Papers of William Rundlet (1800-1846)


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.


Descriptive Terms

personal papers

Physical Description

Personal papers (1 carton)

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Collection Name

Rundlet-May family papers

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Record Details

Material Type

personal papers

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Location Note

Folders C.1.36, x.x

Historical/Biographical Note

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.