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Attractive Lamar County, Texas manuscript survey by a family patriarch

An interesting and most decorative survey of lands in Lamar County, Texas by the hand of the patriarch of a family, in which land bequests to various family members are laid out and precisely described.  Best as I can glean from census records, John Onstott (1802-1874) of North Carolina and Mary Polly Wood (1806-1879) of South […]

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William C. Folger 1855 manuscript copy of Daniel Allen and Daniel P. Macy, A plat of North Pasture laid out by the subscribers who were employed by the Agents of the Proprietors by virtue of a vote taken 3d 4mo 1821 agreeably to the report[.] Nantucket 27th 10mo 1821. Daniel Allen [/] Daniel P. Macy. Nantucket, Oct. 27, 1821.

19th-century survey of Nantucket’s North Pasture

Two early copies of an 1821 survey recording the division of common lands at the North Pasture a couple of miles east of the town of Nantucket, a process as controversial as it was important. While Nantucket institutions hold substantial cartographic archives related to land ownership on the island, such material is almost never encountered […]

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18th-century plat for land along Bull Run in Virginia’s Northern Neck

A rare 18th-century plat depicting a large area of Fairfax County, Virginia at a far larger scale and in greater detail than on any published map published of the 18th century. The area shown includes the setting for the skirmishes that presaged the First Battle of Bull Run. The plat describes a 6420-acre parcel in […]

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Major manuscript by an important surveyor of Colonial New York

An imposing manuscript by John Rutse Bleecker, an influential Albany surveyor with connections to leading American and British mapmakers of the Colonial era. The manuscript comprises three separate maps, depicting the Hudson Valley, land along Schoharie Creek, and the Seneca Country in western New York. John Rutse Bleecker (1713-1800) Bleecker was a scion of a […]

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An intriguing manuscript by an important surveyor of Colonial New York

A most interesting manuscript map by John Rulse Bleecker, an influential Albany surveyor with connections to leading American and British mapmakers of the Colonial era. The map At 10 miles to the inch, Bleecker’s map focuses on the region straddling the Hudson River and bounded on the south by Claverack Creek and on the north […]

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Andrew Wilson (ca. 1750-1819), [Archive of manuscript documents including a map, most relating to his time in New Madrid, Louisiana Territory.] New Madrid; Charlestown, Virginia [now Wellsburg, West Virginia]; and Washington, Pennsylvania, 1794-1819, 1881.

An illuminating story of optimism and defeat in New Madrid: the first American settlement west of the Mississippi

A rich archive documenting the early years of New Madrid, the first permanent American settlement west of the Mississippi, through the eyes of Andrew Wilson, one of the city’s first settlers. Wilson, a minister-turned-judge, has much to say about religious freedom and the reinvention of government during the transfer of Louisiana to American control. The […]

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