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William and Peyton Short Papers, 1783-1825

William and Peyton Short Papers, 1783-1825
Mss. 65 Sh9
0.2 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents
Dated 1783-1825. Letters, 1783-1825, primarily between William Short (1759-1849), American diplomat and financier, who, after a career in Europe, settled in Philadelphia, Pa., and his brother, Peyton Short (1761-1825), a native of Virginia who moved to Kentucky and engaged in extensive land speculation there and in Ohio. William gives advice concerning Peyton's career and the education of his children, and discusses other family matters, but is primarily concerned with various speculative land transactions in Kentucky and Ohio. Frequent litigation is involved, and, in the later years, William and Peyton's letters show an estrangement brought on by the latter's financial problems.
Other URL
Short, William (1759-1849)
Short, Peyton (1761-1825)
Diplomats--United States--Correspondence
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Real property
United States--Foreign relations--1783-1815
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
Virginia--History--18th century

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Acquisition Note
 Source: Dr. and Mrs. John W. Price, Louisville, KY.
Preferred Citation
William and Peyton Short Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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