Shriver Family Papers
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SERIES DESCRIPTION


List of Manuscript Collections and brief discription of box contents.
See detailed box contents below, followed by partial index to entire collection.

MS 750
Boxes 1-36 Business, legal papers, and correspondence, 1659-1913
Boxes 37-38 Undated and miscellaneous
Boxes 39-45 Account books, 1792-1865
Boxes 46-47 J. Alexis Shriver's notes on trips of George Washington in Maryland, 1771-99
Box 48 Business and family correspondence of Andrew Shriver, A.K. Shriver, J. Alexis Shriver & others (1742-1937)
Box 49 Business and family correspondence
Boxes 50-52 Receipts (1770-1859, n.d.)

MS 750.1
Boxes 1-26 Business, legal papers, and correspondence, 1784-1847
Box 17 Carroll Academy records and miscellaneous, 1838-1944

MS 2085
Boxes 1-l0B Business, legal papers, and correspondence, 1774-1957
Boxes 11-19 Diaries and accounts, 1824-1940's
Boxes 20-23 Union Mills farm records, 1840-1945
Boxes 24-25 Union Mills tannery records, 1859-1894
Box 26 Miscellaneous

MS 2085.1
Box 1 Correspondence, 1794-1951
Box 2 Scrapbooks, c. 1803-1890

MS 2085.2
Boxes 1-2 1774-1894

MS 2085.3
Box 1 1760-1770, 1793-1800

MS 2085.4
Boxes 1-3 1764-1867

MS 2085.5
Box 1 1824-1916

MS 2085.6
Box 1 1873-1908

MS 2085.7
Box 1 1812-1852

MS 2085.8
Box 1 1872-1938

MS 2085.9
2 boxes A.K. Shriver & Sons Tannery Records (c. 1820-1889)

MS 2499
Annie H. Shriver Cookbook, 1874

MS 2650
Shriver Genealogy; See register for MS 750-750.1, 2085-2085.9, and 2499 in MS office.


Detailed Container Listing

MS. 750

BOX 1,1659-1786. Business and legal papers. Earliest documents relate to John Shultz, mostly records of estates for which he served as executor. Some business papers of David Shriver, Sr., the most important chronicling a dispute with Daniel Lammott, 1785-86. Most relate to Andrew Shriver’s merchant career in Baltimore Town, showing the sales and purchases of liquor, cloth, coffee, sugar, nails, oil, shoes, cheese, and flour. Letters to Andrew Shriver from John Fischer of Frederick, Maryland and Adam Forney of Hanover, Pennsylvania.

BOX 2, 1787-90. Mostly business papers of Andrew Shriver while a merchant in Baltimore Town, 1787-89, and then Frederick County. Most of his business conducted with George Grundy and May and Payson, Baltimore Town merchants. Interesting items include an 1789 legal opinion by Thomas Johnson about the estate of Jacob Bankert; 1789 memorandum book of Andrew Shriver with personal and business expenses and some rough drafts of letters; a 1790 letter from Daniel Kurtz of Baltimore Town describing the collecting of insects. Also a few items concerning the business affairs of David Shriver, Sr.

BOX 3, 1791-92. Business records of Andrew Shriver. Correspondence from John Shultz of Baltimore Town and from other merchants in York, Hanover, and Frederick. Andrew Shriver was residing at Littlestown, Pennsylvania by this time.

BOX 4, 1793-94. Business records of Andrew Shriver. Correspondence includes a series of letters from John Shultz of Baltimore Town, one in 1794 discussing rumors of a yellow fever epidemic; from Abraham Shriver of Pipe Creek discussing the price of hides; a 1794 letter notifying Andrew Shriver of his appointment as postmaster general for Petersburg in York County, Pennsylvania and his letter of acceptance; several letters from Ludwig Frank of Hanover about an electric machine for his illness; and letters between Andrew Shriver, Daniel Lehr of Frederick, and David Shriver, Jr. about the estate of Jacob Bankert. Also includes a 1794 memorandum book of Andrew Shriver.

BOX 5, 1795-97. Business records of Andrew Shriver while merchant at Petersburg, Pennsylvania and, later in 1797, at Big Pipe Creek in Maryland. Most of these are Bankert estate records, 1795-97; records of the Petersburg Post Office, 1795-97; and papers of the Samuel Young vs. Peter Michael case in the Frederick County Court, 1795-1810. Business letters from John Shultz and E. Finley of Baltimore Town. Memorandum books of Andrew Shriver for 1795-96 and 1797-1800. Interesting letters include two from David Shriver, Jr. while on a trip in Kentucky, 1795-96, and one from Andrew Shriver to David Shriver, Jr. about the possibility of their living together, 1797.

BOX 6, 1798-99. Largely business papers. Letters from Abraham Shriver, John Shultz, Isaac Shriver, Finley and Taylor of Baltimore City, and a few from Andrew Shriver, 1798. Letters from Arthur Shaff of Annapolis about the Jacob Bankert estate. Accounts of Petersburg post office, 1798-99. Memorandum books of Andrew Shriver, May 1798 and October 1799. Miscellaneous deeds and legal papers.

BOX 7, 1800. Mostly miscellaneous accounts and legal papers. Business letters from Finley and Taylor, Andrew Shriver, and John Shultz. One of the epistles from Finley and Taylor discusses Shriver’s complaints of inspection of his flour. A letter from Lawrence Brengle of Frederick, Maryland on the Presidential election.

BOX 8, 1801. Forty letters and miscellaneous documents about the insolvency trial of Ludwick Sweitzer. Sweitzer was a minor debtor of Andrew Shriver whom Shriver befriended. The majority of these letters are from Shriver to John Shultz and Jacob Medairy, both of Baltimore City. Also documents related to the estate of Christian Bower, 1786-1827. Business letters of John Shultz and Andrew Shriver. One letter from Andrew Shriver discusses the quality of his flour. A letter from Andrew Shriver to David Shriver, Jr. discusses the collection of petitions about a road in Frederick County.

BOXES 9-10, 1802-03. Numerous business and legal papers of Andrew Shriver. Letters from Jacob Medairy and John Schley about the Sweitzer case, 1802. Letter from John Glisar, 1802, addressed to the Frederick County Levy Court asking for a place as overseer of the public roads. 1803 letters from Thomas Shriver of Frederick, some describing school and one describing Abraham Shriver' 5 wedding and the elections; from John S. Shriver in Frederick running Abraham Shriver's store while he attended Levy Court sessions; an invitation from David Shriver, Jr. to Andrew Shriver to attend his wedding; letters from Abraham Shriver about affairs of the Levy Court, legal advice to Andrew Shriver, and his marriage to Miss Peggy Leatherman; a lengthy letter from Daniel Clarke giving legal advice; and a number of letters from Andrew Shriver to his sons Thomas and John S., one describing plans for an addition to the house at Union Mills and one about postal routes in Frederick County. Also some letters from Andrew Shriver to William D. Lepper, Hanover printer and publisher of the Pennsylvania Worhenschrift about subscriptions, printing political broadsides, and essays by Andrew in support of Republican politics.

BOX 11, 1804. Numerous business and legal papers of Andrew Shriver. Papers related to estates including the estate of Melchior Boyer, 1804-10, and Jacob Miller. Series of letters from John Schley of Frederick giving advice on wills, legal suits, estate sales, debts, assault and battery cases, and apprentices. Frederick County Levy Court records including applications for the positions of public roads' supervisor and constable. Letters between Andrew Shriver and William D. Lepper about political essays and subscriptions lists for Lepper's newspaper, 1803-04. A letter from Lawrence Brengle to Andrew Shriver about placing English and German handbills in public places.

BOX 12, 1805. Numerous business and legal papers of Andrew Shriver. Letters from Andrew Shriver, David Shriver, Sr. and Jr., John Johnson (an Annapolis lawyer) and Thomas Shriver about legal concerns, Family letters from Rebecca and Elizabeth Shriver. Memorandum books of Andrew Shriver for January, June, and November. Some letters discuss road construction. A petition for construction of a bridge over Carroll's Creek in Frederick County. Subscription lists of William D. Lepper.

BOX 13, 1806. Business and legal papers of Andrew Shriver. Includes papers of the estate of F. Koontz and the will of John Shultz (composed 1806, proved 1820, copied 1831). Numerous family letters of Susan Shriver, Rebecca Shriver, Thomas Shriver in Baltimore discussing religion, and Abraham Shriver discussing the death of David Ferree Shriver (1804-1806). Most of the correspondence is political and legal in subject: Andrew Shriver to John Johnson about court cases and to David Shriver, Sr. about land sales) a scheme to block the election of Dr. William Tyler, and about road legislation in Frederick County; David Shriver, Sr. to Andrew Shriver about the legislative activities in Annapolis; and one letter apiece from Roger Nelson and John Schley.

BOX 14, 1807. Business and legal papers including assignment of vendue notes, 1803-07; records of the Frederick County Levy Court, 1807-10, including petitions for constable appointments, judgments, warrants, etc.; land papers; papers of the estate of Melchior Boyer, 1804-09; and rent receipts of John Shultz, 1788-1807. Letter from Andrew Shriver to Stark and Lange, Hanover printers, about the printing of political broadsides, tickets, and essays. Letter from Andrew Shriver to Patrick Magruder and Roger Nelson about postal roads in Frederick County and the post office at Union Mills. Letters from Andrew Shriver to Arthur Shaaff, Richard Brooke, and from John Johnson to Shriver about the Boyer estate. Letter from John B. Colvin to Andrew Shriver about publishing a paper in Washington [D.C.].

BOX 15, 1808-09. Business and legal papers of Andrew Shriver. Papers related to the Boyer estate, 1805-09. Loose accounts of the Otterbein Church in Baltimore City. Letters on legal matters from Nicholas Brewer, Abraham Shriver, Jacob Shriver, John Shultz, and David Shriver, Sr. Some letters discuss politics in Frederck County and the Baltimore-York Turnpike Company. Letter from Andrew Shriver to Samuel Smith seeking a job for John S. Shriver, 1809. Memorandum book of Andrew Shiver, April 1808.

BOX 16, 1810. Business and legal papers of Andrew Shriver. Letters on legal matters from William Ritchie, John Wampler, Nicholas Brewer, Samuel Frey, William W. Taylor, David Shriver, Jr., John Shultz, Thomas Shriver, Abraham Shriver, John S. Shriver, and Andrew Shriver. Some significant letters include: letter from Thomas Rutter about the appointment of John S. Shriver as a census taker in Baltimore City; letters from Samuel Frey and William W. Taylor advising Andrew Shriver on bank stock speculation; two letters from David Shriver, Jr. about his candidacy for the superintendancy of the National Road; several letters from John S. Shriver about his prospects of obtaining a business appointment and his desire to enter the legal profession; and a letter from Andrew Shriver about selling the Union Mills property. Also mentioned in correspondence is the Frederick County Levy Court and the Boyer estate.

BOX 17, 1811-12. Business and legal papers of Andrew Shriver. Receipts for subscription of a German Republican newspaper, signed by M.E. Bartgis, 1807-11. Receipts for Otterbein Church in Balitmore City mostly for taxes and purchases. Two memorandum books of Andrew Shriver, October-November 1811 and June-July 1812. Letters to Andrew Shriver from John Shultz, John S. Shriver, Alexander McKim, Matilda Shriver, Thomas Shriver, Elizabeth Shriver, Isaac Shriver, Susanna Frey, and David Shriver, Jr.; the letters of McKim, Shultz, and David Shriver, Jr. discuss banking. Four letters from Andrew Shriver about the establishment of a bank in Cumberland, Maryland, 1812. Letter from Samuel Frey about his plans to open an auction house in Frederick and to take Thomas Shriver as a partner, 1812. Letters from Andrew Shriver to his wife Elizabeth about his trip to Baltimore and Washington to obtain positions for David Shriver, Jr. and John S. Shriver on the National Road, 1811. Letter from Andrew Shriver to Albert Gallatin about the National Road.

BOX 18, 1813-15. Business and legal papers. Lists of fees due Henry Dorsey, clerk of Harford County Court, 1813-15. Memorandum books of Andrew Shriver: December 1812 - January 1813; January - February 1813; April - May 1814; December 1814; July 1815. Numerous family letters from John S. Shriver, Abraham Shriver, Thomas Shriver, Andrew Shriver, and Rebecca Renshaw. Highlights of this correspondence include: Thomas Shriver about his engagement to Miss A.E. Sharpe, 1813; Thomas Shriver about the lumber business in York, Pennsylvania, 1814-15; Thomas Shriver about starting a store with Samuel Frey at York and the possibilities of trade with Baltimore City and Philadelphia, 1815; letter from Samuel Smith about the patent rights of Oliver Evans for his grain elevator, 1813; and a letter from David Shriver, Jr. about the employment of James Shriver on the National Road, 1815.

