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Earle, Swepson. The Chesapeake Bay Country. Baltimore: Thomsen-Ellis Company, 1923.
Annotation / Notes: Divided into three regions -- southeastern Maryland, Upper Bay, and the Eastern Shore, this work includes a history for each, written by five noted authors, followed by a description of the counties in each, along with places of interest and the people of these places. The histories of the areas places special emphasis on major houses and genealogy of the owners. It is nicely illustrated with contemporary photographs, which nearly 80 years later serve as historic images. There are four pages of interesting photos of African Americans.
Reps, John. Tidewater Towns: City Planning in Colonial Virginia and Maryland. Williamsburg, VA: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1972.
Annotation / Notes: Early towns did not generally spring out of nowhere. Town planning was common and an important part of Chesapeake Maryland's colonial history. The government played an active role in the founding and formation of towns. Annapolis and the District of Columbia were unique in that their plans did not resemble those common amongst other English colonies.
Warren, Morris. "Help Me Find Birmingham Manor." News and Notes from the Prince George's County Historical Society, 19 (April 1991): 18-19.
Wilstach, Paul. Tidewater Maryland. Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1931.
Annotation / Notes: A narrative history of those Maryland counties, all but seven of the twenty-three, touched by saltwater, arranged by theme and locale. There is a great deal of emphasis on the founding of towns and important personages, a wide variety of subjects are covered.
Bunting, Elaine, and Patricia D'Amario. Counties of Central Maryland. Centreville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1998.
Annotation / Notes: A series designed for young people.
Adams, Cheryl, and Art Emerson. Religion Collections in Libraries and Archives: A Guide to Resources in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Washington: Humanities and Social Sciences Division, Library of Congress, 1998.
Annotation / Notes: Institutional level descriptions for nineteen Maryland libraries and archives holding significant religious collections. A tremendous level of detail is given. Subject headings are assigned to each institution. This guide is also available online at https://www.loc.gov/rr/main/religion/.
Adams, Cheryl, and Art Emerson. A Guide to Maryland State Archives Holdings of Prince George's County Records on Microfilm. Annapolis: Maryland State Archives, 1989.
Radoff, Morris L. "The Maryland Records in the Revolutionary War." American Archivist 37 (April 1974): 277-85.
Annotation / Notes: Governmental records are always at risk during times of war. Maryland's records were in an even more precarious position during the Revolutionary War, the Maryland State House was under construction. Radoff discusses the movement of Maryland's records in attempts to keep them safe from harm. Also discussed in the theft of Cecil County land records by British troops.
Callcott, Margaret Law. Mistress of Riversdale: The Plantation Letters of Rosalie Stier Calvert, 1795-1821. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991.
Annotation / Notes: Edited collection of 230 letters from Rosalie Stier Calvert to her family in Belgium. Not intended for public consumption, these candid letters give insight into the social interactions of elites, the inner workings of Riversdale, a tobacco plantation in Prince George's County, and the daily life of a plantation wife. In addition, Rosalie bore nine children in twenty-one years (losing four while young) and managed Stier family investments in America.
Sherwood, John. "Reconciled to America." Annapolitan 5 (January 1991): 38-41, 122.
Annotation / Notes: Rosalie Calvert.
Virta, Alan. "Two Women of Prince George's County." News and Notes from the Prince George's County Historical Society, 21 (October 1993): 3-4.
Newman, Harry Wright. Mareen Duvall of Middle Plantation: A Genealogical History of Mareen Duvall, Gent., of the Province of Maryland and His Descendants With Histories of the Allied Families of Tyler, Clarke, Poole, Hall, and Merriken. Reprint. N.p.: The Society of Mareen Duvall Descendants, 1976.