Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832

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Signer of the Declaration of Independence.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Doughoragen, 1792 Aug. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133368

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Ralph Izard, 1800 Nov. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134277

Signer of the Declar. of Independence.

From the description of Autograph signature to receipt, 1830 Dec. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134591

Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Carrollton, Maryland.

From the description of The Declaration of American Independence adopted by Congress July 4th 1776 : with the certificate of approbation of Charles Carroll of Carrol[l]ton, the last surviving signer of the original document : manuscript, 1826. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58660976

At this time, Charles Carroll of Carrollton had retired from the Maryland Senate to private life. Virgil Maxey was a Maryland statesman.

From the description of Letter to Virgil Maxey, 1824 July 15. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866510

Declaration of Independence signer from Maryland.

From the description of Letter to Horatio Gates and portrait, 1776 June 14. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55225375

Charles Carroll was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a United States Senator from Maryland.

Born in Annapolis, MD in 1737, Carroll was the son of Charles and Elizabeth (Brooke) Carroll. His early education was at the Society of Jesus School in Bohemia Manor, MD. Later, he attended College de St. Omer in French Flanders and College de Louis le Grand in Paris where he studied law. After leaving Paris in 1757, Carroll travelled to London where he remained until his return to Maryland in 1765 to manage his father's large estate in Frederick County. In 1768, he married his cousin, Mary Darnall.

Carroll did not become active in politics until 1773, but by 1774 he was a member of the Maryland Delegation. He became a member of the Continental Congress in 1776 whereupon he immediately signed the.

Declaration of Independence. In 1789 he was elected as a senator representing Maryland at the first Federal Congress. Carroll was also instrumental in drawing up the constitution for the state of Maryland. After his retirement in 1800, he served on the board of directors for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company. Upon his death in 1832, Carroll was the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence and was said to be the wealthiest man in America.

From the description of Accounts, 1829-1834. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 122459797

