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Carter Braxton Collection

Identifier: SC 00197

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Scope and Contents

Receipt for land transfer from John R. Taylor to Carter Braxton, September 23, 1833.  Ledger balance receipt for a day ledger. Obituary of Carter Braxton's son, Phillip Ludwell Braxton, [1835]. Handwritten eulogy entitled "Thoughts on the death of dear Ludwell" written by either Carter Braxton or his wife. Account by Carter Braxton of the sale of Mr. Robertson's estate, Providence, in Middlesex County, Virginia, 1837. Names of purchasers includeThomas Harrow, Benjamin Temple, George D. Pace, William K. Pace, Carter Braxton, Braxton Garlick, Joseph Todd, John D. Berry, James Jones, Mark Towell, Erma Bennett, Phill Fizhugh, Thomas Hutching, John Sims, Ailworth, Bartlett Davis, Franklin Blackburne and Henry Palmer.  Includes a short list of negroes who were hired out. Letter from The Historical Society of Pennsylvania to Earl Gregg Swem about the Braxton Papers at the Historical Society, September 6, 1922.

Carter Braxton is the son of Carter Braxton, the signer of the Declaration of Independence.


  • Creation: 1833, 1835, 1837, 1922


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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository