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Guide to the Hammond family papers, 1751-1914, bulk 1820s-1890s

Abstract

Residents of Frederick County, Maryland.

Collection consists chiefly of business and legal papers of various members of the Hammond family of Maryland. The earliest items (1750s-1820s) are land grants and other land records of Nathan Hammond and Vachel Hammond. The papers of Thomas Hammond, who served as a judge of the Orphans' Court of Frederick Co., are mainly the records of his service as administrator of several estates or as guardian of orphans, but also include farm records, financial receipts, and slave purchases. The papers of Dawson V. Hammond, brother of Thomas, concern the administration of estates, including Thomas's holdings. There are a few references to Unionist sympathies in Maryland during the Civil War and economic conditions in the U.S. during the 1870s.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Hammond family.
Title
Hammond family papers 1751-1914, bulk 1820s-1890s
Language of Material
English
Extent
6.0 Linear Feet, Approx. 3507 Items
Location
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Collection Overview

Collection consists chiefly of business and legal papers of various members of the Hammond family of Maryland. The earliest items (1750s-1820s) are land grants and other land records of Nathan Hammond and Vachel Hammond. The papers of Thomas Hammond, who served as a judge of the Orphans' Court of Frederick Co., are mainly the records of his service as administrator of several estates or as guardian of orphans, but also include farm records, financial receipts, and slave purchases. The papers of Dawson V. Hammond, brother of Thomas, concern the administration of estates, including Thomas's holdings. There are a few references to Unionist sympathies in Maryland during the Civil War and economic conditions in the U.S. during the 1870s. A later addition to the collection in the last two boxes consists of legal papers and financial volumes.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

1751-1824
Box 1
1825-1833
Box 2
1834-1845
Box 3
1846-1851
Box 4
1852-1863
Box 5
1864-1875
Box 6
1876-1914 and undated
Box 7
Financial and legal papers, 1800s-1890s

Some materials require careful handling due to brittleness.

Box 8
Financial ledger, 1840s-1890s
Box 8
Financial journal, 1810s-1870s
Box 9
Financial ledger, 1840s-1880s
Box 9

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Hammond Family Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Hammond Family papers were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library from 1947 to 1957.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff, September 2011

Encoded by Matthew Warren and Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, April 2014

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 48-214, 56-374, 56-449 and others

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.