A Guide to the Matthew Anderson Journal 1784-1789 Anderson, Matthew. Journal. MS 78.1

A Guide to the Matthew Anderson Journal 1784-1789

A Collection in
the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 78.1


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript number
MS 78.1
Title
Journal, 1784-1789
Extent
1 vol. (299 pp)
Creator
Anderson, Matthew, 1745-1803.
Language
English

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Preferred Citation

Matthew Anderson Journal, Manuscript # MS 78.1 , John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1978.

Alternative Form

Microfilm copy (M-1525.17) available.


Biographical/Historical Information

Matthew Anderson was born in Gloucester, Virginia, the son of William and Sarah Anderson, and younger brother of James Anderson, blacksmith of Williamsburg, Virginia. Mathew was in Williamsburg in 1779 as a saddler, shoemaker and harnessmaker; then as a merchant, 1784-1803. Entered into partnership with David Low, 1784 [partnership dissolved in 1785 but accounts continue until 1788]. Never married. His nephew, Robert, youngest son of James, joined him in the mercantile business in the late 1790s. David Low was a merchant in Williamsburg from 1782 until his death in 1787.

Scope and Content Information

This volume is a general merchandise journal of the partnership of Low and Anderson (1784-1785), kept by Mathew Anderson.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Anderson, Matthew, 1745- 1803.
  • Anderson, Robert, 1781- 1859.
  • Low, David.
  • Corporate Names:

  • Low and Anderson (firm).
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Merchant accounts -- Virginia --History --18th Century.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Williamsburg (Va.) --People --18th Century.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Anderson, Matthew, 1745- 1803.
  • Anderson, Matthew, 1745-1803.
  • Anderson, Robert, 1781- 1859.
  • Low, David.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Williamsburg (Va.) --People --18th Century.