BOX 19, 1816. Business and legal papers of Andrew Shriver. Letters from Rebecca F. and James Renshaw (one concerning a runaway slave), William Shriver, Thomas and Ann E. Shriver (Thomas's epistles discuss politics within a bank at West-minister, Maryland), John S. Shriver (about Baltimore City banks, a tannery, and his marriage to Henrietta Myer), Matilda Spangler, Maria Shriver, Andrew Shriver, Abraham Shriver (concerning James Shriver desiring to resign from the National Road project) and Alex Warfield (requesting Andrew Shriver to become the supervisor of the Hanover Road).

BOX 20, 1817-18. Business and legal papers of Andrew Shriver. Memorandum books of Andrew Shriver, June - July 1817 and October 1818. Family letters of Isaac Shriver, James and Rebecca Renshaw, Abraham Shriver, Andrew Shriver, John Shultz, Thomas Shriver, Matilda Spangler (one to Andrew Shriver asks him to persuade her husband not to run for sheriff) Joseph Shriver (about his going to school in Baltimore, 1817) and John S. Shriver. Also includes a letter to Andrew Shriver about building a bridge over the Big Pipe Creek in Frederick County, 1817, and one from Daniel Philip Lange of Hanover asking Andrew Shriver to write articles supporting Republican politics under the pseudonym, "A German Farmer."

BOXES 21-22, 1819. Business and legal papers of Andrew Shriver. Over one hundred letters mostly from Thomas and Ann E. Shriver, John S. Shriver (mostly about legal concerns), James arid Rebecca Renshaw of Petersburg, Pennsylvania, Abraham Shriver (numerous references to politics and economic conditions), Michael H. and Matilda Spangler, John Shultz, and James Shriver. Several of the letters from Thomas Shriver, John S. Shriver, and Abraham Shriver discuss a banking crisis in Baltimore City and Frederick.

BOX 23 1820. Business and legal papers of Andrew Shriver. Some relate to the Union Mills post office. Letters with some references to politics from John S.Shriver, Thomas Shriver, James Renshaw, Abraham Shriver, William Shriver, and Henrietta Shriver. A letter from John S. Shriver announces the death of John Shultz.

BOX 24, 1821. Business and legal papers of Andrew Shriver. Some papers related to the estate of John Shultz. Letters and other records of the Frederick County Levy Court, mostly about constable appointments. Memorandum books of Andrew Shriver, January and April 1821. Small collection of letters from Andrew Shriver, Thomas Shriver, Abraham Shriver, and John S. Shriver. Two letters from Andrew Shriver concern repairs on his mills An eight-page epistle from Andrew Shriver discusses the libel suit resulting from the attempt to impeach him from the Levy Court.

BOX 25, 1822-23. Business and legal papers of Andrew Shriver. Some papers related to Thomas Shriver's financial troubles. Letters from John S. Shriver, Abraham Shriver, and Thomas Shriver discussing politics, Abraham Shriver' 5 impeachment trial, Andrew Shriver's loss of his appointment to the Levy Court, and Samuel Frey's death in 1823.

BOX 26, 1824-25. Business and legal papers. Letters from Abraham Shriver, John S. Shriver, and Thomas Shriver. Some letters discuss the appointment of Jacob Shriver to West Point, 1825. Memorandum books of Andrew Shriver, January - February 1824 and March 1825.

BOX 27, 1826-27. Business and legal papers. Numerous letters from John S. Shriver and a few from Jacob S. Shriver, Abraham Shriver, Andrew K. Shriver, Andrew Shriver and Isaac Shriver. Letters discuss the death of David Shriver, Sr., 1826; Jacob S. Shriver leaving West Point, 1826; some descriptions of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, specifically the employment of Jonathan Knight and Joseph Shriver. Memorandum book of Andrew Shriver, September 1826. Yard book for the Union Mills tannery, 1826.

BOX 28, 1828-30. Business and legal papers, many relating to the Frederick and Harford County courts and the Union Mills tannery. Numerous letters from John S. Shriver, James Renshaw, and Joseph Shriver. Correspondence between Andrew Shriver and William Jameson about the rent of Thomas Shriver's former residence at "Sandy Mount," 1828. Letters from John S. Shriver discussing Thomas Shriver's supervision of the Franklin turnpike, 1829; increasing railroad construction, 1829-30; advice to Andrew Shriver not to accept a Levy Court position, 1830; and comments about the efforts to regain an appointment to the Board of Commissioners of Insolvents for Baltimore City. Letters from Joseph Shriver about turnpike and railroad construction, 1829-30. Letters from Isaac Shriver about Maryland politics and warnings to Andrew Shriver not to simultaneously hold positions as a magistrate and on the Levy Court.

BOX 29, 1831-32. Family letters of Andrew Shriver, William T. Steiger, Thomas Shriver, James Renshaw, William Shriver, and John S. Shriver. Two letters from Joseph Shriver about the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 1831-32. Letter of John S. Shriver discussing the work of Joseph and Thomas Shriver on the Port Deposit Railroad, 1832. Inventory of Union Mills tannery, 1832.

BOX 30, 1833-34. Family letters of William T. Steiger, discussing the leather business; John S. Shriver, about the economic milieu of Baltimore City; William Shriver; Andrew K. Shriver, leather business; Andrew Shriver; William Schley, legal matters; Abraham Shriver, some discussing his failing eyesight and religious interests; Joseph Shriver; and miscellaneous other letters from Lawrence J. Brengle, George Shriver, Charles Shriver, Maria Steiger, Eliza Shriver, Matilda Spangler, James Renshaw, Ann E. Shriver, Elizabeth Shriver, and Thomas Shriver. Few legal letters of Otho Scott, Harford County lawyer. Valuation of stock of Union Mills tannery, 1833. Memorandum books of Andrew Shriver, April and December 1833.

BOX 31, 1835-36. Business and legal papers. Numerous family letters from John S. Shriver, 1835; Lawrence J. Brengle; James Renshaw, 1835; David H. Shriver; Andrew Stewart, 1835; Edwin T. Shriver, 1835; Ellen Shriver, 1835; Elizabeth Shriver, 1835; Andrew Shriver; Mary Shriver; George Shriver, 1835; Henry Shriver, 1836; Harriet Shriver, 1836; and Maria Steiger, 1836. Letters from John S. Shriver discuss an operation on Abraham Shriver, visiting Annapolis to lobby for Thomas Shriver's appointment as Superintendent of the National Road, and business in Baltimore City, 1835. Edward Shriver's letters discuss Abraham Shriver's operation. Letters of Joseph Shriver about banking, business, and politics at Cumberland, Mary-land, 1836. Bark book of the Union Mills tannery, 1835.

BOX 32, 1837-39. Business and legal papers. Family letters of Joseph Shriver, 1837 and 1839; Mary Shriver, 1837-38; Lawrence J. Brengle; William T. Steiger; Elizabeth Brengle, 1837; A.F. Shriver 1837-38; Maria Steiger, 1837; Harriet Shriver 1838-39; John A. Shriver, 1838; John S. Shriver, 1838-39; James Renshaw, 1838; Andrew K. Shriver, 1838-39; and Ann E. Shriver, 1838-39. Letters of Joseph Shriver discussing Thomas Shriver's stage business, work on the National Road, and experiments with railroad coaches, 1837. Letter from Joseph Shriver to William Shriver attempting to persuade him to establish a tannery in Allegheny County, Maryland, 1837. Letter of Alexander Shriver and John S. Shriver about a fire in Baltimore City, 1837. Letter of A.F. Shriver about a Methodist camp meeting at Westminster, Maryland, 1838. Letter of Lawrence J. Brengle about scarlet fever outbreak in Frederick, Maryland, 1839.

BOX 33, 1840-44. Business and legal papers. Family letters of William Shriver, 1840 and 1844; Lawrence J. Brengle, 1840-42; Maria Steiger, 1840; John S. Shriver, 1840-42; Samuel S. Shriver, 1840; Andrew K. Shriver, 1840 and 1842; Andrew Shriver, 1840; John A. Shriver, 1841; Isabelle Shriver, 1842 and 1844; Augustus Spangler, 1844; and Matilda Spangler, 1840 and 1844. Letter of Isaac Shriver to Andrew Shriver seeking his aid in obtaining the Frederick County clerkship, 1841. Letter of Louis McLane, President of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, to Horace Wilson, Chairman of the Committee of Internal Improvement in the Maryland Senate, about the bill before the Senate for increasing railroad rates, 1841. Letters of Lawrence J. Brengle about a religious revival in Frederick and Abraham Shriver' 5 illness, 1842. Letter from Augustus Spangler of Cincinnati, Ohio asking Andrew Shriver to loan him money for the purchase of a steam boat joining company, 1844. Letter of William Shriver about his candidacy for the Maryland legislature, 1844. Also, 72 letters addressed to Otho Scott and Henry D. Fernandis, Bel Air, Maryland lawyers, 1840-44.

BOX 34, 1845-57. Business and legal papers. Letter of Lawrence J. Brengle about the Schley and Goldsborough families conspiring to take control of the Frederick County bank, 1845. Letters of William T. Steiger about selling his western land holdings and patronage jobs in Washington, D.C., 1845-46. Papers of 1847-51 are wholly business and legal. Letters to Daniel Scott and Henry D. Fernandis, Bel Air lawyers, on legal maters, 1852-57. Much of the papers of 1847-57 related to Harford County. Papers of the Union Mills post office, 1854-56. Letter of Jacob Shriver about procuring a direct mail route for Union Mills, 1854. Letter of Andrew K. Shriver declining a position in the American Party, 1855.

BOX 35, 1858-67. Business and legal papers. Papers of the Union Mills post office, 1860-67. Few letters to A.K. Shriver and Sons about the leather business, 1863. Letters to Daniel and Otho Scott, 1858-59 and 1861. Petition to aid the sick and wounded soldiers, 1864.

BOX 36, 1868-1913. Business and legal papers, 1871-72, 1874, 1876, 1878-79, 1884-88,1895-98, 1902-04, 1907-08, and 1913. Receipt book, 1878-80. Letters to Henry D. Fernandis, 1884 and 1886. Letters to Thomas H. Robinson, Clerk of the Harford County Court, 1886. Visiting List, probably Union Mi1ls, 1889-94.

BOX 37, Undated and miscellandous. Undated letters mostly from James Renshaw, John S. Shriver, and Andrew Shriver. Numerous newspaper clippings about the celebration in Maryland of George Washington's birthday, 1932.

BOX 38, Undated and miscellaneous. Miscellaneous survey books, c. 1800-30. Miscellaneous land records, 1759-1881 and some undated. Miscellaneous Harford County legal papers, c. 1800-1900.

BOX 39, Account books. Five volumes of Union Mills daybooks, 1792-1802. Early nineteenth century copybook.

BOX 40, Account books.

BOX 41, Account books. and salesbook of Union Mills

BOX 42, Account books. Five volumes of Union Mills daybooks, 1795-1807, 1822-39. Five volumes of Union Mills daybooks, 1823-40. Barkbook tannery, 1824-30. Ledgers of Union Mills, 1836-60. Daybook of Union Mills tannery, 1835-41.

BOX 43, Account books. Ledgers of Union Mills, 1849-51. Volume of receipts, 1852-67. Union Mills farm diary, 1846-53.

BOX 44, Account books. Daybooks of Union Mills, 1841-66. Union Mills farm memorandum book, 1846-65.

BOX 45, Account books. Ledgers of Union Mills, 1851-53, 1867-79. Union Mills farm memorandum books, 1852-53. Daybooks of Union Mills, 1858-59.

BOXES 46-47. Typescript notes by J. Alexis Shriver on the 136 trips made by George Washington through Maryland, 1771-99.

BOX 48, Correspondence and business papers of various Shriver family members, 1742-1937. Contains letters of Andrew and Elizabeth Shriver; their children Andrew K., William, Eliza, Catherine, Mathilda, Maria and their respective spouses and other relatives. Also, business papers of Andrew and Andrew K. Shriver; land certificates and plats, and a variety of legal agreements. Also, papers of J. Alexis Shriver concerning affairs of the Harford County Boat Club.

