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Full text of "The history of land acquisition by the University of Maryland (College Park Branch) / Robert J. McLeod."

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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND UH^V 

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THE HISTORY OF LAffr- ACQUISITIOr BY THE 
mil'/EESITY OF riARYLArir (-C0LLSG3 PARK BEAHOE) 



Robert J. !&Leod 



April 17, 1956 



SU!^.IAHY OF THESIS 

In this Thesis the author hus endeavored to traoe the 
acquisition of land by the University of Maryland as far "back as 
1814 at which time, the land on which the College is now located 
was part of the tract of land Icnown as ** Rossborough '*, and was 
o^nod by a Richard Ross, This sarne tract of land later came into 
the hands of CJeorge H. and Charles B. Calvert fro.a Avho.i the !&ry- 
land College of Agriculture ( Tlarylund Agricultural College ) 
obtained it. Prom that tine on ( 185a ) certain portions of it 
have been bought and sold, xhe University of Maryland haa also 
bought several tracts of land which were not included in the 
original tract " Rossborough " , 

In this Thesis, the deed descriptions as recorded in 
the land records of Prince George*County as well as the liber 
and Folio in which they were found, have been included. 

A brief description of the Morrill Act which had to 
do with land grants to colleges la found on the first page of 
this nianusoript, 

A fe™ of the probable reasons as to why the college 
was located in this place have been given. 



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]?HE HISTORY OP LANT ACQUIS X-iOIT BY THE 
U1U'/2R3ITY OF mRYLAIJT (COLLEaii) PARK BRANCH) 

The College Park branch of the University of I.feryland 
Tas chartered in 1856 under the ntirae of the "Saryland Agriculture 
College, For three yeara the college v^ua under private manage- 
ment. In July, 1B62, the !torrlll Act (Land Grant Act) was passed. 
The provisions of this act were as folloTrs: (1) That there be 
granted to the states an amount of public land, to be apportioned 
to each st-te a qutintity equal to ^0,000 acres for each .-..enator 
and Representative in Congress to which the states are respect- 
ively entitled by the apportionment under the census of 1660. 
Under this provision states having public lands were given title 
to such land selected within their borders. States without public 
lands were issued scrip that could be sold. (2) The college wus to 
provide a scientific, technical, and practictil higher education 
to the industrial classes an well as military education. f3} The 
states had to maintain the endowraent intact and without dimin- 
ution and to replace it, if lost. This grant was accepted by the 
Ceneral Assembly of 'laryland, and the IjEaryland Agrioulture Col- 
lege was named beneficiary of the grant. 

On IMroh 28, 1866 the State of 'feryland became part 
owner of the college. This transaction as recorded among the land 
records of Prince George" County In liber i',3,4 folio556 "".'as as 
folloiTS: The State Treasurer is authorised to pay the r.A,C, 
^45,000 by three annual installments. The H,A,C, shall on or 
before April 1, 1866 make by good, valid title the State of Itiary- 
land equal joint owner of the property of every kind and descrip- 



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tion not personal and mixed as on date of pusstipe. In the fsall 
of 1914 control was taken over entirely by the state. 

Ho definite reasons could be found as to why College 
Part was select ed as the site for the I.T.A.C,, however sotae of 
the probable reasons are;(l) This was a very favorable location, 
being- only eight railes from ' aahinpton, the national Capital, 
and but thirty two .ailes frooi Jialtiiaore, the largest city in 
Miaryland, (S) The price of this tract of lane. wtiS very reason- 
able. fiS) The terrain of this trtiCt of land was itself favorable 
to the location of a college. 

The author of this thesis has traced the acquisition 
of this land back to 1814 when it was owned by a iiichard Eoss, 
As recorded in the land records of Prince George County In 
Liber I.H.!J, 16 Polio 230, Richard r.oas conveyed to John Davis 
the following tracts of land in consideration for "'40,000. 

Beginning for the outlines of the reaurvey at the 
Original beginning of the tract of land called Arthur Sta^p 
where a stone is planted and running thence IJorth eighty two 
degrees anc thirty ainutes '"est for forty eight perches to the 
last line of the aforesaid tract of land culled Arthur 3ta;np 
intersecting said line at the end of one hundred unri t""enty 
three and one half perches frona the beginning of said line, then 
with the said tract reversed and corrected ITorth three degrees 
and thirty minutes ^^eat for one hundred and twenty three and 
one half perches, thence South fifty one degrees and thirty 
minutes West for fifty six perches, ITorth fifty degrees thirty 
ralnutes VTest for five peruhen, to the twenty first line of an 
older survey of a tract of land called Smith's Folly, ti en with 



