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Legacy Library: Thomas Howe Ridgate

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TagsTrade (2), Business (1), Dictionaries (1), Commerce (1), Religion (1), Literature (1), English History (1), Reference (1), Poetry (1), Customs (1) — see all tags

About meThomas Howe Ridgate (1734-1790), Maryland merchant. A partner in the tobacco firm Barnes & Ridgate.

Ridgate was amoung the founding members of a Debating Society organized in Port Tobacco, MD, in 1788. His home, Chimney House, is one of only three surviving 18th-century buildings in the town (you can read more about the house here, or check out a 3D model here).

Ridgate died with many outstanding debts, for which his creditors sued his widow.

About my libraryRidgate's small library is listed in the inventory of his estate (PDF), taken 19 June 1790 and recorded 19 July 1790. His entire estate was valued at £2,826, 3 shillings (of which all the books taken together comprise just £2, 10 shillings). The bulk of his estate consisted of the inventory of his store.

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GroupsLibraries of Early America

Real nameThomas Howe Ridgate

LocationPort Tobacco, Charles County, MD

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Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceMay 24, 2010

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