Contents of BOX 48:

f.1 1742-1799 Land certificates & plats
f.2 1785-1821 Agreements (Papers of David Shriver Jr. Letters of Andrew Shriver)
f.5 1820-1846 Letters of Andrew Shriver
f.4 1802-1830 Business Papers of Andrew Shriver
f.5 1797-1801 Business Papers of Andrew Shriver – Road Construction
f.6 1813-1839 Letters of Elizabeth Shultz Shriver
f.7 1823-1863 Letters of Andrew K. Shriver
f.8 1854-1876 Business Papers of Andrew K. Shriver
f.9 1829-1831 Letters from Catherine C. and Lawrence Brengle
f.10 1812-1843 Letters from Eliza and Lawrence Brengle
f.l1 1837-1838 Letters from Maria Shriver Steiger
f.12 1846 Letter from Olivia Brengle to Jim _______
f.13 1877 Letter from C. C. Shriver to Aunt
f.14 1903-1938 J.Alexis Shriver Papers re Harford County Boat Club
f. 15 1903-1937 J.Alexis Shriver Papers - Harford County Boat Club ephemera

BOX 49 Contains personal and business letters of Andrew, Andrew K., and Elizabeth 3. Shriver and other family members; estate papers of Dr. John Shultz; memorandum books relating to the Shriver’s general store; land plats and deeds, and other papers.  Letters contain information on commodities and prices for the general store and tannery, crops, banks, and other topics (see index to box 49). A letter from John S. to Andrew Shriver (1822?) reports that James has yellow fever and that there were 95 deaths from it at the Point. A letter from Wi11iam Steiger to A. K. Shriver (1833) describes an experiment to draw moisture from hides.

1790-1849, n.d. Letters to Andrew Shriver
1795-1830 Copies of outgoing business letters of Andrew Shriver
1820-1859 Letters to A. K. Shriver
1829-1863 Copies of outgoing business letters of A. K. Shriver
1814-1838, n.d. Letters to Elizabeth S. Shriver
1818 Letter to John Shriver
1811-1812 Letters to Thomas Shriver
n.d. Letter to William Shriver
1864 Letter to Wirt (Shriver)
1838 Letter from Eliza (Shriver) Brengle
n.d. Letter to Anna Maria (Shriver) Steiger
1820-1826 Estate papers of Dr. John Shultz
1813; 1832 Authorization to use C. Tobey's patented bark mill; leather inspection law (1832)
1763-1820 Land papers

BOXES 50-52 Receipts, bills, account statements (1770-1859, n.d.)


MS. 750.1

BOX 1, 1784-1801. Mostly business papers of Andrew Shriver. These include letters from David Williamson, a Baltimore Town merchant, 1794-95; John Schley of Frederick, 1796-97; John Shultz of Baltimore City, 1800-01; and Finley and Taylor of Baltimore City, 1798-1801. Memorandum books of Andrew Shriver (1794 May and October 1796, July 1799, July 1800, March, June and August 1801) with notes on dry goods, hardware, groceries, paints, and miscellaneous accounts. Correspondence about the construction of the mill at Union Mills, 1798, and the Presidential election of 1800. Tallies of votes for the legislative elections in Frederick County for October 1797, October 1799, and October 1801, and for the Congressional Election in April 1801. A few items of interest are the following: a 1794 letter of David Shriver, Jr. to Andrew Shriver, his brother, asking for hat, vest, shoulder belts, shot bag and moccasins to be made for his militia uniform; a 1798 letter from Andrew Shriver to George Bear, member of Congress, asking for a "cross post from Littles Town or Hanover thro' Winchester to Balto." (a post office road); a 1798 letter from Andrew Shriver wanting to send his two boys --7 and 9 years old -- to school; and a 1800 letter from Andrew Shriver to Jacob Metzger concerning the advantage of roads through Gettysburg and Taneytown, Pennsylvania.

BOX 2, 1802. Andrew Shriver’s business papers, mostly his milling work, investments, and farming. Numerous letters from Hanover, Gettysburg, Taneytown, and Littlestown, all in Pennsylvania and Baltimore and Frederick in Maryland. Frequent business correspondents include A.F. Pate of Littlestown, Finley and Taylor of Baltimore, William D. Lepper of Baltimore, Jacob Kurtz of Baltimore, and John Shultz, also of Baltimore. A number of letters discuss Federal-Republican politics in Frederick County. Letters from Abraham Shriver discuss this as well as roads, the Levy Court, and newspapers. Letters from Daniel Heister, Roger Nelson, and Lawrence Brengle (sheriff of Frederick County) on politics. John Schley of Frederick writes frequently to Andrew Shriver on various legal matters. Long series of letters from John S. Shriver, residing in Frederick, to his parents Andrew and Elizabeth Shriver, commenting mostly on domestic news. Also, a tally of the votes for delegates from Frederick County in October 1802.

BOX 3, 1803-1806. Majority of the documents dated 1806. Mostly business correspondence with the following: John Shultz of Baltimore, 1803-06; Jacob Winrott of Littlestown, Pennsylvania, 1803-1806. A number of letters from Thomas Shriver, then in Baltimore, to his father Andrew, mostly on business and family matters, 1805-06. Most of the letters on politics -- again Republican-Federalist politics -- are from 1806. A few discuss the post office and road legislation in this county. Abraham Shriver’s correspondence of 1806 discusses politics and the Levy Court. Correspondence from John Schley, 1804-05, giving legal advice on a variety of matters to Andrew Shriver. Several letters comment on Andrew Shriver’s attempt to provide education for his children. Two letters from Joseph Scott of Philadelphia to Andrew Shriver, 1806, asking advice and information for his intended A Geographical Description of Maryland and Delaware. Voter statistics for the Congressional, Sheriff, and Assembly elections in Frederick County, October 1803.

BOX 4, 1807-1810. Documents of 1807-08 almost all concern the business affairs of Andrew Shriver. Includes a continuation of John Shultz's correspondence, 1807-10 (mostly 1809-10) and a large number of letters of John S. Shriver, the eldest son of Andrew Shriver, all in 1810; these letters, written from Baltimore, discuss market conditions there of leather and various agricultural products such as wheat, rye, and flour, and various investments such as in land and bark stock. Two letters from Daniel Clarke in 1810 discussing the construction and preparation of a mill for grinding corn and wheat in Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County. Many references in the correspondence to politics, most notably in 1809. A number of letters in that year discuss in detail the formation of Tammany Societies in Frederick; correspondents include Peter Little, Abraham Shriver, Alexander McKim, and on other political subjects Thomas Dickson, John Schley, and John Wampler of Westminster. Some letters comment on roads such as an 1810 letter of David Shriver, Jr. to Andrew Shriver about supplying stone for turnpike construction. A number of newspaper clippings with statistics on elections in Frederick County between 1807-1810. Memorandum books of Andrew Shriver of January and July 1810.

BOX 5, 1811-1812. Mostly family letters of Thomas Shriver and John S. Shriver to their parents, Andrew and Elizabeth Shriver. John's letters, written from Baltimore, discuss politics there, market conditions of flour and grains, banks, etc.; several letters comment on his study of law. Several letters of Thomas discuss his marriage in 1812. There are also letters from Isaac Shriver, James Shriver, Elizabeth Shriver and Abraham Shriver to Andrew Shriver. The letters of Isaac and Abraham, along with some from John Schley and Alexander McKim relate to politics in Frederick County. In this box there is also a memorandum book of Andrew Shriver for February 1811 and some newspaper clippings and manuscript notes about the 1811 elections.

BOX 6, 1813-1815. Mostly business papers of Andrew Shriver. The main correspondents to him are John Shultz, 1813-15; Thomas Shriver, 1813-15, now in York, Pennsylvania and mainly discussing the marketing of lumber; John S. Shriver, 1813-15, the most prolific of the writers, whose letters discuss general commercial conditions of Baltimore; and James Shriver, 1315, sending news from Union Mills while his father, Andrew, was on a business excursion to Baltimore. A number of items, including several printed circulars and pamphlets, related to a formation of a Westminster branch of the Commercial and Farmers Bank of Baltimore in 1814. A profusion of comments concerning the War of 1812. Scattered throughout John S. Shriver's letters in 1813-14 are descriptions of war conditions in Baltimore and British movements in the Chesapeake Bay. Several letters of Samuel Smith, 1814-15 and Alexander McKim, 1815, comment on such events, notably on the Treaty of Ghent. Some discussions on politics although not as detailed and numerous in earlier years. The most important of letters on this subject are from Abraham Shriver discussing the establishment of a Republican newspaper in Frederick and the formation of central committees.

BOX 7, 1816. A sizeable portion of the subject matter concerns the Shrivers' involvement in the opening of a bank in Westminster, in letters of John S. Shriver, Abraham Shriver and Thomas Shriver. The letters of Thomas are most valuable in this regard as he resided there and was up for appointment as cashier. One of Andrew Shriver’s letters to Samuel Smith discusses the significance of Republican factions in the bank and efforts to establish Thomas as cashier. The letters have references to other political matters, especially in Abraham Shriver's epistles. An interesting letter from Starck and Lange, publishers of the Hanover Gazette, commenting on the use of their newspaper to aid the Republican party in Maryland, subscriptions in Maryland, and the printing of handbills and tickets (March 5, 1816). Business letters, such as from John Shultz of Baltimore, and more personal family letters such as from James Renshaw and Matilda H. Spangler. There is also a memorandum book of Andrew Shriver, May - September.

BOX 8, 1817-1818. A large portion of the correspondence comments on the affairs of the Westminster Bank. Principal letter writers on this include Abraham Shriver and Isaac Shriver (writing from Westminster). The letters of John S. Shriver of Baltimore, James Renshaw of York, Thomas Shriver of "Sandy Mount," and William Shriver of Union Mills all discuss family events and business transactions. Abraham's letters also comment on politics. Some letters of John Shultz. Also includes Andrew Shriver's memorandum books for March - April 1817 and June 1818.

BOX 9, 1819-20. Mostly family correspondence with letters principally from Thomas Shriver of "Sandy Mount," William Shriver of Union Mills, and John S. Shriver of Baltimore to their father Andrew Shriver, mainly when he was in Baltimore. A large number of letters written by Andrew back to these sons, their commenting on strictly family news, business transactions, and occasionally on events in their neighborhoods. Some of Andrew's letters comment on politics; there are letters from Roger B. Taney, 1819, and Henry R. Warfield, 1820, and letters to Samuel Smith and Warfield. Some mention Andrew's attempts to gain positions for his sons; he writes to Samuel Smith in an effort to have John S. Shriver appointed to the Insolvency Commission created by the new bankruptcy law and for James on the National Road. Also an interesting letter from James Shriver in 1819 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, describing work on the National Road and life in western Pennsylvania. A memorandum book, May 1820, of Andrew Shriver.

BOX 10, 1821-1824. Predominant correspondent is John S. Shriver (most of it dated 1823) to his father about legal advice, business news, and especially leather and politics. Other correspondents ~nclude Abraham Shriver, James Renshaw and William Schley of Frederick (commenting on legal matters). A few letters from Andrew Shriver in 1821 to Samuel Smith regarding the appointment of John S. Shriver as "commissioner of insolvent debtors," to the Baltimore and Reistertown Turnpike Company with suggestions for improvements, and to Upton Bruce a long letter on conditions adversely effecting a justice of the peace. Also some letters from Henry R. Warfield, 1821, 1823-24 about the Bankruptcy Bill and National Road and other internal improvements.

BOX 11, 1825-1827. Correspondence mostly of family and business activities, led by the correspondence of John S. Shriver of Baltimore, 1825-27, and Thomas Shriver of "Sandy Mount" and then Frederick, 1825 and 1827. A few of Thomas’s letters refer to his work on the waterworks in Frederick and railroad stock. Some of John S. Shriver's letters also refer to the investments in railroads. A few letters from Joseph Shriver relate to his surveying work, 1825-27. A few letters of Andrew K. Shriver. A-July 1825 memorandum book of William Shriver.

BOX 12 1828-31. Largest portion is the correspondence of John S. Shriver, 1828-31, to his father, Andrew. and brother, Andrew K., discussing railroad construction and investment, roads, the anti-masons in Westminster, Isaac Shriver's political affairs and occasionally politics in general, and bookkeeping procedures for the tanyard at Union Mills. John Nelson of the Maryland Senate and Andrew Shriver correspond in 1830 about John S. Shriver’s continuance as Insolvent Commissioner in Baltimore. Other letters include some of Joseph Shriver, 1828, 1830-31, about the National Road; Abraham Shriver, 1830-31, about Jacksonian politics in Frederick; Andrew K. Shriver, 1830-31, about the tannery. A memorandum book of Andrew Shriver, August 1830, and some papers relating to Andrew Shriver’s claim vs. the estate of John Daugherty, 1828-30.

BOX 13, 1832-1833. Mostly correspondence between Andrew Shriver, Andrew K. Shriver, and William Shriver about business and family affairs at Union Mills; main subjects include market conditions in Baltimore, tannery and flour activities. Several letters from John S. Shriver, 1832, discuss the purchases of stock in the Reisterstown turnpike. Also a copy of the letter to William T. Steiger offering him a position in the U.S. Patent Office, 1833.

