of the Hall of Records staff. Theirs was a thankless, exasperating taskóbut at the same time
it is the heart of the book. Mr. Skordas is also responsible for the Introduction, a valuable
essay on Maryland county government and records. His many years of experience in this
field has well prepared him for the role of explainer. The short essays preceding the list for
each county are the work of this writer as are the "Notes" which are in fact addenda to Part I
of this work. The index was prepared by Frank White, and the typing which demanded
extraordinary accuracy was done by Helen Kilborn and Anna Hantske. I am grateful to the
other members of the Hall of Records staff who found hints and clues for the historical "Notes"
and to the Hall of Records Commission and the taxpayers of Maryland who have continued
to offer support and funds for these publications.
Morris L. Radoff,
Archivist and Records Administrator