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Hagerstown Bank Collection

Abstract

Title:
Hagerstown Bank Collection
Author/Creator:
Hagerstown Bank Collection
Collection number:
92-94
Size:
309 items
Bulk dates:
1820-1840
Inclusive dates:
1814-1852
Collection Area:
State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

This grouping of letters is primarily addressed to Elie Beatty, cashier of the Hagerstown Bank, and concerns various financial matters to be handled by Beatty and other cashiers. Included are requests for collection of debts and transfer of funds as well as transmittals of bank notes and drafts and identifications of counterfeit notes. The collection provides an overview of banking operations in early to mid-nineteenth century western Maryland.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

Hagerstown Bank Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1325
Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

The Hagerstown Bank Collection consists primarily of correspondence directed to Elie Beatty, the institution's cashier and president. Beatty was a prominent citizen of Hagerstown, Maryland, having served as assistant postmaster, bank president, and a member of the Hagerstown Academy's board of directors.

The historical significance of the collection lies primarily in the insights it offers to the operations of a prosperous regional bank during a tumultuous period in United States banking history. The antebellum decades witnessed a series of banking crises, most notably the Panics of 1819 and 1839, recurring recessions and depressions, and the famous "Bank Wars." The financial and political upheaval, combined with disastrous harvests during the 1830s, wreaked havoc on Washington County, Maryland, and caused the Williamsport Bank to suspend specie payments in 1839. Despite the prevailing economic climate, the Hagerstown Bank emerged as a stable financial institution with considerable holdings.

Founded on March 12, 1807, the Hagerstown Bank was originally a business association headed by Colonel Nathaniel Rochester. During its early years, the Hagerstown Bank operated from Colonel Rochester's home, which had been modified to house the institution. The bank's capital stock was limited to $500,000, divided into 10,000 shares valued at $50 each. One-tenth of the original stock was "reserved for the use and benefit of the State of Maryland," while the remaining 9,000 shares were divided between Hagerstown (5,000 shares), Baltimore (2,000 shares), and Frederick (1,000 shares). The bank flourished throughout the antebellum decades, surviving numerous financial panics and depressions. In May 1810, the Bank's stock commanded a twenty-five percent premium and shares were in great demand. While the Williamsport Bank suspended payment during the 1837 Banking Panic, and Mineral Bank in Cumberland failed in 1858, the Hagerstown Bank continued to expand. In 1837, the bank had $126,127 on deposit, $45,500 of which was in specie. The bank also owned real estate valued at $11,500 and had $214,000 in circulation.

Among the original officers were Nathaniel Rochester, President, and Elie Beatty, Cashier. Beatty, who also served as clerk and teller, received an annual salary of $500. Before accepting his position with the bank, Beatty served as Hagerstown's assistant postmaster under Colonel Rochester. In 1810, Rochester moved to western New York, where he founded the city of Rochester. William Heyser succeeded Rochester as president of the Hagerstown Bank, while Beatty retained his position as cashier, teller, and clerk. Upon Heyser's death in 1831, Elie Beatty became president of the bank, with Daniel Sprigg serving as cashier. Beatty's tenure as president of the Hagerstown Bank was brief. In 1833, Otho Lawrence was elected president, and Beatty resumed his position as cashier. Beatty resigned his position on April 23, 1859, citing "feeble health and the infirmities of age." Beatty died on May 5, 1859 at the age of eighty-three.

Beatty's death prompted an outpouring of sympathy from his friends and business associates. The Hagerstown Bank's Board of Directors ordered that "the Bank will be closed and suitably draped in mourning during the present week" and praised their late cashier's "unblemished official reputation." At the Hagerstown Academy, where Beatty served as a trustee, students pledged to "accompany, in a body, the remains of our deceased friend to his final resting place and wear the usual badge of mourning." Beatty was interred at the Hagerstown Episcopal Church on Saturday, May 7, 1859, his body accompanied by the directors and officers of the bank, students from the Hagerstown Academy, and "a large number of citizens of the town."

The Hagerstown Bank remains in operation as the Hagerstown Bank and Trust Company.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Hagerstown Bank Collection consists of correspondence directed to Elie Beatty. The correspondence covers the period from 1814 to 1852, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1820 to 1840. The majority of the correspondence is from bankers in Baltimore and Frederick, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and New York City. The bank's business dealings were, however, quite extensive, and the collection also includes correspondence from New Orleans; Dayton and Zanesville, Ohio; Georgia, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

The correspondence contained in this collection reveals the extent of the institution's financial dealings and illustrates how antebellum banks managed complex credit and specie exchanges. The collection also highlights the chaotic nature of antebellum banking and the problems created by the widespread printing and circulation of paper money. Included in the collection are letters requesting the current value of the Hagerstown Bank's currency and a letter from the Farmers' Bank of Virginia warning Beatty not to accept counterfeit currency (May 28, 1827).

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The University of Maryland Libraries purchased the Hagerstown Banking Collection and the Papers of Elie Beatty from rare books and manuscripts dealers. In July 1991, the libraries bought a large collection of 172 letters from Charles Apfelbaum. An additional 12 letters, all dated 1815, came from Carmen D. Valentino in July 1994. Robert N. Willis, a private collector, donated 4 additional letters in February, 2007. Another private collector sold the Libraries a letter in September 2008 and the Libraries purchased 10 additional letters from George Krzyminski in October 2008. The Libraries purchased 5 additional letters from Timothy H. Bakken in May, 2009. In September 2012, 73 letters dating between 1814 and 1846 were purchased from Yankee Doodle Antiques.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Max Grivno and Jennie A. Levine, July 2001. Revised in December 2001 by Jennie A. Levine, in November 2008 by Elizabeth A. Novara, and in December 2012 by Terry Saylor.

