This record group consists of documents pertaining to the organization, structure, and land holdings of the Maryland Agricultural College and the University of Maryland. Document types include acts, charters, amendments, lists of stockholders, shares of stock, and insurance policies.
Important Information for Users of the Collection
This collection is open for research.
Legal Documents, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.
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This collection is PROCESSED.
This record group consists of legal documents pertaining to the history of the University of Maryland.
Scope and Contents of the Collection
The documents cover the years 1856 to 1920. The record group consists of acts, charters, amendments, receipts, stockholders shares, deeds, indentures, lists of stockholders, and insurance policies.
Custodial History and Acquisition Information
This record group was accessioned in 1972.
Addenda incorporated and guide revised by Susan King, October 1988.
These documents were brought together and placed into one series. All the paper clips were removed and replaced by plastic clips. The documents were then placed in folders in acid-free boxes. Some documents have been laminated.
EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Jennie A. Levine. Edited by Malissa Ruffner, July 2009.
Arrangement of Collection
These materials have been arranged as one series:
Detailed Description of the Collection
Series 1: Legal Documents, 1858-1920 (2.25 linear feet)
This series consists of various legal documents pertaining to the organization, structure, and land holdings of the University of Maryland. The documents are arranged in chronological order except for the two oversize items.
|Description||Series||Box / Reel||Folder / Frame|
|An act to establish and endow an Agricultural College in the state of Maryland, 1856||series 1||box 1||folder 1|
|Shares in the capital stock of the Maryland Agricultural College -- Shareholders -- Jesse Marden, 1858||series 1||box 1||folder 2|
|Shares in the capital stock of the Maryland Agricultural College -- Shareholders -- Samuel B. Mettam, 1859||series 1||box 1||folder 3|
|Receipts from the Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Montgomery County for payment of premiums, 1861, 1869||series 1||box 1||folder 4|
|Receipts for payments for repair work done on the Maryland Agricultural College, 1866, 1896||series 1||box 1||folder 5|
|Land transactons concerning "Mount Hope" which adjoins the land of the Maryland Agricultural College -- Samuel Williams (Trustee) to Israel M. Jackson (Deed), 1860||series 1||box 1||folder 6|
|Land transactons concerning "Mount Hope" which adjoins the land of the Maryland Agricultural College -- Israel Jackson and Sarah E. Jackson et ux. To Roger Bellis (Indenture), 1871||series 1||box 1||folder 7|
|Charter and Acts of Assembly referring to the Maryland Agricultural College, 1880 (1881)||series 1||box 1||folder 8|
|Charter of the University of Maryland and Supplementary Act, 1812, 1882||series 1||box 1||folder 9|
|An Act to authorize the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Baltimore City to use the lot and improvements.of Saratoga and Calvert Streets, ..ch. 572, 1890||series 1||box 1||folder 10|
|List of stockholders of Maryland Agricultural College, 1912||series 1||box 1||folder 11|
|Act of the incorporation of the charter of the Maryland Medical College of Baltimore City, 1916||series 1||box 1||folder 12|
|An Act to merge and consolidate the University of Maryland..with Maryland State College of Agriculture, 1920||series 1||box 1||folder 13|
|Application and Policy of the Board of Trustees of the Maryland Agricultural College with the Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Montgomery County, 1859-1865||series 1||box 2||folder 1|
|List of Stockholders, Maryland Agricultural College -- OVERSIZE -- Mapcase 2, Drawer 2, October 8, 1869||series 1||box 3||folder 1|
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Selected Search Terms
This collection is indexed under the following headings in the University of Maryland Libraries' Catalog. Researchers desiring related materials about these topics, names, or places may search the Catalog using these headings.
- Legal documents -- Maryland -- College Park
- Maryland Agricultural College -- History -- Sources
- Universities and colleges -- Law and legislation -- Maryland -- College Park
- University of Maryland, College Park -- History -- Sources
Names (Added Entries)
- Jackson, Israel M.
- Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Montgomery County (Montgomery County, Md.)