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Grimes, Michael A. "Sources for Documenting Baltimore's Suburban Landscape." Maryland Historical Magazine 84 (1989): 163-68.
Annotation / Notes: Grimes discusses a variety of sources useful for studying Baltimore's expansion -- maps, deeds, tax assessments, newspapers, building permits, and photographs. He describes where to find them and how to use them.
Grimes, Michael A. Index of Carroll County Names. Manchester, MD: Noodle-Doosey Press, 1984.
Annotation / Notes: An index to two early maps of the county.
Noll, Linda. "The Land of Promise: A Brief History of the Site." Harford Historical Bulletin 70 (Fall 1996): 127-31.
Annotation / Notes: Steppingstone Museum.
Tracey, Grace L., and John P. Dern. Pioneers of Old Monocacy: The Early Settlement of Frederick County, Maryland, 1721-1743. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987.
Annotation / Notes: A history of that portion of Prince George's County that in 1748 became Frederick County as told through the stories of the original land patents and their owners. The appendix includes many handy lists including a list of 1733-1734 inhabitants, early German Settlers, and Frederick County Muster Rolls, ca. 1757.
Baer, Elizabeth. Seventeenth Century Maryland: A Bibliography. Baltimore: John Work Garrett Library, 1949.
Annotation / Notes: This work supplies not only descriptive cataloging for 209 seventeenth century Maryland books and maps, but also provides insights into the collecting habits of the founder of the Evergreen Collection. Reproductions of title pages are included.
Carter, Edward C., II. "The Papers of Benjamin Henry Latrobe and the Maryland Historical Society, 1885-1971: Nature, Structure and Means of Acquisition." Maryland Historical Magazine 66 (1971): 436-455.
Annotation / Notes: An involved discussion of the provenance of the Latrobe collection and the project to microfilm it. Latrobe, a prominent architect, artist, and surveyor, among other talents, left a variety of materials, including drawings depicting America at the end of the eighteenth century. An interesting discussion of the history of a rich collection.
Carter, Edward C., II, Editor in Chief, and Thomas E. Jeffrey, Microfiche Editor. The Guide and Index to the Microfiche Edition of the Papers of Benjamin Henry Latrobe. Clifton, NJ: Published for the Maryland Historical Society by James T. White and Co., 1976.
Chastain, Maggie, and Lee L. Smith. Index to Martinet's Map of Howard County, Maryland 1860. First edition. Ellicott City, MD: Howard County Historical Society, 1998.
Edwards, Richard. Statistical Gazetteer of the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Baltimore, MD: J.S. Waters, 1856.
Fisher, Richard Swainson. Gazetteer of the State of Maryland. New York: J.H. Colton, 1852.
Gannett, Henry. A Gazetteer of Maryland and Delaware. 1904; reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1976.
Annotation / Notes: A reprint of a 1904 publication. The Maryland portion was originally issued as Bulletin No. 231 of the U.S. Geological Survey.
Gordon, Douglas H. "The Chew Auction." Maryland Historical Magazine 77 (December 1982): 358-61.
Annotation / Notes: Auctions are a frequent method of acquisition for large institutions. Anyone interested in their development should have an understanding of what occurs at an auction.
Gordon, Douglas H. Guardian Of Our Maryland Heritage. Easton, MD: Talbot County Free Library, 1968.
Annotation / Notes: A series of very accessible essays describing the collections of the Talbot County's Maryland Room, along with a discussion of the Room's development. This publication is heavily illustrated and gives one an understanding of the nature of local history collections, either in public or private institutions.
Hollowak, Thomas L., comp. "Maryland Maps in the Peabody Collection." Maryland Historical Magazine 87 (Spring 1992): 72-87.
Hollowak, Thomas L., comp. An Index to the Maps in the John Work Garrett Library. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University, 1993.
Kenny, Hamill. Placenames of Maryland. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1985.
Annotation / Notes: Kenny's works supplies the name derivations, along with brief historical backgrounds, for a wide variety of Maryland locations.
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.
Mannix, Mary. "Preliminary Survey of the Cartographic Records of Howard County, Maryland." The Portolan: Washington Map Society 36 (Summer 1996): 9-20.
Mannix, Mary. "Mapping Maryland: The Willard Hackerman Collection." MHS/News (July-September 1998): 4.
Maryland State Planning Commission. Gazetteer of Maryland. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Press, 1941.
Annotation / Notes: Perhaps the most thorough of all the geographic dictionaries, if you trying to identify a place in Maryland you will most likely find it in this Gazetteer.
Pyatt, Timothy, and Lisa Perry. Maps of Maryland: A Guide to the Map Collection of the Marylandia & Rare Books Department, McKeldin Library, University of Maryland College Park. College Park, MD: Maryland & Rare Books Dept., 1993.
Pyatt, Timothy, and Lisa Perry. The State Gazetteer and Merchants and Farmers Directory for Maryland and District of Columbia. Baltimore, MD: Sadler, Drysdale, & Purnell, 1871.
Steiner, Bruce C. "Descriptions of Maryland." Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science 22 (1904).