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Martin Tschudy papers

 Collection 0516-MDHC
Martin Tschudy (or Tschudi) (1740-1828) was born in Switzerland and came to the United States of America as a young man. In the early nineteenth century, Tschudy owned and operated a gristmill on land known as “Sly’s Venture” along Gwynns Falls, Baltimore County. This collection contains legal documents pertaining to the disposition of the estate of Martin Tschudy and his wife, Mary Magdalene Myers.

Dates

  • 1823-1825 and undated

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.

Extent

5 Items

Content Description

The Martin Tschudy papers cover the years 1823 to 1825 and include some undated materials from that time period. This collection contains legal documents pertaining to the disposition of the estate of Martin Tschudy and his wife, Mary Magdalene Myers

Biographical / Historical

Martin Tschudy (or Tschudi) (1740-1828) was born in Switzerland and came to the United States of America as a young man. In the early nineteenth century, Tschudy owned and operated a gristmill on land known as “Sly’s Venture” along Gwynns Falls, Baltimore County. In 1770 he married Mary Magdalene Myers (1750-1833) and they lived in what is now Dickeyville, Maryland; they were devout Methodists. At the time of the creation of these documents (1823-1825), their surviving children were Weinbert (1778-1840), Samuel (1789-1868), and Sara (1795-after 1860?), the wife of Charles Peregoy.

Arrangement

This collection is organized as one series.
Series 1
Legal Documents

Custodial History

The Martin Tschudy papers were purchased from Ian Brabner Rare Americana by the University of Maryland Libraries in 2014.

Processing Information

The materials have been placed in an acid-free folder in an acid-free box.
Title
Guide to the Martin Tschudy papers
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Terry Ann Sayler.
Date
2014-07-28
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

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