A Guide to the Papers of the Carter and Wellford Family of Sabine Hall 1650-1918 Carter and Wellford Family of Sabine Hall, Papers 1959, 1959-a, 1959-c

A Guide to the Papers of the Carter and Wellford Family of Sabine Hall 1650-1918

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1959, 1959-a, 1959-c
Title
Papers of the Carter and Wellford family of Sabine Hall 1650-1918
Physical Characteristics
The Papers of the Carter and Wellford Family of Sabine Hall, Accessions #1959, 1959-a, and 1959-c, comprise ca. 1075 items (7 boxes and two oversize volumes).
Language
English

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Papers of the Carter and Wellford Family of Sabine Hall, Accession #1959, 1959-a, 1959-c, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information

The diaries of Col. Landon Carter were deposited by Miss M.R. Weisiger on September 22, 1952, and by the Rev. T. Dabney Wellford through Richard Heath Dabney on April 16, 1947. The Sabine Hall papers 1659- 1871 were also deposited by the Rev. T. Dabney Wellford, on June 23, 1944, and the Robert Wormeley Carter papers (1959-a) on August 26, 1947. Both of the Rev. Wellford's deposits were made gifts on July 25, 1977. The Sabine Hall Account Book and Surveys which compose accession 1959-c were transferred from the University of Virginia Library's Rare Book Division on May 20, 1988.

Scope and Content

The Papers of the Carter and Wellford family of Sabine Hall, Accessions #1959, 1959-a, and 1959-c, comprise ca. 1075 items spanning the years 1650-1918. The collection encompasses an extremely broad range of Carter family concerns, ranging from the personal and political to agricultural, financial, and legal. Taken together, the papers constitute the foundation for one major Virginia planter family's history and opens by-ways to scholar interested in the social, economic, and political life of the South.

The entire collection to the year 1797 (which witnessed the decease of Robert Wormeley Carter I) is available on microfilm. A somewhat less comprehensive listing is available to 1778 (marking the death of Landon Carter of Sabline Hall) in Walter Ray Wineman, The Landon Carter Papers in the University of Virginia Library: A Calendar and Biographical Sketch (Charlottesville, 1962). A richer and more detailed sketch of Landon Carter's life is available in Jack P. Greene, editor, The Diary of Colonel Landon Carter of Sabline Hall, 1752-1778 (2 vols.; Charlottesville, 1965). This volume provides complete transcripts of the Carter diary (which constitutes a part of this collection), and rich annotation. This guide has been divided into three sections: the papers for 1650-1779 which have been calendared by Wineman; the papers for 1780-1918; and the diary of Landon Carter which has been published by Jack P. Greene.

Sabine Hall Papers, 1650-1779
The Sabine Hall Papers, ca. 250 items, 1650-1779, relate to the Carter family and particularly to Landon Carter (1710-1778). Included are deeds, patents, maps, surveys, and indentures dating from 1650. Personal correspondence begins ca. 1736, and comprises the majority of items from that point to Carter's death in 1778. The correspondence and papers reflect the everyday concerns of a planter: money, crops, land, slaves, family and health. Early correspondence is largely focused on dealings with factors who handled the tobacco produced on the Carter plantations. This correspondence is interspersed among the various documents cited above.

With the advent of a new British colonial policy after 1763, Carter's correspondence took on a different complexion. There is a strong and sustained interest expressed in issues dividing the Parliament and the colonies, with Carter taking a firm stance against taxation without representation both in his private correspondence and writings for the press. For Carter, acquiescence in British policies would open the door to infringements on American liberties, indeed, to the enslavement of the American people.

Perhaps because he was such a large slaveholder, and witnessed the debasement attached to dependency, Carter was, as Edmund Morgan has suggested in a broader context, particularly sensitive to anything that smacked of dictation. Overt references to slavery are interlaced through Carter's writings at this time. See, for example, a twenty-four page "letter" in response to an article written by William Pym and published in the "Public Ledger" on August 25, 1765. Pym's article set forth the British view on parliament's right to tax the colonies. Carter offered a detailed rebuttal, observing that he wrote as he did to "give a hint, that nothing can be pictured terrible enough to make an Englishman relish slavery, and give up his liberties on this side of the Atlantic...." In this connection, consult also an undated document, probably 1768, "To the Members of the Late House of Representatives of Massachusetts Bay," a draft of a circular in Carter's hand; Carter to William Rind, 177[?]; and Carter to the Virginia Gazette, 18 July 1774.

Carter was for all intents and purposes retired from public life after his defeat for re-election to the Burgesses in 1768, but he remained in touch with legislative affairs through the correspondence of his son Robert Wormeley Carter and later a nephew, Ralph Wormeley Carter. He also served as chairman of a meeting of the County of Richmond Committee Respecting the Association for American Freedom (see the minutes, October 27, 1774).

Carter was less active once independence was declared, and his correspondence reflects this. There are fewer letters during the first years of the war (1776-1778), though Carter was evidently keeping up with the progress and problems of the infant republic. In a letter to Virginia Gazette publisher Alexander Purdie, September, 1776, Carter attempted to caution the public about the consequences of a lack of available money, and went on to question the wisdom of Congress promising to pay off part of its loans in June, 1777. In an undated letter, probably written in 1777, Carter questioned whether General Burgoyne should have been allowed to surrender on the terms reported.

Not all of Carter's correspondence, of course, relates to the large matters of the Revolution and war. There are mundane family letters mentioning health, recent activities and small purchases of varying kinds, and some medical observations by Carter. Undated items include a petition regarding a river division near Carter's property; Carter's proposal to establish a school in Luneberg Parish in Richmond County; an essay on the cultivation of hops; Carter's method of making harnesses for oxen and horses; and miscellaneous papers. There is also an inventory of Carter's estate, dated February, 1779.

A calendar of these papers has been published by Walter Ray Wineman for the University of Virginia Press as The Landon Carter Papers in the University of Virginia Library: A Calendar and Biographical Sketch (Charlottesville, 1962). Wineman provides useful abstracts of the individual items. His listing is marred by numerous errors in dating and transcription.

Sabine Hall Papers, 1780-1918
The Sabine Hall Papers ca. 1780-1918, encompass 815 items relating to the Carter family, and particularly the affairs of Robert Wormeley Carter (1734-1797) and his grandson Robert Wormeley Carter (1797-1861).

By no means an exhaustive collection, these papers nonetheless cover a wide range of personal and financial matters, and provide a fairly comprehensive picture of the daily life of a large Virginia planter. Included are indentures, maps, and surveys of Carter family properties; miscellaneous receipts and business papers, deeds, stocks and bonds (the latter for the Confederate States of America); miscellaneous copies of Virginia newspapers and pamphlets; Robert W. Carter I's journal for 1783; election statistics; commodity price quotations; Robert Wormeley Carter's account books (mid-19th century); a published journal of the 1836 Whig Convention in Virginia that nominated William Henry Harrison for President; inventories of items in the estate of Landon Carter (1760-1820) and his son Robert Wormeley Carter; and personal correspondence of the Carter family. There is also an official pardon issued in September, 1865, to Dr. Armistead Nelson Wellford by President Andrew Johnson following Wellford's declaration of allegiance to the United States.

The personal correspondence is not extensive, and focuses primarily, though not exclusively, on business matters. There is some correspondence of Robert Wormeley Carter (d. 1861), most notably with his sister Virginia Tayloe; with his brother-in-law Dr. Armistead Nelson Wellford; and with Bishop William Meade agreeing to search for materials relevant to Meade's projected history of the Virginia Episcopal Church.

Correspondence touching upon political, economic, and social life in the Old dominion includes two letters from John Tyler to Robert Wormeley Carter. The first (January 7, 1836) mentions Tyler's political break with the Jackson Administration (probably over Jackson's fiscal policies), and his course in the United States Senate relative to the policy of Instruction. The second letter from Tyler (ca. 1843) invited Robert Carter to dinner at the White House.

Although he preferred the private pursuits of farming to the hurly-burly of political life, Robert Wormeley Carter did run for and hold political office. A staunch Whig, he served two terms in the Virginia Senate, in which capacity he chaired the Senate Banking Committee. A letter from John Wellford (February 17, 1836) relates to Carter's Senate role. In the letter Wellford, a proponent of a new bank for Fredericksburg, explained that he sought to provide more capital for local enterprise. "Allow me to remark that the vacuum occasioned by the withdrawal of the U.S. Bank must and will be filled in one way or the other and if our Legislature withholds the requisite facilities, Pennsylvania will supply them, and ridicule our folly in affording the opportunity of doing so--I am not an advocate for excessive Banking Capital, but surrounded as we are by those who are forcing internal improvements by means of Banks and thereby taking our legitimate trades from us, we are left without alternatives...."

In 1846 and again ten years later there were efforts to pull Carter out of political retirement, the first time as Whig nominee for the State Senate, the second as Union Candidates for Congress (Virginia's 8th District). In each instance Carter politely but firmly declined to be a candidate. See, for example, his letter to the Richmond Whig, July 21, 1856.

Robert Wormeley Carter died in 1861 and the great bulk of material in this collection following his decease relates to his estate and the protracted settlement of claims upon it and owed to it. E. J. Tayloe, George W. Lewis, and Dr. Armistead N. Wellford were the joint executors of the estate, and their correspondence for several years (especially 1867-1873) details their financial concerns. There are periodic references in these letters to family matters and weather conditions. Some of them, moreover, discuss politics. Of these, Judge George W. Lewis to Armistead Wellford, January 17, 1868, is perhaps the most revealing. "There never has occurred in our history," Lewis wrote (in part), "a more tremendous & alarming crisis to stir the blood & rouse the energies of our White people than now. The issue is distinctly presented, whether we are to govern ourselves or be governed by negroes--whether we are to continue the proud old Virginia that we were--with our cherished institutions & civilization, or to be a Jamaica or San Domingo. The contest is a fearful one, & the result doubtful. I believe we can save ourselves with United & strenuous effort." A month later Lewis explained to Wellford that "we are organizing for the contest with the negroes & Radicals this Spring. There was a large attendance at last Court, and the people seemed interested and sound." Referring to the "nefarious" work of a recent "Congo" Convention, Lewis promised to do his best to preserve the purity of Southern institutions. Other letters, however, refer more disgustedly to the "Chaos" reigning in Virginia under military rule (Lewis to Wellford, April 24, 1869).

In June, 1873, Lewis mentioned the possibility of Dr. Wellford obtaining a Senate nomination on the "Conservative" ticket, adding that there were difficulties in procuring it. Apparently the difficulties prove insurmountable, since there is no further mention of politics in the correspondence.

Landon Carter and the Diary
On the face of it, Landon Carter of Sabine Hall lived an enviable life. The son of Robert "King" Carter, he was born in 1710 with all the advantages. Scion of the wealthiest and perhaps most powerful Virginia family, Carter was raised with every expectation that he would take his place among the natural leaders of the Virginia Commonwealth. Educated in London until age sixteen, Carter returned to learn the methods by which a large plantation operated. He married (for the first of three times) at age twenty-two, the year his father died. Through inheritance and his own acumen as a speculator, Carter accumulated some seven estates totaling over 20,000 acres, including on this property 261 slaves, seventy horses, and 368 cattle. (cf. Jackson Turner Main, "The One Hundred," William and Mary Quarterly, 3d, series, XI, 1954, esp. pp. 364, 372; an inventory of Carter's holdings in February of 1779, a year after his death, indicated that he possessed 401 slaves.

As a gentleman of standing in the community, Carter held many offices in Richmond County. His astringent personality, however, did not win him the hearts of his neighbors. Carter was defeated three times in bids to enter the House of Burgesses (a remarkable comment given his wealth and status) prior to his first success in 1752. He served there through 1768, when he was retired by the voters. Although Carter declined ever to run again for public office (partly, no doubt, to avoid the mortification attached to possible defeat), he did not entirely cut himself off from current affairs. He was an interested spectator, then an active participant in the protests against England over the shift in colonial policy in the 1760s, and wrote some of the strongest attacks on taxation without representation. Though staunchly conservative and leary of a too assertive citizenry, Carter supported the Revolutionary movement, and contributed what he could to it, convinced as he was that the King and Parliament were engaged in a deliberate plot to undermine the liberties of the colonists and to "enslave" them.

Carter's life and career, though rich in many ways, was not outstanding. He authored no groundbreaking laws, made no significant agricultural discoveries, penned no memorable phrases-failed, really, to leave an impression on his times. As Jack P. Greene has noted, "there is little in the general pattern of his life to distinguish him from any number of his contemporaries among the Virginia gentry." ("Introduction" to The Diary of Colonel Landon Carter, I, p. 9).

