Kerr, John

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Epithet: Provost of Dumfries

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Title: Duke of Roxburgh

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Epithet: Director of Sotheby's

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John Kerr (ca. 1778-1823) was born in Ireland and served as the second mayor of Columbus, Ohio, from 1818-1819. He founded the Columbus Literary Society and the Franklin Bank. He was one of the four original proprietors of Columbus in 1910. He was a member of the Master Masons Scioto Lodge #2, Franklinton Turnpike Road Company, and the Chillicothe and Columbus Library. Kerr owned a significant amount of property in and around Columbus, and upon the end of the War of 1812 became a wealthy man as land prices rose. However, a post-war economic collapse in land prices caused many original land owners in Columbus into bankruptcy, including Kerr's business partner Alexander McLaughlin, but Kerr survived the economic collapse relatively unscathed. When he died in 1823, his young family inherited his large estate, but soon lost it.

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Epithet: Clerk of Police, Gorbals

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referencedIn Vol. CLXIX (ff. 251). 1-16 Aug. 1822.includes:f. 1 James Brogden, MP: Letters to Sir R. Peel: 1815-1822.f. 3 Henry Wilson: Letter to J. Brogden: 1822.f. 4 F-Burton, of Blackdown: Letter to Sir R. Peel: 1822.ff. 5, 6 Charles Stanhope, 3rd Ear... British Library
referencedIn Papers, 1818-1944 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Vol. CLXX (ff. 255). 17-31 Aug. 1822.includes:ff. 1, 5 James Stephen, MP; Master in Chancery: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1822, 1825.f. 7 James Burnie, Provost of Kirkcudbright: Letter to Sir R. Peel: 1822.f. 9 M-Diedriche Eichbaum: Lette... British Library
referencedIn McNish family papers, 1773-1926. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. AAVS/DAVA dedication, Norton AFB, California
referencedIn Alumni Association (University of Michigan), Individual Photographs, ca. 1880-ca. 1960s Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf John Kerr Papers, 1788-1844 Western Reserve Historical Society
creatorOf Strachey/Holroyd Papers. Vol. liv (ff. 255). 1. ff. 1-96. General correspondence of the Strachey Trust from its proposal and foundation; 1969-2001. Includes correspondence with the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art.2. ff. 97-183. ..., 1969-2001 British Library
referencedIn United States Sanitary Commission records. Army and Navy Claim Agency archives, 1861-1870 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS AND PAPERS, 1738-1967 British Library
referencedIn AUTOGRAPHS.-Letter from Robert Burns to [James] Johnson, of Edinburgh, proprietor of the " Scots Musical Museum," dat. Ellisland, 28-, [1788 ?];-Song in Sir Walter Scott's handwriting, intitled " the Palmer," written for Haydn's Collection of Scottis... British Library
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, E-K. Houghton Library
referencedIn Vol. XLI (ff. I29). Correspondence and papers mainly of William Wynne (d. 1765), serjeant-at-law, son of Dr Owen Wynne, Dorothy, the latter's widow, Narcissus Lutterell and William Brydges, serjeant-at-law (for whose relationship to the Wynne family ... British Library
referencedIn Lullabies, 1981 Randall V. Mills Archives of Northwest Folklore
referencedIn Vol. XLVI. (ff. 302). May 1807-Mar. 1808.William Windham, Secretary of State, etc: General political correspondence: 1782-1810.includes:f.1 Thomas Tuckfield: Letter to W. Windham: 1807. f. 3 Lieutenant Francis Lewis: Letter to W. Windham: 1807. f. 4 ... British Library
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