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Robert Pleasants Letterbook, 1771-1781

Title
Robert Pleasants Letterbook, 1771-1781
ID
Mss. MsV Cp9
Extent
1.0 Items
Scope and Contents
Letterbook, 1771-1781, of Pleasants includes letters written to family members, friends and to merchants in Philadelphia, New York, and England. Subjects include shipping of tobacco and other crops, buying of goods, the Quaker religion, slavery and its abolition, and the coming and progress of the American Revolution. Includes letter, March 1781, to [Benedict Arnold] and a letter, 22 September 1773, to Archibald Cary concerning the treatment of religious prisoners in the Chesterfield County, Virginia jail. Another correspondent was Anthony Benezet. Also includes a deed of manumission.
Other URL
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/wm/viw00075.frame
Creators
Pleasants, Robert
Subjects
Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801
Slavery--Southern States--History--18th century.
United States--Abolition--History
Genres
Letter books
Languages
English

Administrative Information

Restrictions
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. 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.
Rights
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.
Acquisition Note
In the possession of Swem Library before 1939.
Related Materials

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 administratrix 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 Ledger, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Robert Pleasants Ledger, 1769-1824, 1769-1777. Collection number: Mss. MsV Ame101

Related Publications

Several of the letters from this letterbook have been printed in the William and Mary Quarterly. They can be found under the title "Letters of Robert Pleasants, of Curles."2nd series, I and II. 1921: 107-113, 167-182; 1922: 257-275.

Letters have also been reprinted in the Master Thesis of August Betsy, entitled Robert Pleasants Letterbook, 1771-1773. This can be found under the call number LD6051 .W5m Hist., 1976, A93.

"Letters of Robert Pleasants, of Curles."William and Mary Quarterly,2nd series, I and II. 1921: 107-113, 167-182; 1922: 257-275. Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Betsy, August Robert Pleasants Letterbook, 1771- 1773.1976. Master's Thesis, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Call Number: LD6051 .W5m Hist., 1976, A93

Preferred Citation
Robert Pleasants Letterbook, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Collection Material Type:
Records
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