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Kurtz, Michael J. John Gottlieb Morris: Man of God, Man of Science. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1997.
Kurtz, Michael J. "Being a Renaissance Man in Nineteenth-Century Baltimore: John Gottlieb Morris." Maryland Historical Magazine 89 (Summer 1994): 156-69.
Padgett, James A., ed. "Rumsey Documents." Maryland Historical Magazine 32 (1937): 10-28, 136-55, 271-85.
Porter, Frank W. "John Widgeon: Naturalist, Curator and Philosopher." Maryland Historical Magazine 79 (Winter 1984): 325-331.
Reveal, James L. "Hugh Jones (1671-1702)--Calvert County Naturalist." Calvert Historian 1 (October 1984): 1-11.
Rogers, Ellen. "James Harris Rogers, Scientist." News and Notes from the Prince George's County Historical Society 13 (July-August 1985): 31-34.
Rose, Lou, and Michael Marti. Arthur Storer of Lincolnshire, England and Calvert County, Maryland. Prince Frederick, MD: Calvert County Historical Society, 1984.
Turner, Ella May. James Rumsey, Pioneer in Steam Navigation. Scottdale, PA: Mennonite Publishing House, 1930.
Turner, Ella May. "Watson Mondell Perrygo." The Record 31 - 32 (May - September 1984): 5-6.
Annotation / Notes: Charles County naturalist.
Bedini, Silvio A. The Life of Benjamin Banneker: The First African-American Man of Science. Rev. ed. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1999.
Bedini, Silvio A. Praising the Bridge that Brought them Over: One Hundred Years at Indian Head. Indian Head, MD: Naval Ordnance Station, 1990.
Annotation / Notes: The history of the military base, and its surrounding community, as told through photographs and excerpts with interviews from twenty-six individuals. A ten page time line charts events of importance among the Navy at Indian Head, in the town of Indian Head, and national and internationally.
Sprenkle, Elam Ray. The Life and Works of Louis Cheslock. D.M.A. diss., Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, Peabody Conservatory of Music, 1979.
Annotation / Notes: The life of Louis Cheslock proveds an expansive view of the musical life of Baltimore from the 'teens to the 1970s. Cheslock's story begins in 1893 when his older brother, Henry Czeslak, fled from Poland to England to avoid conscription into the Russian army and changed his name to Rosenberg to avoid detection. His parents followed and eventually moved to Baltimore with their children. Louis Cheslock was one of the original members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (founded in 1916), a faculty member at Peabody from 1922 to 1976, a member of Henry Mencken's Saturday Night Club from 1927 to its final gathering in 1950, a composer who wrote over 150 works (including opera in collaboration with Mencken), writer and music critic. Cheslock witnessed and wrote on the emergence of jazz as an art form, the rise of radio and the scientific study of music.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Mechanical Engineers in America Born Prior to 1861. New York: American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1980.
Annotation / Notes: Entries on James Millholland, Ross Winans, and other early mechanical engineers that practiced in Maryland.
Calhoun, David Hovey. The American Civil Engineer. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1960.
Annotation / Notes: Discusses Benjamin Henry Latrobe as engineer and other early civil engineers in Maryland whose work on the state's turnpikes, canals, and railroads laid the foundation for the civil engineering profession in America.
Colburn, Zerah. The Locomotive Engine: Including a Description of its Structure, Rules for Estimating its Capabilities, and Practical Observations on its Construction and Management. Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird, 1854.
Annotation / Notes: Railroad historian John H. White, Jr. describes the author as "a leading authority on locomotive engineering and one of the most gifted technical writers of the nineteenth century," and his book as "a small but valuable manual." It includes material on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and its greatest early locomotive builder, Ross Winans.
Colburn, Zerah. Locomotive Engineering, and the Mechanism of Railways: a Treatise on the Principles and Construction of the Locomotive Engine, Railway Carriages, and Railway Plant. London: Glasgow, W. Collins, sons, and company, 1871.
Annotation / Notes: No-one wrote better about the steam locomotive than Colburn, who was also a founder and editor of American engineering journals. This last of his great works was published a year after his suicide.
Dilts, James D. The Great Road: The Building of the Baltimore and Ohio, the Nation's First Railroad, 1828-1853. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1993.
Larkin, Oliver W. Samuel F. B. Morse and American Democratic Art. Boston: Little, Brown, 1954.
Annotation / Notes: Includes a chapter on the first practical test of the telegraph, which took place in Maryland.
Morse, Edward Lind, ed. Samuel F. B. Morse, His Letters and Journals. 2 vols. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1914.
Annotation / Notes: Morse's son edited this volume, which includes illustrations of Morse's paintings and notes and diagrams relating to the telegraph. See also Oliver W. Larkin, Carleton Mabee, S. I. Prime, and Robert Luther Thompson for information on the American artist and inventor who gave the country its first practical elecromagnetic telegraph.
Prime, Samuel I. The Life of Samuel F. B. Morse, LL. D. New York: D. Appleton, 1875. Reprint, New York: Arno Press, [1974].
Annotation / Notes: Contains valuable information and correspondence concerning the inventor of the telegraph in America.
Stakem, Patrick H. "T. H. Paul, Master Locomotive Builder of Frostburg, Maryland." Journal of the Alleghenies 33 (1997): 73-82.
Stuart, Charles B. Lives and Works of Civil and Military Engineers of America. New York: Van Nostrand, 1871.
Annotation / Notes: Because of the National Road, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Maryland was a training ground for the nation's 19th century civil engineers and bridge designers. Stuart's book, though dated, has chapters on several nationally-important individuals who learned their trade on one of more of these state public works.
White, John H., Jr. The American Locomotive, Its Development: 1830-1880. 1968; Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1979.
Annotation / Notes: This first of a trilogy of works by one of America's greatest current railroad historians contains material on the Baltimore and Ohio and other early railroads in Maryland and their engineers and equipment.
Lawson, Joanne Seale. "Remarkable Foundations: Rose Ishbel Greely, Landscape Architect." Washington History 10 (Spring 1998): 46-69.
Lear, Linda. Rachel Carson: The Life of the Author of Silent Spring. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1997.