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St. Mary's Enterprise Collection

MSA SC 2953
MediumOriginal, microfilm
RestrictionsRESTRICTED: Do not circulate originals without the permission of the Registrar or the Director of the Maryland Newspaper Project
StorageContact the Department of Special Collections for location.
Film Number(s)SCM 3483 - SCM 3520, SCM 9961 - SCM 9970, SCM 10099
Newspaper, St. Mary's Enterprise
(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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