Delaware, Maryland, and District of Columbia: Bibliography and Sources

District of Columbia Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

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Armstrong, Edward, ed. "Record of the Court at Upland, in Pennsylvania, 1676 to 1681." Memoirs of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania 7 (1860): 11–203. Good for 1678 line with New Castle.

Beers, D. G. Atlas of the State of Delaware, from Actual Surveys. 1868. Reprint. Georgetown, Del.: Sussex Prints, [1980].

Bowman, Forest J. "Troublesome and Difficult Affair Surveying the Fairfax Line." West Virginia History 33 (1972): 248–261.

Bozman, John Leeds. History of Maryland, from Its First Settlement in 1633 to the Restoration in 1660, with a Copious Introduction, and Notes and Illustrations. 2 vols. Baltimore, 1837.

Brown, Mary Ross. Illustrated Genealogy of the Counties of Maryland and the District of Columbia as a Guide to Locating Records, Including Detailed Maps Showing Wards of the City of Baltimore in the Federal Censuses of 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880. Baltimore, 1967. Good maps of Baltimore.

Bryan, Wilhelmus B. History of the National Capital from Its Foundation through the Period of the Adoption of the Organic Act. 2 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1914–1916.

Callis, Maud Proctor. "District of Columbia Line." Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine 86 (1952): 445–446.

Cappon, Lester J., Barbara Bartz Petchenik, and John Hamilton Long, eds. Atlas of Early American History: The Revolutionary Era, 1760–1790. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1976. Section on boundaries is thoroughly documented.

Carothers, Bettie Stirling, comp. 1776 Census of Maryland. Chesterfield, Mo.: Bettie Stirling Carothers, [1972].

Carothers, Bettie Stirling, comp. 1778 Census of Maryland. Chesterfield, Mo.: Bettie Stirling Carothers, [1972].

Clark, Charles B., ed. Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia. 3 vols. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1950.

Coghlan, Gladys M., and Dale Fields, eds. Index to History of Delaware, 1609–1888, by J. Thomas Scharf. 3 vols. Wilmington, Del.: Historical Society of Delaware, 1976.

Conrad, Henry Clay. History of the State of Delaware, from Its Earliest Settlements to the Year 1907. 3 vols. Wilmington, Del.: Henry Clay Conrad, 1908.

Delaware. Laws of Delaware. New Castle and Wilmington, 1776–. Cited as Del. Laws.

Delaware. Laws of the State of Delaware, from 14 October 1700 to 18 August 1797. 2 vols. New Castle, Del., 1797. Reprinted as First Laws of the State of Delaware, compiled by John D. Cushing. 2 vols. in 4 parts. Wilmington, Del.: Michael Glazer, 1981.

DeValinger, Leon, Jr. Reconstructed 1790 Census of Delaware. Genealogical Publications of the National Genealogical Society, no. 10. Washington, D.C., 1954.

Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York. Vols. 1–11 edited by E. B. O'Callaghan; vols. 12–15 edited by B. Fernow. Albany, 1853–1887. Cited as Docs. of N.Y.

Doutrich, Paul. "Cresap's War: Expansion and Conflict in the Susquehanna Valley." Pennsylvania History 53 (1986): 89–104.

Dubester, Henry J. State Censuses: An Annotated Bibliography of Censuses of Population Taken after the Year 1790 by States and Territories of the United States. 1948. Reprint. New York: Burt Franklin, 1969. The standard guide for its subject.

Everstine, Carl N. "Potomac River and Maryland's Boundaries." Maryland Historical Magazine 80 (1985): 355–370.

Fortney, Harold Bruce. "Maryland–West Virginia, Western Boundary." West Virginia History 19 (1957–1958): 5–37, 101–127, 157–185.

Futhey, J. Smith, and Gilbert Cope. History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches. Philadelphia, 1881.

George, Staughton, Benjamin M. Nead, and Thomas McCamant, eds. Charter to William Penn and Laws of the Province of Pennsylvania Passed between the Years 1682 and 1700, Preceded by Duke of York's Laws in Force from the Year 1676 to the Year 1682, with an Appendix Containing Laws Relating to the Organization of the Provincial Courts and Historical Matter. Harrisburg, 1879.

Graham, J. D. "Col. Graham's Report to the Commissioners." In Message from the Governor of Maryland, Transmitting the Reports of the Joint Commissioners and of Lt. Col. Graham, U.S. Engineers, in Relation to the Boundary Lines of the States of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, pp. 17–87. Washington, D.C., 1850.

Greene, Evarts B., and Virginia D. Harrington. American Population before the Federal Census of 1790. New York: Columbia University Press, 1932.

Hammett, Regina C. History of St. Mary's County, Maryland. N.p., [1977].

