RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 44493324 LA English T1 The commonplace book of William Byrd II of Westover A1 Byrd, William,, Berland, Kevin., Gilliam, Jan Kirsten., Lockridge, Kenneth A., PB Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press PP Chapel Hill YR 2001 SN 080782612X 9780807826126 AB "William Byrd II (1674-1744) was an important figure in the history of colonial Virginia: a founder of Richmond, an active participant in Virginia politics, and the proprietor of one of the colonoy's greatest plantations. But Byrd is best known today for his diaries. Considered essential documents of private life in colonial America, they offer readers an unparalleled glimpse into the world of a Virginia gentleman. This book joins Byrd's Diary, Secret Diary, and other writings in securing his reputation as one of the most interesting men in colonial America."--BOOK JACKET.