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"George F. Nixon, Sr., 1906-1994." National Railway Bulletin 60 (no. 1, 1995): 35.
Simpson, Howard E. Recollections of a Railroad Career. N.p.: Published by the author, 1976.
Annotation / Notes: Memoir of an official of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.
White, Roger. "Harold G. Herbert, Prince of Rails." Anne Arundel County History Notes 23 (April 1992): 3-4.
White, Roger. "The Jones Family of Odenton: A Railroading Tradition." Anne Arundel County History Notes 22 (January 1991): 1, 10-13, 16.
Whitehill, Joseph. "The Convict and the Burgher: a Case Study of Communication Crime." American Scholar 38 (1969): 441-451.
Benson, Robert Louis. "Notes on South County: Part II: Two Tours and Two Families." Anne Arundel County History Notes 24 (October 1992): 4, 9.
Benson, Robert Louis. "Notes on South County: Part V." Anne Arundel County History Notes 25 (October 1993): 9, 14.
Boyd, Thomas Hulings Stockton. The History of Montgomery County, Maryland, from its earliest settlement in 1650 to 1879. Clarksburgh, MD [Baltimore, W. K. Boyle & son, printers], 1879; reprint, Baltimore: Regional Pub. Co, 1968.
Annotation / Notes: Written following the American, and the County's, Centennial, this work places special emphasis on land grants and prominent men. Includes a directory of the towns, villages, and residents.
Brain, John. Govans, Village and Suburb: A Picture History of a North Baltimore Community. Baltimore: Uptown Press, 1996.
Chesser, Helen Brown. "St. George Island Memories." Chronicles of St. Mary's 40 (Spring 1992): 98-104.
Annotation / Notes: The memories of a woman who grew up on the Island during the early decades of the twentieth century.
Gude, Gilbert. Small Town Destiny: The Story of 5 Small Towns along the Potomac Valley. Mt. Airy, MD: Lomond Publications, 1989.
Murphy, Jeanne Payne. "The Letters of Lafayette Buckler from 1859 to 1884." Chronicles of St. Mary's 30 (March 1982): 421-32; (April 1982): 433-44; (May 1982): 445-54.
Annotation / Notes: Transcriptions of a series of 41 letters written by Lafayette to Victoria McGinley Buckler, his wife, as they traveled between their home in St. Mary's and Baltimore. Two letters are also included written by Victoria. The letters deal with the details of daily life and the relationship of this couple. A sizeable introduction proceeds the letters and places the letters in the context of place, time, and family.
Weeks, Christopher. "Bouncing Along the Post Road: Eighteenth Century Harford County as Seen by Travelers." Harford Historical Bulletin 57 (Summer 1993): 74-127.
Annotation / Notes: Annotated excerpts from ten contemporary descriptions of traveling along the post road. The authors include such well known Colonial figures as Dr. Alexander Hamilton, Charles Willson Peale, and Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
White, Roger. "Round Bay Resort and 'Mount Misery'." Anne Arundel County History Notes 19 (January 1988): 3-4.
Annotation / Notes: The article reprints an account by L.A. Burck of an 1888 visit to the Anne Arundel County resort of Round Bay on the Severn River. Burck describes his trip from Baltimore's Camden Station on the B&A Railroad to the waterside park and its nearby promontory, Mount Misery, a Civil War-era lookout where Union soldiers watched for blockade runners.
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.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers. A Biographical Dictionary of American Civil Engineers. New York: American Society of Civil Engineers, 1972.
Annotation / Notes: Many of America's outstanding nineteenth century railroad engineers got their early experience in Maryland; this book lists several of them.
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.
Catton, William H. John W. Garrett of the Baltimore and Ohio: A Study in Seaport and Railroad Competition, 1820-1874. Ph.D. diss., Northwestern University, 1959.
Clark, Ella E., and Thomas F. Hahn, eds. Life on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, 1859. Shepherdstown, WV: American Canal & Transportation Center, 1975.
Annotation / Notes: I was drifting, begins this 1859 tale of a round trip between Cumberland and Washington, D. C. on the canal written by an anonymous, unemployed New Englander. A rare, pre-Civil War account of a vanished way of life on the canal illustrated with later photographs.
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.