The Resource Martha Dangerfield Bland Blodget Curran diary, 1763-1796
- Martha Dangerfield Bland Blodget Curran diary, 1763-1796
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- Wilkes, John
- Bland family
- Plantations. -- Virginia | Prince George County -- 18th century
- Personal papers
- Bland, Theodorick, 1742-1790
- Slaves -- Virginia | Prince George County -- 18th century
- Prince George County (Va.). -- Social life and customs -- 18th century
- Cawsons (Prince George County, Va.)
- Prince George County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century
- Curran, Martha Dangerfield Bland Blodget, 1744-1804
- Slaveholders. -- Virginia | Prince George County -- 18th century
- United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
- Excerpts, 1763-1796, from Martha (Dangerfield) Bland Blodget Curran's diary. It is likely that the document was made for Charles Campbell who published portions of it in the Petersburg, Virginia, Republican (20 April 1846), under the title, "Excerpts from the Diary of an Old Virginia Lady, 1795-1796." Topics include visits from friends and family, meals, weather, trips, slave life, and general duties of running a plantation
- Included are several entries, 1763-1769, possibly from Theodorick Bland, regarding the shipment of clothes and food, repeal of the Stamp Act and troops in Boston in 1769, and the upcoming wedding of Frances Bland and John Randolph. A note indicates that these entries were edited by John Wilkes. Located on frames 240-266
- Biographical or historical data
- Martha Dangerfield (1744-1804) married Colonel Theodorick Bland, Jr., (1742-1790) in 1768 and they lived at Cawsons in Prince George County, Virginia. Bland served as captain in the Virginia Cavalry, delegate to the Virginia state constitutional convention, and as a U.S. Representative, 1789-1790. In late 1791, after Bland's death, Martha married Nathaniel Blodget and continued to reside at Cawsons or on other Bland property in Prince George County, Virginia. Nathaniel Blodget died ca. 1793-1794 and Martha remarried again, this time to a French sea captain named Patrick Curran (or Corran), with whom she moved to France.
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- Filming funded by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation.
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- The Huntington Library;
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