BOX 14, 1834-1835. Letters from Andrew Shriver and Andrew K. Shriver about business and family matters. A few letters from John S. Shriver that comment on the failure of the Bank of Maryland in 1834. Most prolific correspondents are William T. Steiger and his wife Maria (Shriver) Steiger of Washington, D.C. The letters of Steiger comment in detail on the inner affairs of the U.S. Patent Office, his dismissal, and his acquiring a position as a "Draughtsman" to the U.S. Land Office; several of his letters (August 13-17, 1835) describe an abolitionists' riot in Washington, D.C.

BOX 15, 1836-1838. Mostly the family correspondence of William T. and Maria Steiger of Washington, D.C. and Lawrence J. and Elizabeth Brengle of Frederick. Letters of William Steiger discuss his appointment as "Principal Clerk of the Surveys" in 1836. Nearly all the 1837 manuscripts are the letters of Lawrence J. Brengle which are primarily concerned with the illness of his daughter, Eliza Jane.

BOX 16, 1839-1847. A scattered assortment of business and family correspondence of William T. and Maria Steiger of Washington, D.C., 1839, 1841-42, 1844; John S. Shriver of Baltimore, 1839-40, 1842-44; Andrew Shriver, 1839-42; Abraham F. Shriver of Westminster, 1839; Andrew K. Shriver of Union Mills, 1839, 1842, 1844; Lawrence J. Brengle of Frederick 1839-42, l844; William Shriver of Union Mills, 1841, 1844; and Matilda Spangler of Union Mills, 1844-45. One of the letters of John S. Shriver, 1839, discusses Thomas Shriver's patent for a "spark catcher" for locomotives and a letter of Joseph Shriver, 1839, discusses Thomas' patent for coach springs. A letter of William T. Steiger discusses the use of the telegraph in the 1844 election returns.

BOX 17. Carroll Academy Records, etc. 1838-1944. Records of the Carroll Academy, 1838-1843, consisting of correspondence from Jacob Shower, 1838-41 of the Maryland House of Delegates about State financial support for the school; reports of the Board of Trustees to the Treasurer of the Western Shore of Maryland, 1840-43; and applications for the teacher's job there, August - September 1843. A small group of business correspondence and receipts addressed to A.K. Shriver & Sons, tannery at Union Mills. A folder of miscellaneous newspaper clippings and manuscript notes regarding Frederick County elections. A volume of records of the tannery maintained at Union Mills, 1865-1879. A folder of undated notes for speeches on various political subjects in Andrew Shriver's hand: subjects include embargo, Levy Court, roads, taxes, Germans and Republican party, U.S. Bank, religion, elections, etc. Daybook of personal expenses, 1914-1944, of Louis E. Shriver. Folders of undated correspondence of Andrew Shriver (17 pcs.), William Shriver (5 pcs.), Thomas Shriver (5 pcs.), John S. Shriver (5 pcs.), James Shriver (4 pcs.), Elizabeth Shriver (5 pcs.), James Renshaw (4 pcs.) Also contains a history of the family as compiled by Andrew K. Shriver in 1876, most of which was incorporated in Samuel S. Shriver, History of the Shriver Family and Their Connections 1684-1888 (Baltimore, 1888).


MS. 2085

Accession 70035
MS 2085
23 June 1976
"Shriver Family Papers, 1774-1957"
Gift of Dr. Frederic Shriver Klein

This collection concerns the history of one family residing at Union Mills Homestead, Carroll County, Maryland, from 1797 to 1957. The bulk of the collection is correspondence. There is a considerable amount of letters concerning politics in Frederick County, 1797 to c. 1820, mainly discussing the performance of -the Republican Party and German involvement. The main correspondent include David Shriver, Sr., Abraham and Andrew Shriver, Daniel Clarke, Jr., Benjamin Farquhar, Roger Nelson, Samuel Smith, and Alexander McKim. Also in the collection is a large amount of material on road construction, including David Shriver, Jr. and his work on the National Road and Joseph Shriver’s surveying in Indiana and Missouri; road construction and maintenance in the county is a common subject from the early nineteenth to early twentieth centuries. In this correspondence there are comments on the flour market, the mail service, railroads, banks, the formation of Carroll County from Frederick County in 1837, education, religion the leather tannery at Union Mills, the Civil War (especially the Battle of Gettysburg), and the history of the family. There are numerous diaries and memorandum books of family members: Andrew K. Shriver, 1824-29, 1832-74, 1880-83; Henry Wirt Shriver, 1855, 1859, 1862-66, 1875-81; Frederick Austin Shriver, 1861-62, 1868-77; Louis E. Shriver, 1869, 1872-1910, 1913-44. These individuals resided at Union Mills and discussed their personal activities as well as such subjects as farming, visitors, politics, religion, business, etc. There are also account books of the farm at Union Mills (cashbooks and ledgers), 1840-59, 1866-1945, and of the tannery (bark books, hide descriptions, cashbook), 1859-94. There is also a casebook for the Frederick County Levy Court, 1820-23, maintained by Abraham Shriver.

BOX 1, 1774-1801. Earliest documents (1774-75, 1778, 1783) are miscellaneous deeds and accounts. Letter of Andrew Shriver to his father, David Shriver, Sr., for advice regarding his marriage to Elizabeth Shultz, 1785. Letter of William Deakins, Jr. of Georgetown, Maryland, to Andrew Shriver to buy land along the Monocacy River to profit from the canal being built at the Great Falls, 1793. A few letters from David Shriver, Jr. while serving in the militia (1794-95) and discussing his trip to Kentucky (1796). Records about the building of the Homestead at Union Mills in 1797-98. Starting in 1801 a considerable amount of correspondence discussing politics in Frederick County, especially the election of Jefferson and the performance of the Republican party; correspondents include Daniel Clarke, Jr., Benjamin Farquhar, Roger Nelson, and Abraham, Andrew, and David Shriver, Sr. Letters also comment on oil road construction in the county. A series of letters from Finley and Taylor of Baltimore about the flour market there.

BOX 2 1802-1807. Majority of the contents concerns politics in Frederick County, especially the use of newspapers and barbecues as political devices, the concerns of the Republicans, and appeals to the German populace. Daniel Clarke, Jr., Roger Nelson, and Abraham and Andrew Shriver are the principal correspondents on the subjects. Some letters regard the Levy Court and justices of the peace, 1802. Andrew Shriver writes regularly concerning the establishment of a post office at Union Mills and a post road; Daniel Heister is his main addressee. Letters from Finley and Taylor of Baltimore about the flour market.

BOX 3: 1808-1810. A large number of letters written mostly by David Shriver, Jr. regarding the construction of the National Road in western Maryland; other correspondents on this and related subjects include John B. Colvin, C.H. Gist, Philip B. Key, and Samuel Smith. A considerable amount of correspondence on the 1808 Presidential election. Writing on political matters are Alexander McKim, Roger Nelson, Abraham and Andrew Shriver, and Samuel Smith. A lengthy letter frotn Andrew Shriver to Samuel Smith, October 20, 1808, describing the family’s efforts in politics, especially their work with the Germans, since 1797.

BOX 4, 1811-1819. Many letters discussing politics in Frederick County. Mostly of Abraham and Andrew Shriver. An August 4, 1812 epistle by John S. Shriver describes the riot in Baltimore against Alexander Contee Hanson. A greater portion of the materials concern the Shrivers' involvement in road construction. Commencing in 1813 a series of letters by David Shriver, Jr. concerning his role as Superintendent of the National Road, 1813 and after. Letters from David Shriver, Jr. to W.H. Crawford, the Secretary of the Treasury, discussing the progress of this road, 1819. Some letters discussing James Shriver's work on the National Road. Letters describing Abraham's and Andrew’s involvements in banks, particularly in Westminster.

BOX 5, 1820-1825. Mostly correspondence from or relating to David Shriver, Jr.'s work on the National Road, mostly to W.H. Crawford. Letter to James Shriver to his father, Andrew, February 8, 1820, stating his wish to go into the "mercantile business" because of the unsteadiness of employment in road construction. Letters from William Schley to Andrew Shriver starting in 1823 discussing politics and from Abraham Shriver about Levy Court business.

BOX 6, 1826-1837. A number of letters from Joseph Shriver to William Shriver discussing road surveys in Indiana and Missouri, 1828-29 Letters from William T. Steiger of Baltimore to Andrew K. Shriver in 1829 about the Westminster railroad. Letter from John S. Shriver to Andrew K. Shriver discusses riding "with Alderman Cooper in his Steam Carriage," 1830. Correspondence and notes, 1832-33 and 1837, about the formation of Carroll County from Frederick County. On February 3, 1834 George Shriver penned a lengthy letter from the Arkansas territory describing life there. Information on the family and conditions at Union Mills with letters between Andrew Shriver and his wife Elizabeth when the former made trips to Baltimore, 1831, 1835, and 1837.

BOX 7, 1838-1848. Letters from many different Shrivers, principally Thomas, John S., Jacob, and Andrew K. Main subjects are banks, roads, railroads, politics, miscellaneous investments, mail, and canals in western Maryland. In the mid-1840s are letters regarding Thomas 5 invention of bow springs for wagons and his construction of wagons for sale.

BOX 8, 1849-1856. Letters discuss canals, roads, and banks. Some materials on education (especially the Carroll Academy) and the sale of slaves. A long series of letters from B. Deford and Sons of Baltimore to Andrew K. Shriver about the leather business and the Shrivers' tannery starting in the mid-1850s. Henry Wirt Shriver corresponds frequently with his brother, Frederick Austin Shriver and his father, Andrew K. Shriver, while in Philadelphia learning the shoe business; "Wirt" also comments on the general quality of life in the city.

BOX 9, 1857-1865. A series of letters from Henry Wirt Shriver while in Baltimore, 1857-59, discussing business, attendance at the Maryland Institute, life in the city, and trips to such places as Harper's Ferry, Cumberland, and Frostburg. Materials concerning the leather business and the Carroll Academy. Most interesting papers concern the Shrivers' attitudes toward and activities in the Civil War. Letters from many members of the family, such as Christopher C. Shriver and Frederick A. Shriver, discussing the growing tensions between North and South. A long exchange of letters in 1863 between "Wirt" and "Aust" regarding the battle of Gettysburg; the former was in a militia unit of the Union army and the latter describes troop movements and miscellaneous activities at Union Mills. Letters from Mary Winebrenner, "Wirt's" future wife, of Hanover, Pennsylvania on the same subject.

BOX 10A, 1866-1899. Central subject matter is the business affairs of the family with an emphasis on the tannery at Union Mills and various land transactions. An interesting letter from Henry Wirt Shriver to Frederick Austin Shriver on May 16, 1889 explaining his hopes of building a perpetual motion machine.

BOX 10B, 1900-1957. Numerous business letters and accounts principally regarding the sales and purchases of cattle and hogs, bank accounts, and telephone bills. Numerous records related to the estates of Henry Wirt Shriver, Mary Jane Shriver, and Louis E. Shri\er. Some of the historical articles by Louis E. Shriver on the family. Most of the miscellaneous items relate to Louis E. Shriver's management of the Union Mills homestead. Also includes undated items and folder of genealogical contents --obituaries and births -- removal from the Shriver Family Bible.

BOX 11, Diaries and Accounts. Memorandum books, 1824-29, 1880-1883; personal account records, 1832-74; and diaries, 1857-58, 1860-61, 1863-64, of Andrew K. Shriver. The memorandum books include short notations in diary form of family and homestead events, and the diaries include concise descriptions of normal daily activities of a Maryland farmer -- weather, crops, and visitors.

BOX 12, Diaries and Accounts. Includes diaries of Henry Wirt Shriver, 1855, 1859, 1862-66. Mostly discuss fishing, harvesting of crops, and other daily activities. Starting in 1862 his comments become lengthier and more personal. Numerous comments on his reading, religion, personal habits, work in the tannery, his long courtship of Mary Winebrenner, and his service in the militia at the battle of Gettysburg.

BOXES 13-14, Diaries and Accounts. Includes diaries of Frederick Austin Shriver,

1861-62, 1868-1874, 1876-77; and his account books, 1871-1877. A composite personal account book of Henry Wirt Shriver, Frederick Austin Shriver, and Louis E. Shriver, 1873-93. The latter volume relates to their work on the Union Mills tannery. "Aust's" accounts refer to his work on the Union Mills farms. His diaries mostly discuss the farm and visitors and are not very personal.

BOXES 15-18, Diaries and Accounts. Diaries of Louis E. Shriver, 1869, 1872-1910, 1913-1944, at the Union Mills Homestead. The diaries chronicle the history of the Homestead with numerous comments on weather, the crops, the upkeep of the farm, visitors, and are very personal and show Louis's opinions on a variety of matters: politics (he was a leading Republican in Carroll County and there are many comments on elections and the condition of the party); his religious activities (he was a Lutheran but was also an acquaintance of James Cardinal Gibbons who visited the Shriver family in Union Mills regularly); and the history of the family and the county. The diaries begin to become more general and more concise in the 1930s and trail off considerably in the 1940s.