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3aid tract reversed and corrected South twenty seven ce^ret-a tind 
thirty minutes 'Vest for one hundred tind forty two and one half 
perches, I^orth eighty t'"o decrees iind thirty ainutes "est for 
fifty six perches to the eighteenth line of the part of the resurvey 
on Bucks Loop-e now resurveyed, it being also the t'-enty first line 
of the wholt resurvey then with said resurvey South seventeen 
degrees and thirty linutes East for ninety four perches, ITorth 
eighty seven degrees anc; thirty -ainutes 3ast for twenty eight 
perches, South forty six degrees and thirty minutes ;';ast for 
forty eight perches, oouth sixty seven degrees and thirty linutea 

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East for thirty four perches, forth ten degrees F^ast for thirty 
seven and one half perches to the end of the second line of a 
tract of land called " Pew Look Out " th'. n running ""ith the 
given line of said tract South sixty eight degrees and thirty 
Tiinutes Bast for seventy seven perches to the fifteenth line 
of the original tract cdled " Bucks Lodge ' then with said 
]lne corrected South forty eight degrees and thirty "linutes 
F/ast for eleven and one half perches to the aain road leading 
froTi Bladensbure- to Baltimore then running with said road 
towarc Paltl lore : orth ten degreeo ""est for twelve and one 
eighth ptrchea. Forth t'"enty degrees and fifteen ninutes V^eat 
for forty four perches, Torth eight degrees rast for sixty eight 
anc one half perches to the nouth of a ditch, then running with 
said ditch Forth eighty one degrees and thirty linutes "ast for 
sixty seven and three fourths perches to the tenth line of the 



original tr^ct of land called Pucks Lotigf , then with s<uid tract 

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reversed corrected oouth fifty three defrrees am, thirt/ linutes 

East for eleven and one half perches, South thirty three degrees 

ST' 
and thirty ninutes .^ast for forty perches, Forth seventy one 



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decrees and thirty -ninutes Eaatfor twenty perohea.rorth fjurteen 
decrees and thirty '.ilnutes T.^at for twenty four perohea. Forth 
forty eipht depreea and thirty minutes V^est for twenty eipht perches, 
Forth three decrees and thirty iilmiteR eat f-;r foirty perches. 
North fojirty eight degrees and thirty linutes ''est for fo;|irty perohes. 
Forth three degrees and thirty 'ainutes "'est for ten und one htilf 
perches, to the end of the third line of the aforesaid tract 
of lar.d Galled Arthur Stanp, then with said line reversed and 
corrected oouth eighty six degrees and thirty minutes 'Vest for 
t-wenty perches then leaving said tract and running South five 
decrees .'ilast for twenty nine perches, 3outh sixteen degrees and thirty 
minutes "^est for nine perches, to the Peconc line of the afort-bvid 
tract of land called Arthur St tap then running with said line 
reversed iunLi correotec; 3outh three degrees anc thirty mLniites 
Bast for twenty three perches to the extent thereof then with the' 
first line of the said tract reverpec to the beginning, containing 
and laid out for two hundred and thirty two ant. three eighths 
acres .aore or less and now called " Hoasborough ", 

Beginning at the original l^ne of the tract of land 
called Arthur dta;ap thence with said tra^-t Forth eighty six degrees 
and thirty ainutes '"ast for twenty percjhes, I'orth three degrees and 
thirty minutes ^est for sixty perches. Forth eighty six aegrces and 

thirty minutes East for twenty etpht oerches, Forth three cegrees 

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and thirty minutes "'est for t^"enty three perchL=s, Forth eighty 

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six degrees ani thirty mlnuti.s "ast for thii-ty perches, then Forth 

f^rty three degrees anci thirty rainutes "ent for fifteen perches 

SoutV- eighty six degrees am' thirty minutts Vest for eighteen 

perches, to the seventh line of the original tract of Arthur 3ta ip 



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&t the end of sixty four perches froin the bepinnlnf? thereof then 

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reversinp stiit line TTorth nine degrees anr thirty ^ainutes '"eat 
for sixty four perches to the end of the sixth line thertof it 
being the beginning of the ptirt of " Godfathers Gift " then South 
eighty degrtes "'e t for twenty two perches to Puint Branch then 
up by anu with the branch Forth four degrees East foe eight 
perches to the fourteenth line of Jackson's ITtcesRlty therewith 
forth seventy four degrees "/eat for forty nine perches to the 
eleventh line of A. 3., then by anci with aaicl I'orth eleven degrees 
and thirty minutes '7est for fifty five perches, South forty one 
degrees anc thirty alnutes '"est for seventy four perches, Torth 
eighty four degrees cinu thirty minutes '"est for thirty five per- 
ches. South sixteen degrees anu thirty minutes Test for fifty six 
perches. South fifty five degrt^ea and thirty minutes :i:ast fifty 
five perches, I'orth fifty one dep-rees and thirty minutes Eart for 
fifty six perches. South three degrees and thirty alnutea EiiSt 
for one hundred and thirty ptrches, then with a straight line to 
the beginning containing one hundred and thirty six anci one 
fourth acres lore or less and now called A.S. ^inlarged. 

