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Pre-federal customs house records for the districts of Baltimore, Annapolis, Patuxent and Oxford, MD

Identifier: MS 2414


Collection of records related to customs duties. Includes manifest books, account books, and lists of vessels and cargoes entering or clearing the ports of Baltimore, Annapolis, Patuxent, and Oxford, Maryland.


  • 1745-1849


Conditions Governing Access

Public use restricted to microfilm: Microfilm MS 2414; 2 reels.

Conditions Governing Use

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2 Reels : 35 mm microfilm

Language of Materials



The collection comprises two reels arranged into series by subject and format. Reel 1 is arranged into 4 series (targets) and reel 2 is arranged into 7 series (targets): Reel 1: Target 1: "Manifest Book", Districts of Annapolis, Patuxent and Oxford, MD. 1745-1849. Target 2: "Accounts Current", Districts of Annapolis and Patuxent, 1745-1849. Target 3: List of vessels cleared at the Port of Annapolis, MD, Feb 1, 1780 - Jan 1, 1781. Target 4: Journal "B", Naval Office, Baltimore, MD, Jan 31, 1785-Dec. 14, 1787.

Reel 2: Target 1: Vessel Entrances, Port of Baltimore Aug 1, 1782-Aug 24, 1784. Target 2: Vessel Entrances, Port of Baltimore, Aug 25, 1784-Nov 28, 1785. Target 3: Vessel Entrances, Port of Baltimore, May 2, 1786-April 7, 1788. Target 4: Vessel Clearances, Port of Baltimore, Jan 1, 1780 - May 1, 1786. Target 5: Vessel of Clearances, Port of Baltimore, Aug 5, 1782-July 3, 1784. Target 6: Vessel Clearances, Port of Baltimore, July 11, 1783-May 8, 1784. Target 7: Vessel Clearances, Port of Baltimore, July 3, 1784-Nov 19, 1785.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase; The National Archive, Washington, D.C.; April 1979; acc.74586.

Existence and Location of Originals

This collection is entirely a positive microfilm copy of original manuscripts located in the National Archives, Washington, DC.

Guide to the pre-federal customs house records for the districts of Baltimore, Annapolis, Patuxent and Oxford, MD
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Revision Statements

  • 2020-02-11: 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