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William Pitt Amherst letter to John Van Alen, 1797 August 30

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Title:
William Pitt Amherst letter to John Van Alen, 1797 August 30
Description:
A letter from William Pitt Amherst to John Evert Van Alen, dated August 30, 1797. William Pitt Amherst writes to inform Van Alen of the death of his uncle, Jeffery Amherst, and his inheritance of the Amherst title, estate and business. William Pitt requests that Van Alen conduct a survey of Jeffery Amherst's property in New York State so that he may determine the rent and duration of the current leases on the property.
Creator:
Amherst of Arracan, William Pitt Amherst, 1773-1857
Recipient:
Van Alen, John E. (John Evert), 1749-1807
Date:
August 30, 1797
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Location:
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Box 1 Folder 64 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
Jeffery Amherst Collection
Subjects:
Death and burial
Estate
Correspondence
Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, 1717-1797
Amherst of Arracan, William Pitt Amherst, 1773-1857
Extent:
1 item (4 pages)
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Place of origin:
Sevenoaks (England)
Language:
English