTavish. She was the sole executor of the estate. Emily McTavish continued to retain David M. Perine as the agent to settle the estate. The papers [UNK] to the settlement of the estate date from 1832 until 1853. They are broken down by type as described in the Series Note.

The collection contains a small number of Charles Carroll of A and Charles Carroll of C personal papers. It is not clear how these papers became part of this collection. The letters are a few business letters (1742-62) of Charles Carroll of A. and his letters (1752-64) written to his son while a student at St. Omer, a Jesuit school at France and a law student at the Temple in London, Other personal letters written to Charles Carroll of C. include Caton family members, Alexander C. Hanson, Charles H.W.

Wharton, and William Wirt. There is also a series of letters (1790-1828) written by Carroll to his daughter Mary [Carroll] Caton and her family.

Robert Patterson Papers

The bulk of the Patterson papers in this collection pertain to Robert Patterson's estate. As with Carroll's, the financial records created by Patterson do not reflect his entire career but are those records used to settle the estate.

Robert Patterson died in 1822. He had appointed his brother John and his wife Mary Ann [Caton] Patterson as executors. The estate was not nearly as large and complex as Carroll's but disputes between the executors lengthened settlement. Most of the estate was settled by 1824 but there is material until 1849.

Mary Ann [Caton] Patterson married Richard Marquis of Wellesley in 1825. At this time she placed all her property in trust with John McTavish and Roswell L. Colt as administrators. The remarriage prolonged the estate settlement since as a widow she had legal rights that were negated after her re-marriage. The papers pertaining to the Robert Patterson estate and those of the Mary Ann [Caton] Patterson Wellesley trust were difficult to separate after 1827 and are filed together.

McTavish Papers

The collection includes a small number of McTavish papers that do not relate to estate or trust management. These include John McTavish and Emily McTavish financial records, and some receipts of Alexander S. McTavish.

Baltimore Life Insurance Company Records

There are two volumes of records of the Baltimore Life Insurance Company.



The Carroll-McTavish Papers (1652-1867) are papers owned by the McTavish family as a result of their involvement in the settlement of the estates of Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737-1832) and Robert Patterson (1781-1822). Charles Carroll of Carrollton was a wealthy Maryland land owner, politician and one of the four signers of the Declaration of Independence. His grand-daughter Emily [Caton] McTavish was the executor of his estate. The bulk of the Charles Carroll of Carrollton papers in this collection relate to the administration of his estate. These papers were retaine by Emily [Caton] McTavish after the final administration of the estate.

Robert Patterson was a Baltimore merchant who in 1816 married Mary Ann Caton, granddaughter of Charles Carroll and sister of Emily [Caton] McTavish. Mary Ann [Caton] Patterson was one of the administrators of her husbands's estate. In 1824 Mary Ann sailed for England for health reasons and in 1825 decided to settle permanently there by marrying Richard Marquis of Wellesley. At the time of her second marriage Mary Ann put all of her property into a trust administered by her brother-in-law John McTavish and Roswell L. Colt. [UNK] all the Robert Patterson estate papers were turned over to John McTavish at the creation of this trust since the estate was a sizable portion of her property. John McTavish's wife Emily survived both her husband and sister Mary Ann,

and the Patterson estate papers and the Mary Ann[Caton] Patterson Wellesley trust papers remained in her possession.

The Carroll-McTavish Papers remained in the McTavish family until 1949. At the death of Charles Carroll McTavish. The papers were inherited by Charles Bancroft Carroll and purchased from him by the Maryland Historical Society for $2500.

(See Maryland History Notes 7 (May 1949): [2].

This collection of Carroll estate papers is not complete. The University of San Francisco owns fourteen volumes pertaining to Carroll's estate. A Description of this alienated portion of the collection appears in Appendix 1.


Literary Rights

The literary rights were not acquired by the Maryland Historical Society when the physical items were purchased. Under the new copyright law which took effect January 1, 1978 the literary rights to this material belong to the heirs of Charles Carroll and Robert Patterson until. After this date the rights pass into the public domain. Single photocopies may be made for purposes of scholarly research.


Series Description

Carroll Land Papers 1652-1823

1 Box


This includes deeds and surveys (1652-1823) of land acquired for the most part in the early eighteenth century. Most of the land was purchased by Charles Carroll, Settler, and Charles Carroll of Annapolis. Charles Carroll of Carrollton did not invest in land as heavily as his grandfather and father, but some of the land was acquired by him. It is assumed that these land papers were used in the settlement of Charles Carroll of C's estate. The papers also relate to his financial records (Boxes 6 and 7) and should be used in conjunction with them. The land papers are divided by County and then by date as listed in the container list for Box 4.


