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Livingston, Robert List of items being brought by Robert Livingston Jr. on his voyage to Scotland

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00521 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert Place Written: New York, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1699/10 Pagination: 1p. + docket 30.6 x 20.1 cm

Livingston's son Robert (1688-1775) made a trip to Scotland in 1699, bringing with him such supplies as "a new morning gown," "6 fine hollan Shirts," "a Gold ring & a pare of Silver buttons," and numerous spices. He travelled on the Calledonia with Capt. Drummond Commander, and under the care of Capt. Samuel Vetch.

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