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Collection of historian and professor of history, Henry J. Young, consists of sixteen manuscripts in Latin and English, 1383-1722. The manuscripts are legal documents dealing with the leases, rents, sale, and grants of land in England, a few in the counties of Devon and York.
The Merryman-Crane family papers document the nineteenth century life of two families of enslavers related by marriage, one centered in Richmond, Virginia, and the other in Baltimore County, Maryland. The Merryman family papers consist of land deeds, legal documents, and correspondence spanning 1742-1908 The Crane Family papers consist of correspondence, poetry, prose, and financial documents. The material spans 1821-1908 but mainly dates from 1850-1890.