Charles Carroll of Carrollton Financial Records 1773-1832

4 Boxes


This collection does not by any means have all the financial records created by Carroll. It is assumed that the records in this collection were used in settling the estate.

In these papers are Carroll's accounting of balances on interest and rents due him for almost every year from 1798-1831. These are on single ledger sheets and are filed by years in boxes 5 and 6. Other accounts are Carroll's journal (1760-1816, 1 vol.) which he kept in the back of a ledger containing Charles Carroll, Settler's Estate records (1721-35). There is also Carroll's Libre F.A., a journal (1810-32) of his accounts with his family. Both are in Box 1. Two [UNK] volumes have the accounts of Mary [Carroll] Caton and Catherine [Carroll] Harper with their father in Box 2. Also included are Carroll's bank books from

accounts with the Farmer's Bank of Maryland, the Mechanics Bank, the Office of Discount and Deposit, the Bank of the U.S. and the Bank of Maryland. They are in Box 2. There are also shares of stock in the Bank of Baltimore, the Baltimore Water Company, the Baltimore and Reisterstown Turnpike Road, and the Baltimore Insurance Company. These are in Box 3.

The remainder of Carroll's financial papers are letters concerning payment due him, bonds, and promissory notes, and some receipts. These are in boxes 5 and 6. Some of the individuals who owed Carroll money and wrote to him were Ignatius Diggs (1774-1775), Thomas Sim Lee and his executor J. Taylor Lomax (1795-1828), and Philemon Chew and his executor (1822-28). William Darne rented

Carroll land, Mountain View, [Montgomery County?], and wrote detailed descriptions of the farming from 1818 until 1827. Carroll also received accounts on the management of Doughoregan Manor. There are also several lists of slaves owned by Carroll in his journal in box 1, and in the financial papers for 1819, 1825, and 1826. Other financial papers deal with Philip B. Key's opinion on land in Montgomery County (1803-4), and the sale of Bank of America stock (1814-15) and the sale of Bank of U.S. stock (1828). In 1822 [Carroll] received plans from Jacob Small for the design of a library.


Carroll Family Personal Papers 1703-1838

1 box


Papers in this series include those pertaining to family members other than Charles Carroll of C. Included are the wills of James Carroll and Clement Brooke, Jr., Clements Manor rent roll, Charles Carroll of A., letters and records including his marriage certificate and will, and Charles Carroll, Jr. marriage

contract. A listing of these items is in the container list, Box 7.

This series also includes the few items of correspondence of Charles Carroll of C. that do not pertain to financial letters. There are letters (1752-1764) written by his father while he was attending school in France and England. His mother wrote him several times. Other correspondents included James Carroll (1783) asking about a law forbidding Catholics to act as legal guardians for Protestant orphans and A.C. Hanson (1790) writing twice about the separation of powers and the position of judges. There is one letter (1828) from William Wirt concerning an anecdote on memory. Charles H.W. Wharton (1829) wrote nine times about Andrew Jackson and life in Washington. The few letters from 1830-32 concerned tributes to Carroll. One letter (1830) was from Augusta, Georgia informing Carroll that Carroll County, Ga., named in his honor, was formed by illegally usurping Cherokee Indian lands.

The small number of Charles Carroll's outgoing letters in this collection were all written to his daughter Mary [Carroll] Caton and her daughters with the exception of one letter he wrote to his mother Elizabeth [Brooke] Carroll in 1761.




Charles Carroll of Carrollton Estate Papers 1832-53

6 boxes


Robert Oliver was administrator pendente Lite and then Emily [Caton] McTavish was executor of the estate, but almost all the estate business was actually handled by their agent David M. Perine. He was the one who devised the system of organizing the estate papers. When the estate was finally settled Perine returned all the estate papers to Emily McTavish. Perine also kept

a daily memoranda of what he did in handling the estate. This he kept in his own papers and it is in the Perine family papers MS 645 Box 13.

Perine separated estate correspondence from vouchers, and he docketed each item. He futher separated the estate correspondence into 21 subject categories and these categories have been retained. They are:








No. 1


Contains Letters


As to who are to be Counsel of the Administrator








The bank in which the money is to be deposited








Whether the Administrator pendente is authorized to pay debts








The difficulties about the inventories or the property to be included in them




No. 2


Contains Letters


Relative to the books and papers of the deceased




No. 3


Contains Letters


To the personal estate on Doughoragen Manor




No. 4


Contains Letters


Relative to the debts due to the deceased Genenally




No. 5


Contains Letters


Ditto on Carrollton Manor




No. 6


Contains Letters


Ditto at Catonville




No. 7


Contains Letters


Ditto in Annapolis




No. 8


Contains Letters


Relative to the Bank of Montreal stock.




