Land and Real Estate

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Survey map, June 1755 (Box 1, folder 10)
1755-1783

The collection contains papers related to John Armstrong's service as a surveyor in Cumberland County between 1755 and 1783. These papers include correspondence with the Surveyor-General of Pennsylvania and Delaware, John Lukens, complaints from...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon mc2001.04.pdf

Account book, 1935-1936 (Box 5, folder 4)
1842-1968

The collection consists of the papers of Charles Gilbert Beetem, a Carlisle, PA rug manufacturer, local historian and genealogist, amateur artist, and omnivorous collector. Diaries, manuscripts, letters, advertisements, greeting cards, and...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon mc2002.07.pdf

Letter, 1825 (Box 1, folder 7)
1762-1932

The collection contains materials relating to family life on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and in Ohio. The central figure is Daniel Bowdle (1796-1876), who as a young man moved to Cincinnati and became the successful business man of his family,...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon mc1998.03.pdf

Receipt for taxes, 1816 (Box 1, folder 9)
1792-1870

The collection includes business letters and legal papers of the Burd family, early deeds and patents, settlement of the Edward Shippen Burd estate 1848-1870, and correspondence concerning bequests for St. Stephen's Church, Philadelphia, the Burd...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon mc1999.10.pdf

Time Book, 1910 (Box 1, folder 7)
1906-1955

George Dum (c.1863-1918) served as secretary and treasurer for the Perry County-based Oak Grove Lumber Company. This collection contains materials pertaining to his interest in this venture, as well as his family's legal dealings with the...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon mc2008.01.pdf

Letters, 1847 (Box 1, folder 4)
1836-1847

Robert Emory (1814-1848) taught Latin and Greek at Dickinson between 1834 and 1840 and served as acting president in 1842-43 and 1845-47. This collection contains personal correspondence, as well legal and financial documents, primarily regarding...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon mc2007.04.pdf

Christmas card, 1953 (Box 1, folder 17)
1785-1980

T. Edward Munce Jr. (1914-1980) graduated from Dickinson College (class of 1939) and the Dickinson School of Law. He was a World War II veteran, State Department employee, and lawyer for the Public Utility Commission. The bulk of this collection...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon mc2005.05.pdf

Death certificate, 1902 (Box 2, folder 17)
1858-1943

The collection documents the lives of the members of the Potter, Guererro, James, and Lord families from the 1850s to the 1940s, beginning with Henry Cardwell Potter (1822-1902), a Philadelphia businessman who through his business dealings became...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon mc1998.08.pdf

Newspaper, 1817 (Oversized, folder 1)
1809-1918

The collection documents several generations of the Poulson family and its role in publishing Poulson's American Daily Advertiser. It includes submissions, woodcuts, and sample issues from the Daily Advertiser; correspondence;...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon mc2006.02.pdf

Letter, 1809 (Box 2, folder 12)
1766-1897

The collection consists of the papers of the families of Jacob and Cornelius Vanderbilt, farmers and tax assessors of Newton Township, Cumberland County, Pa. Accounts of the Civil War are included among family correspondence, bills, accounts, and...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon mc2001.14.pdf

Notebook, 1762 (Box 1, folder 1)
1762-1817

The Anthony Wayne collection consists of four notebooks kept by Anthony, Charles, and Isaac Wayne. The two notebooks belonging to Anthony Wayne, dated 1762 to 1764, contain notes on mathematics and surveying; the notebook of Charles Wayne also...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon mc2003.11.pdf

Map, undated (Box 1, folder 7)
1797-1841

This collection is comprised of letters written to Isaac Wayne, Dickinson College Class of 1792 and Pennsylvania statesman, on various subjects ranging from biographical information on his father (General Anthony Wayne) to Wayne's service in...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon mc2001.11.pdf

Deed for Land Sold by John Dickinson to William Killen
August 12, 1766

John Dickinson sells the tract of land, "Brothers Portion," near Dove, Kent County in Delaware to William Killen on August 12, 1766. Dickinson signs the deed with his personal seal and Caesar Rodney signs it as the Recorder.

