Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Frederick Douglass (b. 1818 -  d. 1895)
MSA SC 5496-13800
Fled from slavery, Baltimore City, Maryland, 1838

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Letter from Douglass to Hugh Auld seeking correspondance In 1857, after Douglass ran to freedom, he sought reconciliation with his old master, Hugh Auld.  This letter sought both information and permission to dialogue with those who had owned him in his youth. 

Mrs. Howard V. Hall Collection,  Box 1, folder 4, 1857/10/04, MSA SC 163. 

 

Captain Aaron Anthony's house Aaron Anthony, with his daughter and his slaves lived in this house.  Douglass last saw his mother here in Aunt Katy's kitchen, where at night he slept in a closet. During the day, he sang for Lucretia Auld who stood in her upstairs, bedroom window and would reward him with treats. 
Preston, Dickson J. 

Preston, Dickson J. Young Frederick Douglass:  The Maryland Years.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press,1980. 
 

Captain Edward Lloy'd house Wye House, captain Edward Lloyd's opulent mansion.  Douglass served as a companion for Daniel Lloyd and saw some of the most influential men of hte period, as a child. 

Preston, Dickson J.  Young Frederick Douglass:  The Maryland Years.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press,1980.

Captain Thomas Auld Married Captain Aaron Anothony's daughter, Lucretia.  Inherited Frederick Bailey upon Aaron Anthony's and Lucretia Auld's death. 

Preston, Dickson J.  Young Frederick Douglass:  The Maryland Years.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press,1980.

Colonel Edward Lloyd Preston, Dickson J.  Young Frederick Douglass:  The Maryland Years.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press,1980.
Hugh  Auld Douglass' last master was Hugh Auld.  Auld, his wife and children lived in Baltimore. 

Preston, Dickson J.  Young Frederick Douglass:  The Maryland Years.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press,1980.

Sale of Frederick Douglass from Thomas Auld to Hugh Auld Mrs. Howard V. Hall Collection, box 1, folder 2, 
October 25, 1845 and November 13, 1846, MSA SC 163.
Frederick Douglass SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Mary A. Dodge Collection) Photograph of a young Frederick Douglass, date unknown, MSA SC 564.
Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Mary A. Dodge Collection), color transparencies of the Douglass portrait engraving. date unknown, MSA SC 564.
Frederick Douglass http://www.ggw.org/freenet/f/fdm/gallery.html
Frederick Douglass Date and photographer unknown.
Frederick Douglass Artist: Simmie Knox (b. 1935), 2014
Talbot County McFeely, William S. Frederick Douglass.  New York: Norton, 1991. 

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Anthony Ledger A page 1 SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Mary A. Dodge Collection), Anthony Ledger A, MSA SC 564.
Anthony Ledger A page 2 SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Mary A. Dodge Collection), Anthony Ledger A, MSA SC 564.


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