No. 9


Contains Letters


Contains letters relative to the Pennsylvania 5 percent loan




No. 10


Contains Letters


Relative to the Maryland 5 percent Loan




No. 11


Contains Letters


Relative to the Columbia bank stock




No. 12


Contains Letters


Relative to the personal estate at the house of Mr. Caton in [UNK]













No. 13


Contains Letters


Relative to the account of Richard Caton and John McTavish as executors before Administration was granted




No. 14


Contains Letters


Relative to the payment of the debts due by the deceased




No. 15


Contains Letters


Relative to the taxes due on lands in Pennsylvania




No. 16


Contains Letters


Relative to the taxes due on lands in Frederick County




No. 17


Contains Letters


Relative to the taxes due in Annapolis




No. 18


Contains Letters


Relative to John McTavish claim against the estate




No. 19


Contains Letters


Relative to the family accounts and Francis M. Fowler's accounts




No. 20


Contains Letters


Sundry documents, copies etc. relative to the estate of the deceased




No. 21


Contains Letters


Relative to the estate during the time of the executrix





The vouchers for the estate were paid and docketed at three separate times, and this separation has been retained. One set was paid in 1833-34, and they are in Box 10. Robert Oliver as administrator pendente lite was authorized to have more accounts settled which he did in 1835. These vouchers were docketed by Oliver's agent Perine and are in Box 11. The final set of accounts were settled from 1835-42 after Emily McTavish was appointed executor. These were also docketed by Perine but since he began numbering the vouchers at one again, these vouchers were kept separate from Oliver's. They are in Box 12 with the cancelled checks from the estate.

The final group of estate papers is items which probably belong to the docketed estate correspondence and vouchers but

which over the years became separated. These items in Box 13 are filed by date 1833-53 and should be used in conjunction with the estate correspondence and vouchers. A few of the items in this series are rents on Carrollton Manor (1832), [UNK] sale of personal estate on Doughoragen Manor (1833), Folly [UNK] papers (1834), executrix accounts re: personal estate sold on Doughragen Manor (1835), John Crawford debt (1837-43) and William Carroll debt (1840-43).




Robert Patterson Financial Records 1796-1822

½ box


This series is by no means the complete record of Patterson's finances but presumably those records needed to settle the estate. These records include correspondence, receipts, and legal agreements. They have been filed by date in Box 14. The two day books belonging to Patterson are in Box 16.

The topics covered in this series are lands in Georgia claimed by William Patterson (1796) and his son John Patterson's trip (1820-21) to verify this claim on the lands. Also covered was William and Robert Patterson's [UNK] of a ropewalk in Fells Point (1815), Robert Patterson's selling out to William Patterson (1816) and the [UNK] claim for property damage during the defense of Baltimore [UNK] One topic that figured prominently in the settlement of the estate was Patterson's part of Carrollton Manor in [UNK] County. This land was owned by Charles Carroll of C., and he divided the lots among his family. His granddaughter Mary Ann [Caton] Patterson and her husband Robert [owned] lot 9. There are many legal papers and letters concerning this property in Patterson's papers for the years 1820 and 1821.




Robert Patterson Estate/Mary Ann [Caton] Patterson Wellesley Trust Papers 1822-1849

3½ boxes


Robert Patterson appointed as his executors his brother John and his wife Mary Ann. The papers consist of correspondence, legal agreements, and vouchers. These were not separated by the executors as the Carroll estate papers were so all three types of material have been filed together by year in boxes 14 and 15.

The Patterson estate was not nearly as extensive as that of Charles Carroll and most of it was settled by 1824. The two executors disagreed on several parts of the estate and litigation dragged the settlement out until 1827, although there are some papers relating to the estate as late as 1849. The points of [UNK] between John Patterson and Mary Ann Patterson were the sale of property at the Patterson farm in Frederick County known as Tuscarora, the Patterson claim on lands in Georgia, and the ownership of stock in the Bank of the United States and the Illinois and Wabash Land Company. Most of the estate papers were correspondence among John Patterson, Mary Ann Patterson, John McTavish, and Roger B. Taney concerning the legal remifications of these disputes.

