Charles Carroll collection
- Majority of material found within 1776 - 1867
Conditions Governing Access note
Collection is open for use.
Conditions Governing Use note
0.47 Cubic Feet (1 legal size document box)
Charles Carroll married Mary Darnall in 1768. They were the parents of Charles Carroll of Homewood (1775-1825), Mary (married Richard Caton), and Catherine (married Gen. Robert Goodloe Harper (1765-1825). Carroll, described often as the wealthiest man in the Colonies, had built for each of his children a very notable house. The most renown of the Carroll houses is Homewood House, built 1802 - 1804, for his only son. Homewood House remains today on the campus of The Johns Hopkins University and is recognized as an outstanding example of architecture of the early Federal period.
Charles Carroll of Carrollton died in Baltimore in 1832.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition note
An exhibit celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Carroll of Carrollton was presented at the Baltimore Museum of Art in 1937. Possibly, at that time, Philip A. Carroll, owner of Doughoregan, the Carroll Family estate in Howard County, Maryland, re-opened a file of letters and documents while he was arranging for portraits and other family articles to be loaned for the exhibit.
Processing Information note
- American Revolution (1775-1783)
- Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801
- Barney, Joshua, 1759-1818
- Campbell, Bernard U.
- Carroll family
- Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832
- Carroll, Charles, 1775-1825
- Cooper, Thomas, 1759-1839
- Doughoregon Manor
- Ewell, Richard Stoddert, 1817-1872
- Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786
- Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804
- Historic buildings
- Homewood House Museum (Johns Hopkins University)
- Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834
- Mayer, Brantz, 1809-1879
- Mercer, John Francis, 1759-1821
- Scott, William, 1743-1796
- United States
- War of 1812
Part of the Special Collections Repository
The Sheridan Libraries
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA