Papers, 1772-1819 [microform].

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Nicholson, John, 1757-1800. Papers, 1772-1819 [microform].

Papers, 1772-1819 [microform].

The records consist of John Nicholson's private papers which were seized by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania around 1800 in order to prosecute its claims against his estate and unravel the many difficult title conflicts involving his vast land holdings.

27 reels of microfilm.

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Pennsylvania Land Company

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Weston, William, approximately 1752-1833

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Young, William, 1755-1829

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William Young was a Philadelphia bookseller and publisher who later established a paper mill at Rockland, New Castle County, Delaware. From the description of Family papers, 1745-1850 (inclusive), 1745, 1800-1850 (bulk). (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122441227 ...

Asylum Company

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In April, 1794 Robert Morris, John Nicholson, and others organized the Asylum Company to develop or sell lands that they had already acquired in Luzerne, Northampton, and Northumberland counties, Pa. French emigres, founders of Azilum on the North Branch of the Susquehanna River, near present Towanda, were among their first customers. The company was reorganized twice: in 1795 Nicholson succeeded to Morris's interest, and in 1801 Nicholson's financial difficulties forced him to give up his inter...

Rumsey, James, 1743?-1792

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Engineer and inventor. From the description of Papers of James Rumsey, 1784-1802. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71015416 Inventor, of Shepherdstown, Va. (now W. Va.). From the description of Papers, 1785-1816. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20159048 James Rumsey (1743-1792) invented a steam-powered boat in 1787 and developed an improved steamboiler, grist mill, and sawmill. He secured English and U.S. patents on the boiler and steamboat ...

Mifflin, Thomas, 1744-1800

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Mifflin was a Continental Congressman, Major General, and governor of Pennsylvania. From the description of LS, 1784 May 6 : Annapolis, to Governor Clinton. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13782989 Thomas Mifflin (1744-1800) was a Philadelphia merchant, military officer during the Revolutionary War, and U.S. Congressman. He served as the first governor of Pennsylvania from 1790 to 1799. From the description of Thomas Mifflin papers, 1791-1...

Donaldson, Arthur

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Territorial Land Company.

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Pennsylvania Population Company

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The Pennsylvania Population Company owned and sought to sell and settle enormous tracts of northwest Pennsylvania land after the American Revolution; the North River Petroleum Company was incorporated in 1865 during the oil rush in northwest Pennsylvania. From the description of Pennsylvania Population Company and North River Petroleum Company stock certificates, 1793-1865. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 272356921 ...

Cazenove, Théophile, 1740-1811

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Financier and agent of the Holland Land Company. From the description of Statement regarding gift of wampum, and correspondence with Israel Chapin, 1797, 1799. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 56843708 Victor Marie Du Pont was the eldest son of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, emigrated to the United States in 1800, set up the trading company, Victor du Pont de Nemours & Co., owned property in Angelica, N.Y. From the description of Letter : to P...

Noailles, Louis Marie, vicomte de, 1756-1804

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Ingersoll, Jared, 1749-1822

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Pennsylvania jurist. From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to Alexander James Dallas, 1814 Oct. 30. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86156171 From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to Alexander James Dallas, 1815 Oct. 15. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122645532 From the description of ALS : to John Donaldson, 1799 Aug. 16. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122633652 From the descrip...

Fitch, John, 1743-1798

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Inventor. From the description of John Fitch papers, 1783-1854. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981153 Inventor and steamboat developer. From the description of John Fitch papers, 1764-1963. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454382 Nelson County, Kentucky inventor. From the description of John Fitch : miscellaneous papers, 1782-1814. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49222091 ...

Nicholson, John, 1757-1800

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Land speculator. From the description of John Nicholson papers, 1795 16 Feb.-10 Mar. (Historical Society of Washington, Dc). WorldCat record id: 70953089 Financier and land speculator. From the description of John Nicholson family papers, 1786-1868. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981679 Pennsylvania state official and land promoter. From the description of ALS : to Thomas Mifflin, 1791 Nov. 8. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat reco...

Society for Promoting the Improvement of Roads and Inland Navigation (Pa.).

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Greenleaf, James, 1765-1843

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James Greenleaf (1765-1843) was born in Boston, Mass., and died in Washington, D.C. In 1793, he was appointed Consul for the U.S. at Amsterdam, where he amassed a large fortune. In 1795, he embarked in land speculation with Robert Morris (1734-1806) and John Nicholson ( -1800), and became one of the founders of the North American Land Company, which resulted in the ruin of its founders. From the description of Papers, 1794-1801. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 191...

