Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Roberta Sheridan
MSA SC 3520-12385
African American Teacher, Baltimore County and Baltimore City

Sources:


Archival Sources:

BALTIMORE CITY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, (Marriage Record), 1865-1914, Geo. W. Biddle, 26 July 1892, JTG 4, ff. 12, MSA CM 206-12, CR 10283-1. 

BALTIMORE CITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS (Death Record), 1874-1972, Bertha E. Sheridan, 24 June 1918, MSA CM 1132-132, no. 17452.

BALTIMORE CITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT OF VITAL STATISTICS (Death Record), 1874-1972, Daniel Sheridan, 22 December, 1899, MSA CM 1132-68, no. 22666.

BALTIMORE CITY CIRCUIT COURT (Equity Docket B, Divorces and Foreclosures), 1875-1982, MSA T464 No. 2239B.

BALTIMORE CITY CIRCUIT COURT (Equity Docket B, Divorces and Foreclosures), 1875-1982, MSA T464 No. 7251B.

MARYLAND STATE ARCHIVES, Special Collections, (Bethel African Methodist Episcopalian Church Collection), MSA SC 2562, M 1383-1, p.195-198.

R.L. Polk & Co.’s Baltimore City Directory, 1890, p. 1105.

R.L. Polk & Co.’s Baltimore City Directory, 1905, p. 1551

R.L. Polk & Co.’s Baltimore City Directory, 1906, p. 1824.

R.L. Polk & Co.’s Baltimore City Directory, 1908, p. 1774. 

R.L. Polk & Co.’s Baltimore City Directory, 1909, p. 1789.

R.L. Polk & Co.’s Baltimore City Directory, 1911, p. 1798. 

R.L. Polk & Co.’s Baltimore City Directory, 1913, p. 1874.

R.L. Polk & Co.’s Baltimore City Directory, 1914, p. 1777.  

R.L. Polk & Co.’s Baltimore City Directory, 1915, p. 1839.

R.L. Polk & Co.’s Baltimore City Directory, 1918, p. 1881.

"The Fourteenth Annual Report of the State Board of Education Showing the Condition of the Public Schools of Maryland for the Year Ending September 30, 1880," (Annapolis, Iglehart & Riley, 1881), 93-94, 127.

"The Fifteenth Annual Report of the State Board of Education Showing the Condition of Public Schools of Maryland for the Year Ending September 20, 1881," (Annapolis: Steam Press of L.F. Colton, 1882), 106, 146.

 "The Seventeenth Annual Report of the State Board of Education Showing the Condition of the Public Schools of Maryland for the Year Ending September 30, 1883," (Annapolis: James Young, State Printer, 1884), 28. 

"The Twenty-third Annual Report of the State Board of Education showing the Condition of Public Schools of Maryland for the Year Ending September 30, 1889," (Annapolis: George T. Melvin, State Printer, 1890), 30.

U.S. CENSUS BUREAU (Census Record, MD), for Roberta Sheridan, 1910, Baltimore City, Ward 17, Page 7B, Line 72, MSA SM 61-434.

U.S. CENSUS BUREAU (Census Record, MD), for Arietta Sheridan, 1920, Baltimore City, Ward 26, District 439, Page 13A, Line 15, MSA SM61-479.


Newspapers and Journals:

Bettye C. Thomas, "Public Education and Black Protest in Baltimore," Maryland Historical Magazine, Vol. 71, No. 3, Fall 1976, 381.

"CITY PAYS A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE BIDDLE," Baltimore Sun, 26 June 1926.

“First Colored Public School Teacher,” Baltimore Sun, 5 October 1888.

"Officers Elected," Baltimore Afro-American, 1902.

"Prominent Teacher Dead," Baltimore Afro-American, 28 June 1918.

"The Colored Schools," Baltimore Sun, 11 April 1889.


Books:

Graham, Leroy. Baltimore: The Nineteenth Century Black Capital. Lanham: University Press of America, 1982.

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