A Guide to the Robert Carter Letterbooks, 1761-1769 Carter, Robert, Letterbooks, 1761-1769 MS 57.1

A Guide to the Robert Carter Letterbooks, 1761-1769

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the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 57.1


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript number
MS 57.1
Title
Robert Carter Letterbooks, 1761-1769.
Extent
3 items (42; 132; 48 p.)
Creator
Robert Carter, 1728-1804.
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Robert Carter Letterbooks, Manuscript MS 57.1, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1989.

Alternative Form

Microfilm (M-114) and transcript (TR/07) copies available.


Biographical/Historical Information

Resident of Nomini Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia; Williamsburg, Virginia; and Baltimore, Maryland. Carter was made a member of the Governor's Council in 1764. He was married to Frances Anne Tasker, youngest daughter of Benjamin Tasker of Maryland.

Scope and Content Information

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 & Co., Col. Charles Carter, Landon Carter, Daniel Dulany, Capel and Osgood Hanbury, Pringle, Cheap & Co., Edward Ransdell, and John Ridout.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Amherst, Jeffrey Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797.
  • Athawes, Samuel.
  • Carter, Charles, 1732-1806.
  • Carter, Landon, 1710- 1778.
  • Carter, Robert, 1728-1804.
  • Dulany, Daniel, 1722-1797.
  • Fauquier, Francis, 1704?-1768.
  • Ransdell, Edward.
  • Ridout, John.
  • Tasker, Benjamin, 1690-1798.
  • Subjects:

  • Merchants--Virginia--History--18th century.
  • Slavery--Virginia--History--18th century.
  • Merchants-- Great Britain--History--18th century.
  • Plantation life-- Virginia-- History--18th century.
  • Corporate Names:

  • Capel and Osgood Hanbury (Firm).
  • Cary & Co.
  • Pringle, Cheap & Co.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Nomini Hall (Va.)
  • Virginia--Economic conditions--18th century.
  • Virginia--Politics and government--To 1775.
  • Virginia--Social life and customs--To 1775.

Adjunct Descriptive Data

Bibliography

Eley, Susan"Robert Carter letterbook, 1764- 1768."1962. Master's Thesis.
Call Number: F229.C37

Bibliography

Eley, Susan"Robert Carter letterbook, 1764- 1768."1962. Master's Thesis.
Call Number: F229.C37

Contents List

Letterbook, 1761-1764.
Letterbook, 1764-1768.
Letterbook, 1769.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Amherst, Jeffrey Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797.
  • Athawes, Samuel.
  • Carter, Charles, 1732-1806.
  • Carter, Landon, 1710- 1778.
  • Carter, Robert, 1728-1804.
  • Dulany, Daniel, 1722-1797.
  • Eley, Susan
  • Fauquier, Francis, 1704?-1768.
  • Ransdell, Edward.
  • Ridout, John.
  • Robert Carter, 1728-1804.
  • Tasker, Benjamin, 1690-1798.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Nomini Hall (Va.)
  • Virginia--Economic conditions--18th century.
  • Virginia--Politics and government--To 1775.
  • Virginia--Social life and customs--To 1775.