Also another tract, beginning for the sa;ae at a stone 
standing near the Paint Branch and running then South eight i 

degrees and fifteen minutes "'est for forty one perches, North 

twenty t^ree degrees and forty five f^inutes "est for thirty two 

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perches, and then with a straight line to the -beginning contain- • | 



ing two acres and twenty six perches. 

Also another tract called the addition to " Godfath^-rs 
Gift " and running as folio s : beginning at the end of twenty 
eight perches and running with a&id line North three and three 
fourths degrees r/e^t for three hundred ant. five oerchee to the 



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end of seventy nine perches on the sixth line of the original 
tract of f^r.O, then with said sixth line to the enc thereof South 
eight degrees ^est for forty one perches then ^vith the given line 
of the original tract of G.G, North twenty three ana -ne half 
degrees '"est for thirty one perches to the fifteenth line of 
JackSJns ITecessity then with the sale fifteenth line reversed 
South two ant! one half degrees l&st for two hundred anti nine 
ptTches to Paint Branch then by and with the branch to the begin- 
ning and containing thirty six and one half aores -^nore or leas. 

All of the above describee tracts are oorabined and 
constituted into one forra and called " RoBsborough ".?he so 
called " Rossborough " tract containing four hundred and seven 
and one half acres more or less. 

On May 7, 1822 as recorded in tht land records of 
Prince George Cotmty in Liber AB 2 Folio 211 John Davis in 
consideration of ? 40,000 granted and conveyed to George Calvert 
the tract of land known as the " Rossborough " tract. The des- 
cription being the sane as recorded in Liber IRM 16 Folio 230 
and being that tract of land which Richard Ross conveyed to John 

Davis. 

'I 
/ : On Iloveiuber 11, 18^57 as recorded in Liter AB 11 Folio 

377, who wiiS indebted to his sons George H, and Charles B. Cal- 
vert conveyed to then the tracts of land known as " Lordships 
Kindness " and " Rossborough ". 

ORIGINAL TRACT OF THE UriYERSITY OF !.IARYLAITr 
Aa recorded in the land recorc^ of Prince George Co. 
Liber C3M §Z Folio 294S-, George H. Calvert and Charles B, 
Calvert acting as trustees under deed from their father George 



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Calvert, tearing dtite Tov. 11, 1837, in the land records Liter 
AB 11 Folio 577 , do hereby grant, barpain, sell, and convey unto 
the ?,feryland Agricultural College, its successors and assigns in 
fee 3l:nple, all that tract or parcel jf land in said Prince 
George County known as the " Kossburgh Farra " and which is des- 
cribed in Liber AB 11 Folio 577, This transuction took place on 
March 22, 1858 . 

M.A.C, TO JOEI' BERRY 

On March 14, ld65, as recordec in the land records of 
P,G. Co. in Liter F3 2 Folio 569 &, the II.A.C. .being in need of 
.'Honey, through its preaicent J. ?. Sarle sold the following tract 
to John Berry of '"ashington in consideration of 1812.50 • 
Beginning for the sarae at a corner of Jacksons Necessity on the 
East bank of Paint Branch and running thence with a line of 
Jacksons Tecessity ITorth one degree '"est for three hundred and 
thirty four perches, ITorth fifty six degrees Bast for seventeen 
perches. South one and one half degrees "^ast for three hundred 
and thirty three perches to a stone, iSouth thirty eight and one 
half degrees ":aat for eighteen perches to the '''ushington and 
Baltltaore ?urnpifce Soi^fl, then Souti- twenty four degrees Test for 
eight perches, then Forth seventy degrees '•'•est for twenty nine 
perches to the place of beginning containing thirty four Lind one 
fourth acres of land. 

M.A.C. TO m. J0HIT3 
The I.'.A.C, beca::jft indebted to Tr . 'lontgoniery Johns in 



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the aum of t 6800, for which Dr. Johns held "bonds of the 11. A. C, 
bearing the cate of July 1, 1860 anc payable five years after 
dcite, seoured by a first caortgape on all collepe builainps and 
four hundred ana twenty eipht aeres of land situated in P,G, Co, 
On ?.?iay 6, 1865 as recorded in Liber F3 2 Folio 6^^ & the M.A.C. 
sold to "r, Johns the lane hereinafter u escribed for the su:.i of 
* 7615 fully paid by surrender of bonds and payment of $ 855,15 
in cash. 

