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Robert Carter letterbooks(1761–1769)

  • MS 1957.1
  • Microfilm: M-114
  • Transcript: TR/07
  • 3 vols. ([42, 132, and 48] pp.)

Letterbooks of Robert Carter III (1728–1804) of Nomini Hall, Williamsburg, VA and Baltimore, Md., containing copies of letters to merchants in London, Glasgow, Leghorn, Madeira, New York City, and Philadelphia, ordering a great variety of goods for his family, slaves, and plantations, and transacting other financial business. Also, letters regarding the estates of Lt. Gov. Francis Fauquier (1703–1768) and Benjamin Tasker of Maryland, Carter’s father-in-law; and letters on various subjects to relatives, overseers, and others. Prominent recipients of the letters include Sir Jeffery Amherst, Samuel Athawes, Cary and Co., Col. Charles Carter, Landon Carter, Daniel Dulany, Capel and Osgood Hanbury, Pringle, Cheap & Co., Edward Ransdell, and John Ridout.