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William K. Perrin Papers, 1732-1902

William K. Perrin Papers, 1732-1902
Mss. 95 P42
0.4 Cubic Feet
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200 items.
Scope and Contents
Business letters, 1833-1839, to Major William K. Perrin and 1855, 1860, to his son-in-law Wyndham Kemp, both of Gloucester County, Virginia from Perrin's step-son Robert W. Nicolson in Uniontown, Perry County, Alabama, about the management of a cotton plantation. Letters mention purchasing land, growing and selling cotton management of slaves, legal and banking matters and uprising of the Creek Indians. Papers, 1800-1855 and n.d., relating to the hiring out and management of slaves of Gloucester County, Virginia by William K. Perrin. Legal papers, 1723-1895, n.d., include indentures, agreements, and lists of debts of William K. Perrin, George D. Nicolson, Sarah T. Nicolson, and descendants of William K. Perrin. Also accounts and receipts, 1806-1902, n.d.
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Organization: This collection is organized into 4 Series. Series 1 contains business papers; Series 2 contains legal papers; Series 3 contains accounts and receipts; Series 4 contains miscellaneous material. Arrangement: This collection is arranged into series which are then arranged chronologically by date.
Perrin, William K.
Kemp, Wyndham
Nicolson, Robert W.
Creek Indians
Gloucester County (Va.)--History--18th century
Gloucester County (Va.)--History--19th century
Indians of North America--Virginia
Legal documents
Merchants--Virginia--History--18th century
Merchants--Virginia--History--19th century
Perrin family
Plantation life
Slavery--Virginia--18th century
Slavery--Virginia--19th century
Virginia--Cotton Farms--19th century
Financial records

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Acquisition Note
 Source: William Kennon Perron.
Related Materials

There are five collections that relate to the William K. Perrin Papers and are located at Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

John T. Perrin Papers, 1770-1931. 11 boxes. Collection number: Mss. 65 P42

Perrin Family Bibles Collection, ca. 1740-1938. 3 items. Collection number: Mss. 93 P42

Eleanor W. Perrin Diaries  Mss. 96 P42.

James Monroe Nicolson Manuscript Volumes, 1853-1870. 4 items. Collection number: Mss. 76 N52

James Monroe Nicolson Account Books and Papers, 1802-1852. 38 items. Collection number: Mss. 93 N52

Preferred Citation
William K. Perrin Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Updated by Anne Johnso in 2010.
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