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Calvert Papers


Title:  Calvert Papers

Location:   Northwest Ohio Book Depository; Microfilm 975.2 .C167

Format and Number of Reels/Fiche/Cards:  Microfilm; 27 reels

Publisher:  Maryland Historical Society

Content Description:  Papers of the Calvert family, the English family that founded the province of Maryland during the 16th and 17th centuries. The collection covers 1516-1805 and includes family papers; documents relating to the Avalon, Virginia, and Maryland colonies; land, financial and government records; papers dealing with the Maryland-Pennsylvania boundary dispute; correspondence; and miscellaneous documents.

Language(s):  English

Arrangement:  The collection is arranged in five sections: 1) Old Guides to the Calvert Papers; 2) Family Papers; 3) Colonial Ventures; 4) Correspondence; 5) Miscellaneous and Unidentified Fragments

Index/Bibliography:
1) A Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the Calvert Papers, by Richard J. Cox (REF E 187 .C68). Includes essays about the papers and an outline of the contents of the reels.

2) A Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the Calvert Papers is on reel one. The guide provides a more detailed description of the 5 sections mentioned above.

Subject Categories:  History

Keywords:  Calvert, Maryland, Baltimore, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Avalon, boundary, boundaries

Time Period:  Prehistory-16th century; 17th century; 18th century; 19th century