The Thomas S. Duckett family papers consist of correspondence, financial records, and legal documents that span the years 1854-1943 with the bulk of the material dating between 1854 and 1893.
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The Thomas S. Duckett Family papers span the years 1854-1943 with the bulk of the material dating between 1854 and 1893. The collection contains correspondence, merchant bills and statements and tax receipts, a dog license and a certificate to exempt a slave from the Civil War draft.
Thomas Soper Duckett was born in 1815 in Prince George's County, Maryland, and died in Bladensburg, Maryland, in 1904. He received a medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa., in 1839 and served in the Maryland House of Delegates from Prince George's County from 1845-1847. He and his first wife, Elizabeth Howard (1813-1856), had at least two children, Mazzine (1852-1923) and Marion (1854-1931). Thomas and later his son, Marion, maintained a farm in Prince George's County, Md. Marion Duckett Jr. (1884-1970) is the grandson of Thomas.
The collection is organized into three series.
The University of Maryland Libraries acquired this collection in 1987.
The materials have been placed in acid-free folders in an acid-free box.