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1Title:  Connecticut Land Company Miscellaneous Records     
 Creator:  Connecticut Land Company 
 Dates:  1765-1835 
 Abstract:  The Connecticut Land Company (1795-1809) was a syndicate of 35 groups representing 58 individuals who purchased on credit the majority of Connecticut's Western Reserve land as a speculative venture. Proceeds from the sale of the Reserve were used to establish the Connecticut School Fund. The Western Reserve was that area of northeastern Ohio which Connecticut reserved for her citizens in 1786 in exchange for ceding the remainder of her western land claims to the newly-formed United States government. Settlers were slow to purchase Reserve lands, and many of the original proprietors did not make any profits due to company mismanagement. The collection consists of correspondence of Elias Perkins, Joseph Perkins, Oliver Phelps and various other interested people as well as an historical sketch of the Western Reserve lands, land records of New Lisbon, Ohio, and will and estate records. This collection pertains primarily to the efforts of company members to sell the land and settle the frontier known as Connecticut's Western Reserve. 
 Call #:  MS 4240 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Connecticut Land Company. | Real property -- Ohio -- New Lisbon. | Real property -- Ohio -- Western Reserve. | Decedents' estates -- Ohio -- Western Reserve. | Western Reserve (Ohio) -- History -- Sources. | New Lisbon (Ohio) -- History -- Sources.
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