Boyd, Thomas Hulings Stockton.The History of Montgomery County, Maryland, from its earliest settlement in 1650 to 1879. Clarksburgh, MD [Baltimore, W. K. Boyle & son, printers], 1879; reprint, Baltimore: Regional Pub. Co, 1968.
Annotation / Notes: Written following the American, and the County's, Centennial, this work places special emphasis on land grants and prominent men. Includes a directory of the towns, villages, and residents.
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.
Weeks, Christopher. "Bouncing Along the Post Road: Eighteenth Century Harford County as Seen by Travelers." Harford Historical Bulletin 57 (Summer 1993): 74-127.
Annotation / Notes: Annotated excerpts from ten contemporary descriptions of traveling along the post road. The authors include such well known Colonial figures as Dr. Alexander Hamilton, Charles Willson Peale, and Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
White, Roger. "Round Bay Resort and 'Mount Misery'." Anne Arundel County History Notes 19 (January 1988): 3-4.
Annotation / Notes: The article reprints an account by L.A. Burck of an 1888 visit to the Anne Arundel County resort of Round Bay on the Severn River. Burck describes his trip from Baltimore's Camden Station on the B&A Railroad to the waterside park and its nearby promontory, Mount Misery, a Civil War-era lookout where Union soldiers watched for blockade runners.
Calhoun, David Hovey.The American Civil Engineer. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1960.
Annotation / Notes: Discusses Benjamin Henry Latrobe as engineer and other early civil engineers in Maryland whose work on the state's turnpikes, canals, and railroads laid the foundation for the civil engineering profession in America.
Clark, Ella E., and Thomas F. Hahn, eds.Life on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, 1859. Shepherdstown, WV: American Canal & Transportation Center, 1975.
Annotation / Notes: I was drifting, begins this 1859 tale of a round trip between Cumberland and Washington, D. C. on the canal written by an anonymous, unemployed New Englander. A rare, pre-Civil War account of a vanished way of life on the canal illustrated with later photographs.
Colburn, Zerah.The Locomotive Engine: Including a Description of its Structure, Rules for Estimating its Capabilities, and Practical Observations on its Construction and Management. Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird, 1854.
Annotation / Notes: Railroad historian John H. White, Jr. describes the author as "a leading authority on locomotive engineering and one of the most gifted technical writers of the nineteenth century," and his book as "a small but valuable manual." It includes material on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and its greatest early locomotive builder, Ross Winans.
Colburn, Zerah.Locomotive Engineering, and the Mechanism of Railways: a Treatise on the Principles and Construction of the Locomotive Engine, Railway Carriages, and Railway Plant. London: Glasgow, W. Collins, sons, and company, 1871.
Annotation / Notes: No-one wrote better about the steam locomotive than Colburn, who was also a founder and editor of American engineering journals. This last of his great works was published a year after his suicide.
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