Coming to early Maryland was a major risk for immigrants. One acquires immunities to the diseases in the region where you grow up. But such immunity typically does not transfer when migrating to new areas. Maryland offered a different climate and disease environment and there was a substantial shift in both diet and work patterns. The consequences of this were severe because people experienced a . . .
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The most impressive funerary monument of the Calvert family is that of Anne Mynne Calvert. She was George Calvert’s first wife and the mother all but one of his children. Anne married George Calvert in 1604 and became the mother of 11 children, including Cecil and Leonard. Her sudden death on 8 August 1622 devastated her husband and family. Anne was initially buried at their . . .
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From the first 17th-century investigations at St. Mary’s City, archaeologists began recovering evidence for glass windows. These were expensive items and many immigrants could not afford them. Instead of glass, their window openings were covered with fabric, oiled paper, or perhaps only shutters. No one rich or poor had screens to keep out flies and mosquitoes. But for more wealthy immigrants, glazed windows were commonly . . .
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