Processing note:

The Hagerstown Bank Collection originally consisted of two separate collections, the Hagerstown Banking Collection and the Papers of Elie Beatty. After an initial review of the collection, it was decided to merge these papers into a single grouping. The correspondence was arranged in chronological order and placed in acid-free folders. The folders were subsequently labeled and stored in an acid-free box. Additional documents from the Maryland Manuscripts Collection were added in December 2001. Addenda to the collection were inserted as additional purchases or donations were made (see Custodial History and Acquisition Information.)

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Henry Allen.

Arrangement of Collection

The collection is organized as one series:

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Correspondence, 1814-1852 (309 items)

The series consists of correspondence directed to Elie Beatty, except two letters to Daniel Sprigg. Topics of correspondence include the collection of debts, the transfer of funds, exchange rates for paper currency, bank failures, and real estate negotiations. Arrangement is chronological.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Correspondence, 1814-1819 series 1box 1folder 1
Legal document concerning the collection of damages owed to Elie Beatty and Nathaniel Rochester., May 26, 1810 series 1box 1folder 1item 01
D. English to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of Georgetown, January 7, 1814 series 1box 1folder 1item 02
Thos. Shaw to Elie Beatty - Frederick Town Branch Bank, January 12, 1814 series 1box 1folder 1item 03
A. Calhoun to Elie Beatty - Bank of Chambersburg, February 14,1814 series 1box 1folder 1item 04
A. Calhoun to Elie Beatty - Bank of Chambersburg, February 19, 1814 series 1box 1folder 1item 05
A. Calhoun to D. Sprigg - Bank of Chambersburg, February 22, 1814 series 1box 1folder 1item 06
A. Calhoun to Elie Beatty - Bank of Chambersburg, March 1, 1814 series 1box 1folder 1item 07
Thos. Shaw to Elie Beatty - Frederick Town Branch Bank, April 30, 1814 series 1box 1folder 1item 08
Thomas Shaw to Elie Beatty - Frederick Town Branch Bank, June 16, 1814 series 1box 1folder 1item 09
Saml. A. Chew to Elie Beatty - Conococheague Bank, Williamsport, MD, June 21, 1814 series 1box 1folder 1item 10
Saml. A. Chew to Elie Beatty - Conococheague Bank, Williamsport, MD, June 29, 1814 series 1box 1folder 1item 11
A. Calhoun to Elie Beatty - Bank of Chambersburg, July 5, 1814 series 1box 1folder 1item 12
Saml. A. Chew to Elie Beatty - Conococheague Bank, Williamsport, MD, July 6, 1814 series 1box 1folder 1item 13
Saml. A. Chew to Elie Beatty - Conococheague Bank, Williamsport, MD, July 8, 1814 series 1box 1folder 1item 14
A. Calhoun to Elie Beatty - Bank of Chambersburg, July 11, 1814 series 1box 1folder 1item 15
A. Calhoun to Elie Beatty - Bank of Chambersburg, July 16, 1814 series 1box 1folder 1item 16
A. Calhoun to Elie Beatty - Bank of Chambersburg, July 23, 1814 series 1box 1folder 1item 17
A. Calhoun to Otho Sprigg - Bank of Chambersburg, July 26, 1814 series 1box 1folder 1item 18
Thomas Shaw to Elie Beatty - Frederick Town Branch Bank, September 10, 1814 series 1box 1folder 1item 19
James [Coxe] to Elie Beatty - Bank of Baltimore, October 3, 1814 series 1box 1folder 1item 20
A. Calhoun to Elie Beatty - Bank of Chambersburg, January 5, 1815 series 1box 1folder 1item 23
D. English to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of Georgetown, April 12, 1815 series 1box 1folder 1item 21
A. Calhoun to Elie Beatty - Bank of Chambersburg, May 4, 1815 series 1box 1folder 1item 22
C. Smith to Elie Beatty - Farmers' Bank of Georgetown, June 28, 1815 series 1box 1folder 1item 24
Wm. Whann to Elie Beatty - Bank of Columbia, July 6, 1815 series 1box 1folder 1item 25
R. G. Bell to Elie Beatty [n.p.],, August 15, 1815 series 1box 1folder 1item 26
Wm. Whann to Elie Beatty - Bank of Columbia, September 9, 1815 series 1box 1folder 1item 27
A. Calhoun to Elie Beatty - Bank of Chambersburg, September 15, 1815 series 1box 1folder 1item 28
A. Calhoun to Elie Beatty - Bank of Chambersburg, September 25, 1815 series 1box 1folder 1item 29
Wm. Whann to Elie Beatty - Bank of Columbia, September 30, 1815 series 1box 1folder 1item 30
J. J. Stull to Elie Beaty - Farmers' and Mechanics' Bank of Georgetown, October 2, 1815 series 1box 1folder 1item 31
Wm. Whann to Elie Beatty - Bank of Columbia, October 18, 1815 series 1box 1folder 1item 32
A. Calhoun to Elie Beatty - Bank of Chambersburg, October 25, 1815 series 1box 1folder 1item 33
Wm. Whann to Elie Beatty - Bank of Columbia, October 26, 1815 series 1box 1folder 1item 34
William Whann to Elie Beatty - Bank of Columbia, November 2, 1815 series 1box 1folder 1item 35