In April 1824 Mary Ann Patterson sailed for England for health reasons. She decided to settle there permanently in 1825 when she married Richard Marquis of Wellesley. She put all her property in a trust which was managed by her brother -in-law John McTavish and Roswell L. Colt. From 1825 to 1849 the papers of the Patterson estate and Wellesley trust are filed together by year in Box 15. Mary Ann [Caton] Patterson Wellesley's memo books (1825-27), cash books (1824-33), and trust account books (1824-30, 1826-34) are in Box 16.




McTavish Papers 1812-53

½ box


John McTavish was the British Consul in Baltimore. None of his papers relate to his career, and there are only 7 items (1820-29) of his that do not relate to the Carroll or Patterson estate. Two of these letters (1826) are between McTavish and David Thompson concerning the origin of Indian languages in North America.

Emily [Caton] McTavish's papers are a few letters bills and receipts for one year (1853) and her household account book, 1857-63.

Alexander's McTavish was John McTavish's brother. His papers are receipts from Baltimore merchants for 1850-51.




Baltimore Life Insurance Company Records 1833-51

2 vols.


There are two volumes of Baltimore Life Insurance Company records in this collection. They are a list of policies of guarantee, 1833-41, and a volume of monthly reports, 1842-51.




Container List


Box 1

Charles Carroll, Settler account book 1721-35, 1760-1816




Charles Carroll of Carrollton journal (Libre F.A.), 1810-32




Box 2

Charles of C bank books



Farmer's Bank of Maryland 1816-32

(1 vol.)




Mechanics Bank, 1816-20, 1818-26

(2 vols.)




Office of Discount and Deposit of Baltimore, 1820-28 (in Mechanics Bank Book)




Bank of Discount and Deposit of Baltimore, 1820-23, 1823-25

(2 vols.)




Banks of the U.S., 1825-28, 1828-31

(2 vols.)




Bank of Maryland 1810-14, 1827-30

(2 vols.)





[Charles Carroll?] school notebook

(1 vol.)




Checkbook, 1831-34

(1 vol.)




Mary [Carroll] Caton general account with Charles Carroll, 1787-1830




Catherine [Carroll] Harper general account with Charles Carroll, 1801-29




Bank of Baltimore stock shares, 1797-98




Box 3

Baltimore Water Company stock shares, 1809




Baltimore and Reisterstown Turnpike Road stock shares, 1806, 1812




Baltimore Insurance Company stock shares, 1797




Bank of Baltimore stakshares of William Sears, 1797




Carroll land papers



Anne Arundel County, 1652-1823, n.d.



Wardropp, 1661-1771




Bachelor's Hope, 1666-1781,n.d.




Hockley's Hole, 1683,1746, n.d.





Baltimore County, 1669-1804




Calvert County, 1703




Cecil County, 1702-92




Charles County, 1755




Frederick County, 1743-86




Prince George's County, 1658-1794, n.d.




Box 4

St. Mary's County, 1672-1755, n.d.




Talbot County, 1669-1783




Virginia, 1729




Unidentified, 1668-1784, n.d.





Charles Carroll of C. financial papers, 1773-1822


last tolder [UNK] [UNK] [UNK] [UNK]




Box 5

Charles Carroll of C. financial papers, 1823-32, n.d.




Box 6

Personal Papers.



James Carroll will, n.d.




William Scrimshire to James Carroll, 1703




Robert Brooke defense 1704





Clement Brooke, Jr. will, 1731




Clement's Manor rent roll, 1767




Newspaper Extracts re: fighting at Fort Oswego, [N.Y.], 1756




Charles Carroll to Charles and Daniel Carroll, 1719




Charles Carroll to —, 1732




Charles Carroll of A. incoming letters, 1735-62




Charles Carroll of A. to William Hammond, 1771




Charles Carroll of A. financial papers




Charles Carroll of A.-Elizabeth Brooke marriage certificate 1757




Charles Carroll of A. will, 1780




Charles Carroll of C. incoming letters, 1752-183




Charles Carroll of C. outgoing letters, 1761,1790 1828




Charles Carroll of C. Marriage records, 1766




Mary [Carroll] Caton incoming letters, 1831, 1832,1838




Charles Carroll, Jr. marriage contract, 1800




Charles Carroll, Jr. letters, 1805,1814,1815




Box 7

Charles Carroll of C. estate correspondence



1. letters re: Counsel of administrator and executrix and payment of debts




2. letters re: books and papers of deceased




3. lettere re: personal estate at Doughoragen Manor




4. (K) letters re: debts due deceased generally




Box 8

4. (L) letters re: debts due deceased generally




5. letters re: debts due deceased on Carrollton Manor




6. letters re: debts due deceased at Catonville [sic]




