Robert R. Randall (1750 - 6/5/1801)

Also Known As: Robert Richard Randall
Borrowing activity from 12/16/1789 to 7/2/1801.

Robert Richard Randall was a noted sea captain in life, and since his death in New York City on June 5, 1801, has been a philanthropist who has helped thousands of seafarers through the charity he directed be formed from his estate in New York City; later to be officially called The Trustees of the Sailors' Snug Harbor in the City Of New York. Randall's will directed an array of political, religious, and civic leaders in the city with the task of erecting an "Asylum or Marine Hospital, to be called the Sailors' Snug Harbor for the purpose of maintaining and supporting aged, decrepit, and worn-out sailors."

Randall was born in New Jersey about 1750. There seems nothing unusual about his life and he played no conspicuous part in political life. Like many thoughtful men, his dream of the future was his greatest achievement in life. His Manhattan estate was inherited from his father Captain Thomas Randall five years before Robert Randall himself died at age 51. A seaman himself, Randall possessed sympathy and appreciation of the difficult life of a sailor. He recognized the family kinship to the sea as well as indebtedness to it but he returned it measure for measure in the document that would one day give thousands of seamen a dignified existence in their later years- a trust to exist in perpetuity.

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Full Title Author Volume Date Out Date In Rep. Fine Ledger
Transcribed: Gibbons Roman EmpireEdward GibbonVolume 512/16/17891/11/1790Self
Transcribed: "Edward GibbonVolume 61/11/17902/1/1790"
Transcribed: Wilsons Pelew IslandsGeorge Keate2/1/17902/3/1790"
Transcribed: Mirebeaux CincinnatusHonoré-Gabriel Riqueti Mirabeau2/3/17902/8/1790
Transcribed: Abbe de MaleyAbbe de Mably2/8/17902/19/1790
Transcribed: Montesquieus RomeCharles de Secondat baron de Montesquieu2/19/17904/19/1790
Transcribed: Parliament of EngdGuillaume-Thomas-François abbé Raynal4/19/17905/11/17901/10d
Transcribed: Young on AgricultureArthur YoungVolume 16/26/17907/14/1790
Transcribed: Duhamels AgricultureM. Duhamel du MonceauVolume 27/13/17908/6/1790
Transcribed: Brydones TourPatrick Brydone8/6/17908/31/17908d
Transcribed: Anderson on AgricultureJames Anderson8/31/17909/20/1790
Transcribed: Duhamels "M. Duhamel du MonceauVolume 29/13/179010/12/1790
Transcribed: BuffonGeorges Louis Leclerc, Comte de BuffonVolume 210/12/179011/12/17901/8d
Transcribed: "Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de BuffonVolume 310/19/179011/12/17906d
Transcribed: "Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de BuffonVolume 911/12/179011/23/1790
Transcribed: Kalish RevolutionDurus, King of Kalikang11/23/179011/30/1790
Transcribed: Bougainvilles VoyagesLouis Antoine de Bougainville11/30/179012/13/1790
Transcribed: Bourgoannes SpainJean Francois BourgoingVolume 112/11/179012/13/1790
Transcribed: Millotts historyAbbé Claude François Xavier MillotVolume 112/13/179012/28/1790
Transcribed: "Abbé Claude François Xavier MillotVolume 212/28/17901/18/1790
Transcribed: GibbonEdward GibbonVolume 11/18/17911/28/1791
Transcribed: Millars Gardners dictionPhilip Miller1/28/17912/5/1791
Transcribed: Millars Gardners CalendarPhilip Miller2/8/17912/10/1791
Transcribed: Mills HusbandryVolume 12/12/17912/15/1791
Transcribed: "Volume 22/15/17912/22/1791
Transcribed: "Volume 32/22/17913/4/1791
Transcribed: "Volume 43/4/17914/11/17913d
Transcribed: ColumellaLucius Junius Moderatus Columella4/11/17915/12/17916d
