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Bucktrout, Richard Manning (1805-1866)

Bucktrout, Richard Manning (1805-1866)
Historical Note
Like his father (Benjamin Bucktrout, an emigrant from England who died in 1812), Richard Manning Bucktrout (1805 - 1866) of Williamsburg, Va. was an entrepreneur. He did just about anything to bring a buck or a shilling. He made keys, repaired furniture, mounted curtains, sold lumber and other goods, and rented out anything he owned, from land and houses to his carriage, horses, and his slave. Following in his father's footsteps, Richard was also the town's undertaker, responsible for providing coffins and burial for virtually everyone in Williamsburg and the surrounding countryside. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Richard Manning Bucktrout.

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Records or Manuscript Collections
Richard Manning Bucktrout Daybook and Ledger, 1850-1866
Bucktrout-Braithwaite Papers, 1780-1996
Bucktrout-Smith Papers, 1855-1929
Digital Content
Richard Manning Bucktrout Daybook and Ledger