Hancock, Harold B., ed. Reconstructed Delaware State Census of 1782. Wilmington: Delaware Genealogical Society, 1983.

Hanson, George A. Old Kent: The Eastern Shore of Maryland. Baltimore, 1876.

Hayes, J. Carroll. "Delaware Curve: The Story of the Pennsylvania-Delaware Circular Boundary." Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 47 (1923): 238–258.

Hening, William Waller, ed. Statutes at Large: Being a Collection of All the Laws of Virginia, From the First Session of the Legislature, in the Year 1619 [to 1792]. 13 vols. Richmond, 1819–1823.

Historical Records Survey, Maryland. Washington County (Hagerstown). Inventory of the County and Town Archives of Maryland, no. 21. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Records Survey, 1937.

History of Caroline County, Maryland, from Its Beginning. Rev. ed. Federalsburg, Md.: J. W. Stowell Printing Co., 1920.

Hoffecker, Carol E. Delaware: A Bicentennial History. New York: W. W. Norton, 1977.

Johannsen, Robert W. "Conflict between the Three Lower Counties on the Delaware and the Province of Pennsylvania, 1682–1704." Delaware History 5 (1952–1953): 96–132.

Kane, Joseph Nathan. American Counties: Origins of Names, Dates of Creation and Organization, Area, Population, Historical Data, and Published Sources. 3d ed. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1972.

Kemper, Charles E. "Documents Relating to the Boundaries of the Northern Neck." Virginia Magazine of History 28 (1920): 297–381.

Lefferts, Walter. "Story of Pennsylvania's Southern Boundary." Bulletin of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia 18 (1920): 94–99.

Long, John H. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries: Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia. Edited by John H. Long. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1996. 43 counties, 154 pages, 124 maps.

Long, John H., ed. Historical Atlas and Chronology of County Boundaries, 1788–1980. 5 vols. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1984.

Lunt, Dudley. Bounds of Delaware. Wilmington, Del., 1947.

McCormick, Richard P. New Jersey from Colony to State, 1609–1789. New Jersey Historical Series, vol. 1. Princeton, N.J.: D. Van Nostrand Co., 1964.

MacDonald, Grace E., comp. Check-List of Session Laws. New York: H. W. Wilson Co., 1936. Complemented by Pollack (below), this guide lists all state session laws through 1935.

MacDonald, Grace E., comp. Check-List of Statutes of States of the United States of America, Including Revisions, Compilations, Digests, Codes and Indexes. Providence: Oxford Press, 1937. The most complete guide to state codes through 1937.

McGroarty, William Buckner. "Major Andrew Ellicott and His Historic Border Lines." Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 58 (1950): 98–110.

Map of Baltimore City Showing Original Shore Lines and Drainage. Maryland Geological Survey, 1935.

Mapping of Maryland 1590–1914: An Overview. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1982.

Maryland. Archives of Maryland. 72 vols. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1883–1972. Published sources from the state archives. Cited as Archives of Md.

Maryland. Governor. "Proclamation of 1880 Law, Ch. 208, 11 Nov. 1880." In Governor (Proceedings) 1876–1889 [MdHR 7899; 2–26–1–41], pp. 263–264. MS. Maryland State Archives, Hall of Records, Annapolis. Cited as Md. Gov.

Maryland. Laws of Maryland. Annapolis, 1777–. Cited as Md. Laws.

Maryland. Laws of Maryland, Made Since 1763, Consisting of Acts of Assembly under the Proprietary Government, Resolves of the Convention, the Declaration of Rights, the Constitution and Form of Government, the Articles of Confederation, and Acts of Assembly since the Revolution. Annapolis, 1787. Reprinted as First Laws of the State of Maryland, compiled by John D. Cushing. Wilmington, Del.: Michael Glazier, 1981. This is a facsimile reproduction of the original; pages are not numbered. Cited as Md., Laws Since 1763.

Maryland Attorney General. "Counties." In Annual Report and Official Opinions of the Attorney General of Maryland. Vol. 50 (1965), pp. 111–134. Cited as Md. Atty. Gen.

Mathews, Edward B. Bibliography and Cartography of Maryland, Including Publications Relating to the Physiography, Geology, and Mineral Resources. Maryland Geological Survey Special Publication, vol. 1, pt. 4. Baltimore, 1897.

Mathews, Edward B. Counties of Maryland: Their Origin, Boundaries, and Election Districts. Maryland Geological Survey Special Publication, vol. 6, pt. 5. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1907. Excellent, quotes the session laws.

Meade, Buford K. Report on Surveys of Delaware-Maryland Boundaries. Rockville, Md.: U.S. National Ocean Survey, 1982.