A. Calhoun to Elie Beatty - Bank of Chambersburg, November 3, 1815 series 1box 1folder 1item 36
A. Calhoun to Elie Beatty - Bank of Chambersburg, November 27, 1815 series 1box 1folder 1item 37
John C. Williams to Elie Beatty - Georgetown, November 29, 1815 series 1box 1folder 1item 38
C. Smith to Elie Beatty - Farmers' Bank of Georgetown, December 2, 1815 series 1box 1folder 1item 39
Wm. Whann to Elie Beatty - Bank of Columbia, December 2, 1815 series 1box 1folder 1item 40
Wm. Whann to Elie Beatty - Bank of Columbia, December 5, 1815 series 1box 1folder 1item 41
A. Calhoun to Elie Beatty - Bank of Chambersburg, December 7, 1815 series 1box 1folder 1item 42
A. Calhoun to Elie Beatty - Bank of Chambersburg, January 22, 1816 series 1box 1folder 1item 43
Wm. Whann to Elie Beatty - Bank of Columbia, April 9, 1816 series 1box 1folder 1item 44
Wm. Whann to Elie Beatty - Bank of Cumberland, May 9, 1816 series 1box 1folder 1item 48
C. T. Chapman to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of Alexandria, June 29, 1816 series 1box 1folder 1item 46
M. Wallace to Elie Beatty - Cumberland Bank, October 10, 1816 series 1box 1folder 1item 47
Geo. T. Dunbar to Elie Beatty - Commercial and Farmers Bank of Baltimore, October 14, 1816 series 1box 1folder 1item 48
Geo. T. Dunbar to Elie Beatty - Commercial and Farmers Bank of Baltimore, October 21, 1816 series 1box 1folder 1item 49
J. Mann to Elie Beatty - Washington, D.C., March 28, 1817 series 1box 1folder 1item 50
David Boyd to Elie Beatty - New York, May 28, 1817 series 1box 1folder 1item 54
D. English to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of Georgetown, February 21, 1818 series 1box 1folder 1item 52
D. English to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of Georgetown, March 3, 1818 series 1box 1folder 1item 53
M. Wallace to Elie Beatty - Cumberland Bank, March 28, 1818 series 1box 1folder 1item 54
Jacob Albert to Eli Beatty - Baltimore, June 22, 1818 series 1box 1folder 1item 55
W. [Fisk] to Elie Beatty - Mechanics' Bank of New York, August 25, 1818 series 1box 1folder 1item 56
Jacob Albert to Elie Beatty - Baltimore, October 21, 1818 series 1box 1folder 1item 57
Jas. Hawkins to Elie Beatty - Franklin Bank of Baltimore, October 9, 1819 series 1box 1folder 1item 58
Brady Mason to E. Beatty - Hancock, MD, November 18, 1819 series 1box 1folder 1item 59
Correspondence, 1820-1829 series 1box 1folder 2
T.S. Robinson to Elie Beatty - Baltimore, MD, February 11, 1820 series 1box 1folder 2item 01
D. English to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of G. Town, April 15, 1820 series 1box 1folder 2item 02
A. Henderson to Elie Beatty - Marietta [Georgia], April 20, 1820 series 1box 1folder 2item 03
D. English to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of Georgetown, November 6, 1820 series 1box 1folder 2item 04
J. J. Stull to Elie Beatty - Farmer's and M. Bank, Georgetown, November 21, 1820 series 1box 1folder 2item 05
Will. Whann to Elie Beatty - Bank of Columbia, December 7, 1820 series 1box 1folder 2item 06
D. English to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of Georgetown, December 27, 1820 series 1box 1folder 2item 07
W. Brown to E. Beatty - Bank of Columbia, January 27, 1821 series 1box 1folder 2item 08
D. English to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of G. Town, February 6, 1821 series 1box 1folder 2item 09
D. English to Elie Beatty - Union Bank, February 14, 1821 series 1box 1folder 2item 10
D. English to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of Georgetown, February 24, 1821 series 1box 1folder 2item 11
James [?] to Elie Beatty - Georgetown, June 27, 1821 series 1box 1folder 2item 12
Saml. A. Chew to Elie Beatty - Conococheague Bank, Williamsport, MD, June 29, 1821 series 1box 1folder 2item 13
D. English to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of G. Town, July 20, 1821 series 1box 1folder 2item 14
Dan. [Keuer] to Elie Beatty - Geo. Town, September 11, 1821 series 1box 1folder 2item 15
D. English to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of G. Town, September 15, 1821 series 1box 1folder 2item 16
T. Shaw to Elie Beatty - Frederick-Town, MD, September 28, 1821 series 1box 1folder 2item 17
D. English to Elie Beatty - U. B. [Union Bank], Georgetown, October 6, 1821 series 1box 1folder 2item 18
Lewis Hoff to Elie Beatty - Bank of the Valley in Virginia, November 14, 1821 series 1box 1folder 2item 19
D. English to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of Georgetown, November 18, 1821 series 1box 1folder 2item 20
Saml. A. Chew to Elie Beatty - Conococheague Bank, Williamsport, MD, March 1, 1822 series 1box 1folder 2item 21
J. J. Stull to Elie Beatty - Farmer's and M. Bank, Georgetown, March 16, 1822 series 1box 1folder 2item 22
D. English to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of Georgetown, April 10, 1822 series 1box 1folder 2item 23
