Francis Jerdone papers
The collection consists of four items sent to Francis Jerdone including two letters and two documents concerning the jailing of his runaway slaves. A letter written by his nephew, Alexander Macaulay, discusses the use of the physiognotrace by Raphaelle Peale in Norfolk. A letter from Littleton Waller Tazewell threatens action against Jerdone for non-payment of a debt.
Francis Jerdone was the son of Francis Jerdone (1720/1-1771) who arrived in Virginia from Jedburgh, Scotland about 1740 and Sarah Macon Jerdone (1731/2-1818). His father ran a mercantile firm in New Kent County and lands in New Kent and Louisa Counties which he inherited upon his father's death.