Transcribed: Dossie on agricultureVolume 15/11/17915/16/1791
Transcribed: "Volume 25/16/17915/25/1791
Transcribed: Bradley Gard 9Richard Bradley5/23/17915/26/1791
Transcribed: Franklin on electricityBenjamin Franklin5/25/17916/8/1791
Transcribed: N.W passageCharles SwaineVolume 15/26/17919/2/1791
Transcribed: Essays on CommerceTobias Smollett6/7/17916/8/1791
Transcribed: Youngs Rural EconomyArthur Young6/8/17917/5/1791
Transcribed: Marshalls agricultureWilliam Marshall6/20/17917/5/1791
Transcribed: Forbes AgricultureFrancis Forbes7/5/17917/25/1791
Transcribed: Franklin WorksBenjamin Franklin7/25/17918/2/1791
Transcribed: Ellis on SheepWilliam Ellis8/2/17918/8/1791
Transcribed: oct 1438/9/17918/10/1791
Transcribed: History of Mexico 165Francesco Saverio Clavigero8/10/17918/12/1791
Transcribed: No. 1668/12/17918/15/1791
Transcribed: Rye on agricultureGeorge Rye8/15/17915/23/1791
Transcribed: Davillas Civil WarArrigo C. DavilaVolume 19/2/17919/9/1791
Transcribed: "Arrigo C. DavilaVolume 29/9/17919/28/1791
Transcribed: BuffonGeorges Louis Leclerc, Comte de BuffonVolume 19/28/179110/10/1791
Transcribed: Voltaires HenriadeJean-Louis Wagnière10/10/179110/12/1791
Transcribed: Priestly on GovernmentJoseph Priestley10/12/179110/18/1791
Transcribed: King PrussiaFrederic IIVolume 110/18/179110/21/1791
Transcribed: "Frederic IIVolume 210/21/179110/26/1791
Transcribed: "Frederic IIVolume 310/26/179110/28/1791
Transcribed: "Frederic IIVolume 410/28/179110/31/1791
Transcribed: "Frederic IIVolume 510/31/179111/1/1791
Transcribed: "Frederic IIVolume 711/1/179111/3/1791
Transcribed: "Frederic IIVolume 811/3/179111/5/1791
Transcribed: "Frederic IIVolume 911/5/179111/7/1791
Transcribed: "Frederic IIVolume 1011/7/179111/11/1791
Transcribed: "Frederic IIVolume 611/11/179111/14/1791
Transcribed: "Frederic IIVolume 1111/18/179111/19/1791
Transcribed: "Frederic IIVolume 1211/19/179111/21/1791
Transcribed: Smiths NW. PassageCharles SwaineVolume 111/21/179111/24/1791
Transcribed: Vertots SpainLouis Ellies Du Pin11/24/179111/28/1791
Transcribed: Potter Antique GreeceJohn PotterVolume 111/28/179112/1/1791
Transcribed: PrussiaFrederic IIVolume 1312/2/179112/6/1791
Transcribed: Fergusons RepublicAdam FergusonVolume 112/6/179112/14/1791
Transcribed: "Adam FergusonVolume 212/14/179112/31/1791
Transcribed: "Adam FergusonVolume 312/31/17911/8/1792
Transcribed: Polubius his.PolybiusVolume 11/8/17921/14/1792
Transcribed: "PolybiusVolume 21/14/17921/21/1792
Transcribed: Vertotts SpainLouis Ellies Du PinVolume 21/21/17921/24/1792
Transcribed: Dion CassiusCassius Dio Cocceianus1/24/17922/2/1792
Transcribed: "Cassius Dio CocceianusVolume 22/2/17922/9/1792
Transcribed: Age Lewis 14VoltaireVolume 12/9/17922/20/1792
Transcribed: JosephusFlavius JosephusVolume 12/20/17922/25/1792
Transcribed: "Flavius JosephusVolume 22/25/17924/3/1792
Transcribed: "Flavius JosephusVolume 33/8/17923/17/1792
Transcribed: "Flavius JosephusVolume 43/17/17923/26/1792
Transcribed: Goldsmiths GreeceOliver GoldsmithVolume 23/26/17923/31/1792
Transcribed: Voltaires RussiaVoltaire3/31/17924/10/1792
Transcribed: Gillies GreeceJohn Gillies4/10/17924/21/1792
Transcribed: "John GilliesVolume 24/21/17925/3/1792
Transcribed: Apthorp's LettersEast Apthorp1/29/18002/3/1800
Transcribed: Baccaria on CrimesCesare Beccaria2/3/18002/6/1800
Transcribed: Boswells JournalJames Boswell2/6/18002/10/1800
Transcribed: Johnsons WorksSamuel Johnson2/10/18002/15/1800
Transcribed: Knoxe's TourJohn Knox2/15/18002/19/1800
Transcribed: Bolingbrokes WorksHenry BolingbrokeVolume 12/19/18002/21/1800
Transcribed: "Henry BolingbrokeVolume 22/21/18002/22/1800
