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American documents collection, 1700-1851

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: Ms Coll\Amer. Doc
Bib ID 4078556 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Title American documents collection, 1700-1851
Physical Description 2.6 linear feet (850 items in 6 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Arrangement

Description

Scope and Content

The collection is principally of New Hampshire documents, dated 1745-1760 and numbering 240 items, of which all but one are deeds. The remainder of the material consists of twelve South Carolina items for dates from 1709 to 1836, being grants, deeds, bonds, and other legal and business papers; and two North Carolina documents - a will of 1779 and a land grant of 1787.

Also documents from the Towns of Waldoboro and Exeter in Maine consisting of town and school records, 1813-1850, and a property record book of Moses Hodson, Bowdoin, Maine, 1800-1820; nineteen documents, 1798-1800, chiefly dated from Pownalborough, Lincoln County, Mass., including orders to attach property of various citizens for non-payment of debt; sixteen documents, 1800-1829, chiefly dated from New York City and including trial documents, partnership agreements, and indentures for sale of property; and three documents, 1801-1807, from Connecticut, including summons and receipts.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); American Documents Collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Westerfield, Mrs. Jason. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1950. Accession number--M50.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 03/23/89.

Revision Description

2009-03-05 File created.

2011-12-21 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Debt -- Massachusetts -- Pownalborough Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hodson, Moses Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Land grants -- North Carolina Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Land grants -- South Carolina Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Real property -- Maine -- Bowdoin Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Real property -- Massachusetts -- Pownalborough Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Real property -- New Hampshire Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Real property -- North Carolina Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Real property -- South Carolina Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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American Documents Collection


Connecticut Documents



Box 2 3 documents, summons and receipts, 1801-1807


Maine Documents



Box 1 Town and School Records of Waldoboro & Exeter, 1813-1850


Box 1 Moses Hodson Property Record Book, Bowdoin, 1800-1820 etc., 1800-1820



Box 8 Oversized Documents


Massachusetts Documents



Box 3 19 documents, chiefly dated from Pownalborough, Lincoln County,, 1798-1800


Box 3 Orders to attach property of various citizens for non-payment of debt.


New Hampshire Documents



Box 4-5 240 Items, of which all but one are deeds, 1745-1760


New York Documents



Box 6 16 documents, chiefly dated from New York City. Included are trial documents, partnership agreements, indentures for sale of property, etc.,, 1800-1829


North Carolina Documents



Box 7 Will, 1779


Box 7 Land Grant, 1787


South Carolina Documents


Box 7 12 items, being grants, deeds, bonds and other legal and business papers,, 1709-1836