Dubois, Abraham, d. 1807.

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Dawes, Rumford, 1744-1819.

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Rumford Dawes (1744-1819) and Abijah Dawes were sons of Edward Dawes of New Castle County, Del. Sometime prior to 1783 they erected the Hagley Slitting and Rolling Mills on the Brandywine near Wilmington. By 1787 it was working imported Russian and Swedish iron. Much of the output was sent to the New York City nail factory of J.G. Pierson & Brothers. Josiah G. Pierson had invented one of the first successful American nail-cutting machines, but did not build his own rolling mill until 1795. T...

Sellers, Nathan, 1751-1830

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Nathan Sellers was a surveyor, scrivener, and manufacturer. From the description of Records, 1771-1844. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122488778 From the guide to the Nathan Sellers records, 1771-1844, 1771-1844, (American Philosophical Society) Sellers was a wireworker in Philadelphia and Darby, PA who made molds for papermakers. From the description of Account books, 1775-1824. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 12...

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...

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Pennsylvania lawyer, Continental Congressman. From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson, 1779 Sept. 18. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122442835 Dickinson asks Booth to help him replace omissions in his set of The Delaware law prior to the revolution. From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to James Booth, 1784 July 10. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122525016 Pennsylvania ...

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Philadelphia banker and senator, American consul to Martinique. From the description of Draft : St. Pierre, Martinique, to the Committee of Secret Correspondence, 1778 Jan. 14. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122541846 Statesman and entrepreneur. From 1770-1776 Bingham was the British consul in St. Pierre, Martinique. He remained in the West Indies for four more years serving as an agent of the Continental Congress, overseeing commercial privateering an...

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Coleman, Robert, 1748-1825

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Conewago Canal Company

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Gallatin, Albert, 1761-1849

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Morgan, Benjamin R., 1765-1840

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Cooper, Thomas, 1759-1839

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Epithet: abolitionist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001188.0x000283 Thomas Cooper, born in London in 1759, immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1794. Well-known for his political beliefs, Cooper eventually pursued a career as a science professor and became the second president of South Carolina College in 1821. From the guide to the Thomas Cooper Papers, ., 1819-1837, (University of North Carolina at Cha...

Lehigh Coal Mine Company

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Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817

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Willing, Thomas Mayne, 1767-1822

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Francis, Tench, 1730-1800

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Tench Francis of the firm of Francis and Relfe was a Philadelphia general merchant. From the description of Ledger, 1759-1761. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122625404 ...

Cope, Thomas P. (Thomas Pim), 1768-1854

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Pratt, Henry, 1761-1838

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Biddle, Charles, 1745-1821

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The Wyoming Controversy was a conflict between the governments of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Britain, the Continental Congress, and the Indians over land in the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania. From the guide to the Documents relating to the Wyoming Controversy, 1751-1814, 1823, 1751-1823, (American Philosophical Society) Richard Dale was a naval officer. From the guide to the Richard Dale papers, 1780-1845, 1780-1845, (American Philosophical Society) ...

Nancarrow, John, 1734?-1801.

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Ellicott, Andrew, 1754-1820

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Andrew Ellicott was a surveyor and mathematician; he was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1785. From the guide to the Astronomical journal, 1797-1801, 1797-1801, (American Philosophical Society) Ellicott (1754-1820) was a surveyor and matematician. He explored the Mississippi River Valley and the southern boundaries of the United States. The Clarke Historical Library has two books by Ellicott and microfilm of his papers which are housed in other institutions....

T.B. Freeman & Company.

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Holland Land Company

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The office of the successor to the Holland Land Company in Chautauqua County was moved to Westfield after the Mayville office was burned in 1836; at that time William H. Seward succeeded William Peacock as agent. From the description of Records, [ca. 1807]-1871. (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155440758 Abijah Gray, born 29 Mar. 1769, at Tisbury, Mass., was one of the first settlers of Evans, N.Y. He died in Evans, 6 Oct. 1846. From the...

Delaware and Schuylkill Canal Company

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Gilpin, Joshua, 1765-1840.