D. English to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of Georgetown, May 8, 1822 series 1box 1folder 2item 24
Saml. A. Chew to Elie Beatty - Conococheague Bank, Williamsport, MD, May 20, 1822 series 1box 1folder 2item 25
D. English to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of Georgetown, May 21, [1822] series 1box 1folder 2item 26
Saml. A. Chew to Elie Beatty - Conococheague Bank, Williamsport, MD, June 17, 1822 series 1box 1folder 2item 27
Saml. A. Chew to Elie Beatty - Conococheague Bank, Williamsport, MD, July 5, 1822 series 1box 1folder 2item 29
J. Coze to Elie Beatty - Bank of Baltimore, July 13, 1822 series 1box 1folder 2item 30
Saml. A. Chew to Elie Beatty - Conococheague Bank, Williamsport, MD, July 24, 1822 series 1box 1folder 2item 31
J. J. Stull to Elie Beatty - Farmer's and M. Bank, Georgetown, September 21, 1822 series 1box 1folder 2item 32
J. J. Stull to Elie Beatty - Farmer's and M. Bank, October 5, 1822 series 1box 1folder 2item 33
J. J. Stull to Elie Beatty - Farmer's and M. Bank, Georgetown, October 12, 1822 series 1box 1folder 2item 34
J. J. Stull to Elie Beatty - Farmer's and M. Bank, Georgetown, October 23, 1822 series 1box 1folder 2item 35
J. J. Stull to Elie Beatty - Farmer's and M. Bank, Georgetown, October 30, 1822 series 1box 1folder 2item 36
J. J. Stull to Elie Beatty - Farmer's and M. Bank, Georgetown, November 6, 1822 series 1box 1folder 2item 37
J. J. Stull to Elie Beatty - Farmer's and M. Bank of Georgetown, November 16, 1822 series 1box 1folder 2item 38
J. J. Stull to Elie Beatty - Farmer's and M. Bank of Georgetown, November 20, 1822 series 1box 1folder 2item 39
Saml. A. Chew to Elie Beatty - Conococheague Bank, Williamsport, MD, November 30, 1822 series 1box 1folder 2item 40
Saml. A. Chew to Elie Beatty - Conococheague Bank, Williamsport, MD, December 14, 1822 series 1box 1folder 2item 41
Dan. Keuer to Elie Beatty - Geo. Town, January 31, 1823 series 1box 1folder 2item 43
J. J. Stull to Elie Beatty - Farmer's and M. Bank of Georgetown, February 15, 1823 series 1box 1folder 2item 44
J. J. Stull to Elie Beatty - Farmer's and M. Bank of Georgetown, February 22, 1823 series 1box 1folder 2item 45
J. J. Stull to Elie Beatty - Farmer's and M. Bank of Georgetown, March 1, 1823 series 1box 1folder 2item 46
J. J. Stull to Elie Beatty - Farmer's and M. Bank, Georgetown, April 26, 1823 series 1box 1folder 2item 47
J. J. Stull to Elie Beatty - Farmer's and M. Bank, Georgetown, May 10, 1823 series 1box 1folder 2item 48
J. J. Stull to Elie Beatty - Farmer's and M. Bank, Georgetown, May 11, 1823 series 1box 1folder 2item 49
James [Coxe] to Elie Beatty - Bank of Baltimore, May 31, 1823 series 1box 1folder 2item 50
Wm. Whann to Elie Beatty - Bank of Columbia, June 13, 1823 series 1box 1folder 2item 51
J. J. Stull to Elie Beatty - Farmer's and M. Bank of Georgetown, July 19, 1823 series 1box 1folder 2item 52
J. J. Stull to Elie Beatty - Farmer's and M. Bank of Georgetown, August 23, 1823 series 1box 1folder 2item 53
J. J. Stull to Elie Beatty - Farmer's and M. Bank of Georgetown, August 27, 1823 series 1box 1folder 2item 54
Geo. Baer to Elie Beatty - Frederick Co. Bank, October 22, 1823 series 1box 1folder 2item 56
Geo. Baer to Elie Beatty - Frederick County Bank, October 26, 1823 series 1box 1folder 2item 57
Geo. Baer to Elie Beatty - Frederick Co. Bank, November 14, 1823 series 1box 1folder 2item 58
Geo. Baer to Elie Beatty - Frederick County Bank, November 19, 1823 series 1box 1folder 2item 59
Geo. Baer to Elie Beatty - Frederick County Bank, November 25, 1823 series 1box 1folder 2item 60
Geo. Baer to Elie Beatty - Frederick County Bank, November 29, 1823 series 1box 1folder 2item 61
Ezra Mantz to Elie Beatty - Frederick, MD, December 2, 1823 series 1box 1folder 2item 62
Ezra Mantz to Elie Beatty - Frederick, MD, December 9, 1823 series 1box 1folder 2item 63
Samuel A. Chew to Elie Beatty - Conochocheague Bank,Williamsport, MD, November 22, 1824 series 1box 1folder 2item 64
Brady Mason to D. Sprigg - Hancock, MD, January 27, 1825 series 1box 1folder 2item 65
Brady Mason to Elie Beatty - Hancock, MD, March 20, 1825 series 1box 1folder 2item 66
J. Pinkney to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of Maryland, May 25, 1825 series 1box 1folder 2item 67
Thos. [?] to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of Maryland, November 23, 1825 series 1box 1folder 2item 68
Wm. McMahon to Elie Beatty - Cumberland, MD, January 30, 1826 series 1box 1folder 2item 69
Isaac Hayward to Elie Beatty - Balt[im]o[re], May 26, 1826 series 1box 1folder 2item 70
Irvine [?] to Elie Beatty - Bank of Baltimore, November 27, 1826 series 1box 1folder 2item 71
C. T. Chapman to Elie Beatty - Union Bank, Alexandria, VA, December 20, 1826 series 1box 1folder 2item 72
