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Slavery -- Maryland

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

Baltimore County Court chattel records

Identifier: MS 2865

Three volumes of chattel records for Baltimore County, Maryland dated 1773-1784, 1785-1788, and 1811-1812. Entries include manumissions, bills of sale, bonds, powers of attorney, mortgages, and deeds of gift. The first volume contains the portraitist Joshua Johnson's manumission (p 299). Items sold include household furnishings, horses, tools and equipment, ships, and enslaved persons.

Dates: 1773-1788, 1811-1812

Carey and Kimber families manuscript collection

Identifier: MS 3063

The items contained in the Carey and Kimber Families Manuscript Collection span over a hundred years, from 1847 to 1953, and encompass family history and general Maryland history. Of note are materials relating to the history of slavery, to Bryn Mawr College, and to the Octorara House in Conowingo, Maryland. The collection consists of scrapbooks, business and personal correspondence, yearbooks, memoirs, memorial programs, real estate advertisements, maps and photographs.

Dates: 1847-1953

Carroll-McTavish papers

Identifier: MS 0220

These papers concern the settlement of the estates of Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737-1832) and of his grandson-in-law Robert Patterson (1781-1822). The collection includes correspondence, vouchers, legal and land records. There are also some papers of John McTavish (1787-1852) and his wife Emily Caton McTavish (1793-1867).

Dates: 1652-1863

Charles Ridgely papers

Identifier: MS 0692

The Charles Ridgely papers contains papers pertaining to Captain Charles Ridgely, 1733-1790; his nephew and heir Charles Carnan Ridgely, 1769-1829; Charles Carnan Ridgely's son John Ridgely, 1792-1867; John's father-in-law (and distant relative) Nicholas Greenberry Ridgely, 1771-1829; and John's son Charles, 1830-1872.

Dates: 1664-1882

Cockey family papers

Identifier: MS 1782

This collection contains one box of primarily land and legal documents regarding the Cockey family of Baltimore County, 1725-1908.

Dates: 1725-1908

Commodore Joshua Barney manuscript collection

Identifier: MS 3168

This collection contains the papers of Joshua Barney and his descendants. This includes correspondence, financial documents, land records, business papers, military service records, and more.

Dates: 1711 - 1978

Cornelius Howard papers

Identifier: MS 0469.5

This collection contains material related to Baltimore County land owners and surveyors Cornelius Howard (1706-1777) and his son, Cornelius Howard II (1755-1844). These materials are dated from 1659 to 1853.

Dates: 1659-1853

Curtis W. Jacobs diary and account book

Identifier: MS 3036

Diary and account book of Curtis W. Jacobs, a wealthy Worcester County, Maryland farmer, state legislator, and ardent supporter of slavery. This book primarily details his business transactions, especially those relating to the enslaved people on his farm.

Dates: 1854-1866

Hoyt collection of Ridgely papers

Identifier: MS 2891

This collection consists of papers of various members of the Ridgley Family and related families including the Gough, Howard, Hoyt, and Yeaton families. There are also bills and receipts for the Hampton house, the Ridgley family estate. Among the materials are the papers of Family members including Captain Charles Ridgely (1733-1790), John Ridgely (1792 – 1867), Charles Ridgely (1830 – 1872), and Helen West Stewart Ridgely (1854 – 1929).

Dates: 1716-1970

John Eager Howard papers

Identifier: MS 0469
Abstract The John Eager Howard Papers is an artificial collection and is comprised of thirteen smaller collections of various original manuscripts and papers. The collection spans over three centuries, beginning during the mid to late 17th century with items from the Howard family and letters from John Eager Howard, a soldier and politician. Eager was named governor of Maryland in 1788, and was elected to the Continental Congress, U.S. Congress, and U.S. Senate. The collection concludes with...
Dates: 1662-1952