Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Mary Ridgely Preston Brown (1857-1895)
MSA SC 3520-2282
First Lady of Maryland, 1892-1895
 

Sources:


Books-

Buchholz, Heinrich Ewald. Governors of Maryland from the Revolution to the Year 1908. 2d ed.  Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins Company, 1908.

Warfield, J. D. Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, 1990.

White, Frank F., Jr.. The Governors of Maryland, 1777-1970. Annapolis: Hall of Records Commission, 1970.

Newspaper/Magazine Articles-

"Home of the Governor," source unknown.

"A Tiara of Diamonds for Mrs. Brown," Democratic Advocate, January 9, 1891.

The Baltimore Sun, January 14, 1892.

"At the State House," The Baltimore Sun, January 14, 1892.

"The Luncheon," The Baltimore Sun, January 14, 1892.

The Evening Capital, September 8, 1892.

"Local Jottings," The Evening Capital, November 2, 1892.

"Gov. Brown Still a Very Sick Man." The Evening Capital, March 1, 1893.

"Illness of Gov. Brown," The Evening Capital, March 9, 1893.

"Governor Brown's Condition Improved," The Evening Capital, March 10, 1893.

"New Year's Day," The Evening Capital, January 2, 1895.

"Mrs. Brown Very Sick," The Baltimore Sun, May 11, 1895.

"Mrs. Frank Brown Dead," The Evening Capital, May 11, 1895.

"Death of Mrs. Gov. Brown," The American Sentinel, date unknown, (from Carroll County Historical Society).

"Deaths and Burials," The Baltimore Sun, May 13, 1895.

"Mrs. Brown's Funeral," The Evening Capital, May 13, 1895.

"Death of Mrs. Brown," The Democratic Advocate, May 18, 1895.

"Ridgely," The Baltimore Sun, January 29, 1896.

"Notes," The Evening Capital, January 8, 1896.

The Baltimore Sun, January 8, 1896.

"Welcomed by Gov. Brown," The Baltimore Sun, January 9, 1896.

The Baltimore Sun, August 6, 1898.

"Mary R. Ridgely," The Baltimore Sun, August 6, 1898.

"I Remember...The Governor's Mansion in the Gay 90's," The Sunday Sun Magazine, November 1, 1959.

Other Sources:

"Portraits of First Ladies & Official Hostesses of Maryland from the State Collection," pamphlet prepared by the Maryland
Commission on Artistic Property.

Maryland State Archives SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Legislative History Project) Governor Frank Brown File, MSA SC 1138-1473, 2/11/11/9.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Maryland First Ladies and Official Hostesses Photographic Collection), Picture of Tombstone, Mary Ridgely Brown, Greenmount Cemetery, MSA SC 4494-1-19.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Newspaper Project) The Baltimore Sun, 11 May 1895, MSA SC 2852.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Frank Brown Collection), MSA SC 778:

    "Town Topics: Mrs. Mary Ridgely Brown Dietrich," newspaper clipping, date and source unknown.

    "Spurns Title for American Husband," newspaper clipping, date and source unknown.

    "Daughter of Late Gov. Brown Weds New Yorker Today," The Baltimore Sun.

    "Mrs. Dieterich Weds for the Third Time," newspaper clipping, date and source unknown.

    wedding announcement of Mr. Merwyn Ketchum Lee and Mrs. Mary Ridgely Brown-Dieterich.

    "Mary Ridgely Brown Lee Dies in New York City," newspaper clipping, date and source unknown.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Governor Frank Brown Family Bible and Photo Collection) MSA SC 2034.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Brown Collection), 1747-1937, M11762, MSA SC 4704.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Emmanuel Church Collection), 1854-1959, M501, MSA SC 2666.

BALTIMORE CITY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS (Marriage Record), 1870-1880, LFR 5, CR 10,279-2, MSA CM 206-5.

BALTIMORE CITY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (Death Records), Death Certificate No. A76446, CR 48,098,  MSA CM 1132-54.

BALTIMORE CITY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (Death Records), 1898/05-1898/08, Death Certificate No. B8898, CR 48,107,  MSA CM 1132-64.

BALTIMORE CITY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (Death Certificates), November 1895-March 1896, No. A83836,
CR 48,100, MSA CM 1132-56.

U.S. CENSUS BUREAU (Census Record, MD), 1880.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Maryland First Ladies and Official Hostesses Photographic Collection), Picture of Tombstone, Mary Ridgely Brown, Greenmount Cemetery, MSA SC 4494-1-19.


Records for Mary Ridgely Brown-

Last Will and Testament of Mary Ridgely Brown:

     CARROLL COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Wills), 1892-1897, GMP 7, i, 320, CR 112-2, MSA CM 305-9.

Inventory of Mary Ridgely Brown's Estate:

     CARROLL COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Inventories), 1894-1898 GMP 16, p. 302, CR 9170-2, MSA CM 288-16.

Administration Account of Mary Ridgely Brown:

    CARROLL COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Administration Accounts), 1895-1898, GMP 17, p. 193, CR 8983-2, MSA CM 272-17.

Map of Ridgely Land Possession:

     SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Baltimore City Directories), 1837- 1881, MSA SC 2898.
     U.S. CENSUS BUREAU (Census Record, MD), 1860, 11th Ward, p. 496, MSA SM 61.
     U.S. CENSUS BUREAU (Census Record, MD), 1880.
     BALTIMORE CITY REGISTER OF WILLS (Inventories), 1895-1896, TWM 158, p. 531, CR 10331-2, MSA CM 200-92.
     BALTIMORE CITY REGISTER OF WILLS (Inventories), 1898, SRM 166, pp. 96-104, CR 10335-2, MSA CM 200-100.

Records for David Ridgely-

Last Will and Testament of David Ridgely:

    BALTIMORE CITY REGISTER OF WILLS (Wills), 1895-1896, TWM 75, p. 311, CR 157-3, MSA CM 219-71.

Inventory of David Ridgely's Estate:

    BALTIMORE CITY REGISTER OF WILLS (Inventories), 1895-1896, TWM 158, p. 531, CR 10331-2, MSA CM 200-92.

Administration Account for David Ridgely's Estate:

     BALTIMORE CITY REGISTER OF WILLS (Administration Accounts), 1896, TWM 152, p. 215, CR 9593-1, MSA CM 193-96.

Records for Mary R. Ridgely-

Last Will and Testament of Mary R. Ridgely:

     BALTIMORE CITY REGISTER OF WILLS (Wills), 1898, SRM 80, p. 380, CR 160-1, MSA CM 219-78.

Inventory of Mary R. Ridgely's Estate:

     BALTIMORE CITY REGISTER OF WILLS (Inventories), 1898, SRM 166, pp. 96-104, CR 10335-2, MSA CM 200-100.

Administration Account for Mary R. Ridgely's Estate:

     BALTIMORE CITY REGISTER OF WILLS (Administration Accounts), SRM 161, p. 366, MSA CM 193-107.
 


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