Mary Maillard


Maillard presented her paper “Conductors and Passengers: Harriet Jacobs’ Underground Railroad” at the  Museum of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City, NC, on October 5, 2017.


Documentary editor, Annie Wood Webb Papers.

Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Fellowship in African American History from the Library Company of Philadelphia (2013-2014).


Documentary editor, Skinner Family Papers, housed at the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. This multi-volume edition was accepted for publication by the North Carolina Office of Archives and History, Historical Publications Section, Raleigh, North Carolina, in 2006. The project was suspended in 2010 due to budget restraints and published by Mary Maillard in 2014/2015.


“Mary Virginia Wood (Forten),” biographical entry BlackPast.org, November 2019

“Louisa Charlotte Burr,” biographical entry BlackPast.org, August 2019

Whispers of Cruel Wrongs: The Correspondence of Louisa Jacobs and Her Circle, 1879-1911 (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2017, paper edition 2020)

“Review Essay: Charles Burnett’s Killer of Sheep (1977)”, Black Camera: An International Journal, 9.1, Indiana University Press, Fall 2017

Louisa Matilda Jacobs,” biographical entry BlackPast.org, August 2015

The Belles of Williamsburg: The Courtship Letters of Eliza Fisk Harwood and Tristrim Lowther Skinner 1839-1849 (Vancouver: Mary Maillard, January 2015) Kindle iBooks or Kobo

Albemarle Son: The Coming of Age Letters of Tristrim Lowther Skinner 1833-1849 (Vancouver: Mary Maillard, October 2014) Kindle iBooks or Kobo

On The Carpet: The Coming of Age Letters of Penelope Skinner 1832-1840 (Vancouver: Mary Maillard, October 2014) Kindle iBooks or Kobo

A Map of Time and Blood: An Introduction to the Skinner Family Papers 1826-1850 (Vancouver: Mary Maillard, August 2014) Kindle, iBooks, or Kobo

Pierre and Juliette Toussaint,” biographical entry BlackPast.org, February 2014

Julia Chinn,” biographical entry BlackPast.org, February 2014

George W. Lowther,” biographical entry BlackPast.org, August 2013

Frank J. Webb, “ biographical entry BlackPast.org, August 2013

“ ‘Faithfully Drawn from Real Life:’ Autobiographical Elements in Frank J. Webb’s The Garies and Their Friends, The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, July 2013

Dating Harriet Jacobs,” Perspectives Online Magazine, June/July 2013

Book review, Scarlett’s Sisters: Young Women in the Old South by Anya Jabour, Mississippi Quarterly, Spring 2009

Mary at Hastings House July 2015 publicity pic

Mary Maillard, Ganges, Salt Spring Island, B.C., July 2015. Photo by Peter Prince.