| || ||Date||Series Name||Description||MSA Citation
| || Details||1800-1924||HRS Indexed Records|
Assorted items including correspondence, financial accounts, contracts and bonds, legal documents, contracts for municipal work, bills and receipts, insurance policies, and city stock certificates. Subjects cover numerous aspects of Baltimore financial management. Majority of contracts date from the 1880's to 1907, probably the likely predecessor of that found in RG.35, series 1, Contracts and Bonds, 1907-present.
A separate item index is available for all HRS indexed records at the Baltimore City Archives.
| || Details||1817-1980||Stock and Loan Records|
Financial records relating to municipal revenue raised for a variety of enterprises. Some of the records are incomplete.
A listing of the types of stock and loans represented is available at the Baltimore City Archives.
| || Details||1797-1914||Ledgers||General financial accounts with transactions listed as debits and credits within account categories such as street repairs, stock redemption, licenses, and taxes. Each volume represents a record of all transactions made during a specified period of time, usually one year. Cross references for each posting are provided to corresponding entries in the cash books (series 4) and the journals (series 5).||BRG32-3
| || Details||1799-1914||Cash Books||General financial accounts with transactions listed as
debits and credits according to date of receipt or
expenditure. Each volume represents a record of all
transactions made during a specified period of time, usually
one year. Cross references for each posting are provided to
corresponding entries in the ledgers (series 3) and the
journals (series 5).||BRG32-4
| || Details||1856-1876||Journals||General financial accounts with transactions listed as
debits and credits within monthly account categories such as
taxes collected in March and police expenses for August.
Each volume represents a record of all transactions made
during a specified period of time, usually one year. Cross
references for each posting are provided to corresponding
entries in the ledgers (series 3) and the cash books (series
| || Details||1884-1910||Index to the City Debt||Personal name indexes to owners of municipal stocks and
bonds for 1884, 1890, 1904, and 1910. Values and
transactions are indicated.||BRG32-6
| || Details||1837-1848, 1853-1856||License, Fine and Fee Accounts||Daily listings for monies received from general
licenses, tonnage, market rents, sale of manure, foreign
passengers, municipal seals, fines, storage of gunpowder,
and theatrical performances.||BRG32-7
| || Details||1797-1839||Annual Summaries of Municipal Revenue and Expenditures|
Annual statements of city's financial accounts by category such as taxes and street repairs. Debits and credits are displayed separately.
Also available on microfilm (BCA 1190).
| || Details||1926-1951||Daily Cash Record Sheets||Listings of daily balances of municipal accounts in local banks. Deposits and withdrawals are also indicated.||BRG32-9
| || Details||1918-1922, 1946-1955||Petty Cash Books||Monthly record of city receipt of tax returns and
deposits in local banks. Transactions are listed as debits
and credits according to date of receipt or deposit.||BRG32-10
| || Details||1862-1867||Civil War Bounty and Relief Records||Assortment of records relating to city and state efforts to acquire military recruits and provide relief for soldier's families. Enlistment bounty applications and receipts indicate soldier's name, company, and the sum entitled. Relief returns provide information regarding military dependents, primarily cash received. There is no orderly internal arrangement or index for this material. Several undated alphabetical lists of draftees and substitutes along with minutes of the bounty board (August 1864 - January 1865) are also available.||BRG32-11
| || Details||1824-1845||Newspaper Clippings||Clippings from local papers concerning city elections,
appointments, ordinances and resolutions, financial
announcements, and advertisements for contract bids.
Material probably was collected by the register in his
capacity as custodian of municipal records.||BRG32-12
| || Details||1877-1904||Register Correspondence with City Solicitor|
Letters concerning legal questions such as transfer of city stock ownership, redemption of stock, and methods of bond deposit.
Located in Box 106 of series 1.
| || Details||1837-1909||Assorted Financial Records||Included are renewals of lost city stock certificates,
1837-82 (2 vols.); street paving and opening ledgers, 1905-
14 (2 vols.); city debt interest accounts, 1869-80 (1 vol.);
attorney judgement collections, 1852-58 (1 vol.); city rents
ledger, 1897-1907 (1 vol.); short term bank notes ledger,
1861 (1 vol.); interest collected on the city debt ledger,
1877-84 (1 vol.); interest paid on the funded debt journal,
1927-39 (1 vol.); and plats of public parks and squares -
property book no. 3, 1879-1909 (1 vol.); unidentified
ledger, ca. 1850 - ca. 1880; accounts of deposits and
withdrawals of city bank funds, 1934-38.||BRG32-14
| || Details||1828-1985||Commissioners of Finance Records||A variety of material relating to financial transactions associated with the city debt including minutes from the Commissioners of Finance, 1839-71 (1 vol.), 1912-1961 (8 vols.; all are indexed) and the minutes for 1972-1985 are on microfilm. (BCA 5550-52). Other items include cash books, 1905-63 (8 vols.); ledgers, 1828, 1909-23 (3 vols.); sinking fund accounts, 1835-61 (19 vols.); defense loans 1 and 2, (1863- 73) (1 vol.); and financial reports, 1874, 1880-81 (6 vols.)||BRG32-15