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Papers of William Rundlet (1800-1846)

Description

Series II, Papers of William Rundlet (1800-1846), 1822-1829 (#C.1.36, x.x), includes an insurance premium and policy, a deed, account of Joseph Salter and two indentures belonging to William Rundlet (1800-1846). The series is arranged alphabetically by record type.

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Details

Collection Name
Rundlet-May family papers
Collection Code
MS025
Dates
1822-1829
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1971
Physical Description
Personal papers (1 carton)
Collection Type
Manuscripts
Description Level
Subgroup
GUSN
173340
Reference Code
MS025.02

Historical/Biographical Note

As early as 1821, oldest son William, age twenty-one, and one Oliver Clark, had been consigned a shipment of Rundlet's to Pensacola in the newly annexed Florida. They were apparently unsuccessful as their debt to him of $7726 appears for several years in his yearly accounting as "doubtful." By 1826, Rundlet debits a gift of $1200 to William "for his share in my Estate which is not intended to be repaid." He apparently took over his father's retail business and his advertisements in Portsmouth papers of the time show his stock to be predominately English imported textiles and more coarse native American products, operating out of his father's Market Street stores. He had little opportunity to achieve prominence on his own, however, leaving Portsmouth in 1834, for the promise of the Midwest.

Record details

Material Type
personal papers
Location Note
Folders C.1.36, x.x

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