Yet if Carter's life was in many ways representative, it was also distinctive, and quite bluntly, less happy than the surface story would suggest. We know this because of his diary, which is rich in commonplace observation, reflection, and above all, indicative of the thinking of at least one member of the planter elite in eighteenth century Virginia.

Carter's diary gives the lie to assertions that the planter elite was preternaturally disposed to leisure. His ethic of work and pursuit of self knowledge and, for that matter, his constant references to God's will, was as stringent as any Puritan's. Carter kept a tight rein over his properties, and was engaged in overseeing all phases of plantation operations. His diary reveals him alert to the latest trends in farming, and willing to experiment with new methods where they might bring him higher yields (see, as one example, his use of decayed corn stalks as "manure"; entry of 17 March 1771, in Greene, Diary, I, 548-549).

The basic tasks and cycles of agricultural life clearly dominate the diary. It is not surprising in this context that observations about and reflections on the weather are so common. Lack or surfeit of rain proved alternately the banes of Landon Carter's existence as a planter. He captured the situation nicely in an entry of 7 July, 1757: "The poor farmer must always feel the weather and rejoice when it is good and be patient when it is unreasonable." (Greene, I, p. 161). Or, more plaintively and succinctly, the comment of 12 March 1767: "O for a little good weather." (Greene, I, 337).

Too much or too little rain had broader ramifications than crop growth and yields. Intensely hot weather, for example, was almost inevitable accompanied by sickness among Carter's family and his slaves. Carter was extremely solicitous of his slaves in such periods, overseeing in great detail the prescriptions for their recovery. It might be added that the same master who prescribed any number of remedies for his slaves' ailments was equally adept at applying the lash, both verbally and literally, when they displeased him. Negative references to slaves are riddled through the diary.

So too, to a somewhat lesser extent, are negative references to Landon Carter's son and heir, Robert Wormeley Carter (1734-1797). One of Landon's early diary references to Robert (14 January 1764) mentions a "graceless" son. Others refer to Robert's "extravagance" and disrespect and his unwillingness to apply himself to proper work. Relations between the two men were increasingly strained as Robert Wormeley continued to live under his father's roof into his thirties while sedulously declining to emulate his father's strict life-style. Ironically enough, one of their most explosive encounters, as related by the troubled father, was provoked by the son rebuking his father for extravagance. In July of 1766, Robert Wormeley Carter and his father were relaxing together, and the latter ordered a slave to fetch some tea. Robert passed a remark about the impropriety of doing so more than once a week, whereupon Landon exploded: "What Sir! Can't I spend my own money?" "By god," Robert replied, "You will have none to spend soon." (entry of 6 July, 1766, in Greene, Diary, I, p. 314). So it went. The diary shows that the two men never did reach an accommodation, and this estrangement helped color Landon's later years. He became more irritable, reclusive, self-pitying, and in his fears that his son might actually assault him (or worse), took to carrying a pistol with him around the house. (cf. Louis Morton, "Robert Wormeley Carter of Sabine Hall: Note on the Life of a Virginia Planter" Journal of Southern History, XII (1946), 347-348). "Surely it is happy our laws prevent parricide," one diary entry reads, "or the devil that moves to this treatment would move to put his father out of the way. Good god! That such a monster is descended from my loins!" (Diary entry of 16 March 1776, in Greene, Diary, II, p. 1004). (For a good, brief account of the enmity between Carter pére and fils, and an interesting context for it, see David Hackett Fischer, Growing Old in America, New York: Oxford University Press, 1977, esp. pp. 73-76).

Relations with his son Robert aside, Landon Carter did not have a very happy old age. Part of the explanation for this is the fact that he outlived all of his wives. Moreover, from his family and friends he received little of the attention, respect, or comfort he craved and expected as his due. He was worried about the "democratizing" influences of the war, and unhappy with the conduct of that conflict. Where in the early 1770s Landon Carter had embraced the Revolutionary movement as a war on corruption and the "imperfect nature of man," (cf. Introduction, Greene, Diary, I, p. 48), he was in his last years increasingly jaundiced about his family and his world, and did not look confidently to the future.

Taken as a whole, Landon Carter's diary is a document of major import for students of Southern history. Providing insight into the ideology of a leading representative of the planter elite, the diary has much to say as well about agriculture, medicine, weather, family, social life and governance in Virginia. It is a necessary if not sufficient guidepost for anyone seeking to penetrate one crucial element of life in eighteenth century Virginia.

Arrangement

The Papers of the Carter and Wellford Family of Sabine Hall are arranged in eleven series: Series I: Correspondence of Landon Carter; Series II: Financial and Legal Papers of Landon Carter; Series III: Papers of Landon Carter; Series IV: Diary of Landon Carter; Series V: Correspondence of Robert Wormeley Carter; Series VI: Correspondence of Armistead Nelson Wilford; Series VII: Correspondence of Robert Carter Wellford and Armistead Nelson Wellford; Series VIII: Financial Papers of the Carter and Wellford Families; Series IX: Legal Papers of the Carter Family; Series X: Miscellaneous; and Series XI: Larger Bound Volumes. All series are arranged chronologically within themselves, except for the items in Series VIII, the Financial Papers of the Carter and Wellford families, which are arranged categorically in some parts, particularly within items concerning the Estate of Robert Wormeley Carter.

