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Male Free School of Baltimore and Colvin Institute for Girls collection

Identifier: MS 2427


This collection contains miscellaneous receipts (1828-1886) of the Male Free School and the Colvin Institute for Girls.


  • 1828 - 1886

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

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Biographical / Historical

The Male Free School was founded in January, 1892, under the direction of the Methodist Church of Baltimore, with "the object of educating poor children without regard to creed." Miss Rachel Colvin of Baltimore bequeathed the school ten thousand dollars so that it could extend the same education to girls.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Rev. Edwin Schell.

Scope and Contents

Included in the collection are receipts from banks, stock brokers, coal merchants, booksellers, newspaper advertising departments, insurance companies, water companies, etc.

Guide to the Male Free School of Baltimore and Colvin Institute for Girls collection
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Revision Statements

  • 2020-09-17: 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