Peter Allair (3/12/1740 - 9/2/1820)

Also Known As: Peter Alexander Allaire
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Borrowing activity from 8/20/1799 to 1/4/1806.
Peter Allair, a merchant, was born circa 1740 into a Huguenot family from New Rochelle (Lopez 516). Among the places he traded with were Guyana, Morocco, the Barbary Coast, Jamaica and Russia. He was based in London beginning in 1776, and shuttled between England and France while the two countries were at war (Lopez 516). He was a merchant in New York City in the 1780s. 

Early in the American Revolution, Allaire acted as a spy for the British, shuttling between France and England (Platte). He became aquainted with and then fell out of favor with Benjamin Franklin, who suspected Allair of poisoning him, leading to Allair's imprisonment in the Bastille in 1780 (Lopez 520-522). After his release, he continued to live in France, until returning to America in 1784 (Platte; Lopez 515-526).

Peter Allair died in 1820 (Marcus 688).
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Full Title Author Volume Date Out Date In Rep. Fine Ledger
Transcribed: Lavater's PhysiognomyJohann Caspar LavaterVolume 28/20/17999/3/1799
Transcribed: Staunton's EmbassyGeorge Leonard StauntonVolume 19/3/179911/7/1799
Transcribed: Staunton's EmbassyGeorge Leonard StauntonVolume 211/7/179911/23/1799
Transcribed: Boulles MemoirsFrançois-Claude-Amour de Bouillé11/23/179912/4/1799
Transcribed: Staunton's EmbassyGeorge Leonard StauntonVolume 312/4/17991/8/1800
Transcribed: Moores French Rev.Volume 11/8/18001/18/1800
Transcribed: Nobles RegicidesMark NobleVolume 12/4/18002/18/1800
Transcribed: Matthisson's LettersFriedrich von Matthisson2/18/18003/13/1800
Transcribed: Don QuixoteMiguel de Cervantes SaavedraVolume 13/18/18003/31/1800
Transcribed: "Miguel de Cervantes SaavedraVolume 23/31/18004/2/1800
Transcribed: Monthly MagazineVolume 75/20/18006/7/1800
Transcribed: Gray's Works6/7/18006/19/1800
Transcribed: Botanic GardenErasmus Darwin6/19/18006/30/1800
Transcribed: Miller's Gardeners Dictionary6/30/18009/29/1800
Transcribed: Life of Catharine IIJ. CastéraVolume 19/29/180010/10/1800
Transcribed: "J. CastéraVolume 210/10/180011/5/1800
Transcribed: "J. CastéraVolume 311/5/180012/22/180010d
Transcribed: Arabian NightsVolume 112/22/18001/17/1801
Transcribed: Arabian NightsVolume 212/22/18001/17/1801
Transcribed: Arabian NightsVolume 312/22/18001/17/1801
Transcribed: Arabian NightsVolume 412/22/18001/17/1801
Transcribed: Pausanias's GreecePausaniasVolume 11/17/18012/14/1801
Transcribed: Cowper's HomerVolume 12/14/18012/17/1801
Transcribed: "Volume 22/17/18012/17/1801
Transcribed: Robertson's AmericaWilliam RobertsonVolume 14/17/18014/17/1801
Transcribed: Cowper's HomerVolume 24/17/18015/5/1801
Transcribed: Oxford's WorksVolume 15/5/18015/15/1801
Transcribed: "Volume 25/16/18016/9/1801
Transcribed: "Volume 36/9/18017/2/1801
Transcribed: "Volume 47/2/18017/24/1801
Transcribed: "Volume 57/24/18018/11/1801
Transcribed: Adolphus's MemoirsJohn AdolphusVolume 19/26/180110/16/1801
Transcribed: Cogan's PassionsThomas Cogan10/16/180111/12/1801
Transcribed: Peyrouse's VoyageJean-François de Galaup La PérouseVolume 111/27/180112/22/1801