Contents List

Series I: Correspondence of Landon Carter
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    John Randolph to Landon Carter 1735 March 3
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    John Carter to Landon Carter 1737 August 12
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    Charles Carter of "Cleve" to Landon Carter 1738 July 15
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    Charles Carter to Landon Carter 1738 July 31
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    John Carter to Landon Carter 1739 June 14
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    John Carter to Landon Carter 1739 July 11
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    John Carter to Landon Carter 1739-1749 March 3
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    Charles Carter to Landon Carter 1758 April 26
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    Joseph Royale to Landon Carter 1761 June 20
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    John Tayloe to Landon Carter 1762 April 12
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    Alexander Purdie to Landon Carter 1762 June 22
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    Charles Carter, Jr. to Landon Carter 1762 July 27
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    John Tayloe to Landon Carter 1762 September 17
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    Charles Carter, Sr. to Landon Carter 1763 January 4
  • Box-folder 1:3
    Nelson Berkeley to Landon Carter 1763 February 5
  • Box-folder 1:3
    Nelson Berkeley to Landon Carter 1763 February 6
  • Box-folder 1:3
    Richard Corbin to Landon Carter 1763 April 15
  • Box-folder 1:3
    William Fitzhugh to Landon Carter 1763 May 13
  • Box-folder 1:3
    Thomas Nelson to Landon Carter 1763 May 26
  • Box-folder 1:3
    Charles Carter to Landon Carter 1763 June 3
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    Peter Wyches to Col. Charles Carter and Governor Francis Fauquier 1763 August
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    Landon Carter, Jr. to Landon Carter 1764 January 1
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    Charles Carter of "Corotoman" to Landon Carter 1764 January 1
  • Box-folder 1:4
    Robert Carter to Landon Carter 1764 January 21
  • Box-folder 1:4
    Richard Corbin to Landon Carter 1764 January 24
  • Box-folder 1:4
    Nelson Berkeley to Landon Carter 1764 February 15
  • Box-folder 1:4
    Ralph Wormeley to Landon Carter 1764 March 9
  • Box-folder 1:4
    Charles Carter of "Cleve" to Landon Carter 1764 March 31
  • Box-folder 1:4
    Nelson Berkeley to Landon Carter 1764 April 10
  • Box-folder 1:4
    John Tayloe to Landon Carter 1764 April 26
  • Box-folder 1:4
    Robert Carter Nicholas to Landon Carter 1764 May 9
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    Robert Wormeley Carter to Landon Carter 1764 November 16
  • Box-folder 1:4
    Rev. Isaac W. Giberne to Landon Carter 1764 November 27
  • Box-folder 1:5
    Presley Thornton to Landon Carter 1765 February 15
  • Box-folder 1:5
    Nelson Berkeley to Landon Carter 1765 March 7
  • Box-folder 1:5
    Charles Carter of "Corotoman" to Landon Carter 1765 March 31
  • Box-folder 1:5
    Nelson Berkeley to Landon Carter 1765 April 8
  • Box-folder 1:5
    Elizabeth Wormeley Beverley to Landon Carter 1765 May 1
  • Box-folder 1:5
    Charles Carter of "Corotoman" to Landon Carter 1765 May 20
  • Box-folder 1:5
    Maria Carter to Landon Carter (copy) 1765 June 2
  • Box-folder 1:5
    Richard Henry Lee to Landon Carter (copy) 1765 June 22
  • Box-folder 1:5
    William Churchill to Landon Carter 1765 June 25
  • Box-folder 1:5
    Judith Banks to Landon Carter 1765 June
  • Box-folder 1:5
    Landon Carter of "Cleve" to Landon Carter 1765 July 13
  • Box-folder 1:5
    Richard Henry Lee to Landon Carter 1765 August 15
  • Box-folder 1:5
    Richard Henry Lee to Landon Carter 1765 September 20
  • Box-folder 1:5
    Landon Carter to Jonas Greene 1765 November 4
  • Box-folder 1:5
    Landon Carter to Mr. of Great Britain 1765 November 30
  • Box-folder 1:5
    Robert Carter of "Nomini" to Landon Carter 1765 December 27
  • Box-folder 1:6
    Robert Carter Nicholas to Landon Carter 1766 January 27
  • Box-folder 1:6
    Richard Henry Lee to Landon Carter 1766 February 2
  • Box-folder 1:6
    Charles Carter to Landon Carter 1766 February 10
  • Box-folder 1:6
    Richard Henry Lee to Landon Carter 1766 February 24
  • Box-folder 1:6
    Judith Banks to Landon Carter 1766 March 22
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    Charles Carter of "Corotoman" to Landon Carter 1766 August 4
  • Box-folder 1:6
    John Tayloe to Landon Carter 1766
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    John Tayloe to Robert Wormeley Carter 1767 March 20
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    Landon Carter, Jr. to Landon Carter ca. 1767
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    John Tayloe to Landon Carter 1768 January 3
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    Rev. Isaac W. Giberne to Landon Carter 1768 January 6
  • Box-folder 1:7
    Rev. Isaac W. Giberne to Landon Carter 1768 February 26
  • Box-folder 1:7
    Rev. Isaac W. Giberne to Landon Carter 1768 May 21
  • Box-folder 1:7
    Ralph Wormeley, Jr. to Landon Carter 1768 June 10
  • Box-folder 1:7
    Rev. Isaac W. Giberne to Landon Carter 1768 July 8
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    Rev. Isaac W. Giberne to Landon Carter 1768 August 28
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    Landon Carter to Norborne Berkeley, Lord Botetourt 1768 November 1
  • Box-folder 1:7
    Rebecca Tayloe to Landon Carter 1768 November 5
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    Rev. Isaac W. Giberne to Landon Carter 1768 November 26
  • Box-folder 1:7
    Richard Henry Lee to Landon Carter 1768 December 8
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    Charles Carter of "Corotoman" to Landon Carter 1768 December 25
  • Box-folder 1:7
    Peyton Randolph to Landon Carter [1768]
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    Landon Carter to an old friend 1769 May 14
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    Peter Pelham to Landon Carter 1769 December 8
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    Charles Carter of "Corotoman" to Landon Carter 1769 December 25
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    Landon Carter to Alexander Purdie and John Dixon 1769
  • Box-folder 1:9
    Landon Carter to "Two in the Corner" 1770 April 9
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    William Rind to Landon Carter 1770 April 13
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    Charles Carter of "Corotoman" to Landon Carter 1770 April 24
  • Box-folder 1:9
    Robert Wormeley Carter to Landon Carter 1770 June 8
  • Box-folder 1:9
    Robert Wormeley Carter to Landon Carter 1770 June 17
  • Box-folder 1:9
    Robert Wormeley Carter to Landon Carter 1770 June 22
  • Box-folder 1:9
    John Tayloe to Landon Carter 1770 August 3
  • Box-folder 1:10
    Richard Henry Lee to Landon Carter (copy) 1771 January 17
  • Box-folder 1:10
    Francis Lightfoot Lee to Landon Carter 1771 February 13
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    Robert Beverley to Landon Carter (copy) 1771 February 26
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    Master Landon Carter to Landon Carter 1771 March 4
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    Ralph Wormeley, Jr. to Landon Carter 1771 March 6
  • Box-folder 1:10
    John Tayloe to Landon Carter 1771 March 31
  • Box-folder 1:10
    Richard Henry Lee to Landon Carter (copy) 1771 April 18
  • Box-folder 1:10
    John Tayloe to Landon Carter 1771 September 23
  • Box-folder 1:10
    Rev. Isaac W. Giberne to Landon Carter 1771 September
  • Box-folder 1:10
    Robert Wormeley Carter to Landon Carter 1771 October 6
  • Box-folder 1:10
    Robert Carter Nicholas to Landon Carter 1771 October 15
  • Box-folder 1:10
    Master Landon Carter to Landon Carter 1771 November 10
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    William Fitzhugh to Landon Carter 1771 December 20
  • Box-folder 1:10
    Owen Griffith to Landon Carter 1771 December 20
  • Box-folder 1:10
    Robert Beverley to Landon Carter 1771 December 23
  • Box-folder 1:10
    Robert Wormeley Carter to Landon Carter 1771 December
  • Box-folder 1:10
    Rev. Isaac W. Giberne to Landon Carter 1771
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    Landon Carter to Virginia Gazette1771
  • Box-folder 1:11
    Richard Henry Lee to Landon Carter (copy) 1772 March 7
  • Box-folder 1:11
    Robert Wormeley Carter to Landon Carter 1772 March 20
  • Box-folder 1:11
    Rev. Isaac W. Giberne to Landon Carter 1772 March 30
  • Box-folder 1:11
    Rev. Isaac W. Giberne to Landon Carter 1772 March 31
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    Richard Henry Lee to Landon Carter (copy) 1772 March 31
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    Dr. Walter Jones to Landon Carter 1772 April 24
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    Rev. Isaac W. Giberne to Landon Carter 1772 June 4
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    Landon Carter to Edward Montague 1772 June 5
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    Landon Carter to William Rind 1772 August
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    Robert Wormeley, Jr. to Landon Carter 1772 September 24
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    Edward Montague to Landon Carter (copy) 1772 September 30
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    Robert Wormeley, Jr. to Landon Carter 1772 October 7
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    Richard Henry Lee to Landon Carter (copy) 1772 October 9
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    Dr. Walter B. Jones to Landon Carter (copy) 1772 December 1
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    Dr. Walter B. Jones to Landon Carter 1772 December 1
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    Charles Carter of "Corotoman" to Landon Carter 1772 December 20
  • Box-folder 1:12
    Charles Carter of "Corotoman" to Landon Carter 1773 January 9
  • Box-folder 1:12
    John Tayloe to Landon Carter 1773 February 22
  • Box-folder 1:12
    John Tayloe to Landon Carter 1773 February 22
  • Box-folder 1:12
    John Wormeley to Landon Carter 1773 August 23
  • Box-folder 1:12
    Dr. Walter B. Jones to Landon Carter 1773 August 25
  • Box-folder 1:12
    Rev. Isaac W. Giberne to Landon Carter 1773 August
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    Ralph Wormeley to Landon Carter 1773 September 18
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    Landon Carter to William Rind 1773 October 6
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    Robert Wormeley Carter to Landon Carter 1773 November 6
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    Charles Carter of "Corotoman" to Landon Carter 1773 December 19
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    Landon Carter to Robert Wormeley Carter and Francis Lightfoot Lee 1773
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    Landon Carter to Ralph Wormeley (copy) 1774 January 25
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    Landon Carter to Alexander Purdie and John Dixon 1774 February 14
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    John Tayloe to Landon Carter 1774 April 23
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    Richard Henry Lee to Landon Carter (copy) 1774 April 25
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    Robert Wormeley Carter to Landon Carter 1774 May 3
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    Robert Wormeley Carter to Landon Carter 1774 May 7
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    Robert Wormeley Carter to Landon Carter 1774 May 8
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    Robert Wormeley Carter to Landon Carter 1774 May 10
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    Rev. Isaac W. Giberne to Landon Carter 1774 May 13
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    Dr. Walter B. Jones to Landon Carter 1774 May 19
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    Dr. Walter B. Jones to Landon Carter 1774 June 17
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    Moore Fauntleroy to Landon Carter 1774 July 10
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    Landon Carter to Virginia Gazette1774 July 18
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    Robert Beverley to Landon Carter (copy) 1774 July 27
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    Alexander Purdie to Landon Carter 1774 August 3
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    Archibald Ritchie to Landon Carter 1774 September 11
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    Landon Carter to "My friend" ca. 1774
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    Alexander Purdie to Landon Carter 1775 February 21
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    Landon Carter to Richard Henry Lee 1775 February 25
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    Landon Carter to Alexander Purdie 1775 May 10
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    Robert Wormeley Carter to Landon Carter 1775 July 29
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    Robert Wormeley Carter to Landon Carter 1775 August 5
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    Robert Wormeley Carter to Landon Carter 1775 August 10
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    Rev. Isaac W. Giberne to Landon Carter 1775 August 17
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    Alexander Purdie to Landon Carter 1775 October 13
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    Dr. Walter B. Jones to Landon Carter 1775 October 14
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    Dr. Walter B. Jones to Landon Carter 1775 October 14
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    Edmund Pendleton to Landon Carter (copy) 1775 October 14
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    Alexander Purdie to Landon Carter 1775 November 1
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    John Page, Vice-President of the Committee on Public Safety to the Chairman of the Lancaster Committee 1775 November 4
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    Landon Carter to "the Committee" 1775 December 5
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    Dr. Walter B. Jones to Landon Carter 1775
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    Landon Carter to "Gentlemen of the Grand Jury" (copy) ante 1776
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    Dr. Walter B. Jones to Landon Carter 1776 January 16
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    Major Josiah Parker to Landon Carter 1776 April 14
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    Raleigh Colston to Landon Carter 1776 April 22
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    John Upshaw to Landon Carter 1776 April 27
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    Rev. Isaac W. Giberne to Landon Carter 1776 June 11
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    Landon Carter, Jr. to Landon Carter 1776 July 19
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    Rev. Isaac W. Giberne to Landon Carter 1776 July 19
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    Betty Randolph to Landon Carter 1776 September 16
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    Landon Carter to Alexander Purdie 1776 September
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    Philip Key to Richard Henry Lee 1777 April 20
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    Rev. Isaac W. Giberne to Landon Carter 1778 May 3
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    Samuel Chase, Congress, to Governor Thomas Johnston 1778 May 4
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    Isaac W. Giberne to Landon Carter 1770s
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    Landon Carter to John Boughton, overseer at "Ring's Neck" 1770s
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    Landon Carter to fellow American 1770s
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    Landon Carter to William Rind 1770s
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    Landon Carter to "Dear Sir" 1770s
Series II: Financial and Legal Papers of Landon Carter
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    Patent from William Berkeley to William Underwood 1650 May 22
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    Survey for William Underwood's Patent 1650 May 22
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    Deed of sale from William Underwood to Captain Richard Loes and Rice E. Jones 1659 November 2
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    Patent from William Berkeley to Richard Webley 1664-1665
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    Deed of sale from Walter Pavey to Thomas Fuller 1680 August 9
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    Deed of sale from Walter Pavey to John Rice 1680-1681 January 3
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    Plat and description by surveyor William Moseley 1683 June 13
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    Deed of sale from Walter Pavey and Mary Pavey to Thomas Fuller 1683 September 4
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    Indenture of release from Richard Glover to Walter Pavey 1683 January 21
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    Indenture from Walter Pavey and Mary Pavey to John Rice 1683 January 28; 1864 April 18
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    Col Wm. Lloyd's survey of land for 1223 acres, by William Moseley 1683-1684 February 27
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    Indenture from Walter Pavey and Mary Pavey to John Rice 1683-1684
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    Will of John Rice 1693 October 6
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    William Colston... 1695 June 5
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    Deed of sale from John Champe to Col. William Pierce 1698 April 26
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    Map of Sabine Hall Estate early 1700s
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    Map of Sabine Hall Estate early 1700s
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    Plat of land surveyed by Henry Ashton for Col. Robert Carter early 1700s
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    Unidentified survey notations by Landon Carter early 1700s
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    Indenture fragment early 1700s
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    Grant from Robert Carter, agent for Lady Catherine Fairfax, to Sharshall Grasty 1712 August 27
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    Indenture of release from Sharshall Grasty to Robert Carter 1713 September 29
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    Bond for performance of covenant from Sharshall Grasty to Robert Carter 1713 October 15
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    Survey map and description of land that Daniel McCarty bought from John Rice and Webley Pavey, by surveyor John Coppridge 1714 April 28
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    James Alderson to Daniel McCarty 1714 August 2
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    Indenture of lease from Webley Pavey to Daniel McCarty 1714 August 30
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    Indenture of sale from Webley Pavey to Daniel McCarty 1714 August 31
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    Indenture of sale from Benjamin Hinds and Mary Hinds to Daniel McCarty 1714 November 30
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    Indenture of release from Webley Pavey to Daniel McCarty 1714-1715 January 4
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    Indenture of release from John Minor to John Champe, with subsequent dates July 30, 1732 and September 4, 1738 1715 March 31
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    Survey of "Green's Land" according to Captain Barber 1723 November 14-15
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    Indenture of lease from Marmaduke Beckwith to Richard and Ann Doggitt for one year, subsequent date February 28, 1734 1727 October 31
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    Map and description of "Ring's Quarter" by surveyor Robert Brooke for Maj. Benjamin Robinson and Elizabeth Wormeley (copy) 1729 December 18
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    Testimonial given at Gerard Court (fragment) 1731 January 7
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    Map and description on Shenandoah River by surveyor John Warner for Landon Carter 1731 May 8
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    "A plat of the land held by Col. William Lloyd in Mangorika and the Fork," acquired about this time by Landon Carter, by surveyor William Moseley 1731
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    Deed from Walter Pavey to William Lloyd (fragment) ca. 1731
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    Bond for performance of covenants from John Champe and John Champe, Jr. to Edward Barradall 1732 July 20
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    Indenture of lease from John Champe and John Champe, Jr. to Edward Barradall 1732 July 20
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    Indenture 1733 May 23
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    Indenture of lease from Edward Barradall to Landon Carter 1733 May 28
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    Indenture of lease from Edward Barradall to Landon Carter 1733 May 29
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    Indenture from Marmaduke Beckwith to Landon Carter 1734 May 27
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    Shop note from Edward Athawes, bought of Martha Williams for Robert Carter, Jr.'s Estate 1734 January 2
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    Bond for performance of covenants from Marmaduke Beckwith to Landon Carter 1734 February 28
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    Indenture from Marmaduke Beckwith to Landon Carter (copy) 1734 May 27
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    Report from Edward Athawes to John and Charles Carter (copy) 1735 January 12
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    Survey of tract of land by Landon Carter, Col. John Tayloe, William Deggar, Maj. William Fauntleroy and others 1735 January 20
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    Indenture from Elizabeth Beckwith to Landon Carter 1735 February 28
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    Edward Athawes to John Carter and Landon Carter (copy) 1735 July 22
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    Bond for performance of covenants from Edward Barradell to Landon Carter 1735 August 5
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    Land Title Papers 1735
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    Report from Edward Athawes to John and Charles Carter 1736 June 8
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    Report on "Nomini" from Edward Athawes to John and Charles Carter 1736 December 20
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    Report from Edward Athawes to John, Charles and Landon Carter 1736 December 31
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    Report from Edward Athawes to John, Charles and Landon Carter (copy) 1737 July 5
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    Report from Edward Athawes to John and Charles Carter (copy) 1737/8 March 10
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    Report from Edward Athawes to John and Charles Carter 1737/8 March 10
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    Report from Edward Athawes to John and Charles Carter (copy) 1738 January 10
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    Daniel McCarty acknowledgment of receipt of money to Landon Carter 1738 June 30
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    Report from Daniel McCarty to Landon Carter 1738 August 7
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    Bond for performance of covenants from Dennis McCarty and Daniel McCarty to Landon Carter 1738 September 4
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    Indenture of sale from Dennis and Sarah McCarty, and Daniel McCarty to Landon Carter 1738 September 4
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    Essay of land lately belonging to Maj. Dennis McCarty (copy) 1738 November 13
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    Names and values of four slaves from Dennis McCarty to Landon Carter 1738 November 14
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    Map and survey by surveyor Thomas Barber for "Riverside Field" 1738 November 14
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    Report from Edward Athawes to John Carter (copy) 1738 December 22
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    Report from William Lovey to Landon Carter 1738 December 28
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    Memoranda listing ownership of the William Underwood patent ca. 1738
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    Commission to Captain Thomas Wright Belfield and Gilbert Hamilton to examine Sarah McCarty privately [to determine if she agreed to the sale of land to Landon Carter that she and her husband owned] 1739 August 6
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    Report from Edward Athawes to John and Charles Carter (copy) 1739 April 16
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    Deed from Dennis McCarty to Landon Carter (fragment) 1739 April 23
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    Report of arrival of slave ship from John Carter to Landon Carter 1739 June 14
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    John Carter to Landon Carter 1739 July 11
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    Philip Lightfoot to Landon Carter (copy) 1739 July 30
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    Will of John Carter 1741 January 2
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    Report from Edward Athawes to John Carter 1741 March 18
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    Description of a plant on the summit of a hill by Landon Carter 1741 May
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    Indenture of sale from Edward Spencer to Landon Carter 1741 November 2
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    Indenture of release from John and Mary White to Benjamin Rust 1746 July 7
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    Report from Charles Carter to Landon Carter 1747 May 6
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    "Survey of the land between Carter and Rust" by William Garland for Landon Carter 1750 September 15
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    Indenture of release from John and Ann White to Benjamin Rust 1752 November 6
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    Map and description by surveyor William Garland for Landon Carter (copy) 1752 December 16
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    Will of Benjamin Rust 1754 February 19
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    Survey and map of part of the Sabine Hall estate by surveyor William Garland for John Harford 1754 July 2
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    Bond for conveyance of mill and land from William Garland to Landon Carter 1755 October 23
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    Survey and map of "Fork Land" 1759 July 10
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    Request from George William Fairfax for Landon Carter to pay balance on quit rent 1760 April 10
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    Receipt for quit rents from Jonathan Beckwith to Landon Carter (copy) 1760 May 14
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    Quit rent account from Thomas Bryan Martin to Landon Carter (copy) 1760
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    Minutes of the Proceedings of the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations by Landon Carter 1763 February 1 & 2
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    Quit rent account from Thomas Bryan Martin to Landon Carter (copy) 1763 May 11
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    Landon Carter to Thomas Bryan Martin re quit rent (copy) 1763 May 27
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    Richard Parker to Landon Carter (copy) 1763 July 1
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    Edward Montague to Arthur Lee 1763 July 5
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    Landon Carter to Thomas Bryan Martin (copy) 1763 July 18
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    Report receipt of orders from Richard Corbin to Landon Carter 1764 January 24
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    Robert Carter of "Nomini" to Landon Carter (copy) 1764 February 12
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    Ralph Wormeley to Landon Carter 1764 March 9
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    "A Case stated as to the Right of Action in the Plaintiff" ca. 1764
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    Promissory note from William Churchill to Landon Carter 1765 June 25
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    Royal enactment confirming an act of the Virginia General Assembly pertaining to the lands of Charles Carter bequeathed to him by Robert "King" Carter 1766 February 10
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    "Museum Rusticum" with notes made by Landon Carter 1766 March
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    Landon Carter to Thomas Lord Fairfax re quit rents (copy) 1766 April 10
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    Thomas Bryan Martin to Landon Carter 1766 August 20
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    Landon Carter to Thomas Bryan Martin re George and Charles Carter's lands (copy) 1766 September 24
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    Indenture of release from John and Elizabeth Beale to John Taylor, Landon Carter and William Fauntleroy 1766 November 29