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Philadelphia businessman and canal promoter. From the description of ALS : London, to Thomas Fisher, 1796 Feb. 22. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122442873 From the description of ALS : New Bedford, to Thomas Fisher, 1805 Sept. 22. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122442882 From the description of ALS : Wilmington, Del., to Thomas Fisher, 1793 Oct. 21. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122541875 ...

Schuylkill and Susquehanna Navigation

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Brodhead, Daniel, 1736-1809

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Born in 1736 in Marblehead, New York, Daniel Brodhead served as a colonel in the Revolutionary War, commanding the Western Department from his headquarters at Fort Pitt from 1779 to 1781. In the years preceding the outbreak of war, Brodhead operated a gristmill and worked as a deputy-surveyor for the colony of Pennsylvania. Disturbed by the passage of the Coercive Acts in 1774, Brodhead represented Berks County at a protest congress held in Philadelphia. In 1776, he was commissioned as an office...

Hollenback, Matthias, 1752-1829

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Francis, Thomas W., 1767-1815

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Biddle, Clement, 1740-1814

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Revolutionary patriot. From the description of Document signed : [n.p.], 1792 July 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874585 Army officer and merchant. From the description of Clement Biddle correspondence, 1786. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450649 Biddle informs Wharm that he is going to advertise in Washington and Philadelphia newspapers for a missing letter he sent to Wharm containing two certificates of transfer to General Pinckney. ...

Morris, Robert, 1734-1806

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Robert Morris (1734-1806), "the Financier of the American Revolution," was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution, a powerful committee chairman in the Continental Congress, an important figure in Pennsylvania politics, and perhaps the most prominent businessman of his day. From the description of Robert Morris letter, to Managers of the Pennsylvania Hospital, 1783 November 26. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat reco...

McKean, Thomas, 1734-1817

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At this time, Thomas McKean was the chief justice of Pennsylvania. Matthew Irwin was the Philadelphia Master of Rolls and Recorder of Deeds. From the description of Letter to Matthew Irwin, 1785 June 29. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866469 Governor and delegate of the Continental Congress of Pennsylvania. From the description of Thomas McKean correspondence, 1779. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980914 Pennsylvania govern...

Willings & Francis.

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Rawle, William, 1759-1836

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William Rawle was born to a Quaker family in Philadelphia on April 28, 1759. His stepfather was Samuel Shoemaker, who served as a mayor of Philadelphia during the American Revolution. A Loyalist, Rawle fled to New York on the sloop Harlem in June 1778, when the British evacuated Philadelphia. After studying law in New York, Rawle traveled to Cork, Ireland, and London, England, in 1781. In London, Rawle studied law at the Middle Temple until his departure for France in late June or early July 178...

Henry, William, 1757-1821

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Breck, Samuel, 1771-1862

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Pennsylvania State Senator; U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania. From the description of Letter and photograph of Samuel Breck, 1834, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 51298011 Samuel Breck was a Philadelphia merchant and was a member of the American Philosophical Society (elected 1838). From the description of Historical sketch of the Continental bills of credit, from the year 1775 to 1781, with specimens thereof, 1840. (American Philosophical So...

Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804

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Thomas Smith, Commissioner of Loans for Pennsylvania. From the description of Letter to Thomas Smith, Commissioner of Loans for Pennsylvania concerning the payment of indents to Pennsylvania [manuscript] 30 September 1790. 1790. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647960750 Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) was influential in founding the United States government and served as its first Secretary of the Treasury (1789-1795) under President George Washington. ...

Weiss, Jacob, 1750-1839

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The Weiss family was prominent in the coal business in eastern Pennsylvania during the late 1700s and the 1800s. Colonel Jacob Weiss (1750-1839) was born in Philadelphia, the son of a German immigrant who was passionate about the causes of the American Revolution. Not surprisingly, Jacob Weiss volunteered for service in the Continental Army, first in a company of Philadelphia volunteers, then as deputy quartermaster-general, and finally as assistant deputy quartermaster-general at E...

Voight, Henry, 1743-1814.

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Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796

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David Rittenhouse was a maker of clocks and astronomical instruments in Norriton (Norristown) and Philadelphia, Penn. From the description of Tall case brass dial clock, ca. 1770-1780. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668311544 From the description of Tall case brass dial clock, ca. 1765-1775. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668311425 From the description of Brass dial wall clock, ca. 1774. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668311652 ...

Haga, Godfrey, 1747-1825

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