George E. and William Nettleton family papers
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of two items:
A land patent granting land to George E Nettleton, dated 1861. This appears to represent the land Nettleton built his "shanty" on and that he acquired title to as a result of the trader's license he obtained from the Indian Department in 1853-54.
A letter from William Nettleton dated December 5th, 1892 declining an invitation to attend a meeting of the Old Settlers of the Head of Lake Superior.
- Creation: 1861-1892
- Creation: Majority of material found in 1861, 1892
- Nettleton, George E. and William (Family)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.
Biographical / Historical
George E. and William Nettleton were brothers and early settlers of Duluth. Arriving in the area in 1852 or 1853, they ran a large grocery and general supply store. George Nettleton claims to have built the first "shanty: on the Town Plat at the base of Minnesota Point in 1852. William Nettleton was a member of the first Town Council of Duluth.
2.00 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
The collection consists of two items: a land patent granting land to George E Nettleton, dated 1861; and a letter from William Nettleton dated December 5th, 1892 declining an invitation to attend a meeting of the Old Settlers of the Head of Lake Superior.
This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-726-8526.
This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library, and are on permanent loan from the St. Louis County Historical Society.
- Old Settlers Association of the Head of Lake Superior (Duluth, Minn.) (Organization)
- United States. General Land Office (Organization)
- Nettleton, George E. (Person)
- Nettleton, William (Person)
- Guide to the George E. and William Nettleton family papers
- Finding Aid Authors: M. David.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Collecting Area Details
Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001