    land for glebe and poor house

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    Landon Carter to Thomas Lord Fairfax (copy) 1767 September 29
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    Landon Carter to Thomas Lord Fairfax re quit rents (copy) 1768 June 20
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    Royal enactment confirming an act of the Virginia General Assembly pertaining to the settlement of the estate of Charles Carter of "Cleve" 1768 June 29
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    Quit rent bill from Thomas Bryan Martin to Landon Carter 1768 July 12
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    Landon Carter to Thomas Lord Fairfax re quit rents (copy) 1768 July 26
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    George Mason to Landon and Charles Carter, Jr. as executor of the estate of Charles Carter 1770 May 14
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    Plat and description of "Juggs" by Griffin Garland for Landon Carter 1770 July 25
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    Landon Carter's testimony over land ownership (copy) 1770 August 2
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    "Address to the Court, by One of the Judges" by Landon Carter ca. 1770
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    Landon Carter to Thomas Lord Fairfax re quit rents (copy) 1772 October 6-12
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    Thomas Bryan Martin to Landon Carter re quit rents (copy) 1772 October 12
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    Landon Carter to William Fairfax re quit rents (copy) 1772 November 3
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    Landon Carter to William Fairfax re quit rent 1772
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    Landon Carter's list of his papers (copy) 1773 March 30
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    "Tithables belonging to Landon Carter in Lunenberg Parish in Richmond County" 1773 June 10
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    Landon Carter to the Proprietor's Office of the Northern Neck (copy) 1773
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    Thomas Bryan Martin to Landon Carter re quit rents (copy) 1773
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    Landon Carter to Thomas Lord Fairfax re quit rents (copy) 1773
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    "Intended as a Paper of Information to Mr. Richard Parker" (copy) 1773
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    Landon Carter to Richard Parker re quit rents 1773
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    Thomas Bryan Martin to Landon Carter re quit rents (copy) 1774 November 3
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    Plat of Gwinn Island with notes by Landon Carter 1776
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    Outlawry of Nassau, escaped slave (copy) 1777 October 19
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    Deposition of Landon Carter; Summons to Thomas Beale (copy) 1778 October 5 & November 12
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    "An Inventory of the Estate of Landon Carter..." with typescript 1779 February
Series III: Papers of Landon Carter
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    Landon Carter to "The Gentlemen Planters of Virginia" 1753 October 12
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    John Woodbridge to "The Freeholders of Richmond County" 1765 July 5
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    Verses relative to Col. Landon Carter enclosed to Col. Tayloe 1768 November
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    Landon Carter "To the Members of the Late House of Representatives of Massachusetts Bay" 1768
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    Piece by Landon Carter on the Townshend Acts (fragment) 1768
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    Opening portion of "Treatise on Agriculture" by Landon Carter [1768]
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    Landon Carter's Petition "to the several inhabitants of the County of Richmond against dividing the counties from river to river" 1769 October
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    Landon Carter to the "Honorable Speaker and Gentlemen of the House of Burgesses" (copy) 1769 October
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    Minutes of a Meeting of the Committee of Richmond County respecting the Association for American Freedom 1774 October 27
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    "His Majesty's Most Gracious Speech from the Throne" 1774 December 1
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    "Announcement of Selection of Delegates to the Continental Congress by the Freeholders of Richmond County" 1774 December 5
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    Landon Carter to "The Independent Company or Company of Volunteers of Richmond County" 1775 April 28
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    Landon Carter to unknown recipient [British] 1775 April & May
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    Landon Carter's poem "Addressed to Sleep" 1775 August 17
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    Griffith to Landon Carter-lampoon on George III and Lord Dunmore 1755 August
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    John Sydnor's census: "A List of Souls Alive in the Forks of Totusky 1775" 1775
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    Rough draft of a piece by Landon Carter on the dispute between the Mother Country and the Colonies, including Boston Port Bill (fragment) 1775-1776
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    Rough draft of a piece by Landon Carter on the refusal to join an association (fragment) 1775-1776
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    Note by Landon Carter regretting the strife between England and America 1775-1776
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    "A List of Acts Passed in Assembly May and June 1777" 1777 June
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    Landon Carter to "The Worshipful the Court Martial of Richmond County" 1777 October 22
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    Landon Carter's Observations on the Surrender of Burgoyne to Gate post 1777 October
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    "Proposal to Establish a School in Lunenberg Parish in the County of Richmond" ante 1779
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    Landon Carter's medical observations ante 1779
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    Landon Carter's suggestion for making a harness for a horse or oxen ante 1779
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    Epitaph for a friend ante 1779
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    Landon Carter's essay on the cultivation of hops 1779
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    Landon Carter to Robert Wormeley Carter and Francis Lightfoot Lee 1770s
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    Verses... on the speaker of audit answer n.d.
Series IV: Diary of Landon Carter
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1763 November 15-1764 December 15
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1770 January 5-31
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1770 February 6-28
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1770 March 1-31
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1770 April 1-30
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1770 May 1-31
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1770 June 19-28
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1770 July 1-28
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1770 August 2-September 8
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1770 September 8-October 13
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1770 October 13-November 9
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1770 November 10-25
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1770 December 3-1771 January 18
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1771 January 18-February 26
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1771 February 26-April 9
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1771 April 17-30
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1771 June 1-29
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1771 July 1-31
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1771 August 2-24
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1771 September 5-25
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1771 November 6-December 31
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1772 January 8-April 1
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1772 April 2-30
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1772 May 6-July 23
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1772 August 1-September 2
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1772 September 4-October 7
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1772 October 9-25
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1773 June 1-29
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1773 September 1-October 3
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1774 February 1-March 1
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1774 May 1-30
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1774 June 3-29
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1774 August 3-September 4
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1774 October 1-17
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1774 October 17-31
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1774 December 1-31
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1775 July 3-31
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1775 September 2-30
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1776 January 31-March 1
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1776 March 1-31
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1776 April 1-26
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1776 May 1-15
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1776 July 3-5, 25
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1777 February 3-28
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1777 April 1-30
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1777 July 6-August 15
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1777 August 31-October 4
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1778 August 1-September 2
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    Diary of Landon Carter 1778 September 10-October 2
Series V: Correspondence of Robert Wormeley Carter
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    Carter Ludlow to Robert Wormeley Carter 1780 November 4

    patriotism; American army; French army; British army; John André Benedict Arnold; Revolution

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    Robert Wormeley Carter to Thomas Bryan Martin 1784 April 12

    discharging debts

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    Robert Wormeley Carter to Gabriel Jones (copy) 1788 May 29

    Landon Carter estate

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    Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee to Robert Wormeley Carter 1792 March 16

    bond held by W. Fitzhugh; fishing in the Rappahannock and the James River

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    Margaret Kelly to Robert Wormeley Carter 1797 October 25

    requests money for passage to her native country

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    Elizabeth Ford to Robert [Wormeley] Carter 1800 June 22

    widow of James Ford; details family woes; requests money

  • Box-folder 3:9
    Edward Thornton Tayloe to Robert Wormeley Carter [1803]

    discusses the constitution, presidential caucus, Electoral College, principles of government

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    Ann Carter to Robert Wormeley Carter ca. 1803

    birth of little sister

  • Box-folder 3:9
    Landon Carter to Robert Wormeley Carter 1813 February 5

    advice on education and ladies; instructions to buy a coach in Lancaster

  • Box-folder 3:9
    Landon Carter to Robert Wormeley Carter, with postscript from mother and sister 1813 February 21

    advice on establishing character and the temptations faced; specifications for a coach to be bought by his son; raising a company of cavalry; British army

  • Box-folder 3:9
    Landon Carter to Robert Wormeley Carter 1814 July 30

    retreating to Clermont; evacuation of slaves from Sabine Hall to the upper country

  • Box-folder 3:9
    Landon Carter to Robert Wormeley Carter 1815 January 16

    epidemic; death of Senator Richard Brent; family news

  • Box-folder 3:9
    Landon Carter to Robert Wormeley Carter ante 1820 August 11

    leaving Fredericksburg; poor health

  • Box-folder 3:9
    St. Leger L. Carter to Robert Wormeley Carter 1821 October 6

    humor regarding the latter's upcoming marriage to Mary Walker Carter

  • Box-folder 3:9
    Mary L. Carter to Robert Wormeley Carter 1825 January 8

    practicality of trip to Richmond; upcoming marriage of Mary Berkeley Minor to [William Mathews] Blackford; value of Jessy

  • Box-folder 3:10
    Wright P. Southall to Robert Wormeley Carter, attached to broadside, "Public Meetings in the Borough of Norfolk" 1835 February. 12
  • Box-folder 3:10
    Armistead L. Wellford to Robert Wormeley Carter 1836 January 5

    Dr. Archer; improvements that will be highly beneficial to this section of our State

  • Box-folder 3:10
    John Tyler to Robert Wormeley Carter 1836 January 7

    copy-original in Autograph Collection; Jackson's fiscal policies; Virginia; violation of the Constitution; Benjamin Watkins Lee; current resolutions

  • Box-folder 3:10
    Wright P. Southall to Robert Wormeley Carter 1836 February 12

    on broadside "Public Meeting in the Borough of Norfolk"

  • Box-folder 3:10
    John S. Wellford to Robert Wormeley Carter 1836 February 17

    establishment of a new bank in Fredericksburg to provide more capital for public improvement and individual enterprise

  • Box-folder 3:10
    J. A. Carter to Robert Wormeley Carter 1839 May 14

    Rebecca Dulaney and her education and guardianship; Mr. Daingerfield

  • Box-folder 3:11
    Anne Tayloe to Robert Wormeley Carter 1841 November 12

    children's recovery from measles

  • Box-folder 3:11
    Elizabeth Landon Carter to Robert Wormeley Carter 1842 January 23

    family news; dental work; grandmother's birthday celebration on January 17th; Madame Paolina Bonaparte in attendance; lessons in school and piano; Charles Carroll and his daughter, Violetta

