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Series II. Dunning Robert McNair, 1817-1857

Scope and Content Notes:

The papers of Dunning Robert McNair carry on the legacy of his father in western Pennsylvania. They also document his relocation to Kentucky and his postal contract with the United States government. Personal correspondence from family members and professional correspondence with the government describe his life as an entrepreneur.

Subseries 1. Correspondence, 1817-1857

Scope and Content Notes:

Dunning Robert McNair received business and personal letters near Pittsburgh until 1840. While in Wilkinsburg, Dunning Robert received letters from his brother, George H. McNair of St. Louis, and his father's friend William Wilkins. Later, living in Kentucky, he received correspondence from the Post Office Department. Dunning Robert also received letters from his wife, Kittie, his daughter, Annie, and his son, William McNair. The letters are arranged chronologically.


Box 2
Folder 1 Correspondence, 1817
Folder 2 Correspondence, 1818
Folder 3 Correspondence, 1819
Folder 4 Correspondence, 1820
Folder 5 Correspondence, 1821
Folder 6 Correspondence, 1822
Folder 7 Correspondence, 1823
Folder 8 Correspondence, 1824
Folder 9 Correspondence, 1825
Folder 10 Correspondence, 1826
Folder 11 Correspondence, 1829
Folder 12 Correspondence, 1830
Folder 13 Correspondence, 1832
Folder 14 Correspondence, 1833
Folder 15 Correspondence, 1834
Folder 16 Correspondence, 1835
Folder 17 Correspondence, 1836
Folder 18 Correspondence, 1837
Folder 19 Correspondence, 1838
Folder 20 Correspondence, 1839
Folder 21 Correspondence, 1841
Folder 22 Correspondence, 1844
Folder 23 Correspondence, 1848
Folder 24 Correspondence, 1849
Folder 25 Correspondence, 1850
Folder 26 Correspondence, 1851
Folder 27 Correspondence, 1856
Folder 28 Correspondence, 1857
Folder 29 Correspondence, undated
Folder 30 Correspondence, undated

Subseries 2. Agreements, Receipts and Ledgers, 1825-1848

Scope and Content Notes:

Dunning Robert McNair's collection of agreements also related to land sales, leases and rentals in Allegheny County. Some agreements are inscribed with rough sketches of land plots. These ledgers and receipts document the business and personal finances of Dunning Robert McNair; they trace the purchase and sale of land and goods. The agreements and ledgers are separated and are arranged chronologically.

Folder 31 Agreements, 1825
Folder 32 Agreements, 1826
Folder 33 Agreements, 1828
Folder 34 Agreements, 1831
Folder 35 Agreements, 1832
Folder 36 Agreements, 1838
Folder 37 Receipts and Ledgers, 1833-1839
Folder 38 Receipts and Ledgers, 1841-1848
Folder 39 Receipts and Ledgers, undated
Folder 40 Receipts and Ledgers, undated
Folder 41 Receipts and Ledgers, undated
Folder 42 Receipts and Ledgers, undated
Folder 43 Receipts and Ledgers, undated