Beginning- for the sa:ie at a stone on the Sast sice of 
the "r'.&B. Turnpike Road, being at the end of the fourth line of 
the courses and diBtances of the " Rossburgh 5^rTi " and ru/ming 
with 3alu fourth line resurveyed, a- the needle nu^ points ITqrth 
fifty six perches to its end, then with the third line of the 
aforementioned tract reversed rTorth fifteen and one half degrees 
EaRt for ten and nine twentififths perches, then ^'est ninety 
seven and four fifths perches, then Ilorth seventy eight degrees 
West for seventy five and twenty three twentififths perches, then 
South thirteen and one half degrees East for twenty and trfenty 
four t'-'entlf Ifths pt^rches to a line of the aforesaid " Boeshurgh 
Farm ", running PTorth fifty seven and one fourth degrees VIest for 
one hundred and ninety nine perches, then reversing said line 
South fifty seven and one f ,:nrth degrees Tast for one hundred 
ant. ninety nine perches, to the r'ast side of the ^'eshington 
Turnpike Road and thence Torth three degrees i:ast for forty two 
and one half perches to tlie beginning and c-jntaining and laic uut 
for sixty two and five eighths acr^ s of land aore or less. 



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M.A.C. TO CHEI3TIAIT EI'GLE 



On June 1, 1667, as recorded In the lancj records of 
Prince George Go. , Jataes 1". Barle, President of the Board of 
Trustees of the Il.A.C, granted and conveyet; the following 
tract of lane to Christian '-"Ingle in consider&tion of $ 1405,28 
Beginning at the end of the seventh line of the Agriculture 
farm, and running thence Torth forty four degrees ^ast for fifty 
eight and one half perches to a pin oak. South sixty six anu one 
half uegrees 3ast for seventy four and four fifths perches, I'orth 
five and one half degrees Kaat for eight and one tenth perches, 
to a corner of Berry's part of the Hosshurr tract, thence South 
seventy one degrees 3aat twenty ttnd three fourths perches to the 
Ealtiaore and V/tiShington Turnpllce road, 3outh t'^enty three degrees 
VFest Seventy six anCi three fift>is perches to a ?ersi,aiion tree on 
the '"est Sice of said roac, thence to the beginning, containing 
forty three acres more or less, 

IJ.A.C, TO COLITIBIA AITD 'JAhYU.VT £-;Air'AY 



Under an Act of the General Assembly of :iiarylanc passed 
in 1695 the T.l.A.C. was author Lxed to convey the following tract 
of lam to the Colu.Tibla and 'Maryland flallwtiy. 

Beginning at a stone on the East siue of Superior Ave. 
where the property of the 'T.A.C. and the subdivisluns of College 
Park and Lakeland aeet; thence ITorth forty nine degrees "'est for 
six hundred and one feet to intersect the 'est side of Linden 



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Avenue on u stone whence rorth seven degrees ana thirty ainutes 
''est for t ' ree hundrec and twenty five and two tenths feet; thance 
ITorth eighty one degrees anu thirty .'uinutts East along the diffiuing 
line between lots three and four square twenty one for two hundred 
and twenty five feet to the '"est aide of Charjiplaln Ave.; whence 
along Chaiiplaln Ave. for six hundred and sixty five feet south- 
eastwardly to the '^ast Ride of Superior Ave.; whence South four- 
teen degrees ana aixteeri dilnu'es '"est for two hunured and forty 
feet to the place of beginning and containing four and ten one 
hundred tha acres .lore or less together with the right to use the 
water in Paint Branch. 

The ?,r.A,0. also sold another tract of land to the C, 
and :j. Hallway as recorded in Liber JV.'B 42, Polio 59. There was 
no description but the map on the following page (11) shows the 
bearings and distances of the tract in question. This transaction 
took place so net line around 1900. 

There J.e soiae deacrepencies in these transactions soiTie- 
place since as will be seen later, the University again sold parts 
of the lands that they supposedly sold in these transactions. 
Furthermore the University still have their boundary lines in- 
cluding parts of these tracts. It will involve furthur study to 
deterralne exactly what did happen in this section. 



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Thls is the laap as found in Liber JTi'B 42, Polio ^9 . 
M'.A.C. to the Coluiahia and Maryland Railway. 



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LIARYLAITT A (JE I CULTURAL COLLEGE 




Stone 



Scale - 1" : 50' 



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MORTGAGE - I.T.A.C, TO THS STATE OP MD, 

At the Jantiary session of the General Asseably of :!&ry- 
land in 1902 an Aot waa passed whereby certain appropiations were 
naade to the irr.A.C. The suai of ^ 5000 WiiS to be appropiated for 
the enlargement of the oiechanical lniilding,&. The sura of f^ 25000 
was appropiated to provide dormitory aQco:ijodiation3. Under this 
Aot it was provided that one half of the amounts appropiated for 
buildings shall constitute a first lien to the State of Maryland 
on the property of the ..I.A.O. and this lien waa to be seemed by 
the mortgage to be given by the I.T.A.C, to the State, and said 
mortgage was to run for the period of ten years, with interest at 
three percent payable annually If de'nanded. 