  • Box-folder 3:11
    Anne Tayloe to Robert Wormeley Carter 1842 February 2

    daughters attending dancing school; Mr. [John Quincy] Adams

  • Box-folder 3:11
    Robert E. Lee to Robert Wormeley Carter 1842 February 10
    R. E. Lee Collection
  • Box-folder 3:11
    Rebecca Dulaney to Robert Wormeley Carter 1842 February 16

    burning of Shute's Hill near Alexandria; spending summer in London with Uncle Armistead Carter; Mr. Daingerfield

  • Box-folder 3:11
    Elizabeth Landon Carter to Robert Wormeley Carter 1842 May 24

    party at the Rives' home with Emily [Amelie] and Ella; piano lessons; Methodist Preacher Stanley from Alabama

  • Box-folder 3:11
    Ann Catharine Carter to Robert Wormeley Carter 1842 December 4

    French studies; family news

  • Box-folder 3:11
    Ann Catharine Carter to Robert Wormeley Carter 1843 February 9

    wedding of Lane Lomax and Sarah Barnard; living with grandmother; Octagon House

  • Box-folder 3:11
    John Tyler to Robert Wormeley Carter ca. 1843

    copy-original in Vault, Autograph Collection; requests his attendance at dinner

  • Box-folder 3:12
    Edward Thornton Tayloe to Robert Wormeley Carter 1851 March 31

    provides character letter for Armistead Wellford and family as suitable for marriage to Carter's daughter; sowed clover-seed; Bishop Meade; Edward McGuire

  • Box-folder 3:12
    Robert Wormeley Carter to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1851 April 18

    dispute between the families; effect on his daughter's happiness

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    Robert Wormeley Carter to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1851 November 13

    arrangement to procure a suitable house and lot in Fredericksburg for his daughter's comfort; offer to reside in his home

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    Robert Wormeley Carter to Armistead Nelson Wellford post 1851 November 13

    suitable home for his daughter

  • Box-folder 3:12
    Robert W. Conrad to Robert Wormeley Carter 1851 December 19

    expresses surprise and concern over Carter relaying an accusation that he was inhospitable to Messrs. Conrad and Faulkner; discusses their many communications and the intent to get together; the Whig Convention of Baltimore in 1844; the current political torrent, with John Janney being defeated in Loudoun County and Jefferson electing two democrats to the House of Delegates; negative comments on his expected results of the Virginia Reform Convention

  • Box-folder 3:12
    Charles James Faulkner to Robert Wormeley Carter 1851 December 22

    expresses surprise over the charge that Carter had been inhospitable to Mr. Conrad or himself; Whig Convention of Baltimore in 1840; claims that Carter has always been very open in extending invitations to visit

  • Box-folder 3:12
    Robert Wormeley Carter to W. R. Mason 1852 February 28

    relaying that he had been informed that Mason had circulated a report of Carter's inhospitality; denying any occasion where he treated Messrs. Conrad and Faulkner with anything less than respect and kindness, claiming it to be false and malicious

  • Box-folder 3:12
    Elizabeth Landon Carter to Robert Wormeley Carter 1853 March 18

    Anderson's performances; Sabine Hall; Villette by Charlotte Bronte

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    Elizabeth Landon Carter to Robert Wormeley Carter 1853 June 6

    Baptist association in session; Dr. Bacon and his wife

  • Box-folder 3:13
    Edward Thornton Tayloe to Robert Wormeley Carter 1854 January 12

    winter storm; State Society [of the Agricultural and Mechanical Society]; guano monopoly; Southern Planter

  • Box-folder 3:13
    George W. Lewis to Robert Wormeley Carter 1854 April 24

    Tayloe lawsuit; difficulties with Ogle Tayloe; statesmen Clay, Webster, and Calhoun

  • Box-folder 3:13
    Virginia Tayloe to Robert Wormeley Carter 1854 June 13

    death of Mrs. Lomax

  • Box-folder 3:13
    Edward Thornton Tayloe to Robert Wormeley Carter 1854 June 21

    Rappahannock River Agricultural and Mechanical Society; request for Carter to address their annual meeting; wheat and corn crops

  • Box-folder 3:13
    Virginia Tayloe to Robert Wormeley Carter 1854 September 20

    dispute between the families over the settlement of the estate; family news

  • Box-folder 3:13
    Robert Wormeley Carter to William Webb, Jr. 1854 October 13

    land dispute with W. Henry Tayloe

  • Box-folder 3:13
    Edward Thornton Tayloe to Robert Wormeley Carter 1854 November 24

    law suites; dispute between the legatees and his father's executors; past settlements

  • Box-folder 3:14
    Edward Thornton Tayloe to Robert Wormeley Carter 1855 February 5

    desire to reduce debts; dispute between the families; plan of arbitration proposed by Judge Lomax; contested claim of interest; payment to Dr. Wellford

  • Box-folder 3:14
    Edward Thornton Tayloe to Robert Wormeley Carter 1855 March 1

    draft owed Carter from Benjamin Ogle Tayloe; delay in the arbitration due to Carter's withdrawal of assent

  • Box-folder 3:14
    Robert Wormeley Carter to Edward Thornton Tayloe 1855 March 3

    reasons for not uniting in the proposal for arbitration

  • Box-folder 3:14
    Robert Eden Scott to Robert Wormeley Carter 1855 April 9

    intention to examine the census of the defendants in the case; proposal of Judge Lomax; opinion on law suit

  • Box-folder 3:14
    Armistead Nelson Wellford to Robert Wormeley Carter 1855 May 24

    health of "Lizzie" [Elizabeth Landon Carter] Wellford following childbirth of second child; son Carter

  • Box-folder 3:14
    Virginia Tayloe to Robert Wormeley Carter 1855 June 25

    death of mother Virginia Tayloe with herself, Benjamin Ogle Tayloe and his wife, Lewis (their old servant) in attendance; request their presence at the funeral

  • Box-folder 3:14
    W. Henry Tayloe to Edward Thornton Tayloe, with letter from E. T. Tayloe to Robert Wormeley Carter 1855 June 26

    Carter's reluctance to change position concerning law suit; actions preventing his brother's invitation to attend their mother's funeral; "restoration of miserable, personal relations"

  • Box-folder 3:14
    Virginia Tayloe to Robert Wormeley Carter 1855 November 9

    [inquiries about the family; feelings about moving from Octagon House, Washington, D. C. to Virginia Place; effects on the family of George W. Lewis while he is sent on a three year cruise; settlement of an account with Mr. Scott; limited accommodations for herself and her sister, Anne, and her children

  • Box-folder 3:14
    John A. Carter to Robert Wormeley Carter 1855 December 10

    Senator, their thoroughbred horse; the latter's health

  • Box-folder 3:14
    Robert Wormeley Carter to Bishop [William] Meade 1855

    Meade's history of the Episcopal Church [Old churches, ministers and families of Virginia]; gleanings, recollections, anecdotes and descriptions of their church and its people; Reverends Isaac William Giberne and George Young; purchase of the family Massey silver vessels by John Tayloe and presented to Saint John's Church; influence of the Carter, Tayloe, Lee, and other powerful families; Church in Farnham Parish; Reverend Brockenbrough; Miss McCall's grammar school; time without religious instruction

  • Box-folder 3:15
    John L. Lackey to Robert Wormeley Carter 1856 January 31

    agreement between the two men concerning Elias working for Lackey, earning journeymen's wages

  • Box-folder 3:15
    Robert Wormeley Carter to George W. Lewis 1856 April 4

    Col. Tayloe's proposal of the restoration of the social relations of their families; Carter's refusal

  • Box-folder 3:15
    Robert Wormeley Carter to Richmond Whig and clipping 1856 July 21

    declining his nomination to Congress signed by "Essex" in the Whig, with the clipping

  • Box-folder 3:15
    Fletcher H. Hays to Robert Wormeley Carter 1857 June 18

    egotiation on debt; bad crop year; owns real estate and wishes to sell some of the tracts

  • Box-folder 3:15
    Sophia Snyder to Robert Wormeley Carter 1857 September [1], 6

    privilege to witness the Christian death of Elizabeth Landon Carter; recollections of her last few days; advice on the treatment of his remaining daughter, Ann, as a rational, sensible woman; determination of their homes and of the boys

  • Box-folder 3:15
    Sophia Snyder to Robert Wormeley Carter post 1857 September 6

    agrees to undertake Kate's commission

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    Fletcher H. Mays to Robert Wormeley Carter 1857 October 4

    heavy liabilities; portion of debt now liquidated; pressing not to sue him; will give a confession of judgment

  • Box-folder 3:15
    William P. Palmer to Robert Wormeley Carter 1858 March 12

    elected as life-member of the Virginia Historical Society by nomination of Charles Carter Lee and recommendation of the Executive Committee

  • Box-folder 3:15
    Fletcher H. Hays to Robert Wormeley Carter 1858 June 15

    acceptance of proposition

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    Armistead Nelson Wellford to Robert Wormeley Carter 1858 December 27

    news of the children, Carter and Randolph; news of Richmond and "the number of negroes, who fill the streets..."

  • Box-folder 3:15
    Armistead Nelson Wellford to Robert Wormeley Carter 1859 January 20

    auction sale of stocks of local estates; expected large attendance at the Convention; news of the children, Carter and Randolph

  • Box-folder 3:15
    James M. Herndon to Robert Wormeley Carter 1859 February 14

    Bank of Commerce business; agreement between Carter and Mays; suggests getting a deed of trust for the tract

  • Box-folder 3:15
    Robert Wormeley Carter to Fletcher H. Mays 1859 May 21

    sent statement of interest due; requests deed of trust on the stock sold

  • Box-folder 3:15
    F. B. Miller to Robert Wormeley Carter 1860 January 13

    Mays requested negotiation which failed

  • Box-folder 3:15
    F. B. Miller to Robert Wormeley Carter 1860 February 4

    Hays has given a confession of judgment; struggling to relieve himself of debt

  • Box-folder 3:15
    F. B. Miller to Robert Wormeley Carter 1860 July 22

    Carter has deed of trust for tract of land on James River

  • Box-folder 3:15
    John A. Carter to Robert Wormeley Carter 1861 September 30

    concern for brother's health; Shelby's promotion; note to John Minor about 'Kit Kat' post rates; sons in the Army; Richard H. Dulaney; "death of poor Washington, killed under Gen. Lee..." and earlier death of his wife, daughter of Wilson Seldon of Exeter, leaving eight orphans; death of Robert Armistead, leaving his wife and three daughters alone in Arkansas

Series VI: Correspondence of Armistead Nelson Wilford
  • Box-folder 3:16
    Copies of correspondence relative to a quarrel between Dr. Robert Wellford and Francis Thornton 1800

    arising from an accusation of desertion from the British Army in 1778 by the latter against the former

  • Box-folder 3:17
    Edward C. Marshall to George W. Lewis 1862 January 16

    debt owed to the Carter estate

  • Box-folder 3:17
    James Marshall to George W. Lewis 1862 January 17

    promises payments on debt owed to the Carter estate

  • Box-folder 3:17
    R. H. Maury to George W. Lewis 1862 January 30

    Col. Carter advanced money to Caperton, Morton and himself for the bonds to be used by the R. H. Maury & Company

  • Box-folder 3:17
    Robert S. Hipkins to George W. Lewis 1862 February 4

    debts owed to the Carter estate; payment schedule; has some old rum in his possession belonging to the estate

  • Box-folder 3:17
    Charles C. Wellford to George W. Lewis 1862 February 4

    inconvenient to pay on small note to Col. Carter having just bought a furnace property

  • Box-folder 3:17
    S. S. Hutt to [George W. Lewis] 1862 February 6

    debt paid last July

  • Box-folder 3:17
    James Marshall to George W. Lewis 1862 February 8

    evidence of payment to Col. Carter on September 6,1861

  • Box-folder 3:17
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1865 September 25

    notice to the debtors of the estate to pay interest

  • Box-folder 3:17
    James Marshall to George W. Lewis 1865 September 27

    interest on bond due to the Carter estate; ability to make payment depends on selling land; laws on interest

  • Box-folder 3:17
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1865 October 21

    suggestions toward the settlement of the Ward debt; deed of trust upon negroes; suggestion to expedite his qualification as guardian for his eldest son, thereby having the Sabine Hall real estate solely under his control; separation of profits of the land stock and the personal estate