BOX 19, Diaries and Accounts. Memoranda books of Henry Wirt Shriver, 1875-81;  his wife, 1895-96, 1911-14; and Louis E. Shriver, 1893-1910. Estate records for Andrew K. Shriver, 1884; Frederick Austin Shriver, 1890; Henry Wirt Shriver, 1910; and Mrs. H. Wirt Shriver, 1917.

BOX 20, Union Mills Farm records. 3 volumes of cash books, 1845-56, 1866-75, 1884-1910.

BOX 21, Union Mills Farm records. 3 volumes cash books, 1885-1945 and 1 volume ledger, 1840-1859.

BOX 22, Union Mills Farm records. 3 volumes of ledgers, 1866-1909

BOX 23, Union Mills Farm records. 2 volumes of general farm memoranda and crop accounts, 1901-1945.

BOX 24, Union Mills tannery records. 4 volumes bank books, 1859-1891.

BOX 25, Union Mills tannery records. 3 volumes of tide descriptions, 1966-94, and 1 volume cash book, 1875-94.

BOX 26, Miscellaneous. A case book, apparently maintained by Abraham Shriver of the Frederick County Levy Court, 1820-23, with the date of hearing, the principals involved, and the decision made by the Court. An undated exercise book (of Andrew Shriver?) mostly filled with mathematical problems.


MS. 2085.1

Accession 69989
MS 2085.1
13 Sept. 1975
"Shriver Family Papers, 1794-1951"
Gift of Robert Campbell Shriver

This collection concerns the Shriver family of Frederick county (later Carroll county) Maryland. The bulk of the collection relates to the careers of James Shriver, a surveyor who worked on the C&0 Canal, National Road, and Wabash Canal in Indiana. where he died in 1826, and Samuel S. Shriver, a businessman of Pennsylvania who later became a Presbyterian minister. Materials in this group cover the principal work of James Shriver from 1823 to 1826 with a number of letters concerning the publication of a map in 1824 for the C&0 canal project. The papers of Samuel S. Shriver include many of his views on temperance, agriculture, business in Philadelphia in the 1850s while residing there, transportation and industry, and religion and theology. For both James and Samuel a large number of their published writings are available in two scrapbooks in the collection. The remainder of the collection includes several letters of David Shriver Jr. in the 1790s while in Kentucky, construction of the Shriver Homestead in Frederick County in the late l790s, and politics in that county in the first two decades of the nineteenth century. There is also an autobiographical sketch of John F. Mercer covering 1793-1801 concerning his eligibility for the Maryland governorship.

BOX 1, Correspondence, 1794-1951. Two letters from David Shriver, Jr., 1794 and 1796, discussing his duties in the militia and his trip to Kentucky. An autobiographical statement of John F. Mercer written in 1801 and relating to his residence 1793-1801; the purpose of the statement was his eligibility to serve as Governor of Maryland. Majority of the letters relate to James Shriver, a surveyor who worked on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, National Road, and Wabash Canal in Indiana where he died in 1826. A few letters from James in 1816-17 which mainly discuss his personal affairs and some business transactions. Many of the letters of 1823-24 relate to the publication of his An Account of Surveys and Examinations, With Remarks and Documents, Relative to the Projected Chesapeake and Ohio, and Ohio and Lake Erie Canals (Baltimore, 1824), which was published primarily to obtain a job as a surveyor. His letters in these years are written mainly from Washington, D.C. and comment on his efforts to obtain a job and the various acts regarding the construction of roads and canals. In 1824-25 the letters describe his survey work in western Maryland and Pennsylvania and in 1825 the death of his wife. The letters in 1826 discuss his survey work in the West; several are written from Fort Wayne in 1826. An 1824 letter written by Andrew Shriver to James Shriver asking him to allow Joseph Shriver to accompany him on the surveying work. A few letters from Elizabeth Shriver, 1835, discussing family events. A number of letters from Samuel S. Shriver, 1834, 1841, 1848, 1897, and his wife Caroline M. Shriver, 1873, 1875, 1879, 1881, 1891, 1895. Samuel's 1841 letter to his grandfather, Andrew, advises him not to purchase liquor for his store because of the temperance movement. His 1897 letter is a lengthy autobiographical statement. Certain letters discuss miscellaneous family events. A typescript copy of Louis E. Shriver's "Random Shots at Old Times," 1930, discussing the Shriver family history; some obituary notices of J. Alexis Shriver, 1951; and some undated items.

BOX 2, Scrapbooks, c. 1803-1890. Two scrapbooks. One composed of newspaper clippings by James Shriver, Samuel S. Shriver, his son, c. 1803-80, including poems; letters from James Shriver on surveying, 1823, 1825-26; articles by Samuel on the homestead at Union Mills, politics, temperance, and religion, 1840-80. Other volume consists mostly of articles by Samuel, c. 1840-90, on a wide variety of subjects including Philadelphia, railroads, local news, banks, and other economic subjects, trips, religion (especially the Presbyterian Church), the Van Rensselar Memorial Institute in New Jersey; education, and a huge number of assorted poems. Also a number of obituaries of the Shriver family.


MS. 2085.2

Accession 71145
MS 2085.2
26 June 1976
"Shriver Family Papers, 1774-1894"
Gift of Mrs. J. W. S. Foster, Jr.

This collection mainly relates to the careers of three generations of the Shriver family; James, Samuel S., and George M. The papers of James relate- to his surveying activities and include a letterbook of his, 1824-26, while he was chief of -the survey brigade for the C & 0 Canal in Western Pennsylvania, consisting mostly of letters to the Board of Internal Improvements in Washington, D.C.; a volume of letters from the Board of Internal Improvements to James Shriver, 1824; and a diary of his for June-July 1826 while in Indiana including pencil sketches of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and soldiers; there are also miscellaneous letters of his relating to his survey work for 1817, 1819, 1824-26. There is included in this collection a long 1830 letter from Joseph Shriver discussing the possible routes of the National Road from Vandalia to St. Louis, Missouri. Also included is a December 9, 1832 manuscript by Thomas and Joseph Shriver entitled "Report Upon the Reconnaissance of a Route for a Railway between Baltimore & Port Deposit". Between 1844 and 1847, William A. Rehshaw wrote to his cousin Samuel S. Shriver about his experiences at Pennsylvania College and the Theological Seminary in Gettysburg; the letter of Dec. 31, 1844 is a long description of his recent conversion experience. The rest of the collection consists of miscellaneous family materials related to Samuel S. Shriver -and George M. Shriver. Highlights include a series of letters between George M. Shriver of Baltimore and Wright & Rich of New York mostly discussing the company's dissatisfaction with Shriver's work, ~1885-86; and a series of letters from George M. Shriver to his wife discussing his trips to inspect B&~ railroad equipment in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Kansas, and Missouri, 1891-92.

BOX 1, 1774-1847. An agreement between Jacob Welch and John Shultz about Baltimore Town property, 1774. Rest of the items in this box relate to the careers of James, Joseph, and Samuel S. Shriver, 1817-47. Copies of letters regarding the marriage of James Shriver and Elizabeth Miller, mostly the fatherly advice of Andrew Shriver and John Miller, 1819. Copies of two letters, 1817 and 1819, from James Shriver concerning his surveying work on the National Road. Letter of James Shriver requests James Renshaw to aid his appointment as one of the three commissioners of Pennsylvania to make surveys on the "subject of internal improvements," 1824. Letter-book of James Shriver, May 24, 1824 to January 30, 1826, while chief of the survey brigade for the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in western Pennsylvania; consists mostly of letters to the Board of Internal Improvements and long summaries of the work, meteorological registers, sketches, and calculations. A volume of incoming letters from the Board of Internal Improvements to James Shriver, June 24 - September 26, 1824. Several letters asking James Shriver's opinion regarding Thomas P. Ray of Morgantown as a candidate to the Board of Public Works of Virginia, 1826 with notes of his work in Indiana including pencil sketches of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Two letters of Joseph Shriver to C. Gratiot about his work on the National Road, 1829. A long letter from Joseph Shriver discussing the possible routes of the National Road from Vandalia to St. Louis, Missouri, 1830. A manuscript by Thomas and Joseph Shriver, Report Upon the Reconnaissance of a Route for a Railway between Baltimore & Port Deposit," 1832. A series of letters from William A. Renshaw to his cousin Samuel S. Shriver, 1841, 1844-47, about his educational experiences at Pennsylvania College and the Theological Seminary in Gettysburg; the letter of December 31, 1844 is a long description of his recent conversion experience.

BOX 2, 1862-1894. Family letters related to Samuel S. Shriver and George M. Shriver. A "Sketch of the Ancestry & History of the Rev. John McClusky D.D.," a c. 1880 manuscript by Samuel S. Shriver. A series of letters between George M. Shriver of Baltimore and Wight & Rich of New York (Importers of "Table Delicacies and Specialties") mostly discussing the company's complaints that Shriver was not performing his jobs well, 1885-86. A series of letters of George M. Shriver to his wife discussing his trips for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company to inspect their property in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Kansas, and Missouri, 1891-92.


MS. 2085.3

Accession 71327
MS 2085.3
23 May 1977
"Shriver Family Papers, 1760-70, 1793-1800"
Gift of Mrs. Annatte E. Shriver Ritterhoff

Two ledgers of David Shriver, Sr., 1760-70, and Andrew Shriver, 1793-1800, showing the sales of such goods as sugar, nutmeg, wine, corn, whiskey, cloth, and various other dry goods.


MS. 2085.4

Accession 72101
MS 2085.4
7 July 1976
"Shriver Family Papers, 1764-1867"
Gift of Mrs. Helen S. Grant, Mrs. Charles J. Moore, and Mrs. George M. Shriver, Jr.

Scattered throughout this collection are family letters including letters from the related families of Miller, Swope, and Schley. Much of this collection are letters to David Shriver, Sr. seeking political favors and discussing political events on both a local and national level; these exist for 1789, 1794-95, 1801, with the majority falling between 1805 and 1810 when he served in the Maryland Senate. These letters also comment on roads, the court system, banks, elections, schools, military, etc. A large portion of this collection concerns the career of James Shriver {1794-1826). There are a few letters in 1812 and 1814 apparently relating to his business dealings for his father, Andrew. In 1818 and 1819 there are letters relating to his marriage to Elizabeth Miller. The papers in 1820 detail his work with David Shriver, Jr. on the National Road. The bulk of his correspondence in 1822-23 concerns his failing financial condition and lack of steady employment. In mid-1823 commences a long series of correspondence on the publishing of his map on surveys for the C&0 canal and the letters of that year and 1824 discuss his efforts to obtain an engineering -position. There are a few items relating to his work for the C&O Canal in 1825--26 with comments of his brother Joseph's -assistance. The collection also includes letters in 1829 about a canal connecting Frederick County with the Susquehanna River and a series of letters to Jacob Shriver concerning politics, roads, and the Westminister Railroad. There are a run of letters between 1830 and 1833 to Abraham F. Shriver from William Cost Johnson and--John W. Pratt on politics in Frederick County. The rest of these items are scattered with a few undated documents.
Deposit [blank]

BOX 1, 1764-1809. Mostly papers of David Shriver, Sr. Family letters from the related families of Miller, Swope, and Schley. Many letters to David Shriver, Sr. from his wife Rebecca and sons Andrew, Abraham, David Jr., Jacob, and Isaac. These letters discuss personal and business matters and a number addressed to David Sr. seek political assistance in the Maryland Legislature. Many epistles to David Sr. seeking political favors, 1789, 1794-95, 1801, and 1805 and 1809 when David Shriver, Sr. was in the Maryland Senate. Many letters discussing road construction, the court system, banks (especially 1806-1808), elections, and national events such as the embargo of 1808. An 1802 letter from Joseph H. Nicholson, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, describing the activities of the recent session of Congress and particularly the relations between the Federalists and Republicans.

BOX 2, 1810-1824. A number of letters, mostly 1810-12, seeking David Shriver, Sr.’s assistance or advice on political matters. The letters, mostly from Abraham Shriver, continue up to his death in 1826, and comment on the military, banks, roads and schools. Many family or business letters including a large number from Samuel Frey regarding property in Baltimore City, Maryland. Most of the papers relate to James Shriver of Uniontown, Pennsylvania. A few letters in 1812 and 1814 apparently relate to James's business dealings for his father, Andrew. Papers of his upcoming marriage to Elizabeth Miller and advice from his father on his vocation, 1818-19. Letters on his work with David Shriver, Jr. on the National Road, 1820. A May 31, 1820 letter of David Shriver, Jr. to David Shriver, Sr. with the news that he has been appointed one of the three commissioners to locate the route of the National Road from Wheeling, West Virginia to the Mississippi River. Letters of James Shriver describing a visit to a man who claimed to have invented a perpetual motion machine and his attempt to be appointed a prothonotary in Pennsylvania, 1820. James's correspondence with his father, Andrew, mentions politics, business and economic climate, banks, and post offices. The main subject of his correspondence of 1822-23 is his failing financial condition and lack of steady employment. A long series of letters on his publishing of his An Account of Surveys and Examinations with Remarks and Documents, Relative to the Projected Chesapeake and Ohio, and Ohio and Lake Erie Canals (Baltimore, 1824), 1823-24. Numerous descripts of his endeavor to obtain an engineering job, many written from Washington, D.C. describing the Congressional activities on roads and canals, 1823-24. The May 17, 1824 letter of James informs Andrew of his appointment as assistant civil engineer to survey for the route between the Chesapeake and Ohio.

