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Whitehall's Restoration: A Tribute To Horatio Sharpe, A Reflection Of Charles Scarlett

Author(s): Kathleen Clifford

Year: 2017

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     Colonel Horatio Sharpe, governor of colonial Maryland for sixteen years, left behind a testament to his position and wealth in the form of Whitehall, his plantation home on the Severn River.  The home has been through many renovations, but in the 1950s, a man named Charles Scarlett bought the home and passionately attempted to restore it to its original glory.  The restoration included building an earthwork fortification that at first glance appears to have been part of the original layout, but upon closer inspection simply may have been a suggestion by the architect.  The mock fort is an oddity in the repertoire of plantation layouts, and research into the whether or not the fort existed in Colonel Sharpe’s time will shed light on Colonel Sharpe’s life, as well as Mr. Scarlett’s life.

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Whitehall's Restoration: A Tribute To Horatio Sharpe, A Reflection Of Charles Scarlett. Kathleen Clifford. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435217)


Temporal Keywords
1765 and 1950s

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 170

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America