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New York State Engineer and Surveyor Holland Land Company Field Notebooks

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
The Holland Land Company was an association of Dutch banks and other investors speculating in American land in the 1700s. The company purchased over five million acres in central and western New York and Pennsylvania. This series consists of Holland Land Company survey notes and includes survey data, survey diagrams, and sometimes name of village surveyed.
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Quantity:
4 cubic feet (671 volumes) (23 microfilm rolls)
Inclusive Dates:
1798-1815
Series Number:
A4012

Arrangement

Numeric by volume number.

Scope and Content Note

These notebooks contain survey notes of Holland Land Company lands in New York State.

They provide information on: name of surveyor; year; survey data; survey diagrams; and name of village surveyed (sometimes).

The records were purchased by the state from the widow of David E. E. Mix, who had published lists of Holland Land Company records in Catalogue of Maps and Surveys in the Offices of the Secretary of State, State Engineer and Surveyor, and Comptroller, and the New York State Library (Albany, 1859). Other Holland Land Company field notes are in Miscellaneous Field Notes Relating to Holland Land Company and Adjoining Tracts (Series B0254). Maps of these lands are in Maps of Land Purchased from the Holland Land Company (Series A4018).

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this material.

Alternate Formats Available

Microfilm is available for use at the New York State Archives or through inter-library loan.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series B0254 Miscellaneous Field Notes Relating to Holland Land Company and Adjoining Tracts, contains other Holland Land Company field notes

Series A4018 Maps of Land Purchased from the Holland Land Company, contains maps related to the field notes in Series A4012.

Custodial History

Collation date ca. 1895.

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Detailed Description

Contents Box Roll

Accretion: A4012-77
Volumes 2-44 (Volume 1 not transferred to the State Archives) 1
Volumes 45-100 (Volumes 59-63 and 84 not transferred to the State Archives) 2
Volumes 100-147 3
Volumes 148-198 4
Volumes 199-246 5
Volumes 246A-296 6
Volumes 297-347 (Volumes 307-308 and 310 not transferred to the State Archives) 7
Volumes 348-406 (Volumes 375-378 not transferred to the State Archives) 8
Volumes 407-456 9
Volumes 457-505A (Volume 458 not transferred to the State Archives) 10
Volumes 506-560 (Volume 534-535 not transferred to the State Archives) 11
Volumes 561-624 (Volumes 580-582 and 613 not transferred to the State Archives) 12
Volumes 625-668 13
Vol. 1 - Vol. 34 (Vol. 1 Missing) 1
Vol 35 - Vol. 68 (Vols. 59 - 63 Missing) 2
Vol. 69 - Vol. 100 (Vol. 84 Missing) 3
Vol. 101 - Vol. 133 4
Vol. 133A - Vol. 163 5
Vol. 164 - Vol. 189 6
Vol. 190 - Vol. 206 7
Vol. 207 - Vol. 230 8
Vol. 231 - Vol. 257A 9
Vol. 258 - Vol. 292 10
Vol. 293 - Vol. 323 11
Vol. 324 - Vol. 334 12
Vol. 335 - Vol. 357 13
Vol. 358 - Vol. 387 14
Vol. 388 - Vol. 408 15
Vol. 409 - Vol. 438 16
Vol. 439 - Vol. 470 17
Vol. 471 - Vol. 499 18
Vol. 500 - Vol. 530 (Vol. 509 Missing) 19
Vol. 531 - Vol. 568 20
Vol. 569 - Vol. 609 (Vols. 580 - 582 Missing) 21
Vol. 610 - Vol. 640 (Vol. 613 Missing) 22
Vol. 641 - Vol. 668 23