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Calvert family letters

Identifier: MS 2258


This collection includes photostatic copies of letters written by members of the Calvert family, 1619-1709.


  • 1619-1709


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

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0.42 Linear Feet (1 full Hollinger box)

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The letters are arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from the Huntington Library and Folger Library.

Materials Specific Details

The collection consists entirely of positive or negative photostats, typed transcripts, or negative photostats of printed transcripts.

Scope and Contents

The negative photostats of printed transcripts from A Collection of Letters and State Papers, (Leonard Howard, London, 1753-6) include four letters from George Calvert to "Lordship" mostly concerning criminal legal matters, including the trial of several persons accused of collusion with the Dutch.

There are photostats of seven letters from Philip Calvert and two letters from Charles Calvert, all to [Richard Nichols] asking for news, asking for aid in the settling of such matters as the theft of some clothing and a Negro by one Thomas Nettingham, and discussing such topics as the Indian Wars, possible restraints on the planting of tobacco, and the comings and goings of ships.

Also included in the collection are a record of ships entering the District of Potomac River in Maryland, recorded by John Coode, Naval Office, and an Account of John Rousby, Receiver of Puttexent District, both negative photostats.

Guide to the Calvert family letters
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Revision Statements

  • 2020-01-29: 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