Voices of the Eastern Shore

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Voices of the Eastern Shore
The Voices of the Eastern Shore project is digitizing, transcribing, and annotating letters, manuscripts, ledgers and other archival materials related to the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia prior to 1900. The initial phase of the project focuses on the family of Littleton D. Teackle and Elizabeth Uphsur Teackle of Princess Anne, Maryland, and their extensive network of family, friends, and political and business connections. The original materials are located at the University of Virginia’s Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library and the Somerset County Historical Society. To accomplish our goals, we rely on volunteer transcribers and we hope you discover how fun and simple it is to help. In 2024, our official website will launch as a digital edition hosting these materials, more information to follow as that develops. The project gratefully acknowledges support from the Maryland Historical Trust and the Somerset County Historical Trust. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Dreanna Belden at dreanna.belden@unt.edu
[Account ledger of John Teackle, 1808-1820]

[Account ledger of John Teackle, 1808-1820]

This is a ledger of accounts for merchant John Teackle of Kegotank, dating from 1808-1820. Debtors included family members, business associates and other mercantile houses. He also loaned money to emancipated African Americans such as Isaac Crippen, George Planter, William Planter, Asariah...

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[Account ledger of Zadock Long, 1837]

[Account ledger of Zadock Long, 1837]

Accounts ledger of Zadock Long, who also owned the Washington Inn & Tavern in Princess Anne, Maryland. The accounts include names such as Littleton Dennis Teackle, Samuel K. Handy, Samuel Ker, Littleton Long, Matthias Miles, McClure & Co., Levin Miller, James Polk, Elizabeth Pollitt, John W....

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[Extract from Codicils of the late Andrew D. Campbell Esquire of Ashcraig, July 28, 1852]

[Extract from Codicils of the late Andrew D. Campbell Esquire of Ashcraig, July 28, 1852]

Codicils to Andrew D. Campbell's will. He leaves 50 pounds to Elizabeth Quinby, the daughter of his friend Elizabeth Upshur Teackle. If Elizabeth Quinby dies before his death, the money goes to her son, Upshur B. Quinby. He then goes on to talk about when Littleton Dennis Teackle died, John...

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[Letter from Aaron B. Quinby to Henry Clay, October 30, 1844]

[Letter from Aaron B. Quinby to Henry Clay, October 30, 1844]

Letter from Aaron B. Quinby to Henry Clay, former U.S. Secretary of State, discussing voting laws and upcoming elections.

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[Letter from Aaron B. Quinby to his brother, January 9, 1842]

[Letter from Aaron B. Quinby to his brother, January 9, 1842]

Letter from Aaron Balderston Quinby to his brother, discussing steam engines.

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[Letter from Aaron B. Quinby to his brother, Jesse B. Quinby, December 6, 1843]

[Letter from Aaron B. Quinby to his brother, Jesse B. Quinby, December 6, 1843]

Letter from Aaron B. Quinby to his brother, Jesse B. Quinby, discussing his wife and son's health. He also updates Jesse on a letter he received from their brother, Ezra Sewell Quinby.

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[Letter from Aaron B. Quinby to his brother, Jesse B. Quinby, January 23, 1842]

[Letter from Aaron B. Quinby to his brother, Jesse B. Quinby, January 23, 1842]

Letter from Aaron B. Quinby to his brother, Jesse B. Quinby.

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[Letter from Aaron B. Quinby to his brother, Jesse B. Quinby, January 9, 1842]

[Letter from Aaron B. Quinby to his brother, Jesse B. Quinby, January 9, 1842]

Letter from Aaron B. Quinby to his brother, Jesse B. Quinby, with some diagrams of boilers.

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[Letter from Aaron B. Quinby to his wife, Elizabeth Ann Upshur Teackle Quinby, August 21, 1848]

[Letter from Aaron B. Quinby to his wife, Elizabeth Ann Upshur Teackle Quinby, August 21, 1848]

Letter from Aaron B. Quinby to his wife, Elizabeth Ann Upshur Teackle Quinby. He writes from the Coopersville Ironworks Site, an iron manufacturing factory near Gaffney, South Carolina.

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[Letter from Aaron B. Quinby to his wife, Elizabeth Ann Upshur Teackle Quinby, December 30, 1847]

[Letter from Aaron B. Quinby to his wife, Elizabeth Ann Upshur Teackle Quinby, December 30, 1847]

Letter from Aaron B. Quinby to his wife, Elizabeth Ann Upshur Teackle Quinby, asking after her health and the possibility of her coming to visit him with their son Upshur B. Quinby as well.

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