A Guide to the James Anderson Account Books, 1778-1805 Anderson, James, Account Books, 1778-1805 MS 62.2

A Guide to the James Anderson Account Books, 1778-1805

A Collection in
the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 62.2


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript number
MS 62.2
Title
James Anderson Account Books, 1778-1805.
Extent
2 items (140 and 329 p.)
Creators
James Anderson, 1740-1798. Robert Anderson, 1781-1859.
Location
Oversize
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

James Anderson Account Books, Manuscript MS 62.2, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1962.

Alternative Form

Also available on microfilm M-1060.2 and in photostat PH/02/02 and in transcription TR/03.


Biographical/Historical Information

James Anderson was a blacksmith in Williamsburg and Richmond, Va., who also served as public armorer and captain of the Company of Artificers.

Scope and Content Information

Ledgers, mainly dating from 1778-1798, kept by James Anderson. Included are notations on the status of accounts, 1804-1805, made by James' son, Robert. The accounts show work done for Jacquelin Ambler, Daniel Broadhead, Edward Carrington, Mr. Carter, James Craig, Thomas Everard, Col. William Finnie, James Galt, John Greenhow, Humphrey Harwood, James Hubard, Thomas Jefferson, the Lunatic Hospital, Joseph Prentis, Edmund Randolph, John Saunders, Mr. Taliaferro, George Winston, and many others.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Ambler, Jacqeulin, 1742-1798.
  • Anderson, James, 1740-1798.
  • Anderson, Robert, 1781-1859.
  • Everard, Thomas, 1719- 1781.
  • Galt, James, 1741- 1800.
  • Harwood, Humphrey, d. 1788.
  • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
  • Prentis, Joseph, 1754-1809.
  • Randolph, Edmund Jennings, 1753-1813.
  • Subjects:

  • Blacksmithing--Virginia--Williamsburg.
  • Blacksmiths--Virginia--Williamsburg.
  • Ironwork--Virginia--Williamsburg.
  • Corporate Names:

  • Eastern State Hospital (Va.)
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Account Books-- Virginia--Williamsburg--19th century.
  • Account Books--Virginia--Williamsburg--18th century.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Ambler, Jacqeulin, 1742-1798.
  • Anderson, James, 1740-1798.
  • Anderson, Robert, 1781-1859.
  • Everard, Thomas, 1719- 1781.
  • Galt, James, 1741- 1800.
  • Harwood, Humphrey, d. 1788.
  • James Anderson, 1740-1798.
  • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
  • Prentis, Joseph, 1754-1809.
  • Randolph, Edmund Jennings, 1753-1813.
  • Robert Anderson, 1781-1859.