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Appomattox Land and Improvement Company records

Identifier: MS-SC4016
Abstract The Appomattox Land and Improvement Company was an organization found in New York in 1891 by a group of New York businessmen, with the goal of purchasing and holding real estate, particularly the McLean “Surrender” House at Appomattox, Virginia. Under Myron E. Dunlap, the group purchased several historic structures with the intent of dismantling them and moving them to Chicago for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition or to Washington DC for permanent display. The house from Appomattox was...
Dates: 1891 - 1924

James B. Murray letter

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1089
Scope and Contents Letter to his brother, Bronson, in Ottawa, Illinois refers to Plank Road currency, that is worthless and charges him for using it. Also mentions land prices.
Dates: Created: June 16, 1853

Pope Family letters

 Collection — Box: 67
Identifier: MS-SC1194A
Scope and Contents Two letters, 1836, 1843, from Nathaniel to his wife discuss family sickness and states he delivered the "decision in the Smith case (Mormon prophet)". One, 1835, to his daughter Penelope, discussing his trip to Richmond, western girls compared to those in Richmond, and her brother William, in the navy in New York. One letter, 1833, from Sister Mary Agnes discussing the progress in studies of "your daughter". Land indenture, 1841, between Ninian Edwards and Penelope and Beverly Allen to John...
Dates: Created: 1833 - 1853

W. H. Prescott letter

 Collection — Box: 68
Identifier: MS-SC1214
Scope and Contents Letter to Mr. Mann regarding property in Illinois that he has received through a will. Clarifying the legalities of keeping the land and discussing his possible options for dealing with it. Gives references from Hallowell, Maine who would attest to his qualifications.
Dates: Created: February 27, 1860