  • Box-folder 3:17
    Edward C. Marshall to George W. Lewis 1865 October 26

    interest on bond due to the Carter estate; war has left farmers destitute; his financial schemes depended on the success of the Confederacy; has crop of wheat and cattle; mentions Willoughby Newton; recent elections of Conrad, Stewart and Benjamin Johnson Barbour

  • Box-folder 3:17
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1865 December 25

    debts owed to the Carter estate

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    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1866 May 21

    court obligations; suggestion of obtaining judgments in debt cases where debtors own land; advises him to make an inventory of the personal estate to which Carter is entitled; legal requirements

  • Box-folder 3:17
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1866 June 15

    list of bonds for taxation; debts owed to the Carter estate

  • Box-folder 3:17
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1866 September 26

    principal of the debts; difficulty in ascertaining payments made and balances due; promissory note from F. H. Mays

  • Box-folder 3:17
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1866 November 7

    concern over a matter in the administration of the estate of Col. Carter; conversion of State Stocks to Confederate securities; cases where executors involving infants may be held liable for change of investments

  • Box-folder 3:18
    Edward Thornton Tayloe to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1867 January 14

    Judge Lomax's debt to the Carter estate; proposal to sell the certificates of interest of Kate Carter's Virginia Stock; Kate's health; severe winter; mention of sensational trial and impeachment of President Andrew Johnson; note from W. S. Barton

  • Box-folder 3:18
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1867 February 22

    "stag laws" negative effect on collectors; impending judgments; comment on present legislature and the effects of reconstruction laws, including the repudiation law

  • Box-folder 3:18
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1867 June 18

    collection of debts owed to the Carter estate; insolvent condition of the White Sulphur Springs Company

  • Box-folder 3:18
    Edward Thornton Tayloe to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1867 June

    in debt to the executors and the estate

  • Box-folder 3:18
    Edward Thornton Tayloe to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1867 July 8

    opportunity to draw Kate's interest on Virginia Stock; disfranchised under General Schofield's Order; pardoned by the President; seeks assistance for this dilemma from Judge William Wood Crump; monument in memory of lost soldiers; contrabands outnumber in Hampton District; hostility toward Congress

  • Box-folder 3:18
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1867 August 10

    letter from Alexander Tayloe demanding interest on bonds of Col. Carter; response to the demand; confer with Maury and Capterton; debts owed to the Carter estate; John Seddon's land

  • Box-folder 3:18
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1867 August 22

    draft from E. C. Marshall

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    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1867 August 26

    arrangements with one of the debtors

  • Box-folder 3:18
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1867 August 31

    various judgments for interest; unproductive to serve judgment against certain debtors

  • Box-folder 3:18
    Edward Thornton Tayloe to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1867 September 16

    arrival of Kate Carter at Powhatan Hill

  • Box-folder 3:18
    Edward Thornton Tayloe to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1867 November 7

    Kate's request for money weekly; interest due her; certificates of stock

  • Box-folder 3:18
    Edward Thornton Tayloe to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1867 November

    Kate's January dividend; contact the auditor for the certificates for the arrears of interest not paid on the State Stock

  • Box-folder 3:18
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1867 November 15

    William Henry Tayloe ready to settle debt of Newman

  • Box-folder 3:19
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford, with letter from F. B. Miller, January 8 1868 January 17

    unproductive to serve judgment against certain debtors assumed character of Mr. May; demoralization of the times; Miller to foreclose the deed of trust; broken promises to pay interest on debts; suits against some of the debtors; regret in being appointed by the Conservative Convention to the Consulting Committee of the District; thoughts on the proceedings of the Convention; scheme of organization too complex; harsh comments on the radicals pushing for the black vote; negative opinion on the future of the government; lengthy discourse of his fears and opinions of what black civil rights would bring; "diabolical scheme of radical policy" to secure the presidential election with the black vote

  • Box-folder 3:19
    Edward Thornton Tayloe to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1868 January 21

    trustees account; Kate's debt; the France accounts

  • Box-folder 3:19
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford, with letter from F. B. Miller, January 28 1868 February 14

    meeting with ladies who are the legatees under the will of Dr. Hooe; debts owed to the Carter estate; May debt; decision on best course to pursue; theatre of operations so far away; judgments on debtors; organized to battle the radicals in the spring; promise to do everything to save the Commonwealth

  • Box-folder 3:19
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford, with letter from F. B. Miller, February 17 1868 February 26

    War debt owed to the Carter estate; Congressional Convention's rejection of repudiation or scaling of debts

  • Box-folder 3:19
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1868 February 26

    advice on handling the bankruptcy of Ward; consultation with Beverley R. Wellford on the Morgan case; debts owed to the Carter estate

  • Box-folder 3:19
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford, with letter from F. B. Miller, March 2 1868 March 11

    Beverley R. Wellford to attend to the interests of the estate; debts owed to the Carter estate; enclosed letter from Beverley R. Wellford concerning the Morgan case

  • Box-folder 3:19
    Edward Thornton Tayloe to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1868 March 17

    statement of debts paid through Dr. Beverley R. Wellford; Kate's debts to Wellford

  • Box-folder 3:19
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1868 March 18

    location of the Mays bond; questions of antagonistic interests between the legatees; suggests that Beverley R. Wellford attend to this matter; General Schofield has suspended proceedings under deeds of trust

  • Box-folder 3:19
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1868 April 8

    Miller's debt; enclosed letter from Miller; possible consent to an estate sale for cash

  • Box-folder 3:19
    Edward Thornton Tayloe to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1868 April 9

    Kate's request for money; family news

  • Box-folder 3:20
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1868 May 11

    urged payment of the interest on Caperton's note

  • Box-folder 3:20
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1868 May 28

    H. A. Risley's payment of interest on the Kemper account; news that Tom Jones conveyed all of his property to his family to secure other creditors

  • Box-folder 3:20
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1868 June 16

    propositions from S. A. J. Salter, John Carnell and F. B. Miller concerning their respective tracts

  • Box-folder 3:20
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1868 June 18

    advertisement of the May's land; May's intention to avail himself of the bankrupt act

  • Box-folder 3:20
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1868 July 18

    advises attendance to the sale of the May's land; proposal of involuntary bankruptcy to Tom Jones and advice against this action; E. C. Marhsall's debt

  • Box-folder 3:20
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1868 July 21

    request to Miller to postpone the sale of May's land due to a conflict with the election

  • Box-folder 3:20
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1868 July 27

    discussion of May's bankruptcy

  • Box-folder 3:20
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1868 July 30

    request to Garland to pay his bonds to R. W. Carter

  • Box-folder 3:20
    F. B. Miller to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1868 August 10

    proposals set before Wellford; Mays case to go in front of Court of Bankruptcy; assignees acquire legal title by the deed of assignment

  • Box-folder 3:20
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1868 August 11

    unclear as to the effects of May's bankruptcy on the sale of his land; letter from F. B. Miller

  • Box-folder 3:20
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1868 August 14

    opinions on the bankrupt law; difficulties explained by Miller

  • Box-folder 3:20
    Beverley R. Wellford to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1868 August 18

    Mays' bankruptcy should not interfere with the sale under the trust bond; six months before the adjudication of the bankruptcy; assignee in bankruptcy elected by creditors; in interest of the estate to facilitate the proceedings in bankruptcy

  • Box-folder 3:20
    F. B. Miller to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1868 August 19

    sale of Mr. Mays' property; consulted with Judge William David Cole of the Court of Appeals

  • Box-folder 3:20
    Armistead Nelson Wellford to Beverley R. Wellford 1868 September 4

    saw Mr. Scott, president of the Bank of Commerce in Fredericksburg; examination of the transfer book revealed several transfers six months prior to Carter's sale to Mays

  • Box-folder 3:20
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1868 September 26

    report and account of Carter's executors to Mr. Chew; personal property transferred to Wellford as guardian of his son, Carter; discussion of charging the expenses and profits of the land to his ward; inquiry as to his commission

  • Box-folder 3:20
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1868 November 6

    Col. Tayloe's approval in relation to borrowing money to discharge the bonds; Tyler's debt; advises to borrow sufficient funds to pay off the whole debt owed to Gordon

  • Box-folder 3:20
    William Daniel, Jr. to [ ] 1868 November 27

    Col. Allen stated that the estate of Mr. Mays was turned over to the assignees; Col. Allen does not feel authorized to take further steps in the case

  • Box-folder 3:20
    Allen Taylor Caperton to George W. Lewis 1868 December 9

    payment depends on the result of a negotiation

  • Box-folder 3:21
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1869 January 27

    payment of James Marshall on his bond and J. C. Mays' debt

  • Box-folder 3:21
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1869 February 8

    called as witness to the prosecution in the Postmistress at Oak vs. C. C. Jett; Mays' draft

  • Box-folder 3:21
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1869 February 20

    clerk recorded the executorial account

  • Box-folder 3:21
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1869 March 10

    action concerning the Missouri bonds; the Gordon suit; discounted debts

  • Box-folder 3:21
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1869 April 24

    "obstinate inaction and paralysis in public affairs"; Wallace and Coleman debts; Lemoine suit; Dr. Mays' draft; wish to dispose of the Warsaw City property; Missouri bonds; all court business suspended; possible loss on the Lee debt; William Little defense in suit against the Seddon estate

  • Box-folder 3:21
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1869 May 10

    draft of Dr. Mays to be paid; incidental expenses; Council in Fredericksburg

  • Box-folder 3:21
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1869 August 17

    bankruptcy of Fletcher H. Mays; question of usury in the sale of the Bank of Commerce stock to Mays; Judge Raleigh Travers Daniel

  • Box-folder 3:21
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1869 August 18

    served by the Circuit Court of Richmond on Figgatt vs. Williams assignees of Fletcher M. Mays in banktruptcy; B. T. Johnson solicitor for complainant; charge of usury; Beverley R. Wellford and Judge William Daniel to assist in such proceedings; need to prove if stock was a sale or a loan; wishes to retain Judge Joynes of the Court of Appeals and Christian (Joynes, Christian and Joynes)

  • Box-folder 3:21
    Beverley R. Wellford to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1869 August 19

    copy of the bill of Mays' assignees

  • Box-folder 3:21
    Beverley R. Wellford to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1869 August 26

    power of attorney; Judge Richard Cassius Lee Moncure's award as to the interpretation of the will

  • Box-folder 3:21
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1869 September 4

    petition of Mays' against the Carter executors; Beverley R. Wellford familiar with the case; Judge Raleigh Travers Daniel

  • Box-folder 3:21
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1869 September 20

    case of Mays' assignees vs. Carter's executors; importance of the presence of Beverley R. Wellford; Judge Raleigh Travers Daniel

  • Box-folder 3:21
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1869 September 27

    important to attend "this dishonorable proceeding of May"; Judge R. C. L. Moncure's award on the construction of the will

  • Box-folder 3:21
    George B. Scott to Beverley R. Wellford 1869 October 31

    information from the books of the Bank of Commerce concerning transactions between Carter and Mays

  • Box-folder 3:21
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1869 November 25

    personal and professional financial difficulties; suffering from neuralgia or rheumatism; plans for a meeting with Col. Tayloe. Armistead Nelson Wellford, and himself; Morgan debt; some of Belfield's bonds are insolvent

  • Box-folder 3:21
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1869 December 15

    judgment for costs in Carter executors vs. Morgan; suit terminated when a agreement was made between Morgan, his attorney, and himself; explanation and reasons for agreement

  • Box-folder 3:21
    Edward Thornton Tayloe to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1869 December 30

    power of attorney to draw the dividends on Kate's [Catherine Carter's] stock

  • Box-folder 4:1
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1870 March 1

    proposal to adopt a course to raise the gold to meet the demands of Gold & Taylor; debts of Jones, Marshall and Kemper; Morgan property at Warsaw; Judge Moncure's charge for the arbitration case; case against Miss Carter

  • Box-folder 4:1
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford, with two letters from R. C. L. [Richard Cassius Lee] Moncure 1870 March 19

    Judge Moncure's fee as arbitrator; Risley and Marshall debts; explanation of the debt owed to Moncure and Barton

  • Box-folder 4:1
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford, with two letters, from James and Edward C. Marshall 1870 March 29

    no deed of trust on James Marshall's land to secure the debt; courses to take in collecting the debt; character of James Marshall as highly honorable and quite elderly; Edward C. Marshall's case is obstinate and chronic; may be compelled to resort to a sale under the deed; Kemper date to be paid in gold; election of judges; relates a "murder, arson & robbery marked by the most barbarous & atrocious circumstances" in the neighborhood of "Claymont"; actions blamed on the negroes; bitter feelings and threats to hang those guilty