Wm. Nekervis to Elie Beatty - Farmers Bank of Virginia, May 28, 1827 series 1box 1folder 2item 73
Jas. Hawkins to Elie Beatty - Franklin Bank of Baltimore, August 3, 1827 series 1box 1folder 2item 74
Jas. Hawkins to Elie Beatty - Franklin Bank of Baltimore, August 22, 1827 series 1box 1folder 2item 75
R. Mickle to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of Maryland, July 18, 1829 series 1box 1folder 2item 76
J. Pinkney to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of Maryland, December 12, 1829 series 1box 1folder 2item 77
Jas. Hawkins to Elie Beatty - Franklin Bank of Baltimore, December 25, 1829 series 1box 1folder 2item 78
Jas. Hawkins to Elie Beatty - Franklin Bank of Baltimore, December 26, 1829 series 1box 1folder 2item 79
Jas. Hawkins to Elie Beatty - Franklin Bank of Baltimore, December 30, 1829 series 1box 1folder 2item 80
Saml. A. Chew to Elie Beatty - Conococheague Bank, Williamsport, MD, June 28, 1822 series 1box 1folder 2item 28
Lewis Hoff to Elie Beatty - Bank of the Valley [Winchester, Virginia], January 29, 1823 series 1box 1folder 2item 42
Danl. Reimer to Elie Beatty - Georgetown, September 12, 1823 series 1box 1folder 2item 55
Correspondence, 1830-1839 series 1box 1folder 3
John H. Orndorf to Elie Beatty - Baltimore, MD, January 1, 1830 series 1box 1folder 3item 01
Geo. Ship to Elie Beatty - Lightersburg, Jan 27, 1830 series 1box 1folder 3item 02
E. N. Gregory to Elie Beatty - New York, August 10, 1830 series 1box 1folder 3item 03
Gerard Bond Wager to Elie Beatty - Harper's Ferry, December 22, 1830 series 1box 1folder 3item 04
J. Trotter to D. Sprigg - Bank of Pennsylvania, June 9, 1831 series 1box 1folder 3item 05
Alex. Grimm to Elie Beatty - Dayton Bank, September 18, 1832 series 1box 1folder 3item 06
Alex. Grimm to Elie Beatty - Dayton Bank, September 18, 1832 series 1box 1folder 3item 07
R. Mickle to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of Maryland, April 23, 1833 series 1box 1folder 3item 08
R. Mickle to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of Maryland, April 25, 1833 series 1box 1folder 3item 09
[anonymous] to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of Maryland, April 30, 1833 series 1box 1folder 3item 10
Jas. Hawkins to Daniel Sprigg - Franklin Bank of Baltimore, March 11, 1833 series 1box 1folder 3item 11
W. H. Murray to Elie Beatty - Mechanics' Bank of Balto., May 11, 1833 series 1box 1folder 3item 12
A. [Wilson] to Elie Beatty - Bank of Maryland, June 11, 1833 series 1box 1folder 3item 13
Wm. Cleveland to Elie Beatty - Charles Town, VA, July 29, 1833 series 1box 1folder 3item 14
Chas. [Coxe] to E. Beatty - Bank of Baltimore, October 11, 1833 series 1box 1folder 3item 15
Horatio Mason to Elie Beatty - Washington County, October 25, 1833 series 1box 1folder 3item 16
J. J. to Elie Beatty - Farmers and Merchants Bank of Baltimore, February 12, 1834 series 1box 1folder 3item 17
Jno. [?] to Elie Beatty - Farmers & Mechanics Bank, March 13, 1834 series 1box 1folder 3item 18
Wm. Cleveland to Elie Beatty - Winchester, VA, April 2, 1834 series 1box 1folder 3item 19
J. Reitzell to Elie Beatty - Clearspring, MD, April 29, 1834 series 1box 1folder 3item 20
Alex. Grimm to Elie Beatty - Dayton Bank, May 17, 1834 series 1box 1folder 3item 21
H. Hughes to Elie Beatty, June 14, 1834 series 1box 1folder 3item 22
[?] Beatty to Elie Beatty - Baltimore, July 11, 1834 series 1box 1folder 3item 23
[?] to Elie Beatty - Clear Spring, July 17, 1834 series 1box 1folder 3item 24
John M. Krebs to Elie Beatty - New York, September 16, 1834 series 1box 1folder 3item 25
[?] to Elie Beatty - Clear Spring, October 4, 1834 series 1box 1folder 3item 26
[?] McPherson to Elie Beatty - Bank of Gettysburg, December 29, 1834 series 1box 1folder 3item 27
Jas. Hawkins to Elie Beatty - Franklin Bank of Baltimore, January 15, 1835 series 1box 1folder 3item 28
[?] Barnes to Elie Beatty - Stafford Hall, April 13, 1835 series 1box 1folder 3item 29
[?] to Elie Beatty - Mechanics Saving Fund Society, Baltimore, July 1, 1835 series 1box 1folder 3item 30
W.W. Evans to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of Maryland, August 1, 1835 series 1box 1folder 3item 31
W.W. Evans to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of Maryland, August 8, 1835 series 1box 1folder 3item 32
W.W. Evans to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of Maryland, August 11, 1835 series 1box 1folder 3item 33
W. W. Evans to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of Maryland, August 12, 1835 series 1box 1folder 3item 34
[?] to Elie Beatty - Mechanics Saving Fund Society, Baltimore, August 14, 1835 series 1box 1folder 3item 35
D. Sprigg to Elie Beatty - Merchants Bank of Baltimore, October 2, 1835 series 1box 1folder 3item 36
