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BALTIMORE CITY
BALTIMORE CITY ARCHIVES
(Register)
1797-1965
BRG32
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The register's office, among the first created by the municipal government after incorporation in 1796, had the responsibilities to maintain ...More


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Sub Series 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, ...More

BCA BRG32-1
Sub Series 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. BCA BRG32-2
Sub Series 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 ...More

BCA BRG32-3
Sub Series 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). BCA BRG32-4
Sub Series 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 ...More

BCA BRG32-5
Sub 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. BCA BRG32-6
Sub Series 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. BCA BRG32-7
Sub Series 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). BCA BRG32-8
Sub Series Details 1926-1951 Daily Cash Record Sheets Listings of daily balances of municipal accounts in local banks. Deposits and withdrawals are also indicated. BCA BRG32-9
Sub Series 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. BCA BRG32-10
Sub Series 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 ...More

BCA BRG32-11
Sub Series 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. BCA BRG32-12
Sub Series 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. BCA BRG32-13
Sub Series 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 ...More

BCA BRG32-14
Sub Series Details 1828-1985 Commissioners of Finance Records Variety of material relating to financial transactions associated with the city debt including 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.); financial reports, 1874, 1880-81 (6 vols.;' and minutes, 1839-71 (1 vol.). The ...More

BCA BRG32-15