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The Virginia almanack, for the year of our Lord, 1790. ... / By Robert Andrews, philo. ...

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dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-17T13:32:37Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-17T13:32:37Z
dc.date.issued 1790 en_US
dc.identifier.citation St. George Tucker Signature Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. en_US
dc.identifier.other AY326.W5 V5 1790 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10288/22236
dc.format.extent [48] p ; 16 cm. (12mo) en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject.lcsh Almanacs, American--Virginia en_US
dc.title The Virginia almanack, for the year of our Lord, 1790. ... / By Robert Andrews, philo. ... en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.description.note Donated to Swem Library by C. Haldane Jackson, Class of 1953. en_US
dc.description.note Signatures: [A-B]¹² en_US
dc.description.note Advertisement for Wm. & Geo. Richardson, Goldsmiths & Jewellers, Richmond, page [48]. en_US
dc.description.note Imperfect: during reassembly to accomodate the interleaving of blank pages for the owner's manuscript notes, one signature was inserted upside down. en_US
dc.description.note Custom bound with blank pages for St. George Tucker, whose autograph appears inside the front cover. This almanac is notable for containing highly detailed records of plantings made at his Williamsburg home, chiefly of fruit trees. Tucker obtained many of his starts from friends among the planter class, including his mentor, George Wythe, and William Byrd. The varieties of apples, pears, peaches, cherries and "plumb" trees are carefully noted, along with their compass positions in relation to the house. A recipe for currant wine takes up nearly one page, and on the final page a wager is recorded: "Norfolk, Fryday - Aug: 6. 790. Doctor Taylor lays me a Bet of a Further of 50: $ that Mr. Moses Myers, who left this Town yesterday forenoon, was at half after seven this Evening in Baltimore. Present [:] D. Campbell, B. Taylor, Geo. Kelly, J.M. Galt." en_US
dc.type.genre Almanacs en_US
dc.publisher.original Richmond: : Printed and sold by Thomas Nicolson., [1789] en_US
dc.contributor.printer Andrews, Robert, 1743?-1804, printer en_US
dc.contributor.printer Nicolson, Thomas, -1808, printer en_US
dc.contributor.formerowner Tucker, St. George, 1752-1827, former owner, signer en_US
dcterms.isPartOf Rare Books: St. George Tucker signature en_US

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