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Label
1787-1792
Inclusive dates
1787-1792
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter book, 1787-1792, mainly concerning Pollard's shipment of tobacco, corn, flour, flax seed, lumber, and naval stores, and efforts to collect or settle his accounts. Correspondents include William Hammond, William Hylton, Henry Martin, George Meade, and John and Samuel Span. Pollard comments on efforts to stimulate trade with the West Indies, the heavy charges on sales, the settlement of the estates of British subjects after the Revolutionary War, the convention to model a new federal constitution, and general economic and market conditions in Virginia
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
Benjamin Pollard (d. 1807) was an active Norfolk merchant and real estate investor. He also served at various times as a councilman, alderman, and mayor of Norfolk, as well as assessor and surveyor of federal revenue for Norfolk. He also served as secretary and treasurer of the Norfolk Academy. Pollard died in Baltimore, Maryland on 11 November 1807.
Cataloging source
Vi
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
Form designation
Letter book
Label
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
175
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000494349
Reproduction note
Photostats.
Terms governing use
PHOTOCOPYING RESTRICTED.
Type of unit
fol.

Library Locations

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