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Size: Large (501 - 1000)

John Mercer

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Library date
1768-10-14
Location
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~1500
Sources
Library reconstruction; Bennie Brown, Jr., Gunston Hall (1981)
Sale mentioned in Virginia Gazette (23 May 1771); noted in "Libraries in Colonial Virginia," WMQ 6:1 (July, 1897), p. 40
Manuscript ledger, John Mercer Papers, Bucks County Historical Society; excerpted in Herbert Alan Johnson, Imported Eighteenth-Century Law Treatises in American Libraries, 1700-1799, pp. 76-83
Library notes
Advertisement in Virginia Gazette (23 May 1771) for the sale of Mercer's estate, including "a great collection of well-chosen books"
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Date of birth
1704
Date of death
1768-10-14
Gender
male
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