Biography and History

In 1772, James Drummond, the Earl of Perth, mortgaged property in Perth Amboy, N.J., to General James Robertson. Upon the Earl of Perth's death in 1781, and with no heirs except for an infant daughter, there was a need to settle the accounts that he owed to Robertson. Elias Boudinot was about to purchase the land, and the money would would have gone to Robertson's estate. However, it was discovered that there was no executor to the Earl of Perth who could sign for the sale and resolve the conflict.

Source: From the finding aid for C1211

  • James Robertson Collection. 1781-1804 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C1211

    Consists primarily of later eighteenth and early nineteenth-century correspondence and documents regarding monies owed to James Robertson by the estate of Lord James Drummond, the Earl of Perth.