Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

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

Inventory for Mary Ridgely Brown:

Inventory of the goods, chattels, and personal estate of Mary R. Brown, late of Carroll County, deceased, appraised by us, the subscribers, this sixteenth day of May. A.D., 1896; having been thereto lawfully authorized and sworn, as appears by the Warrant and Oath hereunto affixed,
$ 95,200.       Balto. City 5% Stock, Redeemable 1900, at 103.                  $ 98,056.00
   3,900.       Balto. City 6% Stock, Redeemable 1902, at 110.                     4,290.00
  40,000.       Balto. City 5% Stock, Redeemable 1916, at 120.                    48,840.00
  35,000.       Atlanta and Charlotte R.R. Bonds,      at 115.                    40,250.00
      40.       Shares Neptune Fire Ins. Co.           at 60                       2,400.00
     279.       Shares Fitchburg Railroad Co.          at 93                      25,947.00
     183.       Shares Hartford Fire Ins. Co.          at 390                     71,370.00
     300.       Shares Central Ohio Railroad Co.       at 50                      15,000.00
      10.       Shares Merchants' Nat'l Bk. Boston     at 150                      1,500.00
     143.       Shares Pennsylvania Railroad Co.       at 53                       7,579.00
     507.       Shares Boston and Colorado Smelt'g Co. at 60                      30,420.00
                Bobtail Tunnel Company                 nominal                         5.00
                Consolidated Bobtail Gold Mining Co.   nominal                         5.00
Following Solid Silver Ware deposited in Safe Deposit and Trust Co.
One Solid Silver Tea Board,                                             $ 50.00
One Solid Silver Urn and Stand,                                           30.00
One Solid Silver Coffe Pot,                                               15.00
One Solid Silver Tea Pot,                                                 15.00
One Solid Silver Water Pot,                                               15.00
One Solid Silver Sugar Bowl,                                              10.00
One Solid Silver Slop Bowl,                                                5.00
One Solid Silver Cream Pitcher,                                            3.00
One Small Silver Bowl,                                                     2.00
Two Solid Silver Water Pitchers,                                          15.00
One Solid Silver Bowl, Marked M.R.                                        15.00
One Large Toilet Mirror,                                                  10.00
One Silver Toilet Tray,                                                    3.00
One Silver Toilet Powder Box- toilet                                       3.00
One Silver Toilet Hand Mirror, toilet                                      3.00
One Silver Toilet Jewelry Case, toilet                                     3.00
One Silver Toilet Card Case, toilet                                        1.00
One Silver Toilet Small Tray, toilet                                       2.00
                                                                        $ 200.00        $ 345,662.00
                                                Amount on???????????      200.00                $ 345,662.00

Two Solid Silver Cologne flasks ?????, toilet                              5.00
One Small Silver Cologne Flask, toilet                                     3.00
One Small Silver Candlestick, toilet                                        .50
One Small Silver Hand Brush and Comb, toilet                               1.00
One Small Silver Hair Brush, toilet                                        1.00
One Small Silver Clothes Brush, toilet                                     1.00
One Small Silver Clothes Brush, toilet                                     1.00
One Small Silver Shoe Horn, toilet                                          .50
Two Small Silver Trays, toilet                                             1.00
One Small Silver Powder Puff, toilet                                       2.00
One Silver Buckle, toilet                                                  1.00
One Silver Soap Dish, toilet                                                .50
One Silver Manicure Set in small box, toilet                               5.00
One Silver Handled Whisk, toilet                                            .50
One Silver Shoe Button Hook, toilet                                         .50
One Silver Paper Cutter,                                                    .50
One Silver Glove Stretcher,                                                1.00
One Silver Terrapin Dish,                                                 15.00
One Box of Small Silver, 
        viz. Six Forks,
             Six Table Spoons,                                            20.00
             Seven Tea Spoons,
             Six Knives, pearl handles,
One Case, containing One Large Spoon and 1 doz. small Spoons,             10.00
One Case, containing Fancy Jelly Spoons,                                   3.00
One Case, containing 12 Oyster Forks,                                      5.00
One Case, containing 3 Silver Ladles,                                      3.00
One Case, containing 1 Silver Spoon and Butter Knife                       2.00
One Case, containing 1 Large Silver Spoon and 1 doz. small,                7.00
One Case, containing 1 Dozen Silver Forks,                                10.00
One Case, containing 1 Fish Fork                                           5.00
One Case, containing 12 Coffee Spoons,                                     6.00
One Case, containing 11 Plain Dessert Spoons,                             10.00
One Case, containing Asparagus Fork.                                       5.00
Two Silver Butter Knives,                                                  3.00         329.00
                                                                        _________       _______

                                                Amt. forward                            $ 345,991.00
                                        Amount brought forward,
One Diamond Crown or Tiara - 5 Stars,                                   $ 500.00
One Diamond Necklace,                                                   2,500.00
Two Diamond Bracelets,                                                    300.00
One Long Diamond Spray or Branch for Head - Kirk,                         300.00
One Box of Jewelry (odds and ends)                                        100.00
One Solid Diamond and Sapphire Ring,                                      400.00
Two Solitare and Emerald Earrings,                                        400.00
One Diamond and Opal Heart Shape ring,                                    200.00
One Ring, 20 Small Diamonds and Ruby,                                     200.00
One Pair Earrings, 8 Small Diamonds and 1 Sapphire, ea.                   600.00
One Pair Large Pearl Earrings,                                            200.00
One Pair Large Solitaire Diamond Earrings,                                600.00
One Small Horse Shoe Opal Pin,                                             20.00
One Small Pearl Pin,                                                       10.00
One Pair Gold Laurettes, 1 Seal-gold-fob chain and hook,                   50.00
One Gold handle Penknife,                                                   5.00
One Gold Watch and Pin, Emerald trimmings, small brocade,                  60.00
One Case Thimbles, gold,                                                    5.00
One Ring Diamond, 20 Small Diamonds and Opal,                             100.00
One Box Silver Trinkets, One pair Gold Cuffbuttons and Studs,              15.00
One Gold Watch and Pin, studded with small pearls in a blue plush box.     60.00
One Miniature Gold Watch, in same case,                                    20.00
One Small Gold Watch, enamel face, studded with pearls, in Yellow box      60.00 
One Box Gold Hair Pins                                                      1.00
One Small Box containing sword pin and two trinkets                        10.00
One Silver Brush Case,                                                      1.00
One Diamond Bracelet, bequeathed to Frank Brown,                          500.00
One Large Diamond Solitare ring bequeathed to Frank Brown                 300.00
One Marquiese Diamond Ring bequeathed to Frank S.R. Brown,
One Brown Diamond Ring, bequeathed to Frank S.R. Brown,                   200.00        7,616.00
                                                                        ____________ ____________

                                                                                    $ 353,607.00
We, the subscribers, do hereby certify, that the abovegoing is a true and just inventory and valuation of all and singular the goods, chattels, and personal estate of the said Mary R. Brown, deceased, deceased so far as the same have come to our sight and knowledge; and as valued and appraised by us in dollars and cents, according to the best of our skill and judgment,

In testimony of all which, we herein subscribe our names and affix our seals this sixteenth day of May, 1896.

List of Debts due and owing Mary R. Brown, late of Carroll County, deceased, at the time of her death,

Mortgage on # 1044 Washington St. Boston,                               $ 15,000.00

Inventory of money left by Mary R. Brown, late of Carroll County, deceased, at the time of her death.

Cash in Bank at time of decease,                                        $ 110.02

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