John Carteret, Earl Granville papers  1756-1761
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Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of 19 letters and documents related to a dispute between John Carteret, Earl Granville, and Henry McCulloh over the ownership of land in the Carolinas in the mid-18th century. The collection includes 11 letters and 8 documents, notes, and observations. Henry McCulloh wrote 5 letters to Lord Granville between November 25, 1758, and February 18, 1760; 1 letter to an unnamed recipient (February 12, 1760); and 3 letters to Joshua Sharpe, solicitor to the Privy Council and Granville's lawyer (December 19, 1759-January 3, 1760). Henry McCulloh's son, Henry Eustace McCulloh, sent 2 letters, dated January 8, 1761, and January 26, 1761.

The remaining items are drafts of agreements, proposals, and related notes and observations. These manuscripts include a 4-page response to McCulloh's proposal of April 21, 1759, and an 8-page fair copy of articles of agreement, with additional notes and observations, dated January 27, 1761. Additional notes and documents concern financial agreements and payments between Granville and McCulloh, and at least one item explicitly mentions a provision for granting land to settlers in South Carolina (undated note).

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