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Donations to the Friends

We are very grateful to our many generous donors who have made it possible for the Friends to acquire some extraordinarily important documents and images to the Archives' special collections.

These include:


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Tax deductible donations can be sent to: Friends of the Maryland State Archives, 350 Rowe Blvd, Annapolis MD 21401 or donate online. Your support is greatly appreciated.

The Friends of the Maryland State Archives is a registered 501(c)(3) corporation and all donations to it are fully tax deductible.

GW speech
George Washington’s personal copy of the speech he gave on December 23, 1783 in the Old Senate Chamber resigning his commission as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army.

Leonard Calver
Two portraits of Leonard Calvert, first governor of Maryland. Gifts included both acquisition and conservation and both paintings are now on display in the State House.

Generous donations made it possible to have a permanent case built for George Washington's personal copy of his speech to be on display in the rotunda of the State House. This was completed and unveiled as part of the reopening of the Old Senate Chamber in December 2014.

Thurgood Marshall at BWI
Memorial to Thurgood Marshall in BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Letter from Admiral Sir Pulteney Malcolm
Letter from Admiral Sir Pulteney Malcolm, captain of the British ship Royal Oak, to his wife describing the British retreat from Baltimore in 1814.

Dartmoor Prison
Early 1800s view of Dartmoor Prison by prisoner J. I. Taylor. This will enhance our research into the soldiers and sailors who were imprisoned there during the War of 1812.