On Uove'iiber 19, 1902, as recorded in the Land Records 
of Prince George 'ounty in Liber 11 - Polio 14o, the above des- 
cribed transaction took place. All of the p. operty which the M.A, 
C, owned at that time was mortgaged. This mortgage wan payee off 
by the T.f.A.C. In due time. 

AQUARIUM FI3HEKIES COr',lPAIIY TO THE U, OF Jf. 

On December 22, 1920 as recorded in the Land itecords 
in Liber 164 Polio 11 the following agreement was macie between 
the parties of the first part and the parties of the second part. 
The parties of the first part gave certain tracts of land to the 
parties of the second part in exchange for other tracts. 

Aquarium Fisheries to U, of M, . 



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fl) ?art of bloct number 17 in Johnson and Ciirriden's subdivision 
of College L'ark, Beginning at a point 15' from the centerline of 
the City and Surburban f-'lectric Bailroad, and in line with the 
South side of ^Vashington Avenue extended, and running Torth sixty 
six degrees and twenty nine minutes Vest for one hundred and 
eighty six and seven hundredths feet to intersect the College llnej 
thence Forth seventy three degrees and thirteen minutes Sast for 
ttvo hundred and fifty five and seven tenths feet; thence South 
twenty three degrees and thirty one minutes '.'est for one hundred 
and seventy five and four tenths feet to the beginning, and con- 
taining 16318 square feet. 

(2) Part of the subdivision kno^^n as Lakelcind as shown on the plat 
recorded in Liber J'"E 5 at Polio 486 desoribed as follows: Begin- 
ning at a stake South three degrees anc, forty five m'nutes ^est 
for fifty four and seventy six one huncfecths feet from a pipe 
on the South side of '"aRhingtoh Avenue anc running South twenty 
seven degrees and fifty minutes Oant for five hundred and twenty 
four and three tenths feet to a pipe; thence South four degrees 
and five minutes 5]ast for two hundred and ninety and ninety three 
one hundredths feet, thence I'orth forty one degrees and two ain- 
utes ""est for four hundred and forty six and one tenth feet to a 
pipe; thence north three degrees and forty five m' ;,utes 3a st for 
four hundred and eighteen and twenty trro one hundredths feet to 
the beginning, and containing 97400 square feet. 
(5) Part of the tract recently conveyed to H.A. ITe-roan froTi F. A. 
Truan and subsequently conveyed to the party of the first part. 
Beginning at a point on the .iast line of the "ashington and Balt- 
i nore Pike where the L"tist line of the Truan property crosses said 



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line &nC running South t'-venty six degrees and forty five minutes 
'■'eat for one hundred and sixty two and eight tenths feet to the 
Southeast corner of the ?ruan tract, thence Torth fifty six def?rees 
and thirty two minutes "eat for t'-'enty t^-vo and t^T^o tenths feet to 
the "Sast line of the pike; thence Torth thirty four degrees and 
thirty five .'ninutes EiiSt for one hur;dred and sixty one and seven 
tenths feet to the beginning and conttiining 2260 square feet. 
(4) Parts of Lota five f5) , six (6), seven (7), eight (B), and 
nine f9) iii Block nineteen in said subdivision of L&keland as 
3ho"m on the plat, 

U. of M. to Aquarluia Piaheriea 
fl) Beginning at a point South forty one degrees and two minutes 
i^ast for four hundred anci sixty two feet f r j i a pipe and running 
Forth forty one degrees and two minutes "est for forty six and 
ninety five one-hundred ths to a point fift.en feet from the center 
line of the City and Surburban i.ailroad; thence South twenty degrees 
and fifty seven minutes '"eat for two hundred and ninety three and 
two tenths feet; thence !'orth seventy degrees anc thirteen rainutea 
E&rrt for sixty and forty two one-hundredths feet ; thence Torth 
nineteen degrees and fifty eight minutes 3ast for two hundrei. and 
thirty one feet to the beginning, and containing Il4y2 S( uare 
feet. 

(E) Beginning at a point aouth four degrees anc five minutes Sast 
for two hundred am- ninety and ninety three on^-hundredths feet 
fl-om a pipe and running 3outh four degrees ij.nG five minutes East 
eight hundred and eighty five and one tenth feet to a pipe; thence 
South forty five degrees and eighteen minutes East for three hun- 
dred and seventy four and t"'enty six one-hundredths feet to a pipe 



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fifteen feet from the center line of the City anc Surhui'ttin 
Electric l-.&ilro-c.6 ; thence t'venty two degrees trnc. three rainutea 
rorth East for forty one and nine tenths feet; thence North forty 
one deprt.es anc' two minute a "est for thre: hundred and eighty 
one &nd four tenths feet to a pipe; thence Torth three degi'ees 
ant" fifty eifht minutes "'eat for six himdred anc sixty feet tu a 
pipe; thence Torth forty one degrees and ti^o minutes "est for two 
hundred anc thirteen anc nine tenths feet to the beginning, and 
containing 66171 aqu&re feet. 

