Carter Papers, 1769-1827, MS. 1228

Carter Papers, 1769-1827


Maryland Historical Society
 

  

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Carter Papers, 1769-1827
Maryland Historical Society

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Descriptive Summary

Carter Papers, 1769-1827

1228

Maryland Historical Society

Baltimore MD 21201-4674

 


Scope and Content

 

11. DESCRIPTION OF CONTENT AND SCOPE OF THE COLLECTION.

This description should cover: types of papers (e.g., correspondence, letters, diaries, documents, etc.); dates, subjects, and types of groups of materials that bulk largest; relationship of the material to specific phases of the career or activity of the principal named in item 2; full names and biographical identification of other persons and names of corporate bodies significant (by quality and quantity of material) to the collection, showing dates, types, and subject matter; geographical areas covered; specific events, topics, and historical periods with which the materials deal; and particular items of extraordinary interest.

Business correspondence of Robert Carter (1728-1804) of Nomini Hall, Virginia, between 1775-1804. Concerns Baltimore Iron Works (letters mainly from Clement Brooke); provision of negro labour for the works, sale of iron in Maryland and low prices (1780), shipments of bar iron and pig iron, supplies (corn,pork,wheat etc.)Mention of law suit brought by Robert Carter against Daniel Dulaney. Miscellaneous correspondence on wheat and other business matters. Correspondents include Clement Brooke, Richard and Robert Lemmon, Edward Melburne, J. Bradford, William Hammond, James Hunter, Henry Morse, Robert Prentis, John Ridout, John Schan, Samuel Beall, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Merryman and Hubey and others. Also from David Stodder on building a schooner. Later correspondence is to George Carter, after the death of Robert.

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Records of rents due and paid on properties owned by Robert Carter and debts collected. Kept by Dennis Connell and William Askew, successive clerks.

Collection available on microfilm reels MS.81 and MS.1621