  • Box-folder 4:1
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1870 March 30

    assumption of the Kemper debt by Col. H. A. Risley; arrangements to pay debt in silver; requirement of assignment before payment

  • Box-folder 4:1
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford, with note from Garland & Company 1870 April 5

    received the Morgan deed; advice from Beverley R. Wellford as to a suitable lawyer for the suits; own preference is James Neeson; death of Pendelton, the trustee, causing some impediment; Kemper bonds and Missouri bonds will enable the proper funds to be raised to discharge Col. Carter's liability to Gordon & Taylor; suggestion that all parties unite and raise the amount in greenbacks to pay the debt; to consult with Allen Taylor Caperton; debts of the Marshalls; old-fashioned ideas about judges; talk of himself nominated for county judge

  • Box-folder 4:1
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1870 April 23

    problem with procurement of silver by H. A. Riggs; Riggs is a gentleman and honorable man

  • Box-folder 4:1
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1870 April 29

    constitutionality of the legal tender notes was before the Supreme Court; Riggs attempt to secure silver; payment of portion of Judge Moncure's fee; Judge Herndon; authorized Beverly R. Wellford to engage the services of James Alfred Jones in the May case; Warsaw shop property

  • Box-folder 4:1
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1870 May 5

    pleasant visit with Kate Carter at Sabine Hall; appointment of W. A. Brockenbrough as clerk; payment of Lemaine debt by Capt. Harding

  • Box-folder 4:1
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1870 May 7

    large portion of Lemaine debt paid; awaiting word from Riggs

  • Box-folder 4:1
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford, with note from Riggs & Company 1870 May 11

    delay in payment from H. A. Risley

  • Box-folder 4:2
    Edward Thornton Tayloe to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1870 June 7

    circumstances of Kate in regard to money; White Sulphur Springs to advance greatly in value from the construction of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad

  • Box-folder 4:2
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford, with note from Allen Taylor Caperton 1870 June 11

    his account with the estate; suggests that James Alfred Jones take the depositions from Wellford and Miller

  • Box-folder 4:2
    W. H. Fitzhugh to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1870 June 15

    wishes to apply for the settlement

  • Box-folder 4:2
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1870 September 5

    sale of the residue of the Missouri bonds; proposal to Gordon; Marshall, Risley and Jones debts; no personal property at Sabine Hall to levy; title transferred to Wellford, the guardian of Robert Carter Wellford

  • Box-folder 4:2
    Edward Thornton Tayloe to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1870 September 20

    estate provisions for Kate; responsibility for supplying her needs; convention at Matthew's Court House to nominate a candidate for Congress

  • Box-folder 4:2
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1870 September 30

    no word from Risley; instructed Lawrence B. Taylor, trustee to proceed with the sale of "Clifton" to pay the debt

  • Box-folder 4:2
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1870 October 13

    insurance paid on the house; Wellford elected as a member of the Board of Vickers of William and Mary College

  • Box-folder 4:2
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1870 December 19

    deed of trust from Morgan to Pendleton; Mr. Sydnor wishes to purchase portion of the property; Kemper and Marshall debts; deposits made by H. A Risley

  • Box-folder 4:2
    William Daniel, Jr. to James Alfred Jones 1870 December 29

    examined the answer he proposes to file in the case of Carter vs. Mays

  • Box-folder 4:2
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1870 December 30

    Kemper debt paid through Riggs and Company

  • Box-folder 4:3
    James Pleasants to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1871 February 14

    D. H. Gordon's debts against White Sulphur Springs; payments received from D. H. Gordon, Allen Taylor Caperton, Gen. F. H. Smith, Philip St. George Cocke

  • Box-folder 4:3
    James Pleasants to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1871 March 6

    receipt to Wellford for payment to D. H. Gordon by the White Sulphur Springs obligors; several accounts as guardian of Robert Carter Wellford and executor of the estate of Robert Wormeley Carter

  • Box-folder 4:3
    William L. Clark to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1871 April 1

    mortgage on property

  • Box-folder 4:3
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford, with letters from William L. Waring 1871 May 8

    debt to the Carter executors by Thomas R. and Lawson Waring; proposals to clear debt; visit to Tappahannock by W. L. Waring and Robert Baylor; R. M. T. (Robert Mercer Taliaferro) Hunter; the Warings and R. M. T. Hunter protect their property from creditors when drawn to deeds of trust and settlements; accuses these "most trusted & worthy men a great relaxation of morals"; deed of trust from Robert Waring; delinquent debt of E. C. Marshall; W. L. Waring not willing to make a confession of judgment

  • Box-folder 4:3
    William L. Clark to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1871 May 27

    Mr. Llewelyn's payment and intent

  • Box-folder 4:3
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1871 June 15

    John M. Carty qualified as township clerk; value of a certain property will be decreased if the Shaw house is not included

  • Box-folder 4:3
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford, with letter from Bradley T. Johnson 1871 June 22

    Bradley T. Johnson's propositions of compromise to Judge Beverley Randolph Wellford; objections to the propositions

  • Box-folder 4:3
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1871 July 4

    account of Mr. Little for publishing circular notices of the change of the courts

  • Box-folder 4:3
    William L. Waring to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1871 July 5

    anxious for settlement of the claim due by the Waring brothers; suggests proposition; claims they hold against Col. Tayloe

  • Box-folder 4:3
    J. M. Herndon to Armistead Nelson Wellfor 1871 July 21

    explanation of payment distribution of Wellford's check

  • Box-folder 4:3
    J. M. Herndon to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1871 July 27

    explanation of payment distribution of Wellford's check

  • Box-folder 4:3
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1871 August 26

    agreement to the terms proposed by Mr. Figgat

  • Box-folder 4:3
    Edward Thornton Tayloe to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1871

    Kate's July remittance; corn crop

  • Box-folder 4:4
    John A. Carter to George W. Lewis 1872 June 8

    arrangement of debt of Edward C. Marshall; Jacqueline A. Marshall and John T. Grant subsequent purchasers of the land; united deed of trust and bonds

  • Box-folder 4:4
    Edward Thornton Tayloe to Armistead Nelson Wellford, with sketch of soundings off Tappahannock 1872 August 12

    enclosing sketch of the chart with the soundings off Tappahannock; corn and wheat crops and prices; election of Critcher, Montague and Braxton for judge

  • Box-folder 4:4
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1872 October 10

    conversations with Allen Taylor Braxton about his proposition concerning his debt; Braxton's transactions

  • Box-folder 4:4
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford, with letter from Col. William Gordon 1872 December 5

    rejection of Waring's and Gordon's proposal; award of Richard Cassius Lee Moncure; debt of Allen Taylor Caperton

  • Box-folder 4:4
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford, with letter from J. A. Carter 1873 January 8

    receipt of check from Warings; proposal from Carter

  • Box-folder 4:4
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1873 January 18

    Carter collected first payments due by D. A. Marshall and I. T. Grant; instructions to remit the money to Wellford; approve proposal pertaining to the Warings' debt; effort to settle with Allen T. Caperton

  • Box-folder 4:4
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1873 February 11

    order on Col. McDonald; roads bad from Sabine Hall; unusual accident where a ferry was hit by a steam boat which was "a cold act of impudence that none but a Yankee would have been guilty of"; deteriorating condition of the ferry and the rope; judiciary question before the General Assembly

  • Box-folder 4:4
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford, with note from John A. Carter 1873 June 28

    Carter's request to hold the previous check

  • Box-folder 4:4
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1873 May 10

    proposition from Allen Taylor Caperton; Caperton's claim against the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Company; problem with the Warings and their debt; Col. Gordon's assistance; Mr. Figgat's delay in writing; business with Mr. Nevitt; prosecutions against Burk Stuart ended in his favor; fishing cases of James and Frank Stuart; request him to consult with Col. McDonald and get copies of Grattan's Reports

  • Box-folder 4:4
    Edward Thornton Tayloe to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1873 June 11

    nomination of Dr. Armistead; Whig and Radical parties; "colored gentry may elect" a popular man, if found by the Radicals

  • Box-folder 4:4
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1873 June 25

    check from J. A. Carter; general meeting of the alumni of the University of Virginia on July 1st; request to Judge James Mercer Garnett to delay court date; Wellford's nomination to the Senate; caution among the politicians; districts in the State; choice of leaders should be for their capacity and qualifications; Robert Hall has declared himself a candidate; prejudices often enter into making decisions; J. D. Rodgers anxious for the position; radical party strong in the Northern Neck

  • Box-folder 4:4
    Edward Thornton Tayloe to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1873 June

    bond requested by the Warings; Kate's ill health; Anne may not be able to leave home to go to Sabine Hall because of delicate nature; good quality of wheat crops

  • Box-folder 4:4
    Edward Thornton Tayloe to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1873 September 8

    informed of Kate's death by Judge Lewis; necessity of closing their trusteeship; praise of her character

  • Box-folder 4:4
    William L. Clark to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1873 December 29

    attempting to collect from the present holder of the Carter tract; debts to the Carter estate

  • Box-folder 4:4
    George W. Lewis to Armistead Nelson Wellford, with letter from Robert Y. Conrad & Son and lists of Confederate States registered certificates 1874 January 12

    negative comments on the County Court system and General Assembly; debt of Col. Frank Jones to the Carter estate

Series VII: Correspondence of Robert Carter Wellford and Armistead Nelson Wellford
  • Box-folder 4:5
    Cassius Francis Lee, Jr. to Robert Carter Wellford 1889 September 26

    offer for letters of George Washington, Robert E. Lee, Richard Henry Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee, and others; describes content of some letters

  • Box-folder 4:5
    1889 October 8

    describes deteriorating condition of some letters

  • Box-folder 4:5
    Cassius Francis Lee, Jr. to Robert Carter Wellford 1889 October 22

    offers on group of letters, including from Washington, and Gov. Gooch and Faquier, and a copy of Sir Henry Clinton's proclamation; inquires as to whereabouts of Col. John Tayloe's papers

  • Box-folder 4:5
    Cassius Francis Lee, Jr. to Robert Carter Wellford 1889 November 5

    received Gooch, Fauquier and Squire Lee letters; read account of the silver spoons; John Tayloe's daughter married Francis Lightfoot Lee and acquired "Menokin"; inquires again about the whereabouts of John Tayloe's papers

  • Box-folder 4:5
    Cassius Francis Lee, Jr. to Robert Carter Wellford 1889 November 27

    returns one bundle of letters; advises that the letters should never be folded but laid out flat and open; inquires about "Landsdowne," home of Arthur Lee and the old mansion where Francis Lightfoot Lee used to live

  • Box-folder 4:5
    Correspondence of Armistead Nelson Wellford and Earl G. Swem of the Library of William and Mary College 1935-1936

    instructed by John Stewart Bryan, president of William and Mary, to offer $500 for the letters offered to the Library; wish to preserve Virginia manuscripts; identification of writers of some letters; list, 1892, of letters sold by Robert Carter Wellford and another handwritten list enclosed; whereabouts of the Havemeyer collection; Duke University may have bought Havemeyer collection; copy of the inventory of Landon Carter I

Series VIII: Financial Papers of the Carter and Wellford Families
  • Box-folder 4:6
    Estate of Landon Carter: Accounts, primarily pertaining to land and inheritance of Robert Wormeley Carter 1783 March-1808 June 27

    Estate of Landon Carter in account with the Estate of the Rt. Hon. Thomas Fairfax; taxable property of Robert Wormeley Carter

  • Box-folder 4:7
    Old Dominion Steam Boat Company Stocks and Shares of Robert Wormeley Carter 1852-1861
  • Box-folder 4:8
    White Sulphur Springs Shares and Bonds of Robert Wormeley Carter 1858-1859
  • Box-folder 4:9
    Civil War Bonds for the sum of $1000 1861

    issued to and signed by Jeremiah Morton, Allen Taylor Caperton, John Prosser Tabb, Robert Wormeley Carter, Richard Henry Dulaney, Robert B. Bolling, and Philip St. George Cocke; bonds were later signed over to Douglas H. Gordon, and A. F. Taylor

  • Box-folder 4:10
    Estate of Robert Wormeley Carter: Accounts 1855-1861
  • Box-folder 4:11
    Estate of Robert Wormeley Carter: Accounts 1862
  • Box-folder 4:12
    Estate of Robert Wormeley Carter: Accounts 1863-1869
  • Box-folder 4:13
    Estate of Robert Wormeley Carter: Accounts 1870-1918
  • Box-folder 4:14
    Estate of Robert Wormeley Carter: Mays Bankruptcy 1857-1869
  • Box-folder 4:15
    Estate of Robert Wormeley Carter: Inheritance of Anne Catharine Carter 1869-1871
  • Box-folder 4:16
    Day Book and Ledger kept by Robert Wormeley Carter 1858-1861
  • Box-folder 4:17
    Day Book kept by Robert Wormeley Carter 1860-1861

    in account with Armistead Nelson Wellford and Beverley R. Wellford and the Bank of Virginia

