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Cooke papers

Identifier: MS 0195


Collection relates mostly to the business affairs of William Cooke, as attorney and tobaco commisson merchant; about 150 letters (1785-1819); accounts; papers on the settlement of the estates of John Cooke and Mrs. William Young and John O'Donnell.


  • 1750 - 1817


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

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Biographical / Historical

William Cooke was an attorney and tobacco commission merchant of Baltimore.


2.0 Linear Feet (4 boxes and 1 oversize folder)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Stanley L. B. Lines, April 1956.

Scope and Contents

BOX 1: William Cooke corrsepondence A-W. BOX 2: William Cooke accounts, bonds, cancelled orders on Bank of Maryland, debts, receipts, sales records. BOX 3: Ann Tasker-​inventory; AnnTasker and Dan Dulany-misc. items; Benjamin Tasker-bonds; tobacco-​purchase and consignment; Cracroft & Hodgkins, merchants-​business papers; Thomas Eden-tobacco merchant account; James Trecothick-​correspondence and receipts. BOX 4: Misc. legal & business papers; land indentures; Baltimore Insurance policy; John O'Donnell & William Younge legal papers; Harrison estate papers; Christian Lowor will; Henry Baldwin receipts.

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Revision Statements

  • 2021-09-30: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Mallory Herberger.

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