Dobbs, Arthur, 1689-1765

Governor of North Carolina

Dobbs Papers

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

c.160 letters, petitions, notebooks, diaries, pamphlets and other documents, c.1568-1917, principally of Arthur Dobbs (1689-1765), governor of North Carolina, 1754-1765, and well-known eighteenth century Irish author and statesman. Dobbs was high sheriff of Antrim in 1720 and in 1727 was returned for Carrickfergus in the Irish Parliament of 1727-30. He was appointed engineer-in-chief and surveyor- ...