Notes and Proceedings of the Connecticut Land Company
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The Notes and Proceedings of the Connecticut Land Company (1953-29-0) is a leather bound book containing notes and proceedings from meetings of the Connecticut Land Company. The Connecticut Land Company was an association created to promote settlement of the Connecticut Western Reserve; land in modern day North-Eastern Ohio. It is the first of two books, but the second book is not the Litchfield Historical Society archives. The book opens with a table of contents but the originality of the table of contents is questionable; the table of contents is on different colored paper and has been glued into the book. Regardless, the table of contents outlines important parts of the book and gives their page numbers. The actual book opens with articles describing how the Connecticut Land Company will be run such as how stocks will be divided and duties of the directors. There also minutes of meetings of the company which comprise a larger portion of the book. The largest section of the book appears to outline all the properties in the Connecticut Northwestern Reserve. Each entry in this section gives the lot number, the size of the lot, and the boundaries of the lot. In the front cover of the book there are two newspaper clippings that refer either the Connecticut Northwestern Reserve or the Connecticut Land Company. At the back of the book can be found a pamphlet by Henry Barnard, Superintendent of Common Schools, entitled “History of the School Fund of Connecticut.” After the pamphlet there is a table of contents for the second book. Located in aisle 3A Box 22.
- Created: 1795-1809
- Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1953
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- Notes and Proceedings of the Connecticut Land Company
- Benjamin Bradley
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