D. Sprigg to Elie Beatty - Merchants Bank of Baltimore, October 10, 1835 series 1box 1folder 3item 37
D. Sprigg to Elie Beatty - Merchants Bank of Baltimore, October 17, 1835 series 1box 1folder 3item 38
[?] to Elie Beatty - Bank of Baltimore, October 21, 1835 series 1box 1folder 3item 39
Alex. Grimm to Elie Beatty - Dayton Bank, Oct. 22, 1835 series 1box 1folder 3item 40
[?] to Elie Beatty - Berkley Cty, November 10, 1835 series 1box 1folder 3item 41
A. Grimm to Elie Beatty - Dayton Bank, December 23, 1835 series 1box 1folder 3item 42
Sam. Maynard to Elie Beatty - Farmers Bank of Maryland, January 23, 1836 series 1box 1folder 3item 43
Allen C. Hammond to Elie Beatty - [n.p.], June 6, 1836 series 1box 1folder 3item 44
Sam Maynard to Elie Beatty - Farmers Bank of Maryland, September 16, 1836 series 1box 1folder 3item 45
G. H. Rouman to Elie Beatty - Managahala Bank of [?], November 7, 1836 series 1box 1folder 3item 46
[?] McPherson to Elie Beatty - Bank of Gettysburg, December 14, 1836 series 1box 1folder 3item 47
Alex. Grimm to Elie Beatty - Dayton Bank, January 24, 1837 series 1box 1folder 3item 48
Sanderson Jenkins to E. Beatty - Baltimore, MD, August 11, 1837 series 1box 1folder 3item 49
A. Smith to Elie Beatty - Baltimore, August 30, 1837 series 1box 1folder 3item 50
Shepard [Farquher] to Elie Beatty - New York, September 27, 1837 series 1box 1folder 3item 54
Wm. St. Clair Clarke to Elie Beatty - Washington, D.C., December 25, 1837 series 1box 1folder 3item 52
C. M. Thurston to E. Beatty - Mineral Bank of MD, Cumberland, MD, January 6, 1838 series 1box 1folder 3item 53
[anonymous] to E. Beatty - Union Bank of Maryland, January 20, 1838 series 1box 1folder 3item 54
Jno. Magruder to E. Beatty - Mineral Bank of Maryland, Cumberland, MD, August 27, 1838 series 1box 1folder 3item 55
Tho. Read to Elie Beatty- Bank of Savings in the City of New York, December 12, 1838 series 1box 1folder 3item 56
Tho. Read to Elie Beatty - Bank of Savings in the City of New York, December 22, 1838 series 1box 1folder 3item 57
Jas. Hawkins to Elie Beatty - Franklin Bank of Baltimore, March 18, 1839 series 1box 1folder 3item 59
Jas. Hawkins to Elie Beatty - Franklin Bank of Baltimore, November 16, 1839 series 1box 1folder 3item 60
George Dunbar to Elie Beatty - Commercial and Farmers Bank of Baltimore, November 16, 1839 series 1box 1folder 3item 61
Freeman Cross to Elie Beatty - Commercial and Farmers Bank of Baltimore, December 2, 1839 series 1box 1folder 3item 62
Jas. Howard to Elie Beatty - Franklin Bank of Baltimore, February 8, 1839 series 1box 1folder 3item 58
Correspondence, 1840-1849 series 1box 1folder 4
John Heister to Elie Beatty - Hagerstown, MD, April 7, 1840 series 1box 1folder 4item 01
Wm. Edmund to Elie Beatty - Mechanics' Bank of New York, April 28, 1840 series 1box 1folder 4item 02
Jno. Quigley to Elie Beatty - Shepardstown, June 16, 1840 series 1box 1folder 4item 03
J. Watson to Elie Beatty - Greencastle, PA, June 25, 1840 series 1box 1folder 4item 04
David Fullerton to Elie Beatty - Greencastle, PA, September 30, 1840 series 1box 1folder 4item 05
A. Johnson to Elie Beatty - New York, October 7, 1840 series 1box 1folder 4item 06
Alex. [Grimm] to Elie Beatty - Dayton Bank, April 25, 1841 series 1box 1folder 4item 07
John W. Boyd to Elie Beatty - Martinsburg, VA, July 12, 1841 series 1box 1folder 4item 08
Alex. Grimm to Elie Beatty - Dayton Bank, July 17, 1841 series 1box 1folder 4item 09
Alex. [Gaines] to Elie Beatty - Dayton Bank, October 9, 1841 series 1box 1folder 4item 10
Louis Simmons to Elie Beatty - New York, November 19, 1841 series 1box 1folder 4item 11
C. Balance to Elie Beatty - Peoria Stout Ingoldsby to E. Platt - New York E. Platt to Cashier - New York, November 20, 1841 December 7, 1841 December 8, 1841 series 1box 1folder 4item 12
Tho. Spencer Jr. to Elie Beatty - Western Bank of Baltimore, November 30, 1841 series 1box 1folder 4item 13
Samuel Harris to Elie Beatty - [n.p.], December 6, 1841 series 1box 1folder 4item 14
Johnston S. Lee to Elie Beatty - Baltimore, January 29, 1842 series 1box 1folder 4item 15
Johnston S. Lee to Elie Beatty - Baltimore, February 11, 1842 series 1box 1folder 4item 16
R. Mickle to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of Maryland, Baltimore, February 19, 1842 series 1box 1folder 4item 17
L. Simmons to E. Beatty - New York, March 1, 1842 series 1box 1folder 4item 18
G.B. Wilson to Elie Beatty - Baltimore, March 15, 1842 series 1box 1folder 4item 19
George Hartzog to Elie Beatty - Baltimore, March 30, 1842 series 1box 1folder 4item 20
Francis Gilbert to Elie Beatty - New York City, April 20, 1842 series 1box 1folder 4item 21
Johnston S. Lee to Elie Beatty - Baltimore, April 20, 1842 series 1box 1folder 4item 22
Johnston S. Lee to Elie Beatty - Baltimore, April 30, 1842 series 1box 1folder 4item 23
