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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 cu. ft. (671 volumes) (23 microfilm reels)
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. Maps of these lands are in Holland Land Company Maps of Holdings.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

Alternate Formats Available

Microform is available at the New York State Archives through interlibrary 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.

Other finding aids

Volume list.

Custodial History

Collation date ca. 1895.

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