North American Land Company

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Company organized in Philadelphia, 1795, by Robert Morris, John Nicholson and James Greenleaf, to develop and sell 6,000,000 frontier acres.

From the description of Papers of the North American Land Company [manuscript], 1794-1805. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647813190

Company organized in Philadelphia, 1795, by Robert Morris, John Nicholson and James Greenleaf, to develop and sell 6,000,000 frontier acres. Morris and Nicholson were eventually imprisoned as a result of the company's bankruptcy.

From the description of Papers of the North American Land Company, 1685-1854. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 70180289

From the description of Papers of the North American Land Company [manuscript], 1707-1843, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647979012

The North American Land Company had interests in Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Some of those associated with the company include: James Greenleaf, Robert James, Tobias Lear, Robert Morris, John Nicholson, Benjamin Tilghman, and James Wilson.

From the description of Records, 1793-1898 (inclusive), 1798-1810 (bulk). (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122524369

The North American Land Company was organized in 1795 by Robert Morris, John Nicholson, and James Greenleaf. The company speculated largely in unimproved lands all over the country.

From the description of Ledger, 1795-1805. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122488723

From the guide to the North American Land Company ledger, 1795-1805, 1795-1805, (American Philosophical Society)

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referencedIn Napier, Thomas, 1776 or 7-1860. Thomas Napier papers, 1803-1947; (bulk, 1803-1860). University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
referencedIn Morris, Robert, 1734-1806. ALS, 1798 Mar. 30, Prune St. Jail, Philadelphia, to John Nicholson. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Morris, Robert, 1734-1806. Instructions to Robert James, 1796 June 1. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Green, Samuel, 1767-1837. Samuel Green papers, 1793-1842. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
referencedIn Greenleaf, James, 1765-1843. Papers, 1794-1801. Gadsden Public Library
referencedIn Jacob Snider papers, 1840-1873 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Nicholson, John, 1757-1800. Papers, 1772-1819 [microform]. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf FitzSimons, Thomas, 1741-1811. Thomas Fitzsimons Papers, 1784-1811 (inclusive). Porterville Public Library
referencedIn Snider, Jacob, 1811-1866. Jacob Snider papers, 1840-1873. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf North American Land Company. Papers of the North American Land Company [manuscript], 1707-1843, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf North American Land Company. Papers of the North American Land Company, 1685-1854. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf North American Land Company. Records, 1793-1898 (inclusive), 1798-1810 (bulk). Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Morris, Robert, 1734-1806. Stock certificate, 1795 April 18. Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
creatorOf North American Land Company. Papers of the North American Land Company [manuscript], 1794-1805. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Land company records, 1792-1816. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Lehigh Coal Mine Company. Records, 1792-1829. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Records relating to estate, real estate, and private investment management, 1765-1945 (inclusive) [microform]. Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
referencedIn Morris, Robert, 1734-1806. ALS, 1798 Apr. 7, Prune St. Jail, Philadelphia, to John Nicholson. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf North American Land Company ledger, 1795-1805, 1795-1805 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Ryan, Charles. Bulloch County, Georgia land records, 1793-1856. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Blount, John Gray, 1752-1833. Letter book, 1796-1797. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Jones, John Coffin, 1750-1829. Business records, 1768-1829 (inclusive). Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
referencedIn Greenleaf family. Papers, 1748-1852. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf North American Land Company. Ledger, 1795-1805. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn United States. District Court (Pennsylvania : Eastern District). Equity dockets and case files, 1790-1847 [microform]. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Jeffrey, William, 1812-1867. William Jeffrey : papers, 1852-1876. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn William Temple Franklin Papers, 1775-1819 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Gratz, Simon. Territorial expansion and settlements in Pennsylvania, 1712-1895. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf North American Land Company. Papers. 18 April 1795-1807. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Crook, John, of London. Notes, 1796, 1813-1851. New-York Historical Society
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associatedWith Browne, Thomas. person
associatedWith Caldwell, Elias Boudinot, 1776-1825 person
associatedWith Cornell, Samuel, 1731-1781 person
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associatedWith Edwards, D. Enoch. person
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associatedWith Franklin, William Temple, 1760-1823. person
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associatedWith French, George, person
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associatedWith Greenleaf, James. person
associatedWith Greenleaf, James, 1765-1843. person
correspondedWith Green, Samuel, 1767-1837. person
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associatedWith Marshall, James. person
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associatedWith Morris, Robert, 1734-1806. person
associatedWith Moultrie, William, 1730-1805 person
associatedWith Muhlenberg, Frederick Augustus Conrad, 1750-1801. person
correspondedWith Napier, Thomas, 1776 or 7-1860. person
associatedWith Nicholson, John, d. 1800. person
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associatedWith Tilghman, Benjamin, person
associatedWith Tilghman, Benjamin. person
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associatedWith White, James, fl. 1793-1794. person
associatedWith Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815 person
associatedWith Wilson, James, 1742-1798. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Virginia
Virginia
Virginia
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Kentucky
Kentucky
Washington (D.C.)
Georgia
South Carolina
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
North Carolina
Georgia
United States
Washington (D.C.)
United States
South Carolina
Georgia
United States
Pennsylvania
Netherlands
Pennsylvania
North Carolina
District of Columbia
Kentucky
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Real estate investment
Real property
Diaries
Land companies--Pennsylvania
Dividends
Travelers' writings
Stock ownership
Ironwork
Anglo--French War, 1793-1802
Stock certificates
Land companies
Tobacco industry
Wagons
Land speculation
Land and Speculation
Women travelers
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