Papers concerning John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore, and last royal governor of Virginia. There are three Virginia-related items: a land grant, 1773; account, 1774-1776, of Lord Dunmore concerning one of his plantations; and letter, 1775, written by Lord Dunmore while on board the Royal William. Papers also include a letter, 1768, concerning Lord Dunmore's desire to be elected one of the Scottish peers of Parliament and a letter, 1770, concerning his brother-in-law. The majority of the items concern Lord Dunmore's service as governor of the Bahama Islands.
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Purchase from H. P. Kraus during 10/1974; gift of John Blair during 3/1976; purchase from Joseph Rubinfine during 4/1983; and gift of Ralph H. Wark and Patrick Hayes during 4/1983.
Dunmore Family Papers (II), Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.