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Maryland Authors

A guide to Special Collection resources focusing on authors associated with the state of Maryland.

19th Century Maryland Authors

The following is a list of works by Maryland authors who wrote primarily in the 19th century, arranged alphabetically by author, that are available in the Maryland Room.  Click on the titles to see the full bibliographic record from the University of Maryland library catalog.


Allen, Brasseya (1762-1831)

Pastorals, Elegies, Odes, Epistles, and Other Poems Abingdon, MD. 1806. 


Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895)

Addresses of the Hon. W. D. Kelley, Miss Anna E. Dickinson, and Mr. Frederick Douglass, at a Mass Meeting ... Philadelphia, July 6, 1863, for the Promotion of Colored Enlistments  Philadelphia. 1863.

My Bondage and My Freedom New York. 1855.

The Equality of All Men Before the Law : Claimed and Defended / in Speeches by Hon. William D. Kelley, Wendell Phillips, and Frederick Douglass, and Letters from Elizur Wright and Wm. Heighton Boston. 1865. Slavery Pamphlet Collection.

Frederick Douglass : Selected Speeches and Writings edited by Philip S. Foner abridged and adapted by Yuval Taylor Chicago. 1999, first edition.

Life and times of Frederick Douglass, written by himself Hartford, CT. 1881, enlarged from the author’s My bondage and my freedom (New York, 1855).


Harper, Frances E. W. (1825-1911)

 Poems on Miscellaneous Subjects Philadelphia. 1857. Prefaced signed.


Kennedy, John Pendleton (1795-1870)

Horse-Shoe Robinson New York. 1897.

Political and Official Papers New York. 1872.

Occasional Addresses; and the Letters of Mr. Ambrose on the Rebellion New York. 1872.


Poe, Edgar Allan (1809-1849)

The Bells Philadelphia. 1881.

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym Boston. 1973.

Tales Chicago. 1930. 1000 copies have been printed.

Tales of Mystery & Imagination New York. 1941. Limited edition of 1500 copies, signed by the illustrator. 

The Works of Edgar Allan Poe New York. 1884.  Barnes Family Book. 


Townsend, George Alfred (1841-1914)

The Entailed Hat, or Patty Cannon’s Times Vienna, MD. 2000. Edited and illustrated by Hal Roth.

How Wilkes Booth crossed the Potomac Port Tobacco, MD. 1979. Reprinted from Century magazine issue of April, 1884.

Tales of the Chesapeake Miami, FL. 1969. Reprint of the 1880 edition.