Johnston S. Lee to Elie Beatty - Baltimore, May 20, 1842 series 1box 1folder 4item 24
Johnston S. Lee to Elie Beatty - Baltimore, May 23, 1842 series 1box 1folder 4item 25
R. Mickle to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of Maryland, Baltimore, June 29, 1842 series 1box 1folder 4item 26
R. Mickle to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of Maryland, Baltimore, June 30, 1842 series 1box 1folder 4item 27
R. Mickle to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of Maryland, Baltimore, July 9, 1842 series 1box 1folder 4item 29
R. Mickle to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of Maryland, Baltimore, July 11, 1842 series 1box 1folder 4item 30
E. [Mickle] to Elie Beatty - Baltimore, July 16, 1842 series 1box 1folder 4item 31
R. Mickle to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of Maryland, Baltimore, July 16, 1842 series 1box 1folder 4item 32
E. [Mickle] to Elie Beatty - Baltimore, July 23, 1842 series 1box 1folder 4item 33
E. [Mickle] to Elie Beatty - Baltimore, August 13, 1842 series 1box 1folder 4item 34
David J. Cohen to Elie Beatty - Baltimore, September 1, 1842 series 1box 1folder 4item 35
Wm. D. McKinsty to Elie Beatty - Yazoo City, September 14, 1842 series 1box 1folder 4item 36
R. Mickel to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of Baltimore, September 30, 1842 series 1box 1folder 4item 37
Tho. Spicer Jr. and [?] Mason to Elie Beatty - Western Bank of Baltimore, October 27, 1842 series 1box 1folder 4item 38
J. J. Stull to Elie Beatty - Farmers and M. Bank, Georgetown, November 9, 1842 series 1box 1folder 4item 39
Johnston S. Lee to Elie Beatty - Baltimore, November 19, 1842 series 1box 1folder 4item 40
J. Loney to Elie Beatty - Farmers and Merchants Bank of Baltimore, December 2, 1842 series 1box 1folder 4item 41
Sudlow Parchall (?) to Elie Beatty - Baltimore, December 3, 1842 series 1box 1folder 4item 42
Wm. C. C[?] to Elie Beatty - Baltimore, December 16, 1842 series 1box 1folder 4item 43
Johnston S. Lee to Elie Beatty - Baltimore, December 26, 1842 series 1box 1folder 4item 44
Tho. Spicer Jr. to Elie Beatty - Western Bank of Baltimore, December 28, 1842 series 1box 1folder 4item 45
Johnston S. Lee to Elie Beatty - Baltimore, December 30, 1842 series 1box 1folder 4item 46
J.M. Buchanan to Elie Beatty - House of Delegates, Annapolis, February 19, 1843 series 1box 1folder 4item 47
W. S. [Cohern] to Elie Beatty - [?] Bank, February 25, 1843 series 1box 1folder 4item 48
Freeman Cross to Elie Beatty - Commercial and Farmers Bank of Balto., July 5, 1842 series 1box 1folder 4item 28
John T. Irving to Elie Beatty - New York, May 29, 1843 series 1box 1folder 4item 49
A. Hurling to Elie Beatty - Cumberland, MD, August 21, 1843 series 1box 1folder 4item 50
L. Simmons to Elie Beatty - New York, April 17, 1844 series 1box 1folder 4item 51
Edmund McKinney to Elie Beatty - New Orleans, May 31, 1844 series 1box 1folder 4item 52
Greenway Paris to Elie Beatty - Baltimore, September 28, 1844 series 1box 1folder 4item 53
John Marshel to Eli Beatty - Franklin Bank of Washington, October 19, 1844 series 1box 1folder 4item 54
P. C. Sedgwick to Elie Beatty - Harrisburg, PA, December 2, 1844 series 1box 1folder 4item 55
J. McKinny to Elie Beatty - New Orleans, February 1, 1845 series 1box 1folder 4item 56
J. McKinny to Elie Beatty - New Orleans, July 2, 1845 series 1box 1folder 4item 57
Johnston S. Lee to Elie Beatty - Baltimore, August 18, 1845 series 1box 1folder 4item 58
Johnston S. Lee to Elie Beatty - Baltimore, August 19, 1845 series 1box 1folder 4item 59
[?] to Elie Beatty - Baltimore, September 3, 1845 series 1box 1folder 4item 60
Johnston S. Lee to Elie Beatty - Baltimore, September 8, 1845 series 1box 1folder 4item 61
Freeman Cross to Elie Beatty - Commercial and Farmers Bank of Balto., September 13, 1845 series 1box 1folder 4item 62
Freeman Cross to Elie Beatty - Commercial and Farmers Bank of Balto., October 6, 1845 series 1box 1folder 4item 63
R. Mickle to E. Beatty - Union Bank of Maryland, Baltimore, October 11, 1845 series 1box 1folder 4item 64
Freeman Cross to Elie Beatty - Commercial and Farmers Bank of Balto., October 15, 1842 series 1box 1folder 4item 65
R. Mickle to E. Beatty - Union Bank of Maryland, Baltimore, October 18, 1845 series 1box 1folder 4item 66
R. Mickle to E. Beatty - Union Bank of Maryland, Baltimore, October 22, 1845 series 1box 1folder 4item 67
Johnathan Lee to Elie Beatty - Baltimore, December 8, 1845 series 1box 1folder 4item 68
Josiah Lee to E. Beatty - Baltimore, January 29, 1846 series 1box 1folder 4item 69
Wm. Whann to Elie Beatty - Bank of Columbia, April 3, 1846 series 1box 1folder 4item 70
Will. Whann to Elie Beatty - Bank of Columbia, April 13, 1846 series 1box 1folder 4item 71
Metcalf Shaw to Elie Beatty - Baltimore, MD, April 14, 1846 series 1box 1folder 4item 72
