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Israel W. Morris, President Delano Land Co. & Alex Campbell, 1872-1877

 Sub-Series — Box: 0275.04, Folder: 06
Identifier: 0275.04.06

Scope and Contents

1872 November 13 from Israel W. Morris to David W. Kelley, Thomas J. Stryker T. W. Hill, Charles Brearley and Andrew Dutcher a Lease executed and delivered by Warren Delano and others and to The Trenton Coal Company claiming to be assignees of the Mercer Coal Company and to George W. Esser and E. T. Booth (three handwritten copies, two on yellow tissue paper) 1874 March 2 from Alex D. Campbell (Philadelphia) to IsraelW. Morris (hand- written note in pencil) re: notices sent to tenants 1874 March 6 from Israel W. Morris (Delano Land Co. Philadephia) (Mauch Chunk) (handwritten note on tissue paper) “We hereby agree to make a lease of the colliery lately known as “Mercer Colliery” now “Pine Creek Colliery” to Eli T. Booth of Mauch Chunk and Stephen Richardson of Attleboro, Mass. for the lease expiring January 1, 1882 upon the same Terms and conditions as expressed made by Warren Delano et al to D. W. Kelley et al lately assigned to Esser, Booth & Co….” 1875 April 24 from Alex D. Campbell to Israel W. Morris (Pres. Delano Land Co.) (handwritten on yellow tissue paper) re: “Delano Colliery” 1875 April The Delano Land Company vs. George W. Esser & Booth (two copies handwritten on yellow tissue paper sworn statements in Schuylkill Cty Court re: the Johns tract of land) and envelope 1875 June Indenture of lands of George W. Esser, Eli T. Booth and ? (Francis) Richardson a valuation paid by Delano Land Co. (handwritten on yellow tissue paper) 1875 June In the Common Pleas of Schuylkill County the Delano Land Co. vs. George W. Esser & Eli T. Booth, John Kite being duly sworn says that Warren Delano Junior and others demised the exclusive right and privilege to David W. Nell, Thomas J. Stryker, T.W. Hill, Charles Brearley and Andrew Dutcher of mining coal on Peter Johns, Paul Hannah and Thomas Hammer tracts 1875 No date Indenture of Release made and executed by George W. Esser, Eli T. Booth, Stephen Richardson and Clarence H. Richardson to Delano Land Co. of their leases 1876 October 4 from Alex D. Campbell to Israel W. Morris (handwritten note) Re: assignment from Taggart to Edmunds et al 1877 June 20 from Will H. Carter (Mahanoy City) to A. P. Blakslee (handwritten note) re: lease of a house at Pine Creek (Trenton) for Morris Cushing and letter from C. F. Shindel in reference to school deed. (Answer to this letter) from A. P. Blakslee to Wm H. Carter “I had a talk with Judge Packer about the matter. He says better let the matter rest awhile perhaps they may change their minds.”


  • 1872-1877

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From the Collection: 4 Linear Feet (4 boxes, 2 linear feet ; 1 flat box 2 linear feet )

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