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William Selden Papers

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Identifier: SC 00934
Scope and Contents Papers, 1772-1799, of Anglican minister William Selden (1741-1783) and his wife Mary Ann Hancock Selden (1745-1789) of Elizabeth City County, Virginia. These papers are primarily financial in nature and document the Selden family's management of the Elizabeth City Parish, the family estate, slave holdings, and the hire of estate slaves to local plantation owners. These papers consist of receipts, labor contracts, financial summaries, and a small leather financial ledger. The labor contracts...

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Financial records 8
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Receipts (financial records) 4
Account books 2
Diaries 2
Education--Virginia--Williamsburg--18th century 2
Indians of North America--Virginia 2
Invoices 2
Merchants--Virginia--History--18th century 2
Merchants--Virginia--History--19th century 2
Plantation life--Virginia 2
Plantations 2
Slavery--Virginia--History--18th century 2
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783 2
Virginia--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 2
Williamsburg (Va.)--History--18th century 2
African Americans--Education--Virginia 1
African Americans--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 1
Agriculture 1
Agriculture--Virginia--19th century 1
American Temperance Union 1
Anti-slavery movements 1
Augusta County (Va.)--History--18th century 1
Awards and scholarships 1
Banks and banking--Virginia--History--19th century 1
Bedford County (Va.)--History--18th century 1
Bible records 1
Bibles 1
Botetourt County (Va.)--History--18th century 1
Buildings and Grounds--Fires--1859 1
Canals--Southern States 1
Charter Day 1
Cherokee Indians 1
Church of England--History--18th century 1
Church of England--Virginia--History 1
Church of England--Virginia--History--18th century 1
College of William and Mary--History--17th century 1
College of William and Mary--History--18th century 1
College of William and Mary--History--19th century 1
College of William and Mary--History--20th century 1
Colonial period, ca. 1609-1774 1
Course work 1
Creek Indians 1
Dismal Swamp Canal 1
Education--Virginia--Williamsburg--19th century 1
Education--Virginia--Williamsburg--20th century 1
Elizabeth City County (Va.)--History 1
Embargo, 1807-1809 1
Episcopal Church--Virginia--Clergy--18th century 1
Genealogy 1
Gloucester County (Va.)--Genealogy. 1
Gloucester County (Va.)--History 1
Gloucester County (Va.)--History--18th century 1
Gloucester County (Va.)--History--19th century 1
Horse racing--Virginia 1
Horses--North Carolina 1
Horses--Virginia 1
Indentures 1
Indians of North America 1
Lead mines and mining--Virginia 1
Merchants--Great Britain 1
Merchants--North Carolina--History--18th century 1
Merchants--North Carolina--History--19th century 1
Merchants--Virginia--Nansemond County 1
Merchants--Virginia--Petersburg 1
Merchants--Virginia--Sussex County 1
Merchants--West Indies 1
Mines and mineral resources--Virginia 1
Minutes 1
Montgomery County (Va.)--History--18th century 1
Petitions 1
Photostats 1
Pittsylvania County (Va.)--History--18th century 1
Plantation life 1
Reports 1
Slavery--Virginia--History 1
Slavery--Virginia--History--19th century 1
Surveys (documents) 1
Tobacco--Southern States--History--18th century 1
Tobacco--Virginia--History--18th century 1
Tobacco--Virginia--History--19th century 1
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 1
United States--History--Revolutionary War--Hospitals 1
United States--History--War of 1812 1
United States--Politics and Government 1
United States--Revolutionary War--1775-1783 1
United States--Slavery 1
Virginia--Cotton Farms--19th century 1
Virginia--Politics and Government--18th century 1
Virginia--Politics and Government--19th century 1
Virginia--Religious history 1
Washington County (Va.)--History--18th century 1
Washington County (Va.)--History--19th century 1
Whiskey Rebellion, Pa., 1794 1
Wythe County (Va.)--History--19th century 1
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Perrin family 2
University of Virginia 2
Associates of Dr. Bray (Organization) 1
Boyd family 1
Carter, Robert ("King"), 1663-1732 1