Morrison, Charles. Outline of the Maryland Boundary Disputes and Related Events. Parsons, W.Va.: McClain Printing Co., 1974.

Morrison, Charles. Western Boundary of Maryland. Parsons, W.Va.: McClain Printing Co., 1976.

Morrison, Russell, et al. On the Map: An Exhibit and Catalogue of Maps Relating to Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay Honoring George Washington at the Beginning of the Third Century of Washington College at Chestertown, Maryland, February 21–March 6, 1983. Chestertown, Md.: Washington College, 1983.

Morton, Richard L. Colonial Virginia. 2 vols. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1960.

Munroe, John A. Colonial Delaware: A History. Millwood, N.Y.: KTO Press, 1978.

Munroe, John A. History of Delaware. Newark, Del.: University of Delaware Press, 1979.

Papenfuse, Edward C., and Joseph M. Coale III, eds. Hammond-Harwood House Atlas of Historical Maps of Maryland, 1608–1908. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982. Excellent reproductions of old maps.

Parry, Clive, ed. Consolidated Treaty Series. 231 vols. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Oceana Publications, 1969–1981.

Paullin, Charles O. Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States. Edited by John K. Wright. Washington, D.C. and New York: Carnegie Institution of Washington and American Geographical Society of New York, 1932. Excellent section on international and interstate boundary disputes.

Penn, William. Papers of William Penn. Edited by Richard S. Dunn and Mary Maples Dunn. 5 vols. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1981–1987.

Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Archives. 9 ser., 109 vols. Philadelphia and Harrisburg, 1852–1935. Published primary sources from the state archives. Cited as Pa. Archives.

Pollack, Ervin H., comp. Supplement with Bibliographical Notes, Emendations, and Additions to the Check List of Session Laws, Compiled by Grace E. MacDonald. Preliminary ed. Boston: National Association of State Libraries, 1941. Fills gaps in MacDonald's 1935 compilation (above) to produce the most complete list of state session laws through 1935.

Pomfret, John E. Colonial New Jersey: A History. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1973.

Pomfret, John E. Province of East New Jersey, 1609–1702: The Rebellious Proprietary. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1962.

Powell, Walter A. "Fight of a Century between the Penns and Calverts over the Three Lower Counties on Delaware which Resulted in Making the State of Delaware a Separate Commonwealth," Maryland Historical Magazine 29 (1934): 83–101.

Pratt, Daniel J., comp. Report of the Regents of the University on the Boundaries of the State of New York. 2 vols. Albany, 1874–1884.

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Radoff, Morris L. County Courthouses and Records of Maryland. Part One: The Courthouses. Maryland Hall of Records Commission, Publication no. 12. Annapolis, 1960.

Reed, H. Clay. "Early New Castle Court." In Readings in Delaware History, edited by Carol E. Hoffecker, 11–27. Newark, Del.: University of Delaware Press, 1973.

Report and Journal of Proceedings of the Joint Commissioners to Adjust the Boundary Line of the States of Maryland and Virginia. Annapolis, 1874.

Report of the Committee on the Western Boundary of Maryland. Maryland Historical Society Fund Publication, no. 29. Baltimore, 1890.

Report on the Resurvey of the Maryland-Pennsylvania Boundary Part of the Mason and Dixon Line. [Maryland Geological Survey, 1908.] Both states published essentially identical copies of this report. Detailed and thorough, this report reproduces many maps.

Richardson, James D., comp. Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789–1897. 10 vols. 53d Congress, 2d sess., 1893–1894. House Misc. Doc. 210, in 10 parts. Reprint. N.p.: Johnson Reprint Corp., 1968.

Rodney, Richard S. "Early Relations of Delaware and Pennsylvania." Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 54 (1930): 209–240.

Royce, Charles C., comp. "Indian Land Cessions in the United States." Part 2 of Eighteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, 1896–1897. Washington, D.C., 1899. The standard authority in its field; state maps detail all Indian land-cession treaties with the federal government.

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Scharf, J. Thomas. History of Delaware, 1609–1888. 2 vols. Philadelphia, 1888.

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Steiner, Bernard C. "Disturbances Concerning the Delaware Boundary." Maryland History Magazine 10 (1915): 369–371.

Stephenson, Richard W., comp. Land Ownership Maps: A Checklist of Nineteenth Century United States County Maps in the Library of Congress. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1967. Most of the maps listed here have been reproduced on microfiche by the Library of Congress.

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Wainwright, Nicholas B. "Tale of a Runaway Cape: The Penn-Baltimore Agreement of 1732." Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 87 (1963): 251–293. Especially useful for the issue of location of Cape Henlopen, good maps.

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Wright, C. Milton. Our Harford Heritage: A History of Harford County, Maryland. N.p., 1967.