Will. Whann to Elie Beatty - Bank of Columbia, April 16, 1846 series 1box 1folder 4item 73
Wm. Whann to Elie Beatty - Bank of Columbia, April 22, 1846 series 1box 1folder 4item 74
J. McKinny to Elie Beatty - New Orleans, August 4, 1846 series 1box 1folder 4item 75
J. McKinny to Elie Beatty - New Orleans, November 2, 1846 series 1box 1folder 4item 76
J. H. [Carter] to Elie Beatty - Western Bank of Baltimore, December 18, 1846 series 1box 1folder 4item 77
J. Carter to E. Beatty - Western Bank of Baltimore, December 26, 1846 series 1box 1folder 4item 78
J. Wood to Elie Beatty - New York, January 16, 1847 series 1box 1folder 4item 79
J. B. Wood to Elie Beatty - New York, May 6, 1847 series 1box 1folder 4item 80
H. H. Muhlenberg to Elie Beatty - Farmers Bank of Reading, PA, July 3, 1847 series 1box 1folder 4item 81
Jos. Tucker to Elie Beatty - Mineral Bank of Maryland, Cumberland, March 10, 1848 series 1box 1folder 4item 82
J. Punnett to Elie Beatty - Bank of America, New York, May 3, 1848 series 1box 1folder 4item 83
Will. Whann to Elie Beatty - Bank of Columbia, May 20, 1848 series 1box 1folder 4item 84
J. Punnell to Elie Beatty - Bank of America, New York, October 3, 1848 series 1box 1folder 4item 85
Jos. H. Tucker to Elie Beatty - Mineral Bank of Maryland, Cumberland, October 13, 1848 series 1box 1folder 4item 86
Lydia Taylor to Elie Beatty - New York, Oct. 24, 1848 series 1box 1folder 4item 87
M.C. Clarkson to Elie Beatty - College of St. James, October 30, 1848 series 1box 1folder 4item 88
J. T. Hogg to Elie Beatty - New York, November 13, 1848 series 1box 1folder 4item 89
C. M. [Mauer] to Elie Beatty - New York, November 24, 1848 series 1box 1folder 4item 90
Freeman Cross to Elie Beatty - Commercial and Farmers' Bank, Baltimore, March 15, 1849 series 1box 1folder 4item 91
J. McKinny to Elie Beatty - New Orleans, April 9, 1849 series 1box 1folder 4item 92
J. Punnett to Elie Beatty - Bank of America, New York, May 12, 1849 series 1box 1folder 4item 93
C. [Jamison] to Elie Beatty - Bank of Baltimore, September 8, 1849 series 1box 1folder 4item 94
Josiah Lee to E. Beatty - Baltimore, December 3, 1849 series 1box 1folder 4item 95
Correspondence, 1850-1852 series 1box 1folder 5
C. Jamison to E. Beatty - Bank of Baltimore, January 8, 1850 series 1box 1folder 5item 1
Hy. Schley to E. Beatty - Frederick County Bank, April 20, 1850 series 1box 1folder 5item 02
Jno. Peters to E. Beatty - Franklin Bank of Zanesville, Zanesville, Ohio, May 8, 1850 series 1box 1folder 5item 03
Jno. Peters to Elie Beatty - Franklin Bank of Zanesville, Zanesville, Ohio, June 5, 1850 series 1box 1folder 5item 04
[?] to Elie Beatty - Chesapeake Bank of Baltimore, June 11, 1850 series 1box 1folder 5item 05
J. Punnett to Elie Beatty - Bank of America, New York, September 14, 1850 series 1box 1folder 5item 06
Josiah Lee to E. Beatty - Baltimore, September 30, 1850 series 1box 1folder 5item 07
Freeman Ross to Elie Beatty - Commercial and Farmers' Bank, Baltimore, MD, October 19, 1850 series 1box 1folder 5item 08
Josiah Lee to E. Beatty - Baltimore, January 16, 1851 series 1box 1folder 5item 09
R. Mickle to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of Maryland, January 31, 1852 series 1box 1folder 5item 10
R. Mickle to Elie Beatty - Union Bank of Maryland, Baltimore, July 20, 1852 series 1box 1folder 5item 11
Correspondence, undated series 1box 1folder 6
A. Hurling to Elie Beatty, undated series 1box 1folder 6item 01
page torn from ledger - "Hagerstown Bank in Assoc. with the Dayton Bank" - Includes list of individual credit and debts, 1834-35 series 1box 1folder 6item 02

Related Material

J. Thomas Scharf's History of Western Maryland and Thomas J. C. Williams's A History of Washington County Maryland, From the Earliest Settlements to the Present Time contain scattered references to Beatty and the Hagerstown Bank. Researchers should also consult Hagerstown newspapers, as the Hagerstown Bank's Board of Directors published minutes from their meetings and reports of the institution's financial status. Photocopies of material from Scharf's and Williams's work, along with Elie Beatty's obituary from the Hagerstown Herald and Torch-Light have been placed in the control file.

The Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore, Maryland owns several letters to Elie Beatty. Relevant materials include: the Hagerstown Bank Correspondence, 1818-50 (MS 2588), which consists of ten letters written to Beatty; a letter from F. C. Clopper dated June 10, 1817, asking Beatty to collect various notes and transmit funds to William Schlatter of Pennsylvania (vertical file); and a note dated October 31, 1827, from I. W. L. Hawkins to Beatty concerning a debt (vertical file).

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