A Guide to the John Robertson Account Book, 1781-1811 Robertson, John, Account Book, 1781-1811 MS 58.2

A Guide to the John Robertson Account Book, 1781-1811

A Collection in
the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 58.2


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript number
MS 58.2
Title
John Robertson Account Book, 1781-1811.
Extent
1 vol. (178 p. ; 21 cm.)
Creator
John Robertson, b. 1750.
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

John Robertson Account Books, Manuscript MS 58.2, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Acquisition Information

Gift, 1958.

Alternative Form

Also available on microfilm M-1093.


Biographical/Historical Information

John Robertson served as deputy commissary general of issues during the American Revolution. After the war, he was a schoolmaster in Albemarle County and Lynchburg, Va.

Scope and Content Information

Account book of John Robertson. Included are receipts for supplies received from him at the Magazine in Williamsburg, October-November 1781; indexed accounts of his school in Lynchburg, 1801-1802; house expenses, 1807-1810; and a register of the children of John and Sarah Rogers Robertson.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Robertson, John, b. 1750.
  • Robertson, Sarah Rogers.
  • Subjects:

  • Education-- Virginia--Lynchburg.
  • Powder magazines-- Virginia--Williamsburg.
  • Corporate Names:

  • Powder Magazine (Williamsburg, Va.)
  • United States--Continental Army--Supplies and stores.
  • Geographical Names:

  • United States--History-- Revolution, 1775- 1783.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

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

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • John Robertson, b. 1750.
  • Robertson, John, b. 1750.
  • Robertson, Sarah Rogers.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • United States--History-- Revolution, 1775- 1783.