Significant Ridgely Collections at other Maryland repositories
Maryland Historical Society (MDHS)
For information on how to access collections at the Maryland Historical Society's H. Furlong Baldwin Library, click here.
Maryland State Archives (MSA)
Click here to go directly to the MSA Special Collections page.
Notes: The Maryland State Archives also holds many Government Records related to the Ridgely family and Hampton which have not been fully analyzed.
See also “Beneath the Underground, Flight to Freedom – Ridgely Compound of Hampton”.
Visit Getting Started at the Archives to learn more about doing research at the Maryland State Archives.
Did You Know?
The Ridgelys owned as many as 350 slaves at Hampton who worked in the ironworks, the fields, and the mansion. Some slaves stayed at Hampton even after the Civil War but many ran away.