Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Sally Campbell Preston McDowell Thomas Miller (1821-1895)
MSA SC 3520-2259
First Lady of Maryland, 1842



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

Burdett, Harold N. Yesteryear in Annapolis.  Cambridge: Tidewater Publishers, 1974.

Malone, Dumas and Allen Johnson, eds. Dictionary of American Biography, Vols. I, II, VI, IX.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934.

McGill, John. MacGill-McGill Family of MD: A Genealogical Record, 1948.

Miller, Sally Campbell Preston McDowell. Memoir of James McDowell, Governor of Virginia.  Baltimore: John Murphy and Co., 1895.

Necrological Report Presented to the Alumni Association of Princeton Theological Seminary at its Annual Meeting, May 5, 1896.  New Jersey: C.S.
    Robinson and Co., University Printers, 1896.

Peterson, Merrill D. The Great Triumvirate.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Riley, Elihu S. A History of the General Assembly of Maryland, 1635-1904.  Baltimore: Nunn and Co. Publishers, 1905.

Scharf, Thomas J. History of Western Maryland.  Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1882.

Swem, E.G.  Virginia Historical Index. Vol II. Gloucester, MA: Peter Smith, 1965.

Thomas, James W. and Williams, Judge T. J. C. History of Allegany County Maryland.  Baltimore: Regional Publishing Company, 1969.

Warfield, J.D. The 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.

Williams, T.J.C. & McKinsey, Folger. History of Frederick County Maryland.  Baltimore: Regional Publishing Company, 1967.

Newspaper/Magazine Articles-

"The Divorce Case of Ex Governor Francis Thomas," The Baltimore Sun,  December 29, 1845.

"Accidental Death of Ex-Governor Francis Thomas, of Maryland- Killed on the Railway Track," The Baltimore Sun,
January 24, 1876.

"Funeral of Ex-Gov. Thomas," The Baltimore Sun, January 25, 1876.

"Deaths," Daily True American, April 16, 1895.

"Deaths," Rockbridge County News, April 18, 1895, from the University of Virginia Library.

"Death of Mrs. John Miller of Princeton," Rockbridge County News, April 25, 1895.

Clark, Charles Branch. "Politics in Maryland During the Civil War," Maryland Historical Magazine, Volume 36, 1941.

Other Sources-

Virginia Historical Society (Sally Campbell Preston (Mc Dowell) Thomas Miller-McDowell Family Papers (photocopies)):

    Mss1M1485a30, Section 9: Notes on James McDowell by L.W. McDowell-Wolff, August 1894.

    Mss1M1485a31, Section 10: Notes on James McDowell by S.C.P. Miller, February 1871.

    Mss1M1485a38-41, Section 14: Notes on James McDowell.

    Mss1M1485a42-44, Section 15: Eulogies and Prayers for John Miller and Sally Campbell Miller.

    Mss1M1485a46-49: Newspaper Clippings:

                                           "Establishment of McDowell Burying Ground," source and date unknown.

                                           "Restoration of Old McDowell Cemetery," source and date unknown.

                                           "McDowell Creek and Timber Ridge District," source and date unknown.

                                           "Dr. Ephaim McDowell," source unknown, May 17, 1923.

    Mss1M1485a53-77, Section 20: Correspondence with Eliza Preston Benton McDowell Wolff regarding her candidacy for membership in the Georgia Society of the Colonial Dames of America.

    Mss1M1485a195-205, Section 35: Obituaries for John Miller and Sally Campbell Miller.

    Mss1M1485b16-21, Section 3: Correspondance between Sally C. P. McDowell and her sister, 1847, 1848, 1854, 1856, 1857.

    Mss1M1485b45, Section 7: Tombstone Inscription for William Maxwell.

                                                Newspaper Clippings.

Virginia Historical Society, card catalog entries relating to the McDowell family.

University of Virginia Library SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Guide to the Papers of James McDowell), MSS 1707, 1755, 1755-a, 1755-b.

University of Virginia Library SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Guide to the McDowell-Preston-Miller Family Papers, 1802-1895), 2969:

University of Virginia Library MANUSCRIPTS DEPARTMENT (Guide to the McDowell-Miller-Warner Papers, compiled by William Millan, May 1975), 2969-a.

Duke University, Perkins Library. Letter from Sally McDowell Thomas to her Father James McDowell (copy held at
MSA SC 1511).

Maryland State Archives SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Radoff Papers), MSA SC 1511, 00/10/09/12:

    Biography of Governor Francis Thomas.

    Letter from Sally C. P. Thomas to her father.

    Sally McDowell Thomas's Statement.

    Published Report of Divorce in Virginia.

Maryland State Archives Laws of Maryland 12/1841, Chapter 262. (Annapolis: William M'Neir, 1842), 2/2/6616.

Maryland State Archives Laws of Maryland 1845 Chapter 155

Maryland State Archives SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Thomas Collection) Statement of Francis Thomas, 1845, MSA SC 2737,  M 127.

Maryland State Archives SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Legislative History Project) Governor Francis Thomas File, MSA SC 1138-1457, 2/11/11/8.

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