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Earle, Swepson. The Chesapeake Bay Country. Baltimore: Thomsen-Ellis Company, 1923.
Annotation / Notes: Divided into three regions -- southeastern Maryland, Upper Bay, and the Eastern Shore, this work includes a history for each, written by five noted authors, followed by a description of the counties in each, along with places of interest and the people of these places. The histories of the areas places special emphasis on major houses and genealogy of the owners. It is nicely illustrated with contemporary photographs, which nearly 80 years later serve as historic images. There are four pages of interesting photos of African Americans.
Everett, Richard A. "The Vineyard of Beaverdam Manor." Chronicles of St. Mary's 39 (Summer 1991): 43-46.
Fox, Jeanette L. "The Settlement of Wickliff's Creek." Chronicles of St. Mary's 31 (September 1983): 81-88.
Annotation / Notes: Wickliff's Creek was an unusual community of freeholds in a colony of largely manorial landholdings. Due to the nature of freeholding, the early settlers were able to be economically successful and politically active, however, the nature of the community, which allowed the landowners to become successful with little, if any, initial backing, limited expansion, kept the community from growing and most settlers emigrated.
Fox, Jeanette L. "From Statehouse to Statehouse." Maryland 27 (March/April 1995): 63, 65-66.
Gough, Al. "All is Quiet Along the Potomac or Did J. Frank Raley Really Give the River Away?" Chronicles of St. Mary's 44 (Summer 1996): 113-26.
Guyther, J. Roy. Charlotte Hall, The Village Which Grew From a School: Two Hundred Years, 1797-1997. Mechanicsville, MD: J. R. Guyther, 1997.
Hammett, Regina Combs. "Leonardtown, Maryland." Chronicles of St. Mary's 28 (October 1980): 233-56.
Hammett, Regina Combs. "St. Mary's County Maryland and World War I." Chronicles of St. Mary's 35 (Summer 1987): 17-48.
Himmelheber, Peter. "A Ramble Down Ramble: The Road from St. Joseph Chapel to St. Aloysius Chapel." Chronicles of St. Mary's 47 (Spring 1999): 354-59.
Annotation / Notes: A study of the land patents along a road which once ran between two religious congregations.
Himmelheber, Peter. "St. George's Island Revisited." Chronicles of St. Mary's 46 (Winter 1998): 332-37.
Hughes, Elizabeth. "A Profile of Chaptico in 1821: The Partition of Philip Key's Real Estate." Chronicles of St. Mary's 43 (Fall 1995): 49-62.
Annotation / Notes: A history of this commercial community as interpreted by the 1821 survey and plat developed for the division of Key's estate.
Jarboe, J. Patrick. "St. Mary's City Motel." Chronicles of St. Mary's 32 (October 1984): 193.
King, Julia A. "Rural Life in Mid-19th Century St. Mary's County: The Susquehanna Farm at Cedar Point." Chronicle of St. Mary's 38 (Spring 1990): 289-300.
Annotation / Notes: A discussion of the nineteenth century rural character of St. Mary's County as seen through life at Susquehanna Farm. Two worlds inhabited the farm. The world of the land owner and his family and the world of the slaves who worked the farm.
Knott, Harry C. Coroners Inquest of St. Mary's County, Maryland, 1821-1921. St. Leonard, MD: Harry C. Knott, 1993.
Kummerow, Burton K. "Our Towne We Call St. Maries." Maryland Humanities (August/September 1993): 2-5.
Lumpkins, Maggie Henderson. "Memories of St. George Island." Chronicles of St. Mary's 40 (Spring 1992): 104-6.
McCoy, Frederick L. "Maryland and St. Mary's County Men in the Revolution." Chronicles of St. Mary's 30 (September 1982): 481-86.
Mackie, Norman Vardney, III. "Gravestone Procurement in St. Mary's County, 1634-1820." Maryland Historical Magazine 83 (Fall 1988): 229-40.
Annotation / Notes: Thirteen cemeteries were evaluated in this study which demonstrates the socio-economic data that can be compiled from the use and construction type of gravestones. The raw materials of the stones, their style, and the distribution of the stones can all be evaluated and the economic condition of the time deduced. For example, as more prosperous wheat growing farmers populated the area more money was spent on permanent markers. Also, as sandstone became available in the county more tombstone carvers were able to work in the area.
Manchester, Andi. "St. Mary's City." Chesapeake Bay Magazine 19 (August 1989): 34-38.
Meyer, Eric. "Pax River, Lexington Park: The Right Place for the Right Stuff." Maryland 22 (Autumn 1989): 44-49.
Miller, George L. "Ode to a Lunch Bowl: The Atlantic Lunch as an Interface between St. Mary's County, Maryland, and Washington, D.C." Chronicles of St. Mary's 36 (Summer 1988): 113-17.
Miller, Henry M. "St. Mary's City: A Baroque City in the Wilderness." Maryland Humanities (November 1998): 2-5.
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.
Murphy, Jeanne Payne. "The Mystery of Historic St. Mary's City." Southern Living 25 (August 1990): 18-19.
Papenfuse, Edward C. Doing Good to Posterity-The Move of the Capital of Maryland from St. Mary's City to Ann Arundell Towne, now called Annapolis. Crownsville, MD: Maryland Historical Trust Press, 1995.