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referencedIn War of 1812 mss., 1776-1879 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Beckwith, T. Stanley, fl. 1847,. Miscellaneous Virginia letters [manuscript] : including 6 letters of the Slater family, 3 Civil War and Reconstruction letters, a letter of William Branch Giles, and a letter pertaining to electromedical machinery, 1827-1867. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn McHenry, James, 1753-1816. James McHenry papers, 1775-1862 (bulk 1775-1816). Library of Congress
referencedIn Miller, Joseph. The history and construction of the Doughregan Manor [electronic resource] . University of Maryland Libraries, UMD Libraries
referencedIn Etting family collection, undated, 1755-1769, 1787-1830, 1836, 1913 American Jewish Historical Society
referencedIn Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848. John Quincy Adams collection, 1827. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Carson, Marian S.,. Marian S. Carson collection of manuscripts (continuation record), 1656-1995 (bulk 1700-1876) Library of Congress
creatorOf Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832. ALS, 1795 May 25, Doughoragen, to William Cooke. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Bamberger, Louis, 1855-1944,. Autograph collection, 1683-1929. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832. Draft on the Farmer's Bank of Maryland : manuscript, 1814 July 26. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832. Autograph letter signed : to Ralph Izard, 1800 Nov. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832. ALS, 1804 May 21, Annapolis, to Daniel Carroll, Washington. George Washington University
referencedIn Daniel Carroll Papers, 1662-1920, (bulk 1791-1868) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832. Letter to Virgil Maxey, 1824 July 15. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn James McHenry Papers, 1775-1862, (bulk 1775-1816) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Thomas, William H. B. (William Henry Baldwin), 1918-,. Miscellaneous correspondence of noted Virginians [manuscript] 1820-33. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832. Letter : Baltimore, Md., 1821 Dec. 8. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Dennis, James Teackle, 1865-1918. Papers, 1651-1917. Maryland Historical Society
referencedIn Henry A. Willard II Collection, 1743-1888, (bulk 1770-1840) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Miller, Joseph. The history and construction of the Doughregan Manor. University of Maryland Libraries, UMD Libraries
creatorOf Allibone, S. Austin (Samuel Austin), 1816-1889. Correspondence of Baltimore, Maryland merchants 1771-1885. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Letters and documents of signers of the Declaration of Independence, 1750-1933. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Robinson, Elmer E., 1894-1982,. Americana, 1765-1969. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832. Draft on the Farmer's Bank of Maryland : manuscript, 1814 July 26. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Morse family papers, 1806-1965. Library of Congress
referencedIn George Washington Papers, 1592-1943, (bulk 1748-1799) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Carroll collection, 1776-1867. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Carson, Marian S.,. Marian S. Carson collection of manuscripts, 1656-1995 (bulk 1700-1876) Library of Congress
creatorOf Powell, John, 1882-1963. Papers of John Powell [manuscript] 1895-1940. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Priggs, John F. A. [Cadastral survey map of Charles Carroll Jr.'s land in central Washington D.C. in 1793] / laid down by a scale of eighty equal parts in an inch by John F.A. Priggs surv'r 1793. Library of Congress
creatorOf Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832. Letter to Horatio Gates and portrait, 1776 June 14. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Taylor family. Papers : of John Cowdery Taylor and Harry Baylor Taylor, 1761-1913 (bulk 1868-1913). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818. Gwathmey collection [manuscript], 1708-1852. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Marian S. Carson collection of manuscripts, 1656-1995, (bulk 1700-1876) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Blair Family Papers, 1755-1968, (bulk 1829-1892) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Washington, George, 1732-1799. George Washington papers, 1592-1943 (bulk 1748-1799). Library of Congress
referencedIn Carter family. Papers, 1777-1885. Virginia Historical Society Library
referencedIn Stone family papers, 1730-1863 (bulk 1770-1800). Library of Congress
creatorOf Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832. The Declaration of American Independence adopted by Congress July 4th 1776 : with the certificate of approbation of Charles Carroll of Carrol[l]ton, the last surviving signer of the original document : manuscript, 1826. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Blair, Francis Preston, 1791-1876. Blair family papers, 1755-1968 (bulk 1829-1892). Library of Congress
referencedIn Signers collection, 1770-1826. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn McHenry, James, 1753-1816. Papers, 1744-1815 (inclusive). Rutgers University
referencedIn Chase family. Chase family papers, ca. 1738-1899 (bulk ca. 1738-1855). Archives of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland
creatorOf Rosenbach, A. S. W. (Abraham Simon Wolf), 1876-1952,. Signers of the Declaration of Independence autograph collection, 1756-1818. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832. Signed check for $955.50 payable to John White : Baltimore, 1829 Dec. 12. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Carroll, Charles, 1702-1782. Carroll family papers, 1684-1838. Library of Congress
creatorOf Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832. Port William Historical Society vertical files, 1816-1979. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky Guide Project Office
creatorOf Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832. ALS, 1787 Jan. 22, Annapolis, Md., to John Fitzgerald, Alexandria, Va. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832. Order to pay, 1764, October 14, Maryland. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Mercer, John Francis, 1759-1821. Letter, 1792 October 28, Annapolis, [Maryland] to Thomas Jefferson, n.p. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Wanamaker, John, 1838-1922,. Collection, 1779-1892. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Catholic Church. Diocese of Québec. Correspondence, 1767-1838. University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
creatorOf Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832. Accounts, 1829-1834. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Hartridge, Walter Charlton, 1914-1974. Walter Charlton Hartridge, Jr. collection. Series VII : genealogies ; Carroll family, 1700s-1900s / Walter Charlton Hartridge. Georgia Historical Society
referencedIn Jonathan D. Meredith Papers, 1795-1859, (bulk 1810-1859) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832. Autograph letter signed : to Richard Caton, 1820 Oct. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832. Autograph letter signed : Doughoragen, 1792 Aug. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832. [Check] 1829 February 11, Baltimore to E.C. Wysham / Ch. Carroll of Carrollton. Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
referencedIn Johnson, Joshua, 1742-1802. Papers of Joshua Johnson, 1785-1788. Library of Congress
referencedIn Portrait file: Guide. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Carroll Family Papers, 1684-1838 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Carroll, Daniel, 1764-1849. Daniel Carroll papers, 1662-1920 (bulk 1791-1868). Library of Congress
referencedIn Willard, Henry A. (Henry Augustus), 1902-. Henry A. Willard II collection, 1743-1888 (bulk 1770-1840). Library of Congress
creatorOf Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Baltimore (Md.). Collection, 1717-1960 (bulk 1800-1899). University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
creatorOf Buchanan, James, 1791-1868. Autograph collection containing letters or signatures of James Buchanan, Charles Carroll, Henry Lee, George Washington Parke Custis, William Pitt, John Tyler, and William Wirt: [manuscript], 1757-1859. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832. ALS, 1791 Aug. 11, Doughoragen Manor, Howard Co., Md., to George Washington. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Washington, George, 1732-1799. George Washington papers, 1592-1937 (bulk 1748-1799). Library of Congress
creatorOf Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832. Autograph signature to receipt, 1830 Dec. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832. Charles Carroll papers, 1749-1832 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn B. A. G. Fuller autograph collection, 1620-1920. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Meredith, Jonathan D., 1783-1872. Papers of Jonathan D. Meredith, 1795-1859 (bulk 1810-1859). Library of Congress
creatorOf Aylett, Elizabeth Henry, 1769-1842,. Miscellaneous autograph collection [manuscript], 1790-1877. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832. Check : [Baltimore, Md.], payable to Mrs. H. Carroll, n.p., 1830 Dec. 22. Texas Christian University
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Birth 1737-09-20

Death 1832-11-15

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