(o) A srUill triangular parcel of lund bounded on the irorth by t>^e 
Southerly line of '"'ushtngton Avenue on the .-ittSt by the present 
division line between the lands of the parties heretofore, and 
on the ^"'est b ; the proposed line of division between said proper- 
ties, 

(4) A atrip of l&nc thirty feet wide extending from the South 
side of '"iiahington Avenue to t>!e center of the ^'-ashington and 
Balti'iiore Turnpike, and having for its :ia3terly line a further 
prolongation Fortherly of the first line of the second parcel 
hereby conveyed b- said Aquariua Fisheries Co, to the U. of U, 

EALTIirOES THUS? CO. Tf" ^EK V. OF IX. 
On Llay 18, 192ii, as recorded in the land records of 
Prince George County in Liber SIH 194 Folio ^25, the Baltiaore 
Trust Coripany, a corporation and suceesRor to the International 
Trust Oompany, conveyed to the University of '.laryland the follow- 
ing tract of land. Beginning for the sa.ie at an iron olpe sixty 
three feet fron the center of the Ealti.iiore and Ohio riailroad 



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anfl South thirty degrees and forty one .-ninutes ^eat for fifty 
eight and aix tenths feet from & stone at the South line of Cal- 
vert Avenue and seventy three f et fro:a f^e center of the Ealt- 
iaore anc Ohio Railroad, and running South forty seven degrees 
and nine minutes i:ast for eight hundred and forty one and five 
tenths feet to an iron pipe, then South twelve degrees and fifty 
nine minutes "'est for three hundred and seventy eight ana three 
tenths feet to an iron pipe in the division line "between lots 
three and four of the Charles B. Calvert estate, then T?^ith said 
division line ITorth eighty one degrees anc fifty six minutes 
'•'est for nine hundred and one ano seventy seven one -hundredths 
feet to an iron pipe in the right of 'vay line of the Baltimore 
anc Ohio Railroad, then with the Baltimore and Ohio Kailroad 
Forth t'^enty two degrees Bast for seven hundred and fifty six 
and four tenths feet to an iron pipe, then South sixty eight 
degrees ]=)ast for thirty feet to an iron pipe, then Torth twenty 
two depreea Hlast for one hundred and thirty four feet to the 
beginning, and containing twelve and twenty five one-hundrecths 
ajres according to a survey thereof nade by Edward L. Latimer, 
on Fov. 1, 192^. 

R. BSIH'STT DAEFALL 70 7HS STATE OP 
JffiEYLAFr FOR THS USE 05" THS UIIIVJLESITY OF LCD. 

It will te necessary to trace this land buck to ifhere 
the II. A, C, sold a tract of land to Christian Engle since this Is 
part of that original traut. On June 1, lb67 the IJ.A.C, sold a 
tract of lane to Christian Kngle, said transaction being found 



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on pug-e nine f9) of this thesis. Also in Liber F3 6 Polio 20, 

On IJove-aber £3, ld6ti , aa recorded In the land records 
of Prince Georfe County in Liber HB 2 Polio 16b, Christian Scple 
heinp- indebted to "^'illiara Elsenlhor to the auni of * 175,25, gave 
a certain tract of land to 3isenlhor as security ^i^ith the apree- 
tnent that if he paid the debt within a definite tirae he would be 
able to buy back that land. The discription of the land being as 
follows; Beginning at the end of the seventh line of the Agricult- 
ure farm and running tisnce North forty four degrees East for fifty 
eight and one half perches to a pin oak ^outh sixty six and one 
half degrees 'itiSt for seventy four and four fifths perches, ITorth 
five and one half degrrees East for eight and one tenth perches 
to a corner of Berry's part of the " Rossburg " tract, thence 
South seventy one degrees 3ast for twenty eight anci three fourths 
to the Balti;iiore and i%shington Turnpike road, South twenty three 
degrees '7e3t for seventy six and three fifths perches to a Per- 
siia:aon tree on the '"est side of said road, thence to the begin- 
ning and containing forty three acres aore or less. 

On April 22, lo70, as recorded in Liber HB 3 Polio oii2 
Christ iL.n Sngel conveyed the following tract to William Sisenlhor 
in consideration of -^ 5200. Same description as Christian Engle 
to '"llliam Siaenlohr recordee in Liber HB 2 Folio 166, and also 
recorded above. 

On February 4, ld76 as recorded in Liber HB 11 Folio 
108, '"illia.'n Eisenlohr conveyed the following tract to Henry L, 
Preyer in consideration of * 9000, Same description as Engel to 
Eisenlohr in Liber HB 3 Polio 322, This transaction v/as made be- 
cause Sisenlohr was indebted to Preyer, One of the provisions was 
that Eisenlohr or his heirs could rebuy this tract from Preyer or 
his heirs. 



