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Records - Pennsylvania

What follows is a list of Colonial and Revolutionary era records and record groups originating in Pennsylvania, from the manuscript holdings in the Department of Special Collections, University Libraries of Notre Dame. Record series included here date wholly or primarily from the years before 1788.

  • JOHN WOOD LAND DEED. 1688. 1 document. A deed of gift recording the transfer of land from John Wood of Bucks County, Pennsylvania to his son Joseph Wood. MSN/COL 5603-1-F1.

  • FREDERICK STUBER LAND SURVEY PAPERS. 1766-1793. 2 documents. Two appended documents, utilized in the settlement of a land dispute in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, between Adam Hoops and Frederick Stuber. The documents include a 1766 survey order for 300 acres applied for by Stuber, and a 1793 copy by Matthew Henderson, deputy surveyor, of the original surveyor's draft of the tract. MSN/COL 5605-1-F1.

  • MICHAEL HUFF SURVEY ORDER. 1767. 1 document. A partly printed document written and signed by John Lukens, ordering the surveying of 200 acres of land in Cumberland County applied for by Michael Huff. MSN/COL 5601-1.

  • SAMUEL WALLIS LAND DEEDS. 1768-1772. 2 documents, partly printed. Two deeds of sale recording land purchases made by Samuel Wallis of Philadelphia. Both parcels are located in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. MSN/COL 5600-1 to MSN/COL 5600-2.

  • JONATHAN MIFFLIN WILL AND CODICIL. 1774-1780. 2 documents. Copies of the will (4 pp., dated 1774) and codicil (1 p., dated 1780) of the wealthy Philadelphia Quaker merchant Jonathan Mifflin (1704-1781). Both documents are in Mifflin's hand, and bear his signature. MSN/COL 5602-1.

  • STEPHEN BALLIET ORDER OF PAYMENT. 1786. 1 document. A document signed by Charles Biddle (1745-1821) as vice president of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania, authorizing a payment of £38 5s to Stephen Balliet (1753-1821), commissioner for Northampton County, for laying out a state highway between Lehigh Water Gap and Wyoming. With endorsement. MSN/COL 5604-1.

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