Transcribed: Peyrouse's VoyageJean-François de Galaup La PérouseVolume 211/27/180112/22/1801
Transcribed: "Jean-François de Galaup La PérouseVolume 312/22/180112/30/1801
Transcribed: Cook's WorldJames CookVolume 112/30/18011/15/1802
Transcribed: Cook's WorldJames CookVolume 212/30/18011/15/1802
Transcribed: Cook's WorldJames CookVolume 312/30/18011/15/1802
Transcribed: "James CookVolume 31/15/18022/1/1802
Transcribed: "James CookVolume 41/15/18022/1/1802
Transcribed: Hearn's Journey2/1/18023/6/1802
Transcribed: Portlock & DixonNathaniel Portlock3/6/18023/17/1802
Transcribed: Bligh's VoyageWilliam Bligh3/17/18024/8/1802
Transcribed: Campbell's TravelsDonald Campbell4/8/18024/22/1802
Transcribed: Parke's TravelsMungo Park4/22/18025/3/1802
Transcribed: Bruce's TravelsJames BruceVolume 16/15/18026/25/1802
Transcribed: "James BruceVolume 26/28/18028/18/1802
Transcribed: "James BruceVolume 38/19/180210/12/1802
Transcribed: "James BruceVolume 410/12/180211/20/1802
Transcribed: Hodges IndiaWilliam Hodges12/23/18021/7/1803
Transcribed: Philip's B. Bay1/7/18031/13/1803
Transcribed: Mackinzies Travels1/13/18032/1/1803
Transcribed: Gillie's GreeceJohn GilliesVolume 12/2/18032/22/1803
Transcribed: "John GilliesVolume 22/22/18033/17/1803
Transcribed: "John GilliesVolume 33/17/18034/11/1803
Transcribed: "John GilliesVolume 44/11/18035/3/1803
Transcribed: Boyd's DanteHenry BoydVolume 15/3/18036/1/1803
Transcribed: "Henry BoydVolume 26/1/18036/20/1803
Transcribed: Cowper's HomerVolume 111/10/180311/16/1803
Transcribed: Memoir's EuropeVolume 111/13/180312/15/1803
Transcribed: Memoir's EuropeVolume 311/13/180312/15/1803
Transcribed: Memoir's EuropeVolume 211/13/180312/15/1803
Transcribed: SpeculatistConcanenVolume 112/15/18031/15/1804
Transcribed: SpeculatistConcanenVolume 212/15/18031/15/1804
Transcribed: Public CharactersAlexander StephensVolume 51/10/18042/7/1804
Transcribed: Public CharactersAlexander StephensVolume 22/7/18042/16/1804
Transcribed: Public CharactersAlexander StephensVolume 52/16/18044/10/1804
Transcribed: Wilson's Egypt4/10/18044/14/1804
Transcribed: Wilson's EgyptVolume 54/10/18044/14/1804
Transcribed: Adam's AntiqAdam de Cardonnel8/23/18049/14/1804
Transcribed: ZoonomiaErasmus DarwinVolume 19/14/18049/17/1804
Transcribed: Walbeck AbbeyVolume 29/17/18049/19/1804
Transcribed: Walbeck AbbeyVolume 19/17/18049/19/1804
Transcribed: ClaremontRegina Maria RocheVolume 29/19/18049/28/1804
Transcribed: ClaremontRegina Maria RocheVolume 19/19/18049/28/1804
Transcribed: Children AbbeyRegina Maria RocheVolume 19/28/18049/29/1804
Transcribed: Children AbbeyRegina Maria RocheVolume 29/28/18049/29/1804
Transcribed: Chatterton's WorksThomas ChattertonVolume 19/29/180410/4/1804
Transcribed: "Thomas ChattertonVolume 210/4/180410/10/1804
Transcribed: "Thomas ChattertonVolume 310/10/180410/16/1804
Transcribed: Cowper's PoemsVolume 110/16/180410/29/1804
Transcribed: Johnson's PoetsSamuel JohnsonVolume 1010/29/180410/29/1804
Transcribed: Cooke's TerenceVolume 110/29/180411/12/1804
Transcribed: Cooke's Wilson's Pelew IslandGeorge Keate11/12/180411/17/1804
Transcribed: Lavosier's ChemistryAntoine Laurent Lavoisier11/17/180411/24/1804
Transcribed: New Bath GuideChristopher AnsteyVolume 211/24/180411/27/1804
Transcribed: Towers' FrederickJoseph TowersVolume 111/27/180412/13/1804