Location: O-SpahrB-1965-3

Subject: Economics and Finance, Land and Real Estate, Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1760-1779

Land Agreement Signed by John Montgomery
November 18, 1766

Continental Congress delegate John Montgomery signs this agreement to take up 150 acres of land on Jack's Creek in Cumberland County.

Location: I-HunterW-1974-1

Subject: Carlisle and Cumberland County, Land and Real Estate

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1760-1779

Legal Opinion of John Dickinson on George Churchman case
June 16, 1770

Attorney John Dickinson writes this legal opinion regarding George Churchman's case, which is centered on a disagreement over land. "I have concluded ... that Churchman's title to the Land in Dispute, is good in Law," as Dickinson notes.

Location: I-SpahrB-1958-18

Subject: Land and Real Estate, Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1760-1779

Deed for Land Sold by Pennsylvania to John Culbertson
November 8, 1784

John Culbertson receives this deed for 300 acres in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. John Dickinson, as President of the Supreme Executive Council, signs the deed on November 8, 1784.

Location: I-BeachW-2010-2

Subject: Land and Real Estate

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1780-1799

Letter from John Armstrong Jr. to Secretary's Office
February 3, 1786

John Armstrong, Jr. writes to the Secretary's Office about the notice of sale of lands in the fourth district surveyed by Mr. Cunningham.  James Trimble signs the document for Armstrong.   Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-1

Subject: Land and Real Estate

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1780-1799

Letter from George Thompson to Robert Magaw
March 10, 1786

George Thompson writes Robert Magaw about obtaining soldiers' pay owed from service during the Revolutionary War and discusses the conditions for selling "the plantation in my absence." Thompson explains how "we must charge the United States...

Location: I-ValeM-1947-64

Subject: Land and Real Estate, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1780-1799

Letter from John Dickinson to Robert Magaw
December 9, 1786

John Dickinson writes Robert Magaw and asks him to conduct a "strict Enquiry" into "a [mortgage] by James Wilson Esquire on my Land near Carlisle." Transcript included.

Location: I-ValeM-1947-69

Subject: Economics and Finance, Land and Real Estate, Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1780-1799

Letter from John Dickinson to Robert Magaw
January 15, 1787

John Dickinson asks Robert Magaw to have representatives of George Stevenson search for a particular survey that might be among his papers. If they find it, Dickinson requests that they "send it to the survey or general's office." Transcript...

Location: I-ValeM-1947-71

Subject: Land and Real Estate, Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1780-1799

Letter from Benjamin Rush to Julia Stockton Rush
August 26, 1787

Benjamin Rush writes to his wife, Julia Stockton Rush, regarding poetry, the division of land, and his medical essays. Transcript included.

Letter from John Dickinson to Robert Magaw
September 4, 1787

John Dickinson writes to Robert Magaw regarding rent due from Dickinson's tenant, Paul Randolph. Transcript included.

Location: I-Original-1787-1

Subject: Economics and Finance, Land and Real Estate

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1780-1799

Letter from John Armstrong to William Bingham and William Irvine
January 16, 1788

President pro tempore of the Board of Trustees John Armstrong writes to two other Dickinson College trustees, William Irvine and William Bingham, and informs them of a purchase of "public buildings near the Town for the Benefit of the College...

Letter from Matthew Boulton to Unknown Recipient
July 18, 1791

Matthew Boulton provides an account of the Birmingham riots in England and the destruction of property, including Joseph Priestley's house. The recipient's identity is unknown. Transcript included.

Letter from George Clymer to John Montgomery
July 25, 1791

George Clymer of Philadelphia writes John Montgomery and asks for payment of tax on 300 acres he owns in Greenwood, Cumberland County.  Clymer notes that Montgomery is in a danger of losing his investment.

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