Documents 360, 360 – 383, 1816-1905
Scope and Contents
The collection contains approximately 384 documents (deeds, titles, indentures, correspondence and leases) for anthracite coal lands, 40 envelopes, 20 maps, two pamphlets, one photogravure, and one large colored "painting." In general, the items are dusty, stained, crumpled, and some are very fragile.
The earliest date mentioned in the documents is 1773 (Tomlinson survey of land) referred to in a later dated deed to the most recent items from the Peca Coal Company dated 1962. The bulk of the documents are land exchanges mostly in the 1850s to the 1890s.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection housed remotely. Users need to contact 24 hours in advance.
From the Collection: 4 Linear Feet (4 boxes, 2 linear feet ; 1 flat box 2 linear feet )
Language of Materials
- From the Collection: Lehigh Valley Rail Road Company (Organization)
- From the Collection: Delano Land Company Agent (Organization)
Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository
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