A Guide to the Humphrey Harwood Account Book, 1776-1794 Harwood, Humphrey, Account Book, 1776-1794 MS 33.1

A Guide to the Humphrey Harwood Account Book, 1776-1794

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John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 33.1


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript number
MS 33.1
Title
Humphrey Harwood Account Book, 1776-1794.
Extent
1 item (566 p. ; 32 cm.)
Creator
Humphrey Harwood, d. 1788.
Location
Oversize.
Language
English

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Preferred Citation

Humphrey Harwood Account Book, Manuscript MS 33.1, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Acquisition Information

Gift, 1933.

Alternative Form

Also available on microfilm (M-50) and as photocopies (PH/02/04 and PH/02/05)


Biographical/Historical Information

Humphrey Harwood (d. 1788), was a brickmaker and builder in Williamsburg, Va., who worked for many residents of Williamsburg and its vicinity and on most of the public buildings of the town.

Scope and Content Information

Account book of Humphrey Harwood (d. 1788). Ledgers C and D contain the accounts of Harwood's estate, which were settled by his son, William (1768-1794), and by an unidentified person. Among people for whom Harwood worked were John Ambler, James Anderson, Samuel Beall, John Blair, Lewis Burwell, Nathaniel Burwell, William Byrd III, James Carter, Dr. William Carter, Richard Charlton, John Coke, Jesse Cole, Alexander Craig, John M. Galt I, Robert Greenhow, Mrs. Hallam, Mrs. Margaret Hunter, Philip Moody, Mary Stith, Richard Taliaferro, John Travis, St. George Tucker, Benjamin Waller, Thomas Wharton, and George Wythe.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Ambler, John, 1762- 1794.
  • Anderson, James, ca. 1740-1798.
  • Beall, Samuel, d. 1793?
  • Blair, John, 1732- 1800.
  • Burwell, Lewis, 1716-1784.
  • Burwell, Nathaniel, 1750-1814.
  • Byrd, William, 1728- 1777.
  • Cole, Jesse, d. 1845.
  • Craig, Alexander.
  • Galt, John Minson, 1744-1808.
  • Greenhow, Robert, 1724-1787.
  • Hallam, Mrs.
  • Harwood, Humphrey, d. 1788.
  • Harwood, William, 1768- 1794.
  • Hunter, Margaret.
  • Moody, Philip, d. 1807.
  • Stith, Mary.
  • Taliaferro, Richard, d. 1779.
  • Travis, John.
  • Tucker, St. George, 1752-1827.
  • Waller, Benjamin, 1716- 1786.
  • Wharton, Thomas, 1735-1778.
  • Wythe, George, 1726-1806.
  • Subjects:

  • Brickmakers--Virginia
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Account books-- Virginia--Williamsburg--18th century.

Adjunct Descriptive Data

A name index has been created for the account book.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Ambler, John, 1762- 1794.
  • Anderson, James, ca. 1740-1798.
  • Beall, Samuel, d. 1793?
  • Blair, John, 1732- 1800.
  • Burwell, Lewis, 1716-1784.
  • Burwell, Nathaniel, 1750-1814.
  • Byrd, William, 1728- 1777.
  • Cole, Jesse, d. 1845.
  • Craig, Alexander.
  • Galt, John Minson, 1744-1808.
  • Greenhow, Robert, 1724-1787.
  • Hallam, Mrs.
  • Harwood, Humphrey, d. 1788.
  • Harwood, William, 1768- 1794.
  • Humphrey Harwood, d. 1788.
  • Hunter, Margaret.
  • Moody, Philip, d. 1807.
  • Stith, Mary.
  • Taliaferro, Richard, d. 1779.
  • Travis, John.
  • Tucker, St. George, 1752-1827.
  • Waller, Benjamin, 1716- 1786.
  • Wharton, Thomas, 1735-1778.
  • Wythe, George, 1726-1806.