Scope and Content Note

This series consists of applications to the Commissioners of the Land Office, and later the Division of Land Utilization, for grants to lands under water. Each file typically consists of an application and accompanying map. Each application gives name of applicant; date; name of attorney for the applicant; notes related to the final determination of application; date patent was ordered to be issued; date of patent; and signature of the attorney general certifying that the application was made in accordance with the provisions of related statutes and in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Commissioners of the Land Office.

Each application also typically includes an affidavit of publication; affidavit of posting notices on court houses; affidavit of applicant; affidavit of county judge or supervisor; affidavit of town clerk or assessors; affidavit of twenty years possession; and map of the grant applied for.