Transcribed: "Henry BolingbrokeVolume 42/22/18003/3/1800
Transcribed: Cudworths SystemRalph CudworthVolume 13/3/18003/10/1800
Transcribed: "Ralph CudworthVolume 23/10/18003/14/1800
Transcribed: History 5 Indian NatCadwallader Colden3/14/18003/28/1800
Transcribed: Lyttleton's WorksGeorge LytteltonVolume 13/28/18004/24/1800
Transcribed: Pennants TourThomas PennantVolume 14/24/18005/13/1800
Transcribed: "Thomas PennantVolume 25/13/18005/19/1800
Transcribed: Orrery's SwiftJohn Boyle Orrery5/19/18006/3/1800
Transcribed: Harrington's WorksJames HarringtonVolume 16/3/18006/30/1800
Transcribed: Machevals WorksEllis FarneworthVolume 16/30/18007/25/1800
Transcribed: Mabley Am ConstAbbe de Mably7/25/18007/31/1800
Transcribed: Machavals WorksEllis FarneworthVolume 27/31/18008/16/1800
Transcribed: Smith on GovernWilliam Smith M.D.Volume 18/16/18008/21/1800
Transcribed: Staynom's G. Hist.Temple StanyanVolume 18/21/18008/26/1800
Transcribed: "Temple StanyanVolume 28/26/18008/30/1800
Transcribed: Tucker on GovernJosiah Tucker8/30/18009/10/1800
Transcribed: Towers Frederick IIIJoseph TowersVolume 19/10/18009/16/1800
Transcribed: "Joseph TowersVolume 29/16/18009/27/1800
Transcribed: Campbell on MiraGeorge Campbell9/27/180010/9/1800
Transcribed: Drinkwaters GibralJohn Drinkwater10/9/180010/20/1800
Transcribed: Coxes V. AmericaTench Coxe10/20/180011/1/1800
Transcribed: Campbells JourneyDonald Campbell11/1/180011/9/1800
Transcribed: Jeffersons NotesThomas Jefferson11/9/180011/20/1800
Transcribed: De Pauw DessertCornelius de PauwVolume 111/20/180012/2/1800
Transcribed: Vindicia GalaciesJames Mackintosh12/2/180012/8/1800
Transcribed: Heron's Journey ScotRobert Heron12/9/180012/9/1800
Transcribed: "Robert HeronVolume 212/9/180012/13/1800
Transcribed: "Robert HeronVolume 112/9/180012/13/1800
Transcribed: Banister's SynopJohn Banister12/13/180012/27/1800
Transcribed: Liancourts TravelsFrançois-Alexandre-Frédéric La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt12/27/18001/3/1801
Transcribed: Monozs New WorldJuan Bautista MuñozVolume 11/3/18011/8/1801
Transcribed: Tressan's MythologyM. l'abbé de Tressan1/8/18011/14/1801
Transcribed: Principle FrancesJames Thomson1/14/18011/17/1801
Transcribed: PopulationThomas Robert Malthus1/17/18011/22/1801
Transcribed: Misters LettersJacques-Henri Meister1/22/18011/27/1801
Transcribed: Godwines P JusticeWilliam GodwinVolume 11/27/18011/31/1801
Transcribed: Portlock & Dict VoyageNathaniel PortlockVolume 11/31/18012/4/1801
Transcribed: History CarafoniaMiguel VenegasVolume 22/4/18012/10/1801
Transcribed: History CarafoniaMiguel VenegasVolume 12/4/18012/10/1801
Transcribed: Van Braams EmbAndreas Everardus van Braam HouckgeestVolume 22/10/18012/14/1801
Transcribed: Van Braams EmbAndreas Everardus van Braam HouckgeestVolume 12/10/18012/14/1801
Transcribed: Matthews VoyageJohn Matthews2/14/18012/19/1801
Transcribed: Stauntons EmbassySir George StauntonVolume 12/19/18012/21/1801
Transcribed: "Sir George StauntonVolume 22/21/18012/26/1801
Transcribed: "Sir George StauntonVolume 32/26/18013/2/1801
Transcribed: Pages TravelsPierre-Marie-François Monsieur de PagèsVolume 13/2/18013/7/1801
Transcribed: "Pierre-Marie-François Monsieur de PagèsVolume 23/7/18013/11/1801
Transcribed: Purchous Pilgr.Samuel PurchasVolume 13/11/18013/23/1801
Transcribed: "Samuel PurchasVolume 23/23/18014/25/1801
Transcribed: Forsters ObservatJohann Reinhold Forster4/25/18015/9/1801
Transcribed: Stavernius VoyageJohan Splinter StavorinusVolume 15/9/18015/23/1801
Transcribed: "Johan Splinter StavorinusVolume 25/23/18017/2/18013/2
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