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William Smallwood collection

Identifier: MS 1875


The bulk of collection consists of letters written by William Smallwood, although several letters addressed to Smallwood are also included. Most of the letters deal with some aspect of politics or the Revolutionary War. Smallwood relates the movements of troops in a number of letters. There are numerous letters written to John Eager Howard in 1782. Other correspondents include Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, Nathanael Greene, William Paca, Thomas Johnson, George Washington and others.


  • 1776-1791


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

The reproduction of materials in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine and satisfy copyright clearances or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information visit the MCHC’s Rights and Permissions page.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 half Hollinger box)

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Physical Location

Items in this collection were originally stored in the Vertical File. However, as the number of relevant items increased, a separate collection was created that is now housed in Manuscript storage.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Items in this collection were acquired at various times. most of the items have distinct accession numbers.

Existence and Location of Copies

There is a photostat copy of a of letter from Smallwood to George Washington in 1778. The original belongs to the Library of Congress.

Guide to the William Smallwood collection
Under Revision
Melinda K. Friend
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Revision Statements

  • 2019-12-28: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Mallory Herberger.

Repository Details

Part of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library
Maryland Center for History and Culture
610 Park Avenue
Baltimore MD 21201 United States