The purpose of this blog is to post essays on neglected aspects of Baltimore City history intended to demonstrate how underutilized archival resources can be mined to recall the forgotten lives and neighborhoods that were once a vibrant component of the City of Promise. It also reaches beyond the borders of the city to the rest of Maryland, with essays on sources and topics related to Maryland History and Archives.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Remembering John Eager Howard and His Vision for Baltimore
Thank you so much for explaining where the concept for 'ground rent' began. Not being from Baltimore, I found it confusing when reading my grandparent's deeds.ReplyDelete
a brilliant, informative piece with great maps and great explanations of the maps, providing helpful detail from the maps; rich supply of sources giving insightful glimpse into social history of the time. I poured over this wonderful article and will pass it on.ReplyDelete
This is my Great Great Grandfather, I have a chest full of letters and correspondence between the Howards', Keys' and Chews'. Amazing history.ReplyDelete