Transcribed: Towers' FrederickJoseph TowersVolume 211/27/180412/13/1804
Transcribed: German TheatreFriedrich Ludwig SchröderVolume 112/13/180412/17/1804
Transcribed: Ben Johnson's WorksBen JonsonVolume 112/17/180412/21/1804
Transcribed: New Annual RegisterVolume 180212/21/180412/27/1804
Transcribed: European MagazineVolume 4012/27/180412/31/1804
Transcribed: Sonnini's Travels12/31/18041/5/1805
Transcribed: Sporting Mag.Volume 211/2/18051/14/1805
Transcribed: Sporting Mag.Volume 181/14/18051/26/1805
Transcribed: Coxe's Travels.William CoxeVolume 11/26/18052/1/1805
Transcribed: "William CoxeVolume 22/1/18052/9/1805
Transcribed: "William CoxeVolume 32/9/18052/28/1805
Transcribed: Cooke's TerenceVolume 12/28/18053/9/1805
Transcribed: Cowley's PlantsAbraham Cowley3/9/18053/12/1805
Transcribed: Brown's TravelsEdward Brown3/12/18053/16/1805
Transcribed: Tavernier's TravelsJean Baptista (Baron d'Aubonne) Tavernier3/16/18054/1/1805
Transcribed: Coxe's Life of WalpoleWilliam CoxeVolume 14/1/18054/29/1805
Transcribed: Coxe's Life of WalpoleWilliam CoxeVolume 24/29/18055/1/1805
Transcribed: Coxe's Life of WalpoleWilliam CoxeVolume 35/1/18055/16/1805
Transcribed: Winterbotham's AmericaWilliam WinterbothamVolume 15/16/18055/28/1805
Transcribed: Winterbotham's AmericaWilliam WinterbothamVolume 25/28/18056/4/1805
Transcribed: Man of FeelingHenry Mackenzie6/6/18056/11/1805
Transcribed: AgrippinaElizabeth HamiltonVolume 26/11/18056/20/1805
Transcribed: AgrippinaElizabeth HamiltonVolume 36/11/18056/20/1805
Transcribed: AgrippinaElizabeth HamiltonVolume 16/11/18056/20/1805
Transcribed: Literary Magazine Volume 16/20/18056/22/1805
Transcribed: Adam's TravelsJohn Adams6/22/18056/26/1805
Transcribed: Drinkwater's GibraltarJohn Drinkwater6/26/18057/3/1805
Transcribed: Poetical Register7/3/18057/5/1805
Transcribed: Maurace's Indost.Thomas MauriceVolume 17/5/18057/15/1805
Transcribed: Tuckeys Voyage7/15/18057/16/1805
Transcribed: Maurace's IndiaThomas MauriceVolume 27/17/18057/19/1805
Transcribed: "Thomas MauriceVolume 27/19/18058/12/1805
Transcribed: Edinburgh Mag Volume 18048/12/18058/15/1805
Transcribed: Drakes L HoursNathan DrakeVolume 38/15/18058/19/1805
Transcribed: Anti-Galican8/19/18058/21/1805
Transcribed: HygeiaThomas BeddoesVolume 18/21/18058/26/1805
Transcribed: Johnson's WorksSamuel JohnsonVolume 18/26/18059/9/1805
Transcribed: "Samuel JohnsonVolume 49/9/18059/10/1805
Transcribed: "Samuel JohnsonVolume 59/10/180511/4/1805
Transcribed: "Samuel JohnsonVolume 611/4/180511/11/1805
Transcribed: Sir W JonesWilliam Jones11/11/180511/15/1805
Transcribed: Life ChaucerWilliam GodwinVolume 211/15/180512/2/1805
Transcribed: Life ChaucerWilliam GodwinVolume 111/15/180512/2/1805
Transcribed: Robertson's IndiaWilliam Robertson12/2/180512/4/1805
Transcribed: Vicar of WakefieldVolume 112/2/180512/4/1805
Transcribed: Vicar of WakefieldVolume 212/2/180512/4/1805
Transcribed: Fred Wm. IILouis-Philippe SégurVolume 212/13/180512/24/1805
Transcribed: Fred Wm. IILouis-Philippe SégurVolume 312/13/180512/24/1805
Transcribed: Fred Wm. IILouis-Philippe SégurVolume 112/13/180512/24/1805
Transcribed: Bruce's TravelsJames BruceVolume 112/24/18051/4/1806
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