7. letters re: debts due deceased in Annapolis




8. letters re: Bank of Montreal stock




9. letters re: Pennsylvania 5 percent loan




10. letters re: Maryland 5 percent loan




11. letters re. Columbia Bank stock




12. letters re: Personal estate at the house of Mr. Caton in Baltimore




13. letters re: account of Richard Caton and John McTavish as executors before Administration was granted




14. letters re: payment of debts due by deceased




15. letters re: taxes due on lands in Pennsylvania




16. letters re: taxes due on land in Frederick County




17. letters re: taxes due in Annapolis




18. letters re: John McTavish claim against the estate




19. letters re: family accounts and Francis M. Fowler's accounts




Box 9

20. letters re: sundry documents, copies etc. estate of deceased




21. letters re: estate during the time of the executrix





Charles Carroll of C. estate vouchers, 1833


# 110




Box 10

Charles Carroll of C. estate vouchers, 1833


# 111




Charles Carroll of C. estate vouchers, -1855




Box 11

Charles Carroll of C. estate checks, 1834-51




Charles Carroll of C. estate papers



1832 mortgages McTavish to Oliver




1832 [UNK] on Carrollton Manor




1833 Summery of sale of personal estate on Doughoregan Manor








1834 Folly Farm papers








1835 Executrix accounts re: personal estate sold on Doughoregan Manor








1837-43 John Crawford debt








1840-43 William Carroll debt




Box 12

1841-53, n.d.





Robert Patterson papers, 1796-1822




Robert Patterson will, 1820




Robert Patterson inventory, 1822




Robert Patterson estate papers, 1822-23 Folder 7




Box 13

Robert Patterson estate papers, 1823 folder 8 - 1827




Robert Patterson estate/Mary Ann Patterson Wellesley trust, 1827-49, n.d.




Box 14

Robert Patterson daybooks 1813-22, 1816-18

(2 vol.)




Mary Ann [Caton] Patterson Wellesley memo books, 1824-27

(2 vol.)




Mary Ann [Caton] Patterson Wellesley cash books, 1824-33

(2 vols.)




Mary Ann [Caton] Patterson Wellesley trust account books, 1824-30, 1826-34

(2 vols.)




Louisa [Caton] Hervey Carmarthen trust memo book, 1835

(1 vol.)




Louisa [Caton] Hervey Carmarthen account book, 1834

(1 vol.)




John McTavish blotters, 1840-52

(3 vols.)




John McTavish cashbook, 1844-46

(1 vol.)




John McTavish Merchants Bank book, 1839-43

(1 vol.)




John McTavish papers, 1820-49, n.d.




Emily [Caton] McTavish papers, 1812-53




Emily [Caton] McTavish bills and receipts 1850-51




Box 15

Emily [Caton] McTavish household account book, 1857-63

(1 vol.)




A.S. McTavish bills and receipts, 1850-51




Scott papers, 1845,1867




Instructions for cleaning painting, n.d.








Baltimore Life Insurance Company monthly reports 1842-51

(1 vol.)




Baltimore Life Insurance Company policies of guarantee, 1833-41

(1 vol.)




Private [UNK] 1871


Bound Ledgers Concerning the Charles Carrol of Carrollton Estate


1) Spine: Copies of Chs. Carroll of Carrollton's Estate of the Administrator Pendente Lite Vol. I


Copies of the Proceedings and Returns of Robert Oliver as administrator pendente lite of Charles Carroll of Carrollton deceased.

large folio. 336pp.




2) Spine: Copies of Chs. Carroll of Carrollton's Estate Releases Vol. IV


Releases from the Legatees of Charles Carroll of Carrollton deceased from 1835 to 1842, inclusive. large folio. 354pp.




3) Cover: Chas. Carroll of Carrollton's Estate


Dr. Emily MacTavish Executrix of the LastWill and Testament of Charles Carroll of Carrollton deceased April 1834 to February 2, 1855.

octavo, bound in suede. 182pp.




4) C.C. I.


Estate of Charles Carroll Esq. of Carrollton

Charles Carroll Jr. Esq. and family

General Account

folio, marbled paper wrappers. 22pp.




5) C.C. 4.


Advances made by Charles Carroll Esq. of Carrollton to

Charles Carroll Jr. Esq. and family

on General or Fortune account 1800-1832

folio, marbled paper wrappers. 13pp.




