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William A. Stewart papers

Identifier: MS 0784


This collection deals with the law practice of William A. Stewart. The materials in this collection are dated between 1812 and 1893.


  • 1812-1892, undated


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William A. Stewart was born in 1825. He worked as an attorney in Baltimore in 1847. He later served in the House of Delegates from 1852 through 1853 and then again in 1867. He also served as an associate judge of the Eighth Judicial Circuit from 1882 through 1892. He died in 1892.


0.98 Linear Feet (3 flat boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifts of Mrs. Charles F. Macklin in August 1935, July 1936, March 1944, and January 1946

Scope and Contents

The William A. Stewart papers deal with Stewart's law practice. There are two ledgers dated 1851-1869 and 1874-1893 containing accounts with numerous individuals and institutions for legal services and estates settled.

A volume containing 6th Ward-Proceedings of the Democratic Assoc. dated 1847 also includes clippings of political satires.

There is a volume entitled "Key to Blackstone's Commentaries or Answers to the Questions Proposed by Barron Field" by William A. Stewart, 1846.

There are also three volumes of law reports/digests of cases compiled by Theodoric Bland (1776-1846), the chancellor of Maryland. Entitled "T. Bland's Decisions" these volumes are handwritten and were in the library of William A. Stewart.

The collection includes a manuscript copy of the "Memoirs of Paul Jones" copied from the original lent to Stewart from his sister-in-law in 1886. Jones was an American officer from Virginia and his memoirs date from July through September 1776 while he was a prisoner in Sorel near Quebec after being captured in the battle of Trois Rivieres in June 1776.

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  • 2019-09-13: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Micah Connor.

Repository Details

Part of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library
Maryland Center for History and Culture
610 Park Avenue
Baltimore MD 21201 United States