Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Luther Martin (1748-1826)
MSA SC 3520-875


Books and pamphlets:

The Biographical Cyclopedia of Representative Men of Maryland and District of Columbia.  Baltimore:  National Biographical Publishing Co., 1879.
        Biography on pp. 215-216.

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774-1989.  Washington, D.C.:  United States Government Printing Office, 1989.
        Biography on p. 1431.

Barnes, Robert W.  Gleanings from Maryland Newspapers 1776-1785.  Lutherville, Maryland:  Bettie Carothers, 1975.
        p. 33.

Clarkson, Paul S. and R. Samuel Jett.  Luther Martin of Maryland.  Baltimore:  The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1970.

Elliott, Jonathan.  The Debates...on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution.  2d ed., 1836.

Essary, Frederick J.  Maryland in National Politics from Charles Carroll to Albert C. Ritchie.  2d ed.  Baltimore:  John Murphy Co., 1932.
        Sketch of Luther Martin, pp. 59-78.

Farrand, Max ed.  The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787.  3 vols.  New Haven, Connecticut:  Yale University Press, 1966.

Goddard, H. P.  "Luther Martin:  The 'Federal Bull-Dog.'" Fund-Publication No. 24.  Baltimore:  The Maryland Historical Society, 1887.

Hagan, H. H.  Eight Great American Lawyers, 1923.

Kaminski, John P. and Gaspare J. Saladino, eds.  Commentaries on the Constitution Public and Private.  Madison:  State Historical
        Society of Wisconsin, 1983.

Land, Aubrey C., Lois Green Carr, and Edward C. Papenfuse, eds. Law, Society, and Politics in Early Maryland.
        Baltimore:  The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1977.

Lewis, W. D., ed.  Great American Lawyers, 1907.

Malone, Dumas, ed.  Dictionary of American Biography.New York:  Charles Scribner's Sons, 1964.
        vol. VI, pp. 343-345.

McLachlan, James.  Princetonians, 1748-1768:  A Biographical Dictionary.  Princeton, New Jersey:  Princeton University Press, 1976.
    Biographical sketch of Luther Martin on pp. 578-585.

Moore, Frank, ed.  American Eloquence, 1859.

The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans.  Vol. IV, 1839.

Papenfuse, Edward C. et al.  A Biographical Dictionary of The Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789.  2 vols.
        Baltimore:  The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1979.
        Biography on pp. 577-578.

Van Horn, R. Lee.  Out of the Past:  Prince Georgeans and Their Land.  Riverdale, Maryland:  Prince George's County Historical Society, 1976.
        p. 223.

Wright, F. Edward, comp.  Marriages and Deaths in the Newspapers of Frederick and Montgomery Counties, Maryland, 1820-1830.
        Silver Spring, Maryland:  Family Line Publications, 1987.
        p. 28.

Newspaper and journal articles:

American Bar Association Journal, Nov./Dec., 1928.

American Law Review, January 1867, 273-81.

"The 'Autobiography' of Luther Martin." Maryland Historical Magazine 50 (1955), 153-171.

Bartgis's Maryland Gazette (marriage notice), 16 January 1784.

Didier, E. L.  "Luther Martin."  The Green Bag, April, 1891.

Frederick-Town Herald (death notice), 22 July 1826.

Independent Gazette, 17 April 1788.

Maryland Gazette (death notice), 20 July 1826.

Maryland Journal & Baltimore Advertiser, 21 March 1788.

New York Evening Post (obituary), 11 July 1826.

Obrecht, E. D.  "The Influence of Luther Martin in the Making of the Constitution of the United States."  Maryland Historical Magazine 27 (1932),
        173-190; 280-296.

"Extract of a letter from a gentleman in MD to his friend in Phila:"  Pennsylvania Gazette, 23 April 1788.

Pennsylvania Gazette, 23 April 1788.

Steiner, Bernard C., contributor.  "Luther Martin's Speech to the House of Delegates, 1788."  Maryland Historical Magazine 5 (1910), 139-150.

Primary sources:

George McCall to Samuel Dickinson, 10 May 1788.  U.S. Letters 1683-1830, Rutgers University Library.

Martin, Luther.  Modern Gratitude pamphlet series, 1802.

Martin, Luther.  The Genuine Information, Delivered to the Legislature of the State of Maryland, Relative to the Proceedings of the General Convention, Lately Held at Philadelphia, 1788.  Reprinted in Maryland Historical Magazine 5 (1910), 139-150.

Tench Coxe Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania:
        John Relfe to Tench Coxe, 18 April 1788.
        James Buchanan to Tench Coxe, 28 April 1788.
        William Tilghman to Tench Coxe, 20 April 1788.

Other sources:

Archives of Maryland Historical List on-line.

Draft biography for American National Biography prepared by Gregory Stiverson, September 4, 1991.

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