  • Box-folder 4:18
    Confederate States of America vouchers for one hundred dollars and Bonds of Armistead Nelson Wellford 1862-1863
  • Parole and Pardon for Armistead Nelson Wellford from Andrew Johnson, the president of the United States of America 1865
  • Box-folder 4:19
    Day Book with Bank of Virginia account, kept by Armistead Nelson Wellford 1862-1864
  • Box-folder 4:20
    Day Books kept by Armistead Nelson Wellford 1860-1866
    2 volumes
  • Box-folder 5:1
    Day Books kept by Armistead Nelson Wellford 1867-1879
    5 volumes
  • Box-folder 5:2
    Anderson Brothers Bookstore Receipts to Armistead Nelson Wellford 1898-1900
Series IX: Legal Papers of the Carter Family
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    Survey maps and descriptions of 483 acres, 277 acres, and 1561 acres in Northumberland County 1784 May 3
  • Oversize Oversize
    Survey maps and descriptions of acreage in Northumberland County 1784 May

    made by Griffin Garland for Robert Wormeley Carter

  • Oversize Oversize
    Indenture, Richard Neale, Henry and Margaret Garrett et al 1787 January 18
  • Box-folder 5:3
    Extracts of legal documents pertaining to Broad Run Tract owned by Robert Carter 1788 April 9
  • Oversize Oversize
    Map and survey of property belonging to Col. William Lee 1789 July 12
  • Oversize Oversize
    Map and survey of Col. William Lee's land 1789 July 13
  • Oversize Oversize
    Survey map and description of 760 acres of land made by Benjamin Garland for William and Harry Harford 1793 December 5
  • Box-folder 5:3
    Rawleigh Tapscott Survey of mill property belonging to Landon Carter II 1805 February 12
  • Box-folder 5:3
    Indenture between Peter Rust, Vincent Bramham and Bartholomew McCarty, and Landon Carter for property known as "Juggs" 1810 March 12

    Rust desires Carter to release his claim on the tract of land; Carter has consented; agreement to sell land to William L. Waring and John Waring; agreement to sell negro slaves Sarah and her daughter, Wennie, to Bramham and McCarty

  • Box-folder 5:3
    Indenture between Peter Rust, Vincent Bramham and Bartholomew McCarty, and Landon Carter for property known as "Juggs" [see March 12, 1810] 1810 July 21
  • Box-folder 5:3
    Remarks on Lampkin's survey of Sabine Hall estate [1820]
  • Oversize Oversize
    Survey of 7440 acres in Frederick County made by William Castleman for the heirs of Landon Carter II 1821 August 8
  • Oversize Oversize
    William Castleman's survey of land in the Shenandoah River belonging to the heirs of Landon Carter II 1821 September 22
  • Oversize Oversize
    William Castleman's survey of land in the Shenandoah River belonging to the heirs of Landon Carter II 1821 September 22
  • Box-folder 5:3
    Indenture, Francis and Lettice Smith to Robert Carter for property in Richmond County by Jugg Creek, with all buildings, structures and pastures 1822 August 7
  • Box-folder 5:3
    Extract from the Deed of Landon Carter to William Y. Weathers 1824 May 12
  • Box-folder 5:3
    Deed for Sabine Hall: Indenture between Elizabeth L. Carter and Robert Wormeley Carter 1824 July 23
  • Box-folder 5:3
    Indenture between Landon Carter, Jr. and John Minor for acreage of Sabine Hall, Richmond County 1826 March 13
  • Box-folder 5:4
    Indenture between John Minor, trustee of Landon Carter, Jr., and Robert Wormeley Carter for acreage of Sabine Hall, Richmond County 1830 April 13
  • Box-folder 5:4
    Indenture between the Commissioners of the estate of Henry Harford and Robert Wormeley Carter for property in Richmond County 1835 March 2
  • Box-folder 5:4
    Stock Certificates for the Manchester Cotton and Wool Manufacturing Company, along with notes due for stock and promissory notes 1836-1839
    11 items
  • Box-folder 5:4
    Deed of Trust: Indenture, William Younger Weather to John F. B. Jeffries, with excerpt of 1824 deed, for property in Richmond County 1839 February 5
  • Box-folder 5:4
    Stock Certificates for shares in banks in the State of Virginia: Bank of Commerce, Exchange Bank of Virginia and Farmers Bank of Virginia 1849-1860
    14 items
  • Box-folder 5:4
    Henry Clarke Survey of unknown home done for the Protection Insurance Company [184 ]
  • Box-folder 5:4
    Report from David Stewart to Robert Wormeley Carter 1852 March 2
  • Box-folder 5:4
    Egerton & Brothers, Baltimore Maryland Circular of the Maryland Lotteries 1852 October 1
  • Box-folder 5:4
    COSMO Circular for sale of Cosmo by imported Skylark, dam by the famed imported Priam 1853 March 9
  • Box-folder 5:4
    Indenture between the White Sulphur Springs Company, Greenbrier County, and Robert Wormeley Carter 1858 December 24

    with certain provisions, and granting forever the fourth cottage in Baltimore Row under said terms and limitations

  • Box-folder 5:5
    Deed between James M. and Mary Ann Morgan with Francis W. Pendleton for property in the village of Warsaw, Richmond County 1860 November 3
  • Box-folder 5:5
    Deed between J. Horace and Betty C. Lacy and William A. Little for property known as "Chatham," Stafford County, held in trust to secure payment to a bond executed by Robert Wormeley Carter (and copy) 1861 February 1
  • Box-folder 5:5
    Affidavit of William H. Morris that he has lived next to "Wilna," the property of Armistead Nelson Wellford and acted as manager for Wellford 1863 January 4

    five negro slaves to wit Bladen, John, Frank, Randal and Phil belonging to Wellford together with negroes from A. H. H. Bernard and Benjamin R. Baird absconded from their owners in a small boat down the Rappahannock River

  • Box-folder 5:5
    Affidavit of Jordan B. Lowry that he is the manager of "Sabine Hall" 1863 December 7

    three negro men slaves to wit Elias, William and Jesse left under circumstances that predict that they went to the public enemy; good character and work traits of these slaves; two negroes to wit Harry and Daniel ran away to the north side of the Tappahannock River; draft of Wellford's statement to Lowry

  • Box-folder 5:5
    Article of Agreement between Armistead Nelson Wellford and Thomas Gates binding the latter to serve faithfully and truly to Wellford 1866 January 1

    rules and regulations for said employee

  • Box-folder 5:5
    Presents entered between Armistead Nelson Wellford and Walter J. Ramis 1868 November 24

    to hire the latter to construct and lay down a causeway across Jugs Creek and permission to use said causeway

  • Box-folder 5:5
    Contract between Armistead Nelson Wellford and Henry S. Renzir leasing to the latter the farm known as "Old Fork" 1869 August 10

    terms and conditions of lease

  • Box-folder 5:5
    Acknowledgment of John A. Carter of holding bonds of Jacqueline A. Marshall and John T. Grant payable annually to Armistead Nelson Wellford and George W. Lewis 1872 May 21
  • Box-folder 5:5
    Memorandum of Agreement witness that Armistead Nelson Wellford has agreed to pay on Tayloe's account to George W. Lewis 1874 January 1

    Edward Thornton Tayloe desires to secure the repayment of the sum

  • Box-folder 5:5
    List of Judgments rendered in Circuit Court of Richmond County in favor of Robert Wormeley Carter's estate 1875

    judgments covering the years 1860-1875

  • Box-folder 5:5
    Deed of Maria Murphy, daughter of Fauntleroy and heir to the Island, to Brockenbrough 1894

    stating that she has rented the marsh shore as a fishing shore and the marsh for game of all kinds; notice to stop using land

  • Box-folder 5:6
    Legal papers relating to the petition of the White Sulphur Springs Company for the lease of the property 1866-1875
Series X: Miscellaneous
  • Box-folder 5:7
    Journal of Robert Wormeley Carter I 1783 January-1784
  • Box-folder 5:7
    Journal of Robert Wormeley Carter II 1812 October-1814 November
  • Box-folder 5:8
    Broadside declaring Henry Lee, Jr.'s candidacy for Congress (copy and transcripts) 1816 October 28
  • Box-folder 5:9
    Essays, Poems, and Songs 1825, 1849, 1861, n.d.

    "In imitation of Burn's Lassie we the lint-while Cocks" "Lines on revisiting Jordan's Springs" by Robert Wormeley Carter; An old "Scotch Ballad"; "Leaves from the Note Book of an old Virginia Plantation"; and a brief essay on the American Revolution

  • Box-folder 5:10
    Commonplace Book kept by Elizabeth M. Tayloe; Inventory of Household Articles, 1830, kept by Robert Wormeley Carter 1827-1875
  • Box-folder 5:11
    "Poems by Imogene" 1833-1834
  • Box-folder 5:12
    1836 November 10
  • Box-folder 5:12
    Richmond County Election Returns 1836 November 12
  • Box-folder 5:12
    Senatorial polls taken at Richmond Court House for Robert Wormeley Carter, with 1836 memoranda of the presidential election 1837 April 27
  • Box-folder 5:13
    Genealogical Data on the Carter, Tayloe and Corbin families 1840 (1852-1854)
  • Box-folder 5:14
    Parole of Honor signed by Armistead Nelson Wellford 1865 April 25
  • Box-folder 5:14
    Certification of Oath taken by Armistead Nelson Wellford 1865 May 27
  • Box-folder 5:14
    Grant and Pardon of Armistead Nelson Wellford by the President of the United States, Andrew Johnson; signed by William Henry Seward 1865 May 29
  • Box-folder 5:14
    Certification of Oath taken by Armistead Nelson Wellford 1865 August 31
  • Box-folder 5:15
    University School, Richmond Report Card for Robert Carter Wellford; University of Virginia Report Cards for Armistead Nelson Wellford 1869, 1897-1900
  • Box-folder 5:16
    Plans for remodeling Sabine Hall; 19th century drawing n.d.
  • Box-folder 5:16
    Book Plate of Robert Wormeley Carter n.d.
  • Box-folder 5:16
    "Negroes Baptized in Richmond County 1723-1724" n.d.
  • Box-folder 5:17
    20th century Photograph of Sabine Hall interior n.d.
Series XI: Larger Bound Volumes
  • Box 5
    Waste Book of Landon Carter 1752-1758
  • Box-folder 6:1
    Waste Book of Landon Carter #2 1773-1777
  • Box-folder 6:2
    Agricultural Journal kept by Robert Wormeley Carter 1813-1860
  • Box-folder 6:3
    Mill Book kept by Robert Wormeley Carter, also containing a Register of Slaves 1831-1845

    containing mill accounts, 1831 July 2-ca. 1838; slave registers for 183?, 1838, 1844, and 1852; inventory of stock and tools at Poplar Hill (Sabine Hall), and House Farm; list of net profits, 1835-1844, for Poplar Hill, Mangorike, and House Farm; cement recipes; crops planted, 1822-1845, with commentary on them; clothing issues, 1839; wine accounts, 1836-1845; miscellaneous accounts of cloth, shoes, corn, and the like; pages 82-195 ripped out

  • Oversize Oversize
    Ledger kept by Robert Wormeley Carter containing accounts, household expenses, and personal expenses, with index 1832-1847
  • Box-folder 6:4
    Ledger kept by Robert Wormeley Carter containing accounts, household expenses, and personal expenses 1848-1857
  • Box-folder 6:5
    Agricultural Journal kept by Robert Wormeley Carter 1854 January-1857 June 30
  • Box 7
    Physician's Account Ledger kept by Beverley R. Wellford 1856-1861
  • Box-folder 7:1
    Agricultural Journal kept by Robert Wormeley Carter 1860-1904

    containing Robert Wormley Carter's notes, 1860 January 4-1861 July 14; R.C. Wellford's agricultural diary and accounts, 1878 July 10-1904; and some miscellaneous accounts

  • Oversize Oversize
    Physician's Account Ledger kept by Beverley R. Wellford 1861-1866
  • Box-folder 7:2
    Index to Physician's Account Ledger kept by Beverley R. Wellford 1861-1866
  • Box-folder 7:3
    Miscellaneous copies of Carter documents ca. 1700s

    copies, mostly of oversize or pre-repair documents already in this collection