The Baltimore Smallpox Epidemic collection comprises correspondence and financial records relating to an epidemic between 1871 and 1882. Topics of interest include smallpox vaccinations, measures taken to prevent the spread of the epidemic, including destruction of clothing and the quarantine of afflicted patients. There is also personal correspondence on the epidemic.
Ronald Bamford was on the faculty of the Department of Botany at the University of Maryland from 1931 until the late 1960s. Bamford served as Associate Dean of the College of Agriculture for the 1949-1950 academic year, and served as Dean of the Graduate School from 1950 until 1966. His papers consist of correspondence, writings, awards and photographs. Subjects include Dr. Bamford's academic and professional careers, violet hybrids, and root tips of wheat and corn.
Samuel Moore Barclay was a Bedford, Pennsylvania, attorney who corresponded with a number of prominent Maryland individuals and business firms on legal, political, and business matters. Among Barclay's correspondents were William Tiffany and Co., H. P. Hepburn, Jonathan M. Edgar, and C. D. Slingluff. Topics discussed include legal cases, monetary claims, and business arrangements.