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Carter, Robert, 1663-1732.


View Resource The Diary, Correspondence, and Papers of Robert "King" Carter of Virginia

In 18th century Virginia, Robert "King" Carter owned over 300,000 acres containing many farms and plantations as well as some 1,000 slaves to work those plantations. He was a member of the Council of Virginia and was acting governor of the state for a time. He received a classical education in England, and corresponded widely both within the colony and with merchants overseas. His correspondence...