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Davis, Richard Beale. "The Intellectual Golden Age in the Colonial Chesapeake Bay Country." Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 78 (1970): 131-143.
Garrigus, Carl E., Jr. "The Reading Habits of Maryland's Planter Gentry, 1718-1747." Maryland Historical Magazine 92 (Spring 1997): 36-53.
Annotation / Notes: Studies of reading habits have enjoyed a renaissance in recent years, and this article builds on pioneering research in the 1930s of Joseph Towne Wheeler in analyzing the contents of colonial Maryland bookshelves. The change in reading preferences that occurred in the later eighteenth century brought much greater diversity to personal libraries that formerly were dominated by devotional, legal and classical titles. There also is evidence that reading before 1750 was more intensive, that is, readers tended to return to the same text or passage for repeated readings. This, coupled with the expense of purchasing and importing books, helps explain the relative paucity of published works owned by the literate elite in colonial Maryland.
Rothenhoefer, Francis Petrott. 'The Clustered Spires of Frederick:' The Cultural Creation of Local Community Identity, 1745-1995. Ph.D. diss., George Washington University, 1996.
Zimmer, Roxanne Marie. The Urban Daily Press, Baltimore, 1791-1816. Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1982.
Breslaw, Elaine G. "An Early Maryland Musical Society." Maryland Historical Magazine 67 (1972): 436-37.
Breslaw, Elaine G. Records of the Tuesday Club of Annapolis, 1745-56. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1988.
Annotation / Notes: Companion volume to Talley, Secular Music in Colonial Annapolis.
Cissel, Anne W. "Public Houses of Entertainment and their Proprietors, 1750-1828." Montgomery County Story 30 (August 1987): 279-94.
Heintze, James R. Music in Colonial Annapolis. M.A. thesis, American University, 1969.
Hildebrand, David K. "Music of the Early Chesapeake and its Performance (Re-creating 18th century musical life)." Sonneck Society Bulletin of American Music 15 (Fall 1989): 103-6.
Hildebrand, David K. Musical Instruments: Their Implications Concerning Musical Life in Colonial Annapolis. M.A. thesis, George Washington University, 1987.
Hildebrand, David K. Musical Life in and Around Annapolis, Maryland, (1649-1776). Ph.D. diss., Catholic University of America, 1992.
Annotation / Notes: A thorough description of musical practice organized by place - theatre, tavern church, at home, military settings, and slave quarters, and also by activity - such as teaching, dancing, and club life. Several important local manuscripts are described, as is the general repertory. This multi-disciplinary study includes biographical index, and recent advances in social history are incorporated.
Hildebrand, David, and Ginger Hildebrand. Over the Hills and Far Away: Being a Collection of Music From 18th Century Annapolis. Annapolis: David & Ginger Hildebrand, 1990.
Annotation / Notes: Compact disc musical recording, extensive liner notes, Albany Records TROY042.
Hildebrand, David, and Ginger. Music of the Charles Carroll Family, 1785-1832. Annapolis: David & Ginger Hildebrand, 1991.
Annotation / Notes: Compact disc recording, extensive liner notes, Albany Records TROY056.
LaRoche, Gerard. "Music at Riversdale." Riversdale Letter 12 (Summer 1995): 2-4.
McWilliams, Jane. The Progress of Refinement: A History of Theater in Annapolis. Annapolis: Colonial Players of Annapolis, 1976.
Talley, John Barry. Secular Music in Colonial Annapolis: The Tuesday Club, 1745 - 1756. D.M.A. diss., Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Peabody Conservatory of Music, 1983.
Talley, John Barry. Secular Music in Colonial Annapolis: The Tuesday Club, 1745-1756. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1988.
Annotation / Notes: Companion volume to Breslaw, Records of the Tuesday Club . . . listed above . Some of the earliest music composed in the colonies came from the pens of Rev. Thomas Bacon, Dr. Alexander Hamilton, and other members of this important social/musical organization. Talley presents the background biographies and musical contributions of these men, with a good focus on the music itself (including background and transcriptions of songs and instrumental music). Many club members being recent immigrants from Scotland and England, these largely upper- and upper-middle class amateur musicians had a huge impact on the musical life of mid-18th-century Maryland, and beyond. The book closes with transcriptions of 55 minuets by non club-member John Ormsby, from a manuscript music book copied in Annapolis in 1758.
Talley, John Barry. "Baltimore, Inc.: From Mobtown to Charm City." MHS/News (April-June 1997): 4-5.
Barquist, Rose, et al. A Source Book for Early Western Maryland History and Genealogy. Shippensburg, PA: Beidel Printing House, 1986.
Boles, John B., ed. Maryland Heritage: Five Baltimore Institutions Celebrate the American Revolution. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1976.
Annotation / Notes: This exhibition catalog joins the efforts of five major collecting institutions through a series of essays and illustrations from their respective exhibits.
Brown, John E., comp. "Articles from The Harford Historical Bulletin Concerning Harford County History, Arranged According to Historical Periods." Harford Historical Bulletin 56 (Spring 1993): 58-71.
Cox, Richard J. "The Plight of American Municipal Archives: Baltimore, 1729-1979." American Archivist 42 (July 1979): 281-92.
McCauley, Lois B. Maryland Historical Prints, 1752 to 1889: A Selection from the Robert G. Merrick Collection Maryland Historical Society and Other Maryland Collections. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1975.
Annotation / Notes: McCauley's is the major reference point for anyone researching Maryland prints. It is well illustrated, with descriptive text. This is as close as one comes to a union catalog for Maryland prints. This work should also be of interest to anyone seeking pre-photographic images of Maryland sites, as well as to map historians.
Sherman, Stuart C. "The Library Company of Baltimore, 1795-1854." Maryland Historical Magazine 39 (March 1944): 6-24.
Annotation / Notes: A detailed history of the earliest serious library in Baltimore. A subscription library, it was eventually absorbed into the Maryland Historical Society. It includes a discussion of the reading habits of Baltimoreans in 1800.
Weiser, Frederick S., ed. "Eighteenth Century German Church Records from Maryland: A Checklist." The Report: A Journal of German-American History 38 (1982): 5-14.