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Burwell Papers(1736–1786, 1810)

  • MS 1964.4
  • Microfilm: M-1557; M-1558
  • Transcript: TR/06 and TR/59 (selected items)
  • 5 vols., and 10 items

Account books kept by Carter Burwell (1716–1756) and his son, Nathaniel Burwell (1750–1814), for their plantation, Carter’s Grove, James City County, VA. One account book contains accounts of their neighbor, James Bray (d. 1744), who ran a tannery and shoemaking shop at his plantation; others contain accounts for the building of Carter’s Grove. Also included are notations concerning a Book of Common Prayer, a Bible owned by Carter Burwell, four stud horse advertisements, and a poster giving the pedigree and performance of the “late Eclipse.”

The accounts include the names of James Anderson, Gov. Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt, John Bracken, Mrs. Ann Burwell, Armistead Burwell, John Carter, George Charleton, Josiah Chowning, Mrs. Davenport, Dr. John Minson Galt, William Gooch, Philip Grymes, Matthew Hubbard, William Moody, Hugh Nelson, John Norton, Dr. William Pasteur, Dr. John de Sequeyra, Richard Taliaferro, William Trebell, Robert Waller, Henry Wetherburn, Thomas Wharton, Ralph Wormeley, and many others.


Inventory

Date Description
1797 Poster giving pedigree and performance concerning the late stud horse “Eclipse.” Oversize.
29 March 1810 Stud advertisement. “Telemachus.” Printed.
March 1805 Stud advertisement. “Buzzard.” Printed.
n.d. Obituary.
[1756] An account of Carter Burwell’s apparel etc.
[1843] Obituary, Mrs. Lucy Burwell.
n.d. Newspaper clippings, including obituaries and etc. of the Burwell family. Oversize.
n.d. Clipping, resale of Carter’s Grove. Oversize.
n.d. 2 envelopes. Oversize.
24 February 1807 Stud advertisement for “Hambleton.” 2X Oversize. Printed.
20 February 1807 Stud advertisement for “Knowsley.” 2X Oversize. Printed.
1867 Obituary of Francis B. Whiting. Removed from Book of Common Prayer.
n.d. List of Whiting family marriages. Removed from Book of Common Prayer.
1886 Note by Robert Carter Randolph re provenance of Book of Common Prayer. Removed from Book of Common Prayer.
1736–1746 Ledger. Burwell Account Book. Oversize volume.
1738–1753 Ledger. Burwell Account Book
1764–1776 Ledger. Burwell Account Book. Oversize volume.

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