Unit 1: Extracts from Council Books
1638 - 1685
August 1659 - March 1685
September 1659 - January 1685 (missing: p. 29-32)
April 1677 - June 1677
June 1677 Seating the Seaboard
March 1683/4 Planting the Northern Border
March 1683/4 - March 1685/6 Mr. Talberts Commission for Taking New Castle
April 1685 Treaty with Indians
Source: Maryland Historical Society, Calvert Papers 703-711
Unit 2: Proprietary Records
August 1636 - November 1657 Liber C.B.
Source: Maryland State Archives, Md-Ar-3822
Unit 3: Proprietary Records
December 1637 - 1642 Liber Z
Source: Maryland State Archives, Md-Ar-3820
Unit 4: Proprietary Records
August 1642 - February 1644/5 Liber P.R. or Liber E.
Source: Maryland State Archives, Md-Ar-3821
Unit 5: Council Proceedings
February 1647 - February 1651 Liber A. (missing: p. 123-124, 276-277, 283-284)
Source: Maryland State Archives, Md-Ar-3821a
The Early State Records Series was created between 1941 and 1950 as a joint project by the Library of Congress and the University of North Carolina. Edited by William Sumner Jenkins it resulted in 1600 reels of microfilm containing government records from 48 states. There were 62 reels created containing records from Maryland up to 1867. They are the starting point from which new transcribed and indexed volumes in the Archives of Maryland in part will be derived.
The digital edition of the Archives of Maryland is published by the Maryland State Archives through a grant from the Information Technology Fund of the State of Maryland. As part of an ongoing effort to provide greater access to Maryland Legal History, the Archives is bringing the Archives of Maryland online, linking the transcribed and edited contents to scans of the original documents from which the indexed transcripts are derived.