BALTIMORE CITY ARCHIVES
(Early Records of Baltimore)
This is an artificial record group of early records concerning Baltimore Town. It consists of nine volumes compiled from the Baltimore Town Commissioners (see RG. 1), the City Commissioners (see RG. 3), the Office of Mayor (see RG. 9), the City Council (see RG. 16), the Special Commissioners, and the Board of Port Wardens. These records relate to land and contain testamentary proceedings, accounts and petitions for street and wharf construction and repair, lists of fines and special taxes, and other administrative and financial records.
Researchers who are interested in more detailed information about the various agencies represented here should consult Jacob H. Hollander's, The Financial History of Baltimore (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1899) and the appropriate record group descriptions in this guide.