BOX 3, 1825-1867. Earliest items in this box relate to James Shriver’s work on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal survey, 1825-26, with mentions of his brother's, Joseph , assistance; several letters commenting on the death of Mrs. James Shriver in early 1825. Several letters by Abraham Shriver concerning a canal connecting Frederick County with the Susquehanna River and a series of letters to Jacob Shriver, a member of the Maryland House of Delegates for Frederick County, relating to politics and political appointments, roads, and the Westminister Rail Road, 1829. A run of letters, 1830-33, addressed to Abraham F. Shriver and written mainly by William Cost Johnson and John W. Pratt discussing political occurrences in Frederick County. A short exchange of letters between Francis Scott Key and Abraham F. Shriver over some personal disagreement. The remainder of the material is scattered personal and business letters and a few undated items.


MS. 2085.5

MS. 2085.5
7 September 1976
"Shriver Family Papers, 1824-26, 1855-58, 1864-66, 1916"
Deposit from the Union Mills Homestead Foundation, Inc.

Collection includes the notebook, c. 1824-26, of James Shriver, with notes on such subjects as crystallizing tin, painting, varnish, mortar, various agricultural topics, bridge building, chemical nomenclature, soldering, metal working, -etc.- The book includes two pen & ink sketches of an apparatus for making soda water add a machine for raising water. Also included is a series-of letters from Andrew K. Shriver (his father) and Frederick Austin Shriver (his brother) of Union Mills, Maryland to Henry Wirt Shriver while in Philadelphia in the late 1850s working in the shoe and leather business. These letters discuss such activities as hunting and other recreational activities, weather conditions, road work, reading, visitors, the tannery business, deaths, etc. Some of the letters of Andrew K. Shriver offer typical fatherly advice, warning against such vices as drinking and smoking, succeeding in business, and financial assistance. There is also a scattering of letters from other family members to H. W. Shriver and some miscellaneous accounts.

Notebook of James Shriver with notes on crystalizing tin, painting, varnish, mortar, agriculture, bridge building, chemical nomenclature, soldering, and metal-working, c. 1824-26. Also includes two pen and ink sketches of an apparatus for making soda water and a machine for raising water. A series of letters from Andrew K. Shriver and Frederick Austin Shriver of Union Mills, Maryland to Henry Wirt Shriver while in Philadelphia working in the shoe and leather business, late 1850s. Discuss recreation, weather, road construction, reading, visitors, the Union Mills tannery, and fatherly advice against the evils of the city and on vocational decisions. A scattering of letters from other family members to Henry Wirt Shriver and some miscellaneous financial records.


MS. 2085.6

Accession 72390 and 73630
MS 2085.6
September 1976 and February 1978
"Shriver Family Papers, 1873-1908"
Gift of Mrs. J. W. S. Foster, Jr.

72390
This collection consists of correspondence to and from George M. Shriver. The letters generally discuss family news and his current vocational activities. There is a run of letters from George to James Shriver, 1887-88, of Hoffman’s Wharf in Accomack County, Virginia; these letters of l888 have references to an attendance at Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, the YMCA and the teaching of a phonography [sic. photography?] course, a "faith cure," the prohibition of alcohol and church activities. The letters resume in 1891 and mainly concern his marriage to Elizabeth M. Chism. Most of the remaining letters are from George to his wife while he is away on business; these letters discuss trips to Cleveland, Chicago, Pittsburgh, New York, and Mississippi. There is an interesting letter of 1900 in which George reveals some of his vocational aspirations.
1873-1908, 75 items.

73630
Papers of George McLean Shriver [1868-1942] largely incoming letters from his siblings and children. Some items relate to his work with the B&O Railroad. Includes papers relating to his wife Elizabeth [Chism] Shriver, their son railroadman Charles Mayer Shriver, his wife Ruth Lee [French] Shriver, and their daughter French [Shriver] Foster. Photographs of trip to U.S. West (ca. 1907) transferred to Prints & Photographs. 1876-1963, ca. 200 items

Correspondence of George M. Shriver, generally about family news and his vocational activities. Letters to James Shriver of Hoffman's Wharf, Accomack County, Virginia, 1887-88; references to Buffalo Bill's wild west show, the YMCA, the teaching of a photography course, a "faith cure," the prohibition of alcohol, and church activities. Letters about Geerge M. Shriver’s marriage to Elizabeth M. Chism, 1891. Rest of letters from George M. Shriver to his wife while he is away on business, discussing trips to Cleveland, Chicago, Pittsburgh, New York, and Mississippi.

Accession number 73630 was donated in February 1978 by Mrs. J.W.S. Foster Jr. (French Shriver Foster) who was the donor of the previous George McLean Shriver (1868-1942) material as well (Accession Number 72390).

The newly accessioned papers are largely the papers of George M. Shriver continue the papers of the previous accession. These new papers begin in 1911 (with 3 items from 1888) while the earlier papers ended in 1908.

This collection also contains papers of George M. Shriver's wife Elizabeth [Chism] Shriver (d. 1935), their son Charles Mayer Shriver (1893-1949), his wife Ruth Lee [French] Shriver (d. 1973), and their daughter French [Shriver] Foster.

GEORGE M. SHRIVER PAPERS

George M. Shriver’s papers are largely incoming letters from family members. There are letters from son Charles Mayer Shriver while at Lehigh (1911-12), daughter Helen at the National School, Domestic Arts and Science in Washington, D.C. (1917), and son Samuel at Cornell (1923-26). His son Charles M. followed George into the B & 0, and Charles' letters (1917-18) describe his railroad work in Portsmouth, Ohio and his army enlistment to do railroad work. Other family members writing to George (especially at Christmas and on birthdays) were his aunt Carrie [Caroline McCluskey?] (1917-26), his [sisters] Mary Jane Shriver (1916-1933), Bessie (1913-32), and Mary (Mrs. H. Wirt Shriver) (1913), his brothers William Payne Shriver (1888, 1932) and James Shriver (1931), and his cousin Louis E. Shriver (1927-31). There are also letters (1918) from George's nephew William Shriver who was in the army. He was stationed in Ohio and wanted more active duty.

A non-family correspondent was John F. Stevens who was with the Inter-Allied Technical Board, Siberian Railway. A copy of Stevens' letter (1919) to Daniel Willard of the B & 0 is in Shriver's papers. The detailed letter contains Stevens' observations on and his dislike of the Bolsheviks.

There are 2 letters (1926) to George from a Rev. Theisinger in Alsenborn-Rheinpfalz Germany. Alsenborn was apparently the Shriver ancestral home, and Theisinger writes of George's recent visit and the local church's financial straits due to German inflation.

George's papers also include his diary of 1887. Th it he recorded his daily activities especially his courtship of Elizabeth M. Chism whom he married in 1888. There are also 3 of his notebooks and 2 memoranda (1913, 1916) concerning the B & 0. Other items include wedding invitations and printed programs of railroad testimonial dinners.

ELIZABETH M. [CHISM] SHRIVER PAPERS

Elizabeth [Chism] Shriver (d. 1935) married George M. Shriver in 1888. Her papers consist of a few incoming letters (1881-87, 1917-33) from friends and a tribute to her work with the Woman's Auxiliary of Rosewood State Training School written after her death in 1935.

CHARLES M. SHRIVER PAPERS

Charles M. Shriver (1893-1949) was the son of George and Elizabeth [Chism] Shriver. Like his father Charles joined the B & 0 Railroad. Papers pertaining to him are letters he wrote to his father while at Lehigh University (l9l1-l2), working for the B & 0 in Portsmouth, Ohio (1917-1918), and enlisting in the army. These are in George M. Shriver’s incoming letters. Other letters by Charles are in his wife Ruth Lee [French] Shriver’s incoming letters. These 20 letters (1929) were written by Charles while attending a course on railway transportation at Harvard.

Charles papers include a few letters (1937-42) from his daughter French while she was at camp in New Hampshire and school in Massachusetts.

RUTH LEE [FRENCH] SHRIVER PAPERS

Ruth Lee [French] Shriver (d. 1973) was the wife of Charles M. Shriver. Her papers consist of letters to her from her husband while he was at Harvard (1929), and 30 letters (1937-1963) from her daughter French [Shriver] Foster. French's letters describe attending camp in New Hampshire (1937-41), attending school and teaching at House in the Pines, Norton, Massachusetts (1941-1947), and traveling in California 1963. There is also a play (1939) written by Ruth for a church benefit.

FRENCH [SHRIVER] FOSTER PAPERS

French [Shriver] Foster was the daughter of Charles M. and Ruth Lee [French] Shriver. Her papers consist of incoming letters mainly from her uncle George M. Shriver, Jr. while he was in the army 1942-45. Letters she wrote while at camp and at school are found in the incoming letters of her father and mother.

OTHER MATERIAL

There is a letter (1879) from Howard Shriver to Kate Shriver describing in detail a visit to her sister in Hanover, Pennsylvania. Also included is a copy of a poem by Rev. Samuel S. Shriver entitled "The Old Homestead." Mrs. Foster also donated a copy of (her grandfather) R.A. French's reminiscences (1895) of forty-eight years of railroad life.

MS. 2085.6 CONTAINER LIST

BOX 1 George M. Shriver Papers, 1873-1908 (ACC. NO. 72390)
BOX 2 George M. Shriver Correspondence, 1876-1932 (ACC. NO. 73630)
BOX 3 Records of George M. Shriver (ACC. NO. 73630), including:

Correspondence, 1933-37, n.d. Diary, 1887
Notebooks
Business Papers, 1913, 1916
Cards
Invitations
Dance Programs
Entertainment Programs
Dinner Programs
Newspaper Clippings
BOX 4 Elizabeth [Chism] Shriver Incoming Letters, 1881-87, 1917-33, Tribute, 1935
Charles M. Shriver Incoming Letters, 1937-46
Ruth Lee [French] Shriver Incoming Letters, 1929-63 Play, 1939
French [Shriver] Foster Incoming Letters, 1940-47
[Samuel S. Shriver] Poem, n.d.
R. A. French Reminiscences, 1895
Howard Shriver Letter to Kate Shriver, 1879


MS. 2085.7

Accession 72636
MS 2085.7
28 December 1976
"Shriver Family Papers, 1812-1852"
Purchase from the Western Reserve Historical Society

The bulk of this collection consists of papers reflecting the work of David Shriver, Jr. as superintendent of the Cumberland Road. There are some contracts made by Shriver for the construction of the road. - The majority of these documents are letters from William H. Crawford, 1816-21, 1823, concerning payments, methods of construction, specific projects such as the construction of a bridge over the Big Youghagany. A letter of 1819 from Crawford notified Shriver's appointment as superintendent of the road west of the Monogehela River. There are also two letters from Crawford, 1823, endeavoring to employ Shriver as superintendent of repairs on the road. - There is a letter from Andrew Stewart to Shriver about a Chesapeake & Ohio canal bill before Congress, 1827, and one about the sale of the canal, 1843. The remainder of the collection consists of some letters to John S. Shriver, 1812-13, 1815, 1821, 1825, 1831-32, 1840, 1842 about business transactions from Samuel Smith, James Carroll, Abraham Shriver, H.S. Geyer, and William F. Giles; there is a letter from James Ulyche, Surveyor of Public Works, North Carolina, about the employment of John S. Shriver as an engineer for the construction of roads, 1832. There are a few other letters and documents from Andrew Stewart and W.H. Crawford to James Shriver and Joseph Shriver. A letter of 1829 from Stewart advises Joseph Shriver of. the possibility of assisting him on the road from Union Town to Pittsburgh. There are some letters relating to Joseph Shriver's work as Cashier of the Cumberland Bank, 1835.

