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William Nelson ledger and daybook, 1767-1784.

Author: William Nelson; Thomas Nelson, Jun. and Company.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Ledger and daybook of William Nelson, merchant and colonial leader of Yorktown, Virginia. The collection contains one ledger from a family business which spanned three generations. A number of the accounts are for large purchases totaling in the hundreds of pounds. There are numerous accounts for individuals in Yorktown and its vicinity including accounts with several Yorktown doctors. There are also a number of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ledgers (account books)
Daybooks
Named Person: Jaquelin Ambler; Burwell Bassett; William Biers; Carter Burwell; Nathaniel Burwell; Robert Burwell; William Byrd; Edward Charlton; Thomas Craig; Joseph Davenport; Francis Fauquier; Philip Grymes; Humphrey Harwood; Anthony Hay; Richard Henry Lee; William Lightfoot; William Moody; Augustine Moore; Thomas Nelson; William Nelson; Robert Carter Nicholas; John Hatley Norton; John Prentis; Charles Mynn Thruston; Jane Vobe; Benjamin Waller; Thomas Warrington; Ralph Wormeley; Mary Wray
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: William Nelson; Thomas Nelson, Jun. and Company.
OCLC Number: 379066921
Description: 2 vols. bound in 3

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Ledger and daybook of William Nelson, merchant and colonial leader of Yorktown, Virginia. The collection contains one ledger from a family business which spanned three generations. A number of the accounts are for large purchases totaling in the hundreds of pounds. There are numerous accounts for individuals in Yorktown and its vicinity including accounts with several Yorktown doctors. There are also a number of accounts for ship's captains as Yorktown was an important port in the eighteenth century. There are entries for several merchants. Prominent among these are John Hatley Norton who represented John Norton and Sons in Yorktown, the Scots merchant, David Jameson of Yorktown who served as Lt. Governor under Thomas Nelson, Jr., the firm of Messr's Lamer, Hill & Bisett located on the island of Madiera, Cornelius Calvert of Norfolk, and Colonel Humphrey Hill of King and Queen County. There are entries for a number of estates including those of Carter Burwell, Governor Francis Fauquier, Philip Grymes, William Lightfoot, and the London merchant Edward Athawes. There are accounts for a number of Williamsburg residents including William Biers, Edward Charlton, Thomas Craig, John Ferguson, Humphrey Harwood, Anthony Hay, Robert Carter Nicholas, John Prentis, Samuel Spurr, Jane Vobe, Benjamin Waller, and Mary Wray. Other prominent individuals include Jaqueline Ambler, the Reverend Robert Barret, Burwell Bassett, Nathaniel Burwell, Robert Burwell, William Byrd III, Reverend Joseph Davenport, Richard Henry Lee, Augustine Moore, William Nelson, Jr., the Reverend Charles Mynn Thruston, the Reverend Thomas Warrington, and Ralph Wormeley. There is also an account with the Dismal Swamp Company and the William and Thomas Nelson House in Williamsburg.

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