6) C. I.


Estate of Charles Carroll Esq. of Carrollton

Mrs. Caton and family (also to Richard Caton)

General account 1787-1832

folio, marbled paper wrappers. 48pp.




7) C. 4.


Advances made by Charles Carroll Esq. of Carrollton to Mrs. Caton and family

On General or Fortune account 1787-1832

folio, marbled paper wrappers. 29pp.




8) Trust estate of Mary Caton July 3, 1840 - 1843


folio, marbled paper wrappers. 43pp.




9) Journal related to Richard and Mrs. Caton March 12, 1834 to June 15, 1840.


folio, marbled paper wrappers. 81pp.




10) H.I.


Estate of Charles Carroll Esq. of Carrollton

Mrs. Harper and family (also General Harper)

General account 1801-1832

folio, marbled paper wrappers. 24pp.




11) H.4.


Advances made by Charles Carroll Esq. of Carrollton to Mrs. Harper and family

on General or Fortune account 1801-1832

folio, marbled paper wrappers. 21pp.




12) Emily MacTavish's Estate


Emily MacTavish's Last Will and Testament + inventory, list of debts, proceeds of sale of effects and other material.

quarto. cloth bound, leather spine. 110pp.






a distribution of Balance due on Doughoregan, tenants, wheat cash + record of administrative actions, etc. April 23, 1824 - 1831

small oblong octavo, bound in suede. 134pp.




14) Alphabetically tabbed ledger of names (creditors? tenants?)


no dates

folio, marbled paper wrappers. 23pp.








III. Related matters. (cont.)



d. ms. notes, a description of the beginning of the Farm (C C of C's estate) taken from the Patent.... the moiety of a tract of land called Chance granted on the 20th August 1664 unto Cornelius Howard (?!) for 200 acres- Mr. Charles Carroll derives his title to his moiety of Chance from Miles to whom Howard conveyed it....


½ sheet, not in C's hand




e. medal commissioned by C C of C. The surviving Signer of the Declaration of Independence after the 50th Anniversary...Upon entering his 90th year

September 20, 1826


Cast and designed by Gobrecht.

1 silver copy, one of 13

1 bronze proof copy, perhaps unique.

Both appear to be genuine and are not, at least, Dr. Edwards forgeries, judging from both pieces shown in the Bushnell catalogue.





I. Single letters and documents.



a. ms. Land office docket. A deposition written in the hands of Joseph (?) Callahan and C C of C concerning a land dispute.

1802, February 1


1pp. half in Carroll's hand. not signed.




b. A.L.s. Baltimore. draft of a letter to Thomas Sim Lee written on the inner pages of a letter to Carroll from Lee who was Governor of Maryland during the Revolution.

1817, December 22


1¼pp. signed: C C of C




c. A.L.s. To Richard Caton

1820, September 19.





d. A.L.s. correspondent unidentified. ...Wiltshire and his wife are undeserving objects of charity....

1826, September 25






II. Autographs.



a. Maryland Committee of Safety. A.L.s. of Stephen West to the Committee regarding powder and shot.

19 December 1775


signature of C. C. of C. and others.

3pp. folio. bound in full blue morocco leather.




b. ms. draft, Bank of Maryland for $330 from Doughoregan Manor

1830, November 1


signed by C C of C, text not in his hand





III. Related matters.



a. A.L.s. from Cornelius Howard. Baltimore County. to C C of C?

1789, January 5





b. a docket with a few names, related to Cornelius Howard, with the note: C. C.'s docket

1790, November 29





c. A.L. from a lawyer presumably to a family member concerning the settlement of the legal controversies concerning the estate of C C of C, ...agreed at the last term of the Court of Appeals....

1837, April 3
















Autograph (n.d.) as President of the Colonization Society (founded 1816)









Deed (n.d.)



Charles Carroll to Granddaughter, Emily McTavish - (farm stock) no sig.






(n.d.) CIRCA 1780



Charles Carroll of Carrollton



Letter (4 p.) concerning bill. -prhaps not in C's hand






Dec. 14, 1754






To Mr. [UNK] Galloway, London - from Charles Carrollton of Carrollten.






May 9, 1767



Receipt from Charles Carrollton of Carrollton - in his handwriting.





March 10, 1768






Document. Signature and statement with Dan. Dulaney, etc. (also [UNK]. Carroll, barrister)






March 1, 1760



Charles Carroll of Carrollton



Concerning purchase of Negro slaves.






