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The New International Encyclopædia/Maryland Historical Society

MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY. An association founded in 1844 for the purpose of collecting and arranging material relating to the history of Maryland. It now owns the Athenæum Building, on Saratoga Street, Baltimore, in which it has gathered a priceless collection of manuscripts, documentary records, books, and pamphlets. There are also three galleries of historic curios, portraits, and valuable paintings. The society has done great service in rescuing, editing, and printing historical data. Its series of Fund Publications (37 in number) contains many valuable reprints and monographs.