Charles Carroll of Carrollton Collection, 1757-1967, MS 1893

Charles Carroll of Carrollton Collection, 1757-1967

Maryland Historical Society


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Charles Carroll of Carrollton Collection, 1757-1967
Maryland Historical Society

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Maryland Historical Society Library
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Baltimore MD 21201-4674
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Descriptive Summary

Charles Carroll of Carrollton Collection, 1737-1854; 1967.

MS 1893

Maryland Historical Society

Baltimore MD 21201-4674

microfilmed with the Microfilm Collection of the Carroll Papers


Scope and Contents

In addition to correspondence, the following items are included: copies of Charles Carroll of C. and Rachel Cooke marriage dispensation and marriage license; Char Carroll of Annapolis and Elizabeth Borook marriage certificate; Oct 4 1737 Ignatius Davis invoice; Jan 31, 1811 City of Annapolis Warrent; account sheet of money owed by Thomas Lee 1791-1818; notations on legal actions involving Joh Duncan in 1816 and Samuel Hughes in 1808 and 1819; 1825 George Elliott account sheet; June 1, 1831 Geroge Bassett et al; Jan 1, 1852 index to C. Carroll's books etc. and 1967 family traditions exerpts from Shauk-Free Families of Md.

This is an [UNK] collection of 30 items written to, by, or about Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737-1832). Includes: letters of advice from his father Charles Carroll of Annapolis on his education (1758-1759); [UNK] of his parent marriage certificate (CC of A and Elizabeth Brooke) marriage certificate (1757) and his dispendation to marry his cousin Rachel Cooke (1766); letters on Bohemia Manor title, Carrollton boundaties (1787); and taxes (1793); a 1854 letter referring to CC of C's participation in 1784 on the commission to study improvements of the Potomac as far as fort Cumberland; a letter to his daughter Mary Carroll Caton, 1803 a citation by the City of Annapolis for riding in a carriage with his servant (1811); a letter to his son Charles Carroll Jr. about bilding a house at Folly, 1812; a letter presenting CC of with the pick, spade, hammer and trowell used to groundbreak the B and O RR; sn invitation to Col. Fox, 1829; a petiotion to build a monument to Mrs. Mary Washington, Geroge Washington's mother (1831), and some financial bonds and receipts.

Other items include a letter about Charles Carroll Harper's share of CC of C's estate (1831); a list of books owned by CC of C's estate (1852); CC of C (?) letter to his partners Charles Carroll Barrister, Benjamin Tasker and Walter Dulaney; and a letter (1845) for CC of C's granddaughter Lady Wellesley (Mary Caton, d. 1853) concerning the Jennings family.

Missing (as of 10/77) is one letter (1822 Sept. 6) on land dispute between CC of C and James Letts. The land was in Queen Anne's county. Letter mentions seeing Mr. James E. Barroll in Chestertown, who is in suit with Mr. Bordley. Agreement signed with Kerr has no personal interest in the matter or in [UNK] 's debts. (see Desk copy card).