Colonial period in Maryland collection
This is an artificial collection consisting of over 600 items, dating from the 1620s to 1775. The collection contains the following types of material: financial and business records (invoices, receipts, accounts, bonds, etc.); land records (deeds, surveys, rent rolls, leases, etc.); military records (commissions, military correspondence, etc.); official and government documents (court proceedings, warrants for arrests, etc.); personal and family documents (correspondence, inventories of estates, wills, etc.); and miscellaneous general documents, such as memoranda and notes of different kinds. Although many of these documents deal with the Calverts and other wealthy or influential personalities of the period, there are also records concerning slaves, convicts, and anonymous persons. In addition to original documents and copies, this collection also includes extracts of and indexes to original records. A few items are secondary materials dealing with the Colonial Period.
- circa 1616-1893
- Majority of material found in 1616-1788
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use.
Conditions Governing Use
The reproduction of materials in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine and satisfy copyright clearances or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information visit the MCHC’s Rights and Permissions page.
6.5 Linear Feet (12 boxes)
Language of Materials
The collection is arranged in chronological order.
All items were originally part of the Manuscript Vertical File.
- Guide to the Colonial period in Maryland collection
- Under Revision
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- 2020-08-25: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Sandra Glascock