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   American Documents Collection, 1700-1851.

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

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Summary Information

At a Glance

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 ft. (850 items in 7 boxes)
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

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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.

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

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.

Finding aid in repository.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 03/23/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion March 5, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-03-05 File created.
    2011-12-21 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

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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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Subjects

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CUL Collections:
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Debt--Massachusetts--Pownalborough.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Exeter (Me. : Town)--Politics and government.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hodson, Moses.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Land grants--North Carolina.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Land grants--South Carolina.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.)--Commerce.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Real property--Maine--Bowdoin.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Real property--Massachusetts--Pownalborough.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Real property--New Hampshire.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Real property--North Carolina.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Real property--South Carolina.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Waldboro (Me. : Town)--Politics and government.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

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