Pleasants' ledger kept in Henrico County, Virginia covers 1769-1777. The volume includes a few accounts kept during 1823-1824 by an unidentified individual and a short story, "The Unlucky Man." Physical Description: Letter bound book with the name of John G. Mosby on the cover. 167 pages. 24 1/2 inches.
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Robert Pleasants was born at "Curles," Henrico County, Virginia and lived his entire life there. He was an active member of the Society of Friends. His brother Samuel Pleasants (1737-1807) was a successful merchant in Philadelphia. Sometime after 1771, he entered into a mercantile company (Robert Pleasants & Co.) which did business as a consignment tobacco exporter. He organized an abolition society in 1790. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .
In the possession of Swem Library before 1939.
Other collections pertaining to this collection are located at Haverford College Library. There are three such collections at this institution consisting mostly of correspondence of Robert Pleasants.
Virginia: in the High Court of Chancery, March 16, 1798. [microform] : Between Robert Pleasants, son and heir of John Pleasants, dee'd. Plif. and Mary Logan, widow and administratix of Charles Logan, and devisee of John Pleasants and Jonathan Pleasants, 16 March 1798.18 pages. Item available on microform format. Collection number: EVANS 38963
Papers, 1750-1936, Manuscripts Collection, Special Collections, Magill Library, Haverford University. Papers of Anthony Benezet (1713-1784), 1750-1936 (bulk 1750-1784). 60 items. (1 box) Collection number: 852
American Friends' Letters, Manuscripts Collection, Special Collections, Magill Library, Haverford University. American Friends' Letters, ca. 1676-1986. ca. 406 folders. (19 boxes) Collection number: 851
Other items of Robert Pleasants' are located within Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Robert Pleasants Account Book, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Robert Pleasants Account Book, 1771-1824, 1771- 1778. Collection number: Mss. MsV Ame102
Robert Pleasants Letterbook, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Robert Pleasants Letterbook, 1771- 1781. Collection number: Mss. MsV Cp9
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