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On August 12, 1692, aa recorded in Liber X"E 22 Folio 
596 Otto Sisenlohr, the son of '"'illiana Sisenlohr, obtained the 
following traot of land under the will of Henry L, Preyer. 3a .le 
description ae ti'illiara 3isenlohr to Henry L, Preyer in Liber 11 
Folio 106. 

On IJSarch £7, 1905 as recorded in Liber 24 Polio 74 
Otto Blsenlohr sold the following tract to Prank A, and Susie 
Truan, Same description as Preyer to Eiaenlchr in Liber JWB 22 
Polio 596. 

On October 9, 1919. as recorded in Liber 159 Polio 16o 
Prank A. ^ruan sold to Edwin A, Ilewinan the following tracts of 
land, being a part of that tract conveyed to Prank A, Truan 
by Otto Eiaenlohr, 

fl) Beginning at a point in the East line of the ^'tishing- 
ton and Baltimore Pike, South twenty aix degrees and forty five 
minutes '"eat for two hundred and eighty seven feet froa the end 
of the fourth line of the above description and running South 
twenty six degrees and forty five minutes ^eat for one hundred 
and sixty t"'o and eight tenths feet to the Southeast corner 
of the ?ruan property; thence ITorth fifty six degrees and thirty 
two minutes ^est for t^renty two and two tenths feet to the Sasr 
line of said pike; thence ITorth thirty four degrees and thirty 
five minutes East for one hundred and sixty one and aeven tenths 
feet to the place of beginning and containing 2260 aquare feet 
of land, 

(2) Beginning at a stake on the Truan Buckley boundary 
lin9. South sixty two degrees and two minutes 'ast for six hun- 
dred and ninety nine and thirty three one-hundred tha feet from a 



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pin oafe atump, one of the orig-inal totrndary points and running 
South sixty two degrees and two ainutes East for five hundred 
and thirty four and seven one-hundredths feet; thence Torth one 
degree and two minutes East for one hundred and thirty three ani- 
sixty five one-hundredths feet; thence South sixty six degrees and 
thirty two minutes 3ast for four hundreo and seventy seven and 
eight tenthB feet to the center line of the '""aahington and Balt- 
imore Pike thence with the ©enter line of said pike South twenty 
six degrees and forty five ainutes ^'est for eight hundred and 
fourteen and one tenth feet; thence ITorth twenty seven degrees 
and fifty rainutea ^est for one thousancl one hui.dred and sixty 
five and thirty one one-hundredths feel to the place of begin- 
ning and containing eight and three hundred and two thousandths 
acres exclusive of the pike area. 

On Septe.aber 17, 1926 as recorded in the land records 
of Prince George County in Liber SDH 6^Z Folio 11j, Frank A. 
Truan and his wife conveyed the follov^ing tract of land to John 
Keiley. ^ , 

Beginning for the same at a stone at the aiost corner 
of said tract and a boundary of the 'I.A.C, Parra and running with 
the Buckley Farm Torth forty seven degrees and twenty one minutes 
East for nine hundred and sixty six and nine one-hundrecths feet 
to an iron pipe where a red oak formeily stood; thence South 
sixty two degrees and two minutes East for six hundres and ninety 
nine and thirty three one-hundredths feet to an iron pipe; then 
South twenty seven degrees and fifty .Tiinutea iSast for one thous- 
and one hundred and twenty eight and sixty nine one-hundredths 
feet to an iron pipe in t^ e "/estern limits of the ^'ashington and 



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Ealtimore Boulevard; then ^th B&id Boulevard South twenty nine 
degrees and ten aiJinutes TTest for two hundred and twenty five feet; 
thence South thirty eight degrees and one minutes '"est for two 
hundred and thirty and eighty one one -hundredths feet to an iron 
pipe in the i.I.A. Farm line; then Uorth fifty six degrees and 
forty fiire minutes ^est for one thousand nine hundred and twenty 
nine and seventeen one -hundredths feet to the place of beginning 
and containing thirty four and, sixty three one -hundredths acres 
of Itinc more or 1®bs, 

On September 23, 1930, as recordedin the land records 
in Liher SDH 355 Polio 426, John ICeiley conveyed unto E. Sennet 
Tarnall the following tract of land; same description as in the 
deed from Frank A. Truan to the said John Keiley recorder: in 
Liber 3DE 332 Polio 113, 

On August 12, 1932, R, Bennett Tar nail sold to the 
State of '.Maryland for the n-'. e of the University of Maryland a 
tract of land being the same as conveyed to the said Tarnall 
by John Keiley and recorded in Liber STH 365 ■c'olio 426, This deed 
to the State of Ivferj/land is recorded in Liber 389 Folio 339, 

U. OF U. ATHLETIC BOAED.IITC, TO STATE OF MD. 

On January 29, 1934 as recorded in the land records of 
Prince 'George County, the University of l.j&ryland Athletic Board 
conveyed unto the State of Maryland for the use of the University 
of r.Baryland the following tract of land. 

