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Helm, Ruth. 'For Credit, Honor, and Profit': Three Generations of the Peale Family in America. Ph.D. diss., University of Colorado, Boulder, 1991.
Humphries, Lance Lee. Robert Gilmore, Jr. (1774-1848): Baltimore Collector and American Art Patron. Ph.D. diss., University of Virginia, 1998.
Jensen, Ann. "Charles Wilson Peale: Painter and Patriot, Friend of the Founders." Annapolitan 6 (January/February 1992): 26-28, 102-3, 107.
Martel, Nancy Byrens. "Charles Willson Peale." Maryland 16 (Winter 1983): 8-11.
Martel, Nancy Byrens. New Perspectives on Charles Willson Peale: A 250th Anniversary Celebration. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1991.
Sellers, Charles Coleman. Charles Willson Peale. New York: Scribner, 1969.
Annotation / Notes: Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827), artist, naturalist, museologist, began his career in Maryland as the son of a clerk transported to the colonies for forgery. Sent to England for artistic training by Maryland patrons, Peale became a leading artist and portrait painter of the new republic. Peale was also noteworthy for his excavation of a mastodon's skeleton and his establishment of museums displaying art and natural history collections. His sons and other relatives formed a dynasty of artists who were influential in Maryland and beyond. Readers seeking in-depth biographical information on the Peales should consult the Selected Papers of Charles Willson Peale and his Family.
Greene, Carroll, Jr. "The Search for Joshua Johnson: Early America's Black Portrait Painter." American Visions 3 (February 1988): 14-19.
Beckerdite, Luke. "William Buckland Reconsidered: Architectural Carving in Chesapeake Maryland, 1771-1774." Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts 9 (November 1982): 42-88.
Carter, Edward C., II, ed. The Virginia Journals of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, 1795-1798. Vols. 1,2. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1977.
Annotation / Notes: The first of several volumes in this series, a multi-year effort, published for the Maryland Historical Society where most of Latrobe's records reside. Succeeding volumes encompass Latrobe's other journals, papers and correspondence, architectural and engineering drawings, views, etc.
Dorsey, John, and James D. Dilts. A Guide to Baltimore Architecture. 1973, 1981; 3rd revised edition. Centreville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1997.
Elwell, Newton W. Architecture, Furniture, and Interiors of Maryland and Virginia During the Eighteenth Century. Polley & Co., 1897.
Forman, H. Chandlee. Early Buildings and Historic Artifacts in Tidewater Maryland; The Eastern Shore. Easton, MD: Eastern Shore Publishers' Associates, 1989.
Annotation / Notes: Forman listed himself as "architect and archaeologist." One of the early investigators of St. Mary's City and a dedicated preservationist, he documented many of the 18th and 19th century dwellings on the Eastern Shore. Forman illustrated his books with his own charming drawings and enlivened them with stories of his visits to remote sites, accounts both entertaining and edged with melancholy. See also Radoff, Morris L., The Old Line State.
Risjord, Norman K. Builders of Annapolis: Enterprise and Politics in a Colonial Capital. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1998.
Annotation / Notes: A history of colonial Annpolis presented through the lives of eleven prominent citizens. Represented are a printer, a governor, a doctor, and a cabinetmaker. Included are such well known Maryland surnames as Carroll, Paca, Dulany, Chase, and Shaw.
Leone, Mark. "William Paca's Power Garden: The Art of Illusion in Colonial Annapolis." Maryland Humanities (July/August 1994): 9-11.
Paca-Steele, Barbara, and St. Clair Wright. "The Mathematics of an Eighteenth-Century Wilderness Garden." Journal of Garden History [Great Britain] 6 (October-December 1986): 299-320.
Annotation / Notes: Garden of William Paca House, Annapolis.
Sarudy, Barbara Wells. "A Chesapeake Craftsman's Eighteenth Century Gardens." Journal of Garden History [Great Britain] 9 (July-September 1989): 414-52.
Sarudy, Barbara Wells. "Gardening Books in Eighteenth Century Maryland." Journal of Garden History [Great Britain] 9 (July-September 1989): 106-10.
Sarudy, Barbara Wells. "Genteel and Necessary Amusements: Public Pleasure Gardens in Eighteenth-Century Maryland." Journal of Garden History [Great Britain] 9 (July-September 1989): 118-24.
Sarudy, Barbara Wells. "A Late Eighteenth-Century 'Tour' of Baltimore Gardens." Journal of Garden History [Great Britain] 9 (July-September 1989): 125-40.
Sarudy, Barbara Wells. "The Old Man and the Garden: A Chesapeake Craftsman's Eighteenth-Century Grounds." Maryland Humanities (July/August 1994): 5-8.
Sarudy, Barbara Wells. "Writings about Pleasure and Kitchen Gardening Available in Eighteenth Century Maryland." Journal of Garden History [Great Britain] 9 (July-September 1989): 153-59.
Benson, Norman Arthur. The Itinerant Dancing and Music Masters of Eighteenth-Century America. Ph.D. diss., University of Minnesota, 1963.
Black, Mary Childs. The Theatre in Colonial Annapolis. M.A. thesis, George Washington University, 1952.
Chidsey, Martha Ann. The West Street Theatre, Annapolis, Maryland: 1771-74. M.A. thesis, American University, 1977.
Pearl, Susan G. "Opera in Prince George's County: From 1752 to 1984." News and Notes from the Prince George's County Historical Society 12 (December 1984): 49-50.