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Reverend Lewis Richards register

Identifier: MS 0690


Recorded in this register are the 671 marriages performed by the Reverend Lewis Richards at the First Baptist Church of Baltimore from 1784 to 1820. Also recorded are the 238 marriages performed by the Reverend Stephen P. Hill at First Baptist from 1835 to 1850.


  • 1784-1869


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This collection is restricted to the transcripton found in the pamphlets collection (PAM 12978).

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0.5 Linear Feet (1 volume)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of James H. Halpin in 1960.

Scope and Contents

Reverend Lewis Richards was elected pastor of the First Baptist Church of Baltimore in 1784 and remained in that capacity until his retirement in 1818. He recorded in a small brown ledger all the marriages at which he officiated during those years. The record book evidently remained in the possession of the church after his death, and in 1835 Reverend Stephen P. Hill, upon becoming pastor of the church, started to record the marriages which he performed in the same ledger. In 1850 Reverend Hill removed to Washington, D. C., taking the record book with him and continuing to enter records until 1869.

Guide to the Reverend Lewis Richards register
Under Revision
Mary K. Meyer and Margaret Neal
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Revision Statements

  • 2019-11-22: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Sandra Glascock

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