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James Touchstone scholarship letter

Identifier: MS-0082
Scope and Contents Note

This collection contains to a letter of recommendation to the Orphans Court of Cecil County for admittance of James M. Touchstone as a student to Washington College from James McCauley, esq., Principal of Port Deposit Academy. There is no record of James attending Washington College.

Dates: 1861 November 12

Jane Stuart painting raffle list

Identifier: MS-0081
Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a list of sixty raffle participants, at $5 a ticket, for a painting of George Washington by Jane Stuart based on one by her father, Gilbert Stuart. Proceeds were to benefit “the Club” possible the Newport Reading Room. The raffle was held in Newport, Rhode Island in August 1868.

Dates: 1868 August 31

Jesse Moore letter

Identifier: MS-0036
Scope and Content Note This collection contains a letter from Jesse Moore to his parents. In 1794 Jesse was a teacher at Washington College. He writes to his parents about the rumors that he is going to become a Clergyman for the Presbyterian or Episcopal church. He denies this rumor, while many say it would suit him the pay is too mean, he also addresses what he believes to be unscrupulous people among his Quaker congregation at home who wish to see him expelled. He mentions speaking to Isaac Potts about this....
Dates: 1794 April 21

John Emory letter

Identifier: MS-0019
Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a letter from John Emory dated December 31, 1823, thanking the Board of Visitors & Governors of Washington College for conferring on him the honorary degree of Gradus Doctoralis in Sacrosancta Theologia. Also included is a transcript of the letter.

Dates: 1823 December 31

John F. Melvin account books

Identifier: MS-0034
Scope and Content Note

This collection contains two account books kept by John F. Melvin regarding his business transactions including timber and agriculture. After John’s death in 1876 the accounts were continued by his family. There are many items inserted into the books including receipts, indentures, and a notice of John’s death.

Dates: 1832-1899

John T. Dodd & Sons records

Identifier: MS-0106
Scope and Content Note

This collection contains five ledgers covering the history of John T. Dodd & Sons Undertakers. The first ledger is for John T.’s carpenter business it shows various building jobs but also numerous requests for coffins including from slaveowners for their slaves. The later ledgers show how the business moving away from carpentry and more to undertaking with fewer building jobs entered and more entries regarding the detail on the types of coffins made.

Dates: 1845-1936

Joseph Burchinal papers

Identifier: MS-0006
Scope and Contents Note This collection contains Joseph Burchinal’s correspondence, course work, speeches and other materials during and after his education at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. Included in his correspondence are two letters that discuss the beginning of the Civil War and mention soldiers in Chestertown, the other is on stationary with an image of Uncle Sam kicking Jeff Davis. There are also letters to two of Washington College’s presidents and Dr. Montgomery Jones. In Burchinal’s course...
Dates: 1855-1863

Joseph R. Wickes letter

Identifier: MS-0067
Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a letter from Joseph R. Wickes to Miss Elizabeth Nicholson a teacher at a girl’s school in the home of Gen. Ringgold in Hagerstown, Maryland, dated January 26, 1829. The letter appears to concern legal matters particularly Miss Nicholson’s statement.

Dates: 1829 January 26

Joseph R. Wickes papers

Identifier: MS-0066
Scope and Contents Note This collection contains the papers of Col. Joseph Wickes. Many of the papers are legal documents from his law practice while there are also various financial records. The collection has been organized alphabetically by subject. As Maryland was a slave state there are numerous documents dealing with the inventory, sale, and hire of enslaved African Americans. As well as legal dealings with free African Americans. There is a contemporary compiles Wickes family genealogy at the end of the...
Dates: 1672-1865

Kent County Board of Education deeds and survey

Identifier: MS-0087
Scope and Content Note

This collection contains two deeds and a survey for plots of land in Millington purchased by the Board of Education of Kent County. In 1915 initiatives were made to build larger modern schools in Millington, Betterton, Kennedyville, and Rock Hall.

Dates: 1915-1919

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