Papers of David Shriver, Jr. as superintendent of the National Road. Some contracts made by Shriver for the construction of the road. Mostly letters from William H. Crawford, 1816-21, 1823, concerning payments, and methods of construction. Letter from Crawford tells Shriver of his appointment as Superintendent of the National Road west of the Monogehela River, 1819. Two letters from Crawford endeavoring to persuade Shriver to accept the position of superintendent of repairs on the road, 1823. A letter from Andrew Stewart to Shriver about a Chesapeake and Ohio Canal bill before Congress, 1827, and about the sale of the canal, 1843. Remainder consists of letters to John S. Shriver about business transactions with Samuel Smith, James Carroll, Abraham Shriver H.S. Geyer, and William F. Giles, 1812-42. A letter from James Ulyche, Surveyor of Public Works of North Carolina, about the employment of John S. Shriver as an engineer to supervise the construction of roads, 1832. A few other letters and documents from Andrew Stewart and William H. Crawford to James and Joseph Shriver. A letter of 1829 from Stewart advises Joseph Shriver of the possibility of assisting him on the National Road between Uniontown and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Some letters relating to Joseph Shriver’s work as Cashier of the Cumberland Bank, 1835.


MS. 2085.8

Accession 72754
MS 2085.8
27 May 1977
"Shriver Family Papers, 1872-1938"
Gift of Dr. Frederic Shriver Klein

Two scrapbooks of Louis E. Shriver containing newspaper articles, many written by him, on Shriver family marriages and deaths, and local Carroll County news of weather, church activities, recreation, agriculture, and business, local history and traditions, construction of buildings, and elections, 1872-1938. Also includes some printed ephemera items. Letter of J. Alexis Shriver to Louis E. Shriver, 1928, about some photographs and newspaper clippings. Letter of J.H. Adams to Louis E. Shriver, 1922, about an article by Shriver that could not be used in the Baltimore Sun (Adams was Editor of the Sun).


MS 2085.9

Accession 73338 and 73619
MS 2085.9
November, 1977
"Shriver Family Papers, c. 1820-1889, n.d."
Gift from Union Mills Homestead Foundation, Inc.

This collection contains business papers of the A. K. Shriver & Sons tannery in Union Mills, Md. Included are incoming letters from merchants in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Derby, Ct. among other places, concerning the sale of hides and bark to the tannery and commenting on the quality, condition and prices of hides. Occasionally comment is made on the state of the market or conditions affecting it such as a journeymen shoemaker's strike in Philadelphia in 1871. A letter from Francis Shriver gives his opinion on the effect of B, F. Shriver's canning factory on the Tannery's insurance. Also, bills of sale, receipts, and accounts for hides, bark and waterpipes, among other items.


MS 2499

Accession 75647
MS 2499
March 1981
"Annie H. Shriver Cookbook, 1874"
Gift of Robert Campbell Shriver

Indexed cookbook (1874) of handwritten and printed recipes. The bulk of the recipes are for either breads, rolls, or desserts.


MS 2650

Accession 75949
MS 2650
28 October 1986
"Shriver Genealogy c. 1975"
See register for MS 750-750.1, 2085-2085.9, and 2499 in MS office.

Genealogical data on the Shriver and related families The collection traces the history of the family from Alsenborn Germany. Ludwig Schreiber originated the Conewago, MD branch. He immigrated in 1721 with his parents and brother Andrew who originated the Union Mills branch. Related families include: Forney, Yingling, Davis, Trexell, Koontz, Zahn, Kupsco, Shultz, Fundenberg, Myer, Colbert and Kitzmiller. Also some material on non-related Shriver families.


Index to the Shriver Collection
at the Maryland Historical Society

The following is an index to names of persons and places and selected subjects. This is an index of the container listing; however, each reference is followed by the number of the manuscript collection (750, 750.1, 2085-2085.8) and the box number within that collection, not the page number of this register. References to subjects are very selective. In nearly all the boxes of these collections there is material concerning the Shriver family's business and legal affairs; only the most important of these interests have been indexed.

