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Custis, John 1678-1749

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Works: 28 works in 38 publications in 1 language and 433 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  History  Biography 
Classifications: F234.W7, 975.5425202092
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Publications about John Custis
Publications by John Custis
Publications by John Custis, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by John Custis
Brothers of the spade; correspondence of Peter Collinson, of London, and of John Custis, of Williamsburg, Virginia, 1734-1746 by Peter Collinson( Book )
7 editions published between 1948 and 1957 in English and held by 198 libraries worldwide
Papers by Custis family( Book )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Correspondence, 1763-1781, household and plantation accounts, 1759-1775, and legal papers, of John Parke Custis (1754-1781); household accounts, 1761-1772, of Martha Parke Custis (1755-1773); and correspondence, 1779-1853, accounts, 1808-1853, inventories of slaves and livestock, 1809-1825, and notes of George Washington Parke Custis (1781- 1857) of "Arlington," Fairfax County, Va.; and other family personal, legal, and estate papers
The letterbook of John Custis IV of Williamsburg, 1717-1742 by John Custis( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This absorbing letterbook, meticulously edited and thoroughly annotated, provides remarkable insight into the life and concerns of 18th-century colonial Virginians. We see in these 144 letters, an intimate view of John Custis IV (1678-1749), best known as the father-in-law of Martha Dandridge Custis, the wife of George Washington. Custis, a third-generation Virginian, was a wealthy, influential and shrewd planter-businessman-politician who served for years on the governor's Council. The letters are especially revealing about economic life, the material culture of colonial Virginia, and the treacherous legal and financial conditions in which even important planters operated. The correspondence clearly shows how a wealthy colonial planter uses and could be misused by the British mercantile system. The letters also provide a view of the personal side of the sober and overly frugal Custis: his fashionable passion for gardening (in which he was "inferior to few if any in Virginia"); his strife-filled nine-year marriage to Frances Parke, before her death from smallpox; his uneven relationships with his son and daughter which were especially difficult concerning the financial arrangements for their marriages; his persistent ill health; and the mixed roles Custis had with his 200 slaves (as harsh taskmaster, as personal physician, and perhaps as father of a favored slave)
Deed, 1718/9 January 13 to John Custis by William Blaikley( Book )
1 edition published in 1719 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Deed of release for property in Williamsburg, Virginia, known as "Custis Square," which Blaikley had purchased from John Tullitt in 1716. Witnessed by Robert C. Turner, Joseph Davenport, Samuel Cobbs, and James Frazer
William Byrd II to John Custis by William Byrd( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1716 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Letter from William Byrd II in London to his brother-in-law John Custis in Virginia. Byrd hopes Custis is recovering well. Most of the discussion focuses on reports Byrd has received of destruction to tobacco crops due to hail and rain. Congratulates Custis on being a favorite at court
Letterbook by John Custis( Book )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Correspondents include: James Blair, William Byrd, Robert Cary, Mark Catesby, Peter Collinson, John Day, Richard Fitzwilliam, John Hanbury, Charles Higgs, Hugh Howard, Thomas Dunbar Parke, Evelyn Parke Pepper, Micajah Perry (d. 1721), Micajah Perry (d. 1753), Richard Perry, Sir John Randolph, Peyton Randolph, Caesar Rodney, John Starke, Boll & Dee and Loyd & Cooper
Letter, 1715 November 17, to Major John Custis by Micajah Perry( Book )
1 edition published in 1715 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Report that tobacco market has been lowered and that a great deal of tobacco has been put up for auction
Letter : answer to a bill of complaint in the General Court of Virginia of Lucy (Chester) Parke and Thomas Dunbar Parke vs. Custis and William Byrd II. Incomplete by John Custis( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1732 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Bears letter (incomplete copy) of Micajah Perry to John Custis, 1711, May 12, on verso
Letter, 1710 January 10, n.p., to [John Custis] by William Byrd( Book )
1 edition published in 1710 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Hopes his brother [in-law] and family are well in these "sickly times." Has lost eight slaves and one of his children and his wife are indisposed. Sends along a bill of exchange (not included) "protested of" George Keeling. Asks [Custis] to have Keeling renew it in time for it to sail on the "Lion" in early February
London, to John Custis, Williamsburgh [sic], Va by William Byrd( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1717 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Holograph signed; relating personal and political news to Custis (author's brother-in-law), including the fact that "we have got both the tob[acc]o law and that about the Indian trade repeal'd."
Letters from old trunks by John Preston( Article )
1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Williamsburg, Va by John Custis( Archival Material )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Manumission papers for Custis's favorite slave, a boy named Jack; also a letter to his son Daniel Parke Custis mentioning his concern at Jack's illness
 
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