Business letters, 1833-1839, to Major William K. Perrin and 1855, 1860, to his son-in-law Wyndham Kemp, both of Gloucester County, Virginia from Perrin's step-son Robert W. Nicolson in Uniontown, Perry County, Alabama, about the management of a cotton plantation. Letters mention purchasing land, growing and selling cotton management of slaves, legal and banking matters and uprising of the Creek Indians. Papers, 1800-1855 and n.d., relating to the hiring out and management of slaves of Gloucester County, Virginia by William K. Perrin. Legal papers, 1723-1895, n.d., include indentures, agreements, and lists of debts of William K. Perrin, George D. Nicolson, Sarah T. Nicolson, and descendants of William K. Perrin. Also accounts and receipts, 1806-1902, n.d.
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William K. Perrin was the son of John and Elizabeth Carter Perrin. In 1833, he married Mrs. Sarah T. Nicolson, daughter of Ralph Wormeley of Middlesex County, Virginia and widow of George D. Nicolson. (Their children were Robert W., George Lewellyn, Andrew T. and James Monroe Nicolson.) The children of William K. Perrin and Sarah T. Nicolson were William Kennon Perrin (1834-1904) and John Tayloe Perrin (b. 1836).
Wyndham Kemp was married to Ann L. Perrin, a daughter of William K. Perrin. She was deceased by 1854. Their children were Perrin Kemp, Wyndham Kemp and Emily Kemp who married Peyton N. Page. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .
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Organization: This collection is organized into 4 Series. Series 1 contains business papers; Series 2 contains legal papers; Series 3 contains accounts and receipts; Series 4 contains miscellaneous material. Arrangement: This collection is arranged into series which are then arranged chronologically by date.
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