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Baltimore Chemical Works record books

Identifier: MS 0756


Records of Baltimore Chemical Works related to wholesale trade in drugs, paints, and oils. Collection comprises letterpress books, letters, ledgers, journals, cash books, receipt books, financial papers, and inventories.


  • 1833-1907

Conditions Governing Access

The 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.

Biographical / Historical

Baltimore Chemical Works was operated by Robert M. Smith and James E. Atkinson, then by Smith and Philip S.Chappell, and finally by Smith alone.


22 Linear Feet (22 boxes)

45 Volumes

Language of Materials



Materials are arranged by format and then by date.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Contains some newspaper clippings

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Matthew S. Atkinson in 1943; acc.49232.

Guide to the Baltimore Chemical Works record books
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2020-09-23: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Emily Somach.

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