Being a portion of lot number three (3) of the Charles 
B, Calvert Estate, beginning at a point, the coordinates of which 



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are north 31258.65 Eaat 2258^,74 where the ITorth houncary line of 
this tract iiitersecta the East bounoary line of the B, and 0, H.B, 
rlg'ht of way, thip point alao being the existing Southwest corner 
of the land now occsupied bv the Live Stock Sanitary Laboratory of 
the University of liaryland and rurjning by and with, the South 
boundary line of the stiid Live Stock Sanitary Laboratory and the 
South boundary line of ICropp'a and East's Addition to College 
Park, South 86 degrees 08 minutes 1^ second a ast for 1207.17 feet 
to an iron pipe n!ionument the coordinates of which are Eorth 
51157.00 '"'ast 25788.13 thence South 26 degrees 08 minutes 50 seo- 
onds 3ast 255.83 feet to an iron pipe monument, thence South 
06 deprees 00 minutes 00 seconds t7est for 562,22 feet to an iron 
pipe monu:nent thence South 75 degrees 59 minutes 00 seconds East 
for 150,11 feet to an iron pipe monument thence South 02 degrees 
00 minutes ©0 seconds ^'est for 868,98 feet to an iron pipe monu- 
ment, the coordinates of which are Torth 29668.29 East 25957,75 - 
set In the South boundary line of this tract and in the ITorth 
boundary line of lot number two (2) of the Hiarles B, Calvert 
Estate, thence by and with the line between said lot f 2, and 
this tract Forth 85 degrees 54 minutes 49 seconds ^'eat 1076.29 
feet to a stone, t e coordinates of which are North 29745.56 East 
22876.25 thence continuing by and with the line between said lot 
r £, and htia tract Forth 85 degrees 56 minutes 59 seconds rest 
766.07 feet to the East line of the B.&O. Railroad right of way 
at which point there is an iron pipe monument the coordinates of 
which are ITorth 29799.10 Sast 22120,06 thence by and with the 
East boundary line of the B.«:0. iiallroad right of way ITorth 17 
degrees 52 minutes 45 seconds ''Tast for lol2.28 feet to the point 



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of beginning, containing 53,42 acrea, more or less. 

'Jhe Ee^rlnga and Coordinates in this description are 
ba led on the control of the "'ashlngton Suburban Sanitary District. 
On page twenty three (E3) of this thesis is a plat representing 
this t/ansaotioj: and also the transaction described on page 
fifteen fl5) . 

aiT.SL TO THS STATS OP IffiRYLArii 

On April 35, 19o4 as recorded in the land records of 
Prinoe George County in Liber EB 405 Polio 175, the party of the 
first part, Llary S, Engel, conveyed unto the party of the second. 
part. State of I&ryland, in oonaideration of the sua of three 
thousand dollars (fSOOO) the following tract of land. 

Beglnnl4g at an iron pipe raonuaient set in the boundary 
line bet^veen the property of the University of Llaryland and the 
property lately owned by Theodore P. Sngel, at College Park, 
which is at a distance froa the intersection of the said boundary 
line ^d the center line of the sixteen foot ( 16' ) concrete 
pave-aent of the Cool Spring Hoad, 547,23 feet, the bearing of 
this boundary Worth 40 degrees 43 lainutea 20 seconds East, rxinning 
thence by and with t; e above mentioned boundary line North 40 
degrees 43 minutes 20 seconds East 626,00 feet to an iron pipe 
monunent ; thence South 86 degrees 43 ainutes 20 seconds T7est for 
176.77 feet to an iron pipe nonunent ; thence South 40 degrees 
43 minutes 20 seconds for 373,00 feet to an iron pipe monuaent ; 
thence South 04 degrees 16 minutes 40 seconds East for 176.77 



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feet to the point of ■beginning and containing 1.4ii^ aores of land 
more or less. 

The Beurings In the above description refer to the 
Meridian of the Washington Suburhan Sanitary Pi strict. 

This completes the land acquisition up to the present 
tiae. On the following page ia a niap drawn approximately to scale 
on which is plotted all of the transactions to date. A different 
colored pencil is used for each transaction. 



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30IBCB3 OP IIIFOEMATIOIT 



Inter Tiewa with Professor Milton A. I'yle 

Iifepa and deed descriptions In the poaseaaion of M,A. Pyle 

The land reoorda of Prince George County located at 

Miarlboro, Hfcryland, 

An interview '^Ith Dr. Patterson