June 19, 1771



Letter [UNK] the pardon of a slave.





1780 -



Map - probably made by Charles [UNK] of Carrollton. Charlestown, John Island. James Island area.





Nov. 17, [UNK]












Dec. 20, 1784






To [UNK] Howard from Ch. C. of C. (Copy)






Nov. 9, 1790






To Cornelius Howard from Ch. C. of C. (Copy)






Nov. 11, 1790






To Mr. Cornelius Howard from Ch. C. of C. (Copy)



Concerns Rochester Properties docketed on verso in C's handwriting.







Sept. 19, 1791



Letter and copy to George Washington. Land agreement between Gen.



George Washington and Ch. C. of C. (from Washington's papers)






Dec. 30, 1790






To Cornelius Howard from Ch. C. of C. also Jan 4, 1791. (Copies)






Jan. 17, 1793






To Cornelius Howard from Ch. C. of C. Bank matters (Copy)






Feb. 20, 1793






To Cornelius Howard from Ch. C. of C. (Copy)






Jan. 21, 1796






Letter to Cornelius Howard from Ch. C. of C. for help in collecting debts. (Copy)






Dec. - 1802



Sheet of account book listing rents and arrears due in Annapolis, 1802.



Sig. Ch. C. of C.






July 29, 1801 (?)



Power of Attorney. Chas. Carroll to W. Greetham





Feb. 2, 1805



To Walter Roe from Ch. Carroll of Carrollton.



Insurance authorization note.






Mar. 6, 1806 (?)



Letter to: Jonathan [UNK]... rth, Esq., Baltimore from Ch. Carroll.





Oct. 25, 1819



From Ch. C. of C.



[UNK] [UNK] [UNK] [UNK], attorney - authorization for [UNK] of stock and [UNK].






Oct. 9, 1816



Charles Carroll of Carrollton.



To Richard Caton, attorney.






Oct. 13, 1820



Letter to Richard Caton, [UNK] from Ch. C. of C.





Mar. 11, 1822



Insurance payment (dividend) to Frs. Forster by Ch. C. of C.





Oct. 15, 1822



Ch. C. of C.



Bond to John S. Stephen for $4000.00. (Document tied in green ribben. Difficult to Xerox. JSW)






Mar. 5, 1823



Letter from Richard Caton for C. Ch. of C.



To Frances Foster order for Dividend.






Aug. 6, 1824



Insurance payment to John MacTavish. from Ch. C. of C.





July 19, 1826



Letter: To the Honerable Philip Hone.



Yr. most humble [UNK] Ch. Carroll of Carrollton.






Oct. 14, 1826



Charles Carroll of Carrollton.



Note concerning his birthdate and location to S. Y. Campbell.






Oct. 30, 1826



Check made of to his grandson, Chas Carroll for $500.00.





Aug. 25, 1828



Autographed letter to his grandson signed: Yr. affectionate Grandfather; Ch. Carroll of Carrollton. Sent under Frank.





Dec. 28, 1829



Note to Richard Caton for $500. signed Ch. C. of C. rec. 13, May 1830.





Oct. 15, 1830



Note of promise to Richard Caton, Baltimore.



Carroll was 93 at the time. has sig.









Charles [UNK] of [UNK]








Charles [UNK], grandfather of [UNK] [UNK] of [UNK].



Kent [UNK] [UNK] [UNK] land to [UNK] Stanton. [UNK] was agent for Lord Baltimore.









Report of jury on action of [UNK] - various members of Carroll family concerned.





June 15, 1816



Letter from James Craig to Ch. C. of Carrollton - regarding care of his (C's) son.





Feb. 10, 1817






Letter to Mr. Merrydiths from Richard Caton.






May 19, 1817






Letter to Mr. Merridiths (attorney at law - Baltimore) from Richard Caton.






Jan. 11, 1820



Letter from James Craig to Ch. C. of C.



Unsettled acc't concerning Ch. C's son.






Jan. 29, 1820



Receipt for rental $8.34. ([UNK] CARROLL)





Feb. 12, 1822



Letter to Ch. C. of C. from J. Craig - on matter of unsettled account.





Jan. Feb. Mar. 1827



3 letters from Latrobe, John H.B., concerning Carroll family bibliography. Baltimore.





July 1, 1828



Sheet music for Carrollton March by A. Clifton. copywright by John Cole. Purchased at John Asnton, Boston.





Nov. 17, 1828



Letter from Ch. C. of Horewood [UNK] tree's for espalier - He is [UNK] of Ch. C. of C.





