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Grover C. Hinds III and Diane Skogland Hinds collection

 Collection 0490-MDHC

The Grover C. and Diane Skogland Hinds collection covers the period from 1794 to 1859; the bulk of the materials date from 1818 to 1859. The collection consists of correspondence and legal documents, including the Key and Steele families of Maryland. Also mentioned are George Calvert, the Patapsco Female Institute, Thorndale Seminary and St. Timothy’s Hall.


  • 1794-1859
  • Majority of material found within 1818-1859

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the Special Collections reading room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.


1.75 Linear Feet


This collection is organized into two series.

Series 1
Maryland History
Series 2
Steele Family Correspondence

Custodial History

This collection was donated to the University of Maryland libraries by Grover C. Hinds II and Diane Skogland Hinds. The first portion of the collection was donated in April 2017. There have been subsequent donations in August 2017, October 2017, November 2017, April 2018, and July 2018.

Processing Information

The Grover C. and Diane Skogland Hinds Collection was processed in March 2018. The materials in Series 1 were arranged in chronological order; those in Series 2 are arranged in alphabetical order by recipient. All staples and metal paper clips were removed. The letters were placed in acid-free folders and in an acid-free box.

Guide to the Grover C. Hinds III and Diane Skogland Hinds collection
Processed by Terry A. Sayler
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Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742