A Guide to the Jameson Family Papers, 1756-1872 Jameson Family, Papers, 1756-1872 MS 70.1

A Guide to the Jameson Family Papers, 1756-1872

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the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 70.1


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript number
MS 70.1
Title
Jameson Family Papers, 1756-1872.
Extent
3 items.
Creators
Jameson Family. Thomas Jameson, 1745-1771. Dorothea Graham Jameson Ayres, 1768-1848. David Jameson, Jr.
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Jameson Family Papers, Manuscript MS 70.1, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Acquisition Information

Gift, 1970.

Alternative Form

Also available on microfilm M-1317.1.


Biographical/Historical Information

Thomas Jameson (1745-1771) married Mary Robinson, daughter of Thomas Robinson, grammar school master at the College of William and Mary from 1742 to ante 1763. Thomas and Mary had a daughter, Dorothea ("Dolly") Graham Jameson (1768-1848), who married Samuel Ayres, a Kentucky silversmith, in 1792.

Scope and Content Information

Arithmetic exercise book containing examples of worked problems and a section for the student to practice. Inscribed on both recto and verso "Thomas Jameson His Book 1756," and near the spine "D. Grayham Jameson her Cyphering book October the 5th [l]780[?]." Written inside the covers of the volume are the names Dolly Graham Jameson, Graham Jameson, and "Thomas Jameson 1760, Williamsburg, etc---."

The two pieces include a letter, May 13, 1795, D[avi]d Jameson, Jr., Caroline [County, Va.], to Samuel [Ayres], n.p., concerning money due from Speaker Robinson's estate and from John Tyler. The second piece is a nineteenth-century religious poem.

Arrangement

Chronologically arranged.


Index Terms

    Family Names:

  • Jameson family.
  • Persons:

  • Ayres, Dorothea Graham Jameson, 1768-1848.
  • Ayres, Samuel.
  • Jameson, David, Jr.
  • Jameson, Thomas, 1745- 1771.
  • Robinson, John, 1704-1766.
  • Tyler, John, 1742-1823.
  • Subjects:

  • Arithmetic--Early works to 1900.

Additional Descriptive Data

Bibliography

David Jameson's letter is quoted in:

William and Mary Quarterly, 1st series, VIII. 1899-1901: 254.

Bibliography

David Jameson's letter is quoted in:

William and Mary Quarterly, 1st series, VIII. 1899-1901: 254.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Ayres, Dorothea Graham Jameson, 1768-1848.
  • Ayres, Samuel.
  • David Jameson, Jr.
  • Dorothea Graham Jameson Ayres, 1768-1848.
  • Jameson, David, Jr.
  • Jameson, Thomas, 1745- 1771.
  • Robinson, John, 1704-1766.
  • Thomas Jameson, 1745-1771.
  • Tyler, John, 1742-1823.