The Resource Accession numbers 20252, 23873 are ALL FILED UNDER ACCESSION 23873

Accession numbers 20252, 23873 are ALL FILED UNDER ACCESSION 23873

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  • Records, 1809-1841, of James and John Dunlop, relating to the Chesterfield plantation "Roslin." Includes account books, deeds, journals, letters, license, lists of real estate, and plats
  • The plantation raised wheat, corn, oats, and potatoes for shipment or sale. Included is a letter book, 1809-1818, of William McKean, overseer. McKeans' letters discuss improvements to the plantation, its stock, and crops. McKean also mentiones the blockade of various ports during the War of 1812 and discusses the advantage of a back country plantation to raise crops, horses, and slaves. The volume also includes a plat of the plantation which shows crop planting and rotation. Copies of deeds for land in Chesterfield County and Petersburg, Virginia, relating to a portion of the estate, are also included
  • A journal, 1824-1841, contains balances due and a list of real property belonging to James Dunlop. Also included is a memorandum and account book, 1830-1831, of Lodowick Colquhoun. Included in the volume are accounts concerning the "Lower Meadow" at Roslin, the hire of black laborers, an abstract of disbursements made by Robert Leslie for labor, provisions, clothing, implements, and materials, 1830-1831, and an account of the collection of James Dunlops' debts, 1830-1831. Copies of several deeds relating to property near Wilton Town or Pocahontas in Petersburg are also recorded
  • The final volume is a letter book of W. Henderson, manager of Roslin and other Dunlop properties, 1831-1832. Included are copies of correspondence concerning taxes and the financial books of the estate
  • Also included is a shipping license for James and John Dunlop, 1812 August 13
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Biographical or historical data
  • James and John Dunlop were active merchants in Virginia prior to the Revolutionary War and owned extensive property in Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, and Virginia.
  • John Dunlop was born 28 December 1779 in Scotland. He became a merchant and moved to Petersburg, Virginia. He married Mary Ruffin Gilliam Duncan (1784-1811) in Petersburg 10 November 1803. Mary Dunlop's father, Charles Duncan, left his farm, Roslin, in Chesterfield County, to Mary and James Dunlop. They had 6 children, 4 of whom survived infancy. After her death, Dunlop moved to London, England. He died 22 July 1830 at his brother's home near Glasgow, Scotland, and was buried in Glasgow Cathedral.
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Citation source
Available for purchase: Edwards, Conley L., III et al., comps. A GUIDE TO BUSINESS RECORDS IN THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond : Virginia State Library and Archives, 1994
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Accession numbers 20252, 23873 are ALL FILED UNDER ACCESSION 23873
Accession numbers 20252, 23873 are ALL FILED UNDER ACCESSION 23873
  • The Library of Virginia
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Hart, John
  • Gailey, Randolph
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