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St. Mary's Enterprise

Collection Number MSA SC 2953 [OCLC 20551443]
PublisherFrank N. Holmes & Enoch B. Abell
LocationLeonardtown, St. Mary's County, MD | View more titles from this: City, County, State
MSA Collection Dates1883-1947
Publication Dates1883-1947
Collection History
(Leonardtown, St. Mary's County: Frank N. Holmes & Enoch B. Abell)

The St. Mary's Enterprise began publication in 1883 and ceased October 24, 1947 [v. 60, no. 34]. It was published weekly. Title history based on December 8, 1883 [v. 1, no. 37]. It was also published as the Saint Mary's Enterprise. The newspaper was continued by the Enterprise (Leonardtown: 1947).

The St. Mary's Enterprise was founded by Enoch B. Abell and Frank N. Holmes as a Republican newspaper. Holmes died in June 1896 and Abell continued to publish the paper until his death on December 13, 1924. B. Kennedy Abell assumed editorial control of the paper until it was bought by Phillip H. Dorsey, Jr. on May 29, 1926.

Archives' collection includes issues for January 17, 1891 [MSA SC 1925-1-36], January 31, 1891 [MSA SC 1925-1-35], February 28, 1891 [MSA SC 1925-1-34], April 18, 1891 [MSA SC 1925-1-37], and January 7, 1911 [MSA SC 1925-1-38] and a copy of issue for October 28, 1882 [MSA SC 1925-1-1].

Issues of this newspaper are from the collection of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Some of these were deposited by the publisher and others are drawn from the collection of the Honorable Walter I. Dawkins, deposited at the Pratt in 1937.

This project was made possible through funds provided by the Maryland State Archives and the United States Newspaper Program of the Library of Congress and the Office of Preservation, National Endowment for the Humanities.
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Enterprise
Saint Mary's Enterprise

MediumOriginal, microfilm
RestrictionsRESTRICTED: Do not circulate originals without the permission of the Registrar or the Director of the Maryland Newspaper Project
Film No.SCM 3483 - SCM 3520, SCM 9961 - SCM 9970, SCM 10099
StorageContact the Department of Special Collections for location.
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Institutions Holding This Title
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Enoch Pratt Free Library (MDB) 1883-1902, 1912-1947
MDBE FM s=(1883:12:8) (1884:1:5, 6:7, 7:19, 8:23, 10:11, 11:15) (1895:1:3-1889:12:28) (1890:2:1-11:22) (1891:2:14) (1892:1:9-12:17) (1895:1:3-12:21) (1896:3:28-12:5) (1897:1:2-12:18) (1898:3:5-1900:12:22) (1901:11:23-1902:11:22) (1912:1:20-1914:12:19) (1915:2:6-12:11) (1916:2:19-12:9) (1917:1:6-1940:12:27)
MDBE OR (1893:1:7-1894:12:29) (1922:1:7-1923:12:29) (1941:1:3-1947:10:24)

Maryland State Archives (XKF) 1883-1892, 1895-1902, 1911-1921, 1924-1947
XKFA FM (1883:12:8) (1884:1:5, 6:7-11:15) (1885:1:3-1889:12:28) (1890:2:1-11:22) (1891:2:14) (1892:1:9-12:17) (1895:1:5-1902:11:22) (1912:1:20-1921:12:24) (1924:1:5-1929:11:9) (1930:5:3, 8:29-11:7) (1931:5:8-7:10, 10:2) (1932:1:15-2:26, 4:29, 7:29-12:16) (1933:1:6-1940:12:27) [Scattered issues missing.]
XKFA FMM (1883:12:8) (1884:1:5, 6:7-11:15) (1885:1:3-1889:12:28) (1890:2:1-11:22) (1891:2:14) (1892:1:9-12:17) (1895:1:5-1902:11:22) (1912:1:20-1921:12:24) (1924:1:5-1929:11:9) (1930:5:3, 8:29-11:7) (1931:5:8-7:10, 10:2) (1932:1:15-2:26,4:29, 7:29-12:16) (1933:1:6-1940:12:27) (1941:1:3-1947:10:24) [Scattered issues missing.]
XKFA OR (1891:1:17,31, 2:28, 4:18) (1911:1:7)
XKFA RP (1882:10:28)

St. Mary's County (XKW) 1883-1892, 1895-1902, 1912-1921, 1924-1942
XKWB FM (1883:12:8) (1884:1:5, 6:7-11:15) (1885:1:3-1889:12:28) (1890:2:1-11:22) (1891:2:14) (1892:1:9-12:17) (1895:1:5-1902:11:22) (1912:1:20-1921:12:24) (1924:1:5-1929:11:9) (1930:5:3, 8:29-11:7) (1931:5:8-7:10, 10:2) (1932:1:15-2:26, 4:29, 7:29-12:16) (1933:1:6-1940:12:27) [St. Mary's Historical Society. Scattered issues missing.]
XKWB OR (1937:4:9) (1940:9:6-20, 10:18-25, 11:1-8, 12:20-27) (1941:1:17-31, 2:28, 3:14, 5:9, 12:5) (1942:3:20, 6:19, 7:3-10,24) [St. Mary's County Historical Society.]

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