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William Faris ephemera collection

Identifier: MS 0348


This small collection consisting of four folders is primarily comprised of loose pages mounted with pressed leaves and flowers from the garden of Annapolis silversmith and clockmaker William Faris (1728-1804). Dates and notes are sometimes included on the page. The collection also contains Faris' drafts of letters to the London merchants Drusina, Ridder, and Clark; a playbill for the West Street Theatre in Annapolis that mentions tickets can be "had at Mr. Faris's"; and several pages of financial records.


  • 1783-1799


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.


0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Howard Sill, June 29 1931.

Related Materials

MS 0343, William Faris papers, circa 1797

MS 0353, William Faris account books, 1772-1848

MS 1104, William Faris account books, 1773-1804

MS 2160, William Faris diary, 1791-1804

Processing Information

Collection formerly entitled "William Faris Design Book of Silver." The design book was transferred to the Gallery in January 1991.

Guide to the William Faris ephemera
Under Revision
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

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