A Guide to the Francis Jerdone Collection, 1748-1809 Jerdone, Francis, collection MS 1929.6

A Guide to the Francis Jerdone Collection, 1748-1809

A Collection in the
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation`s
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 1929.6


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript Number
MS 1929.6
Title
1748-1809
Physical Characteristics
6 items.
Creator
Jerdone, Francis, 1721-1771.
Language
English
Abstract
Account books and other items related to Francis Jerdone

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Francis Jerdone Collection, MS 1929.6, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1933


Biographical Information

Francis Jerdone was a Scottish merchant who had made his fortune as a tobacco factor in Yorktown.

Scope and Content

Contains various kinds of accounts including accounts with individuals (many individuals in Hanover Co., Va.), for goods purchased from Jerdone; with merchants in Great Britain, and with the ships' captains who carried goods between Virginia and England; lists of supplies of staples such as salt and rum; invoices for tobacco shipped to England; and a summary of Jerdone's finances. Goods include sugar, molasses, chocolates, cheese, tea, beer, raisins, hats, hosiery and snuff. Also concerns buying and selling of slaves; and shows tobacco marks of various planters. Accounts include those of Robert Anderson, John Backhouse, John Baylor, John Chiswell, Henry Cooke, John Cooper, Archibald Crawford, Robert Donald, John Goldsmith, Dr. Alexander Jameson, Bennitt Kirby, Edward Lankford, Thomas Nelson, John Norton, Mann Page, the proprietors of the Raleigh Tavern, William Stevenson, John Thomson, John Winn and George Wythe.

Arrangement

Two volumes, individual items arranged chronologically.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Anderson, Robert.
  • Backhouse, John.
  • Baylor, John, d. 1772.
  • Chiswell, John, d. 1766.
  • Cooke, Henry.
  • Cooper, John.
  • Crawford, Archibald.
  • Donald, Robert B.
  • Goldsmith, John.
  • Jameson, Alexander, Dr.
  • Kirby, Bennitt.
  • Lankford, Edward.
  • Nelson, Thomas, 1738-1789.
  • Norton, John, 1719-1777.
  • Page, Mann, b. 1718 or 9.
  • Stevenson, William.
  • Thomson, John.
  • Winn, John.
  • Wythe, George, 1726-1806.
  • Corporate Names:

  • Raleigh Tavern (Williamsburg, Va.)
  • Subjects:

  • Beer - Virginia.
  • Chocolate - Virginia.
  • Hats - Virginia.
  • Hosiery - Virginia.
  • Molasses.
  • Raisins - Virginia.
  • Rum.
  • Slave trade - Virginia - History - 18th century.
  • Slavery - Virginia - History - 18th century.
  • Snuff.
  • Sugar.
  • Tea - Virginia.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Hanover County (Va.) - History - 18th century.

Contents List

Volume
Cargo Waste Book
1748-1749
Volume
Account Book
1751- 1752
Folder 1
Miscellaneous Items
1798-1809

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Anderson, Robert.
  • Backhouse, John.
  • Baylor, John, d. 1772.
  • Chiswell, John, d. 1766.
  • Cooke, Henry.
  • Cooper, John.
  • Crawford, Archibald.
  • Donald, Robert B.
  • Goldsmith, John.
  • Jameson, Alexander, Dr.
  • Kirby, Bennitt.
  • Lankford, Edward.
  • Nelson, Thomas, 1738-1789.
  • Norton, John, 1719-1777.
  • Page, Mann, b. 1718 or 9.
  • Stevenson, William.
  • Thomson, John.
  • Winn, John.
  • Wythe, George, 1726-1806.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Hanover County (Va.) - History - 18th century.