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Guide to the Alexander Papers
1665-1883 (bulk 1717-1786)
 MS 8

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Series 3: Mary Alexander, 1726-1766

Scope and Contents note

Series 3 consists primarily of correspondence and papers relating to the land holdings, merchant business, and estate of Mary Alexander. Much of her business was conducted with the merchant house of David Barclay & Sons of London. Invoices from this firm sometimes include samples of fabrics that Mary Alexander had requested or purchased. Most of the letters in the collection received by Mary Alexander are from this firm. Letters received by Mary Alexander are arranged chronologically. There are only two letters in the collection for which Mary Alexander is the sender. One is to Jonathan Scott (August 10, [1756]), the subject of which is unclear, and the other is to James Stevenson (September 17, 1757) and concerns business.

Other business papers of Mary Alexander consist of accounts, bills, receipts, and invoices. One folder of material consists of legal and business papers regarding Mary Alexander's estate.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Mary Alexander--Letters Sent
1756, 1757
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Mary Alexander--Letter/Fabric Samples Sent to David Barclay & Son
1749
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Mary Alexander--Letters Received
1736-1760
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Mary Alexander--Fabric Samples. Striped Satins, Silver Lace, Camlets, Grazette, etc.
1726
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Mary Alexander--Fabric Samples
1730
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Mary Alexander--Fabric Samples. Grazette
1735
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Mary Alexander--Fabric Samples. Silks, Grazette, Shagreen, Silikins, Lustring
1737
Box: 10 Folder : 8 Mary Alexander--Fabric Samples
1739
Box: 10 Folder : 9 Mary Alexander--Fabric Samples. Tabby, Camlet
1741
Box: 10 Folder : 10 Mary Alexander--Fabric Samples. Tabby, Grogham
1760
Box: 10 Folder : 11 Mary Alexander--Business Papers. Accounts, Bills, Invoices
1737-1759, undated
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Mary Alexander--Business Papers. Letters, Bills of Exchange, Receipts
1741-1759
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Mary Alexander--Business Papers. Letter/account book
1756-1766
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Estate of Mary Alexander--Business and Legal Papers
[1763]

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