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Papers, 1768-1804

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 92, Folder: 1

Scope and Contents

Item 1: Copy of Dunmore letter concerning his desire to be elected one of the Scottish peers to Parliament (original dated 1768 March 16 and in the possession of John Blair of Richard Bland College)

Item 2: Original Dunmore letter concerning a request to have Major Murray appointed an officer in the Royal Highland Regiment, also mentions John Manners (Marquis of Granby), Lord John Murray, and the Duke of Atholl (1770 January 18)

Item 3: Original account of Dunmore with Edward Snickers concerning a plantation in West Virginia. Includes cost of a plantation purchased from Joseph Combs and a slave sold to Lord Dunmore. James Welsh was Dunmore's overseer. Acccount sworn before Edward McGuire, Justice of the Peace for Frederick County, Virginia on April 9, 1785 (1774 Jan. 10-1776 June 20)

Item 4: Original Dunmore letter to Thomas Steele concerning the expense of the Engineers Department in the Bahama Islands (1790 April 1)

Item 5: Original fragment of an abstract concerning an account approved by the Council of the Bahama Islands and signed by Dunmore (1791 Jan. 8)

Item 6: Original account of James Tait, superintendent for erecting barracks at Fort Charlotte (Nassau, Bahamas), examined, approved, and signed by Dunmore (1791 April 1-June 30)

Item 7: Original Dunmore letter to Charles Long concerning the quarterly account of a Mr. Gamble (1795 Jan. 14)

Item 8: Original Dunmore letter to Philip Deare concerning Dunmore's accounts while serving as Governor of the Bahama Islands (1804 Oct. 27)


  • Creation: 1768-1804


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From the Collection: 0.18 Linear Feet



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