The records of the Office of the Bursar are some of the earliest and most comprehensive records of the College of William and Mary from the 18th century surviving to the present day. Of particular note are various references to individuals enslaved by the College as well as to the Brafferton Indian School. The collection includes Bursar's reports, financial statements, statements of rents due to the College, accounts with individuals, lists of tenants, receipts and expenditures, revenues from the exportation of tobacco, duties on skins and furs, bills of lading, as well as indentures of people to the College. The account books reference student accounts, including that of Thomas Jefferson.
The bills of lading include the name of the ship, the destination (i.e., London, Philadelphia) and sometimes the name of the ship's captain.
Several documents reference payment for servants' [enslaved individuals] clothes, board, and other general expenses and sometimes include names, such as Lemon, Pompey, and Oliver.
Acc. 1979.036 was transferred from Student Financial Aid on 05/1979 and 08/1987. Acc. 1979.078 was received from the James Blair Attic 05/1979. An addition was received 10/25/1984.
Acc. 1983.122 was received 12/01/1983. Acc. 1984.031 was received 02/1984, 06/06/1984, and 09/02/1991. Acc. 1984.056 was transferred from General Accounting on 09/03/1984 and 04/09/1986. Acc. 1984.057 transferred from General Accounting on 04/09/1986, 03/13/1990, and 03/16/1992. Acc. 1984.058 transferred from General Accounting on 04/09/1984 and 09/03/1984. Acc. 1984.059 transferred from General Accounting on 09/03/1984, 02/06/1985, 04/09/1986, 03/13/1990, and 03/16/1992. Ac. 1985.073 was received 10/18/1985. Acc. 1991.088 purchased from Al Canero 09/02/1991.