Bailey, Kenneth P.Christopher Gist: Colonial Frontiersman, Explorer, and Indian Agent. Hamden, CT: Archon Books, 1976.
Annotation / Notes: Students of events on the Maryland frontier in the 18th century will find this biography of Christopher Gist and the author's earlier work on Thomas Cresap to be key sources. In addition to narrative biographies, both books provide appendices with full transcripts of important documents in the lives of these frontiersmen. Gist's activities took him from Baltimore County to the trans-Appalachia regions of North Carolina, Virginia and Kentucky. Both men had extensive contacts with the Native Americans living in these areas.
Beitzell, Edwin W., ed. "Diaries of John F. Dent of Burlington 1853-1898." Chronicles of St. Mary's 27 (April 1979): 25-35; (May 1979): 37-52; (June 1979): 53-65; (August 1979): 77-88; (October 1979): 101-11.
Birch, Alison Wyrley. "The Lady Was a General." Maryland 12 (Autumn 1979): 7-11.
Annotation / Notes: Anna Ella Carroll (1815-1893) was the daughter of a governor of Maryland whose own political career was an exception to the secondary role of most 19th century women in national affairs. In the 1850s and 1860s, Carroll wrote political tracts and advised political leaders in the Know Nothing and Republican parties. She also contributed to Union military strategy during the Civil War, corresponding with Abraham Lincoln and others in Washington.
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