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Miscellaneous field notes relating to Holland Land Company holdings and adjoining tracts

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

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Quantity:
0.6 cu. ft.(4 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1806-1890
Bulk Dates:
bulk 1806-1811
Series Number:
B0254

Arrangement

Geographic.

Administrative History

David E. E. Mix was a surveyor and civil engineer who was employed by the state on several occasions to copy documents and compile catalogs of maps and field notes relating to state lands.

After Mix's death in 1893, the legislature appropriated $2,000 in 1895 for the purchase of Mix's collection of original Holland Land Company field notes, charts, and maps to ensure that the state would have original records concerning western New York lands. The records were then deposited in the office of the State Engineer and Surveyor, who was responsible for the state's land records.

Scope and Content Note

These volumes contain field notes of land belonging to the Holland Land Company, the Ogden Land Company, the Connecticut Tract, and Andrew Craigie's holdings. Most or all of the land surveyed was in Genesee, Erie, and Orleans counties.

The volumes provide: general remarks on the landscape and land quality; township and/or range number; lot number; section number (volume 3); acreage of lots; brief descriptions of lots; diagrams of lots (volumes 1, 2); measurements of lots; and valuations of lots per acre (volumes 2, 4).

Volume 3 appears to be an original; the others were apparently copied from the originals for David E. E. Mix.

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.

Microfilm: 1 reel; 35 mm.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series A4012, Holland Land Company field notebooks, contains other Holland Land Company field notes.

Other finding aids

Volume 3: rough alphabetical index to names of landholders.

Volume list.

Custodial History

Mix's library of land records concerning New York State land was purchased by the state in 1895, following his death (1893). The volumes had previously been labeled as volumes 225, 226, 231, and 233 and were listed as such in "Catalog of Maps and Papers in the Land Bureau of the State Engineer's Department" in the 1910 annual report of the State Engineer and Surveyor.

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