A Guide to the Nathaniel Burwell Papers, 1771-1812 Burwell, Nathaniel, Papers, 1771-1812 MS 81.12

A Guide to the Nathaniel Burwell Papers, 1771-1812

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John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 81.12


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript number
MS 81.12
Title
Nathaniel Burwell Papers, 1771-1812.
Extent
9 items.
Creator
Nathaniel Burwell, 1750-1814.
Language
English

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Preferred Citation

Nathaniel Burwell Papers, Manuscript MS 81.12, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Acquisition Information

Gift, 1981.

Alternative Form

Also available on microfilm (M-1462)


Biographical/Historical Information

Nathaniel Burwell (1750-1814) was the son of Carter and Lucy Grymes Burwell. He attended the College of William and Mary between 1759 and 1772. He married twice, first to Susannah Grymes and after her death to Lucy Page Baylor. Both unions produced eight children. Burwell lived at Carter's Grove until his second marriage, at that time, he moved to Clark County, Va., where he erected Carter's Hill. He also managed the New Quarter, Mill Quarter, Foaces and Neck of Land Quarter.

Scope and Content Information

A ledger of accounts kept by Nathaniel Burwell (1750-1814) including liquor for Carter's Grove, Carter's Hill, New Quarter, Marsh Quarter, Fouaces Quarter, River Quarter, Mill Quarter, and the Stills. The loose items consist of Burwell's account of the estate of John Bryan (1801-1807), court chits, papers for a suit brought on by Burwell-Tilley heirs, and a letter to a London merchant.

Names mentioned include James Anderson, Samuel Athawes (London), Dr. Philip Barraud, Samuel Beall, Carter Burwell, Lewis Burwell, Mrs. [Christiana?] Campbell, Bartholomew Dandridge, Col. William Digges, John Minson Galt, John Grymes, Edward Lightfoot, Gabriel Maupin, Hugh Nelson, John Page of Caroline County, Edmund Randolph, Sr., Messrs. Rowles, Grymes and Company (London), Dr. John de Sequeyra, Thomas Tilley, and St. George Tucker.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Related Material

The John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library also holds the Burwell Family Papers.

The Burwell Family Papers, Special Collections Department, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library; includes two daybooks kept by Nathaniel Burwell for the years 1773- 1779 and 1779-1786.
Burwell Family Papers, 1736-1810.15 items.Collection number: MS 64.4

Separated Material


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Anderson, James, 1740- 1798.
  • Barraud, Philip, 1757-1830.
  • Bryan, John, d. ca. 1801
  • Burwell, Nathaniel, 1750-1814.
  • Galt, John Minson, 1744- 1808.
  • Page, John, 1743-1808.
  • Randolph, Edmund, 1753-1813.
  • Sequeyra, John de, 1712- 1795.
  • Tucker, St. George, 1752-1827.
  • Subjects:

  • Slavery--Virginia--History--18th century.
  • Farm produce--Virginia--Marketing-- History--18th century.
  • Farm produce--Virginia--Marketing--History--19th century.
  • Food crops--Virginia--History--18th century.
  • Food crops--Virginia--History--19th century.
  • Merchants--Great Britain--History--18th century.
  • Merchants--Great Britain--History--19th century.
  • Slavery--Virginia-- History--19th century.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Carter's Hill(Va.)
  • Carter's Grove (Va.)
  • Foaces Quarter (Va.)
  • Mill Quarter (Va.)
  • New Quarter (Va.)
  • River Quarter (Va.)
  • Stills Quarter (Va.)
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Ledgers (account books)

Contents List

Ledger, 1771-1812.
Carter's Grove. Letter. Nathaniel Burwell to [Messrs. Rowles, Grymes & Co., London]. ALS, 2pp. Found in folio 104 of Ledger, 11 July 1788.
Receipt. William Nelson, Jr. to Nathaniel Burwell. 1p. Found in folio 59 of Ledger. Cut 1/2, 20 April 1795.
Account of John Bryan's estate by Nathaniel Burwell. 23p, 7 January 1801- 11 November 1808.
Clerk's Chit. Nelson, Clerk of Gloucester County to Nathaniel Burwell. 2pp. Found in folio 88 of Ledger, May 1803.
Clerk's Chit. O. Corby, Clerk of Middlesex to Nathaniel Burwell. 2pp. Found in folio 88 of Ledger, 1804.
Clerk's Chit. O. Corby, Clerk of Middlesex to Nathaniel Burwell. 2pp. Found in folio 88 of Ledger, 1805.
Decree. Mathews Court. Nathaniel Burwell vs. Thomas & Lucy Churchill & Elizabeth Tilley, heirs of Thomas Tilley, 2p. Broken at fold. Found in folio 88 of Ledger, February, 1806.
Receipt. John Patterson to Mann Page. 1p. Found in folio 88 of Ledger, 16 May 1806.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Anderson, James, 1740- 1798.
  • Barraud, Philip, 1757-1830.
  • Bryan, John, d. ca. 1801
  • Burwell, Nathaniel, 1750-1814.
  • Galt, John Minson, 1744- 1808.
  • Nathaniel Burwell, 1750-1814.
  • Page, John, 1743-1808.
  • Randolph, Edmund, 1753-1813.
  • Sequeyra, John de, 1712- 1795.
  • Tucker, St. George, 1752-1827.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Carter's Hill(Va.)
  • Carter's Grove (Va.)
  • Foaces Quarter (Va.)
  • Mill Quarter (Va.)
  • New Quarter (Va.)
  • River Quarter (Va.)
  • Stills Quarter (Va.)