A Guide to the Appraisement of that part of the negroes and personal estate of the late Doctor Pasteur which is in Williamsburg , 26 July 1791 Appraisement of that part of the negroes and personal estate of the late Doctor Pasteur which is in Williamsburg MS 2007.1

A Guide to the Appraisement of that part of the negroes and personal estate of the late Doctor Pasteur which is in Williamsburg, 26 July 1791

A Collection in the
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation`s
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 2007.1


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript Number
MS 2007.1
Title
Appraisement of that part of the negroes and personal estate of the late Doctor Pasteur which is in Williamsburg 26 July 1791
Physical Characteristics
1 sheet.
Creator
Location
On Site.
Language
English
Abstract
One page document listing the 16 negroes by name, together with the personal estate which was located in Williamsburg. The furniture and furnishings are merely listed and not in room by room order.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Appraisement of that part of the negroes and personal estate of the late Doctor Pasteur which is in Williamsburg, Manuscript #MS 2007.1, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2007


Biographical Information

Dr. William Pasteur was a notable figure in Colonial Williamsburg, establishing his first Williamsburg apothecary shop in 1759, forming a partnership with his Williamsburg competitor, Dr. John Minson Galt, in 1775, and served as mayor of Williamsburg between 1775 and 1776. Pasteur retired from the Pasteur and Galt Apothecary in 1778. In his will, Pasteur empowered his executors to sell his lands in Goochland and all his personal property except for his slaves. He directed the executors to apply the proceeds of the sale to the payment of his debts, gave specific bequests to particular slaves, and left what did not sell, along with a bequest of 500 Pounds, to his wife Elizabeth.

Scope and Content

On one side of the sheet the individual personal property items are itemized by description and value, and on the other side are the signatures of Gabriel Maupin, James Wood, and Matt Pearson who served as appraisers. Individual slaves are identified and valued by name. One of the slaves, Jemmy, has the distinction of being noted in an advertisement Pasteur posted in the Virginia Gazette and Weekly Advertiser on May 20, 1790.

Arrangement

1 item.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Maupin, Gabriel,1737-1800.
  • Pasteur, William, d. 1791 - Estate.
  • Pearson, Matt,fl. 1791.
  • Wood, James,1741-1813.
  • Subjects:

  • African Americans - Virginia - Williamsburg.
  • Probate records - Virginia - Williamsburg.
  • Slaves - Virginia - Williamsburg.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Wills - Virginia - Williamsburg.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Maupin, Gabriel,1737-1800.
  • Pasteur, William, d. 1791 - Estate.
  • Pearson, Matt,fl. 1791.
  • Wood, James,1741-1813.