June - Nov. 1829



[UNK] from Thomas C. [UNK] to [UNK] [UNK] of C.



[UNK] [UNK] in [UNK] - [UNK]






Mar. 1828 - May 1829



[UNK] [UNK] William [UNK] ([UNK]) to Ch. C. of C. paid in full Dec. 1829





Sept. - Dec. 1829



Bill from [UNK] S. [UNK] to Ch. C. of C. paid Jan. 18, 1880.





Jan. - [UNK]



The [UNK] [UNK] Carroll of [UNK] in account with Richard [UNK].





1826 - 1831



Various small bills and receipts to Carroll family and partners (5)





May, 1831



Bill from Hugh Getsten to Ch. C. of C. - pd. in full.





Oct. 1830 - Oct. 1831



Bill from Samuel Banks to Ch. C. of C. Payment March 12, 1832.





Nov. 1830 - Nov. 1831



Bill from William Lisby (Draper) to Ch. C. of C. paid Jan. 20, 1832.





Mar. 27, 1833



Letter to Mrs. Caton from Peter Kenney.



Concerned Ch. C. of C. (her father) in Rome.






Mar. 22, 1837



Letter concerning disposal of [UNK] from the Ch. Carroll estate.





Nov. 14, 1853



Letter addressed to John [UNK] Howard, [UNK]., Baltimore and signed by the three daughters of Richard Caton.











Cha. C. of Carrollten (2)








Ch. C. - grandfather of Ch. C. of C.





Colonial [UNK] Fractional Currency -

SEVEN Pieces








Catholic Broadside: Rome.





Mar. 17, 1790



Gazette of the United States.



Includes address of R. C. to George Wash. and his reply.









Address from the Roman Catholics of America to George Washington, Pres. of U.S. (MODERN REPRINT)



His answer and list of the committee - representing the Cath. of the US inc. Ch. C. of C.









Map of Maryland by Samuel Lewis.



W. Barker, sculp.






July 4, 1828



Ch. C. of C. [UNK] for laying Foundation Stone for B and H. Railroad.





Feb. 23, 1857



Letter from George P. Custis, grandson of Martha Washington, adopted by George Washington.








Anne Arundel County, Md.-land, 1652-1823





Baltimore County, Md.-land, 1669-1804





Baltimore and Reisterstown Turnpike Road, 1806, 1812



Baltimore Insurance Company, 1797



Baltimore Life Insurance Company, 1833-51





Baltimore Water Company, 1809



Bank of Baltimore, 1797-98





Bank of the U.S., 1824-28





Carmathan, Louisa [Caton] Hervey (1791-1874)



Carroll, Charles (1660-1720)



Carroll, Charles of A. (1702-82)






Carroll, Charles of C. (1737-1832)






Carrollton Manor, Frederick Co., Md., 1820s-40s





Caton, Louisa (1791-1874)

see Carmathan, Louisa [Caton] Mervey


Caton, Mary [Carroll] (1770-1846)






Caton, Richard (1763-1845)






Cherokee Indians-land, Georgia, 1830



Colt, Roswell L. [d. 1856]






Darne, William (fl. 1818-27)



Diggs, Ignatius (fl. 1774-75)



Doughoregan Manor, 1788, 1817-26. 1832








farm tenancy, 1770s-1840s





farms and farming, Frederick County, Md., 1822-40s





farms and farming, Montgomery County, Md., 1818-27



Frederick County, Md.-land, 1743-86





Georgia-land, 1796, 1820s





Hanson, Alexander C. (fl. 1790)





Harper, Catherine [Carroll] (1778-1861)



Indian languages, North America, 1826



Lee, Thomas Sim (1745-1819)



McTavish, Alexander S. (fl. 1850-51)





McTavish, Emily [Caton] (1793?-1867)









McTavish, John (1787-1852)









Montgomery County, Md., Mountain View, 1818-27



Oliver, Robert (1759?-1834)






paintings-cleaning, mid-19th c.



Patterson, Mary Ann [Caton] (1788-1853)

see Wellesley, Mary Ann


Patterson, Robert (1781-1822)






Perine, David M. (1796-1882)






slaves, 1770s, 1819-32



Small, Jacob (fl. 1822)



Taney, Roger B. (1777-1864)



War of 1812, Baltimore, Md.-property damage, 1814



Wellesley, Mary Ann [Caton] Patterson (1788-1853)







Wharton, Charles H.W. (fl. 1829)





Wirt, William (1772-1834)








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