Adams, J.H., 2085.7
Aitken, Dr. Andrew , 750, 49
Allegany County, Maryland, 750, 32
American Party, 750, 34
Annapolis, Maryland, 750, 6, 12-13, 31
Apothecary supplies , 750, 49
Arkansas, 2085.6
B.Deford & Sons (Baltimore City, Maryland), 2085, 8
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 750, 27, 29, 33; 2085.2, 2
Baltimore and Port Deposit Railroad, 2085.2, 1
Baltimore and Reistertown Turnpike Company, 750.1, 10, 13
Baltimore and York Turnpike Company, 750, 15
Baltimore City, Maryland, 750, 1-5, 8, 13, 15-22, 30-32; 750.1, 1-13,16; 2085, 1-2, 4, 6, 8-9; 2085.2, 1-2; 2085.4, 2
Baltimore County land certificates and plats, 750,48 f.l
Baltimore Sun, 2085.7
Bank of Maryland, 750.1, 14
Bank, U.S., 750.1, 17
Bankert, J., 750, 48 f.l
Bankert, Jacob, 750, 2, 4-6
Banks , 750, 49
Banks, 750, 16-17, 19-22, 31, 34; 750.1, 4-8, 14; 2085, 4, 7-8, l0B; 2085.1, 2; 2085.4, 1-2; 2085.7
Bark , 750, 49
Bark mill , 750, 49
Bartgis, M.E., 750, 17
Bear, George, 750.1, 1
Belair, Maryland, 750, 33-35
Birch, William Russell, 750,48 f.14
Bixier, Emanuel 750,48 f.2
Board of Commissioners of Insolvents for Baltimore City, 750, 28
Board of Internal Improvements, 2085.2, 1
Board of Public Works (Virginia), 2085.2, 1
Bond, Joseph A. C., 750,48 f.14
Bower, Christian 750,48 f.2
Bower, Christian, 750, 8
Boyer, Meichior, 750, 11, 14-16
Brengle, Catherine 750,48 f.9
Brengle, Eliza 750,48 f.l0
Brengle, Eliza Jane, 750.1, 15
Brengle, Elizabeth , 750, 49
Brengle, Elizabeth, 750, 32; 750.1, 15
Brengle, Lawrence J. 750,48 f.7,9,10
Brengle, Lawrence J. , 750, 49
Brengle, Lawrence J., 750, 7, 11, 30-34; 750.1, 2, 15-16
Brengle, Olivia 750,48 f.l0,12
Brewer, Nicholas, 750, 15-16
Brooke, Richard, 750, 14
Brown, Ann , 750, 49
Bruce, Upton, 750.1, 10
Canals, 2085, 1, 7-8; 2085.1, 1; 2085.2, 1; 2085.4, 2-3; 2085.7
Carroll Academy (Westminster, Maryland), 750.1, 17; 2085, 8-9
Carroll County, Maryland, 2085, 6, 15-18; 2085.7
Carroll County, Md. , 750, 49
Carroll, James, 2085.7
Carroll's Creek (Frederick County, Maryland), 750, 12
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, 2085.1, l; 2085.2, 1; 2085.4, 2; 2085.7
Chesapeake Bay, 750.1, 6
Chicago, Illinois, 2085.6
Chism, Elizabeth M., 2085.6
Cincinnati, Ohio, 750, 33
Civil War, 2085, 9, 12
Clarke, Daniel, Jr., 750.1, 4; 2085, 1-2
Cleveland, Ohio, 2085.6
Cody, William (Buffalo Bill), 2085.6
Colvin, John B., 750, 14; 2085, 3
Commercial and Farmer’s Bank of Baltimore, 750.1, 6
Cooper, Peter, 2085, 6
Crawford, William H., 2085, 4, 5; 2085.7
Crops , 750, 49
Cumberland, Maryland, 750, 17, 31; 2085, 9
Daugherty, John, 750.1, 12
Dave (slave) 750,48 f.3
Deakings, William, Jr., 2085.1
Deford, B. & Sons (Baltimore, Md.) , 750, 49
Dickson, Thomas, 750.1, 4
Dorsey, Henry, 750, 18
Education, 750, 9-10, 20; 750.1, 1, 3, 17; 2085, 8-9; 2085.1, 2; 2085.2, 1; 2085.4, 2
Erb, Peter 750,48 f.2
Evans, Oliver, 750, 18
Farquhar, Benjamin, 2085, 1
Fernandis, Henry D., 750, 33-34, 36
Finley & Taylor (Baltimore City merchants), 750, 6-7; 750.1, 1-2; 2085, 1-2
Finley, F ., 750, 5
Fischer, John, 750, 1
Forney, Adam, 750, 1
Forney, Henry 750,48 f.2
Forney, Philip 750,48 f.2
Fort Wayne, Indiana, 2085.1, 1; 2085.2, 1
Frank, Ludwig, 750, 4
Franklin Thrnpike, 750, 2$
Frederick County land certificates and plats 750,48 f.l
Frederick County, Maryland, 750, 2, 5, 8-10, 12-15, 20, 34; 750.1, 1-5, 17; 2085, 2, 4, 6; 2085.4, 3
Frederick, Maryland, 750, 1, 3-4, 7, 9-11, 17, 21-22, 32-33; 750.1, 1-2, 4, 6, 10-12,15-16
Frey, Samuel, 750, 16-18, 25; 2085.4, 2
Frey, Susanna, 750, 17
Frock, Jacob 750,48 f.2
Frostburg, Maryland, 2085, 9
Gallatin, Albert, 750, 17
General merchandise , 750, 49
Georgetown, Maryland, 2085.1
Georgraphical Description of Maryland and Delaware, 750.1, 3
Gettysburg Theological Seminary, 2085.2, 1
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 750.1, 1-2; 2085, 9, 12
Geyer, H.S., 2085.7
Gibbons, John Cardinai, 2085, 15-18
Giles, William F., 2085.7
Gist, C.H., 2085, 3
Glisar, John, 750, 9-10
Goldsborough family, 750, 34
Gratiot, C., 2085.2, 1
Great Falls, 2085, 1
Grundy, George, 750, 2
Hanover Gazette, 750.1, 7
Hanover, Pennsylvania, 750, 1, 3-4, 9-10, 14, 19-20; 750.1, 1-2; 2085, 9
Hanson, Alexander Contee, 2085j4
Harford County Boat Club 750,48 f.14,15
Harford County, Maryland, 750, 18, 28, 30, 33-36, 38
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, 2085, 9
Health, 750, 30-33
Heister, Daniel, 750.1, 2; 2085, 2
History of the Shriver Family and Their Connections, 750.1, 17
Hoffman’s Wharf, Virginia, 2085.6
Homestead, Union Mills 750,48 passim
Homestead, Union Mills, 750, 9-10, 16, 24, 27-31, 34-36, 39-45; 750.1, 1, 6, 8-9,12-13, 16-17; 2085, 1-2, 6, 9, bA-B, 11, 13-25; 2085.1, 1; 2085.5; 2085.7
Homestead, Union Mills, Md. , 750, 49
Howard, John Eager 750,48 f.2
Illinois, 2085.2, 2
Indiana, 2085, 6; 2085.1, 1; 2085.2, 1
Jackson, Andrew 750,48 f.7
Jameson, William, 750, 28
Jefferson, Thomas, 2085, 1
Johnson, John, 750, 12-14
Johnson, Reverdy 750,48 f.14
Johnson, Thomas, 750, 2
Johnson, William Cost, 2085.4, 3
Kansas, 2085.2, 2
Kentucky, 750, 5; 2085, 1; 2085.1, 1
Key, Francis Scott 750,48 f.3
Key, Francis Scott, 2085, 4, 3
Key, Philip B.,2085, 3
Kitzmiller, John 750,48 f.2
Knight, Jonathan, 750, 27
Koontz, F., 750, 13
Koontz, George , 750, 49
Kurtz, Daniel, 750, 2
Kurtz, Jacob, 750.1, 2
Lammott, David, 750, 1
Land certificates and plats 750,48 f.l
Land Office, U.S., 750.1, 14
Lange, Daniel P., 750, 20
Leather manufacture , 750, 49
Leather manufacture, 750, 4, 19, 27-32, 35, 41-42; 750.1,4, 10, 12-13, 17; 2085, 8-9, 10A, 12-14, 24-25; 2085.5
Lehr, Daniel, 750, 4
Lepper, William D., 750, 9-12; 750.1, 2
Levy Court, Frederick County, 750, 9-11, 14, 16, 24-25, 28; 750.1, 2-3, 17; 2085, 1, 5, 26
Little, Peter, 750.1, 4
Littlestown, Pennsylvania, 750, 3; 750.1, 1-3
Lord, Russell 750,48 f.14
Lumber business, 750, 18; 750.1, 6
Magruder, Patrick, 750, 14
Maryland Institute, 2085, 9
May & Payson (Baltimore City merchants), 750, 2
McClusky, John, 2085.2, 2
McKim, Alexander, 750, 17; 750.1, 4-6; 2085, 3
McLane, Louis, 750, 33
Medairy, Jacob, 750, 8-10
Medicine--prescriptions and remedies , 750, 49
Mercer, John F., 2085.1, 1
Methodism, 750, 32
Metzger, Jacob, 750.1, 1
Michael, Peter, 750, 4
Miller family, 2085.4, 1
Miller, Elizabeth, 2085.2, 1; 2085.4, 2
Miller, Jacob, 750, 11
Miller, John, 2085.2, 1
Milling (rye; bark) , 750, 49
Mississippi River, 2085.4, 2
Mississippi, 2085.6
Missouri, 2085, 6; 2085.2, 1-2
Monocacy River, 2085, 1
Monogehela River, 2085.7
Morgantown, West Virginia, 2085.2, 1
Myer, Henrietta, 750, 19
National Road, 750, 16-19, 31-32; 750.1, 9-10, 12; 2085, 3-5; 2085.1, 1; 2085.2, 1; 2085.4, 2; 2085.7
Nelson, John, 750.1, 12
Nelson, Roger, 750, 13-14; 750.1, 2; 2085, 1-3
New York, 2085.2, 2; 2085.6
Newspapers, 750, 9-11, 17, 20; 750.1, 2, 6-7; 2085, 2; 2085.7
Nicholson, Joseph H., 2085.4, 1
North Carolina, 2085.7
Ohio, see Cincinatti also, 2085.2, 2
Otterbein Church (Baltimore City, Maryland), 750, 15, 17
Pate, A.F., 750.1, 1
Patent Office, U.S., 750.1, 13-14
Pennsylvania College, 2085.2, 1
Pennsylvania Worhenschrift, 750, 9-10
Pennsylvania, 2085.1, 1; 2085.2, 1-2
Petersburg, Pennsylvania, 750, 4-6, 21-22
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 750, 18; 2085, 8; 2085.1, 2; 2085.5; 2085.6 2085.7
Photography, 2085.6
Politics 750,48 f.3,l0
Politics, 750, 7, 9-11, 13-15, 19-23, 25, 28, 31, 33-32; 750.1, 1-7, 9-10, 12, 14, 16-17; 2085, 1, 3-5, 7, 15-18; 2085;l, 1; 2085.4, 1-3; 2085.7
Port Deposit Railroad, 750, 29
Post office affairs, 750, 4-6, 9-10, 14, 23, 34-35; 750.1, 1, 3; 2085, 2; 2085.4, 2
Pratt, John W., 2085.4, 3
Rai1rods, 750, 27-29, 32-33; 750.1, 11-12, 16; 2085, 6-7; 2085.1, 1; 2085.2, 1; 2085.4, 3; 2085.6
Ray, Thomas P., 2085.2, 1
Religion 750,48 f.3,6,l0
Religion, 750, 13, 15, 30, 32-33; 750.1, 17; 2085, 15-18; 2085.1, 2; 208592; 2085.6; 2085.7
Renshaw, James 750,48 f.7.
Renshaw, James , 750, 49
Renshaw, James, 750, 19-23, 28-32, 37;750.1, 7-8, 10, 17; 2085.2, 1
Renshaw, Rebecca, 750, 18-22
Renshaw, William A., 2085.2, 1
Ritchie, William, 750, 16
Roads 750,48 f.5
Roads, 750, 8-10, 12-13, 15-16, 18-20,28,31-32; 750.1, 1-4, 9-10, 12, 17; 2085, 1-8, 2085.1, 1; 2085.2, 1;2085.4, 1-3; 2085.5; 2085.7
Robinson, Thomas H., 750, 36
Rutter, Thomas, 750, 16
Sandy Mount, 750, 28; 750.1, 8-9,11
Schley family, 750, 34; 2085.4, 1
Schley, John, 750, 11, 13; 750.1, 1-5
Schley, William, 750, 30; 750.1, 10;2085.5
Scott, Daniel, 750, 34-35
Scott, Joseph, 750.1, 3
Scott, Otho, 750, 30, 33, 35
Shaff, Arthur, 750, 6, 14
Sharpe, Miss A.E., 750, 18
Shriver Brothers 750,48 f.8; 2085.9
Shriver, A. K. & Sons Tannery 2085.9
Shriver, A.K and Sons, 750, 35; 750.1, 17
Shriver, Abraham , 750, 49
Shriver, Abraham F., 750, 32; 750.1,16;2085.4, 3
Shriver, Abraham, 750, 4, 6, 9-10, 13,15-16, 18-27, 30-31, 33; 750.1, 2-8, 10, 12; 2085, 1-5, 26; 2085.4, 1-3;2085.7
Shriver, Alexander, 750, 32
Shriver, Andrew 750,48 f2,3,4,5,6,7,9,l0
Shriver, Andrew , 750, 49
Shriver, Andrew K. 750,48 f.7,8,l0; 2085.9
Shriver, Andrew K. , 750, 49
Shriver, Andrew K., 750, 27, 30, 32-34; 750.1, 11-14, 16-17; 2085, 6-8, 11, 19; 2085.5
Shriver, Andrew, 750, 1-25, 27-31, 33,37; 750.1, 1-10, 12-14, 16-17; 2085, 1-526; 2085.1, 1; 2085.2, 1; 2085.3, 1; 2085.4, 1
Shriver, Ann E. , 750, 49
Shriver, Ann E., 750, 19, 21-22, 30, 32
Shriver, Anna Katherine 750,48 f.7
Shriver, B.F. 2085.9
Shriver, C.G. 750,48 f.13
Shriver, Caroline N., 2085.1, 1
Shriver, Charles, 750, 30
Shriver, Christopher C., 2085, 9
Shriver, David F., 750, 13
Shriver, David H., 750, 31
Shriver, David Jr. 750,48 f.2
Shriver, David Jr. , 750, 49
Shriver, David, Jr., 750, 4-5, 8-10, 12, 16-18; 750.1, 1, 4; 2085, 1, 3-5; 2085.1, 1; 2085.4, 1-2; 2085.7
Shriver, David, Sr., 750, 1-2, 12-13, 15, 27; 2085, 1; 2085.3, 1; 2085.4, 1-2
Shriver, Edward, 750, 31
Shriver, Edwin T., 750, 31
Shriver, Eliza, 750, 30
Shriver, Elizabeth S. , 750, 49
Shriver, Elizabeth Shultz 750,48 f.3,6,9,l0
Shriver, Elizabeth, 750, 12, 17, 30-31; 750.1, 2, 5, 17; 2085, 6; 2085.1,1
Shriver, Ellen, 750, 31
Shriver, Francis 2085.9
Shriver, Frederick Austin, 2085, 8-9, bA, 13-14, 19; 2085.5
Shriver, George , 750, 49
Shriver, George M., 2085.2, 2; 2085.6
Shriver, George, 750, 30-31; 2085, 6
Shriver, Harriet, 750, 31-32
Shriver, Henrietta, 750, 23
Shriver, Henry Wirt, 2085, 8-9, bA-B, 12-14, 19; 2085.5
Shriver, Henry, 750, 31; 2085, 19
Shriver, Isaac , 750, 49
Shriver, Isaac, 750, 6, 17, 20, 27-28, 33; 750.1, 5, 8, 12; 2085.4, 1
Shriver, Isabelle, 750, 33
Shriver, J. Alexis 750,48 f.14,15
Shriver, J. Alexis, 750, 46-47; 2085.1, 1; 2085.7
Shriver, Jacob 5., 750, 26
Shriver, Jacob, 750, 15, 34; 750.1, 17; 2085, 7; 2085.4, 1, 3
Shriver, James , 750, 49
Shriver, James, 750, 18-19, 21-22; 750.1, 5-6, 9, 17; 2085, 4-5; 2085.1, 1-2; 2085.2, 1; 2085.4, 2-3; 2085.5
Shriver, John 5., 750, 9-10, 15-33, 37; 750.1, 2, 4, 5-14, 16-17; 2085, 4, 6-7, 2085.7
Shriver, John A., 750, 31-33
Shriver, John S. , 750, 49
Shriver, Joseph, 750, 20, 27-32; 750.1, 11-12, 16; 2085, 6; 2085.1, 1; 2085.2, 1; 2085.4, 3; 2085.7
Shriver, Louis E., 750.1, 17; 2085, lOB, 13-19; 2085.1, 1; 2085.7
Shriver, Maria, 750, 19
Shriver, Mary 750,48 f.6
Shriver, Mary Jane, 2085; l0B
Shriver, Mary, 750, 31-32
Shriver, Mathilda 750,48 f.3, 10
Shriver, Matilda, 750, 17
Shriver, Rebecca, 750, 12-13; 2085.4, 1
Shriver, Samuel 5., 750, 33; 750.1, 17; 2085.1, 1-2; 2085.2, 1-2
Shriver, Susan, 750, 13
Shriver, Thomas 750,48 f.2
Shriver, Thomas , 750, 49
Shriver, Thomas, 750, 9-10, 12-13, 16-26, 28-32; 750.1, 3, 5-9, 11, 16-17; 2085,7; 2085.2, 1
Shriver, William 750,48 f.7,lO
Shriver, William , 750, 49
Shriver, William, 750, 19, 23, 29-30, 32-33; 750.1, 8-9, 11, 13, 16-17; 2085, 6
Shriver, Wirt , 750, 49
Shultz, Elizabeth, 2085, 1
Shultz, John 750,48 f.4
Shultz, John , 750, 49
Shultz, John, 750, 1, 3-8, 13-17, 20-24; 750.1, 1-4, 6-8; 2085.2, 1
Shultz, W. 750,48 f.3
Slavery, 750, 19; 2085, 8
Smith, Samuel, 750, 15, 18; 750.1, 6-7, 9-10; 2085, 3; 2085.7
Spangler, Augustus, 750, 33
Spangler, Matilda , 750, 49
Spangler, Matilda, 750, 19-22, 30, 33; 750.1, 7, 16
Spangler, Michael 750,48 f.3
Spangler, Michael H., 750, 21-22
St. Louis, Missouri, 2085.2, 1
Stark & Lange (Hanover, Pennsylvania printers), 750, 14; 750.1, 7
Steamboats, 750, 33
Steiger, Anna Maria (Shriver) , 750, 49
Steiger, Augusta 750,48 f.9
Steiger, Maria 750,48 f.ll
Steiger, Maria, 750, 30-33; 750.1, 14-16
Steiger, William , 750, 49
Steiger, William T., 750, 29-30, 32-34; 750.1, 13-16; 2085, 6
Steiner, Dr. Bernard 750,48 f.14
Steinsifer, Peter 750,48 f.2
Stewart, Andrew, 750, 31; 2085.7
Susquehanna River, 2085.4, 3
Sweitzer, Ludwick, 750, 8-10
Swope fami1y, 2085.4, 1
Tammany societies, 750.1, 4
Taney, Roger B., 750.1, 9
Taneytown, Pennsylvania, 750.1, 1-2
Taylor, William W., 750, 16
Tobey, C., 750, 49
Tyler, Dr. William, 750, 13
U.S. Topographical Office 750,48 f.3
Ulyche, James, 2085.7
Union Mills, see Homestead
Uniontown, Pennsylvania, 750.1, 9; 2085.4, 2; 2085.7
Upper Marlboro, Maryland, 750.1, 4
Van Buren, Martin 750,48 f.10
Van Renssaler Memorial Institute (New Jersey), Wabash Canal (Indiana), 2085.1, 1; 2085.1, 2
Vandalia, Illinois, 2085.2, 1
Wampler, John, 750, 16; 750.1, 4
War of 1812, 750.1, 6
Warfield, Henry R., 750.1, 9-10
Warield, Alex, 750, 19
Washington, D.C., 750, 17, 34; 750.1, 14-16; 2085.1, 1; 2085.4, 1
Washington, George, 750, 37, 46-47
Welch, Jacob, 2085.2, 1
West Point (New York), 750, 26-27
Westminster Railroad, 2085.4, 3
Westminster, Maryland, 750, 19-20, 32; 750.1, 4,4-8,12, 16; 2085, 4, 6
Wheeling, West Virginia, 2085,4, 2
Williams, J.S. 750,48 f.3
Williamson, David, 750.1, 1
Wilson, Horace, 750, 33
Winebrenner, Mary, 2085, 9, 12
Winrott, Jacob, 750.1, 3
Wirt, Ann 750,48 f.7
Wirt, Catherine 750,48 f.7
Wirt, Henry 750,48 f.7
Wright & Rich (New York importers), 2085.2, 2
Yellow fever (1822) , 750, 49
Yellow fever, 750, 4
Yingling, Margaret, 750, 48, f2
YMCA, 2085.6
York County, Pennsylvania, 750, 4
York, Pa. , 750, 49
York, Pennsylvania, 750, 3, 18; 750.1, 6
Young, Samuel, 750, 5


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Source: Richard J. Cox, "A Register of the Shriver Family Papers at the Maryland Historical Society (MS 750-750.1, 2085-2085.8)", August 1977; edited and converted to HTML by J. Douglass Klein, December, 1998