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Maryland Manuscripts collection

 Collection 0047-MDHC
Included in this collection are approximately 5,600 individually cataloged letters, diaries, military and court records, ledger books, and printed ephemera (broadsides, handbills, etc.) related to the Maryland region--principally dating from 1750 to 1900. Individual items of significance are cataloged in the University of Maryland Libraries' Online Catalog.

Dates

  • 1664-1981

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Extent

5669 items

Scope and Content of Collection

Included in this collection are approximately 5,600 individually cataloged letters, diaries, military and court records, ledger books, images, and printed ephemera (broadsides, handbills, etc.) related to the Maryland region--principally dating from 1750 to 1900. Individual items of significance are cataloged in the University of Maryland Libraries' Online Catalog.

Arrangement

The Maryland Manuscripts Collection is divided into twenty-three distinct categories:
Series 1
Autographs and Calling Cards
Series 2
Biographical and Genealogical Records
Series 3
Broadsides
Series 4
Business and Other Financial Records
Series 5
Church Records
Series 6
Civil and Social Organizations
Series 7
Diaries
Series 8
Education
Series 9
Election
Series 10
General Correspondence
Series 11
Histories of Maryland Cities, Towns, and Counties
Series 12
Land Records
Series 13
Legal Records
Series 14
Literary Writings
Series 15
Military Records
Series 16
Oral Histories
Series 17
Programs for Theatrical Presentations and Other Special Events
Series 18
Sermons
Series 19
Ships' Logs
Series 20
Slavery-related Documents
Series 21
Speeches and Lectures
Series 22
State and Local Government Records
Series 23
Travelers' Narratives

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Items in this collection were both donated and purchased from a variety of sources. Please contact staff for more information.

Separated Material

MDMS numbers 4237 and 5383 were removed from the Maryland Manuscripts collection in February 2016 and added to the Patapsco Female Institute collection.

MDMS numbers 3813 and 3814 were removed from the Maryland Manuscripts collection in February 2016 and added to the Hagerstown Bank collection.

MDMS numbers 257 to 285 were removed from the Maryland Manscripts collection in February 2016 and made into a new collection - the Sophia Bolgiano papers

MDMS numbers 286 to 313 were removed from the Maryland Manscripts collection in February 2016 and made into a new collection - the Lamping Family papers

MDMS numbers 1995 to 2013a were removed from the Maryland Manscripts collection in February 2016 and made into a new collection - the Robinson Family papers

Processing Information

Each item processed individually and assigned an individual Maryland Manuscript number.
Title
Guide to the Maryland Manuscripts collection
Status
completed
Author
Processed by staff.
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2007-04-15: EAD markup checked and verified using JEdit software by Jennie A. Levine.
  • 2009-05-14: EAD markup checked and verified using Notetab++ by Elizabeth A. McAllister.
  • 2017-11-29: Finding aid checked and verified following ArchivesSpace migration by Emily Flint.
  • 2018-03-09: Finding aid reviewed and minor edits made by Caitlin Rizzo.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Library

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742
301-405-9212