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United States General Land Office, Duluth District records

 Collection
Identifier: S3707

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence and transcripts of correspondence pertaining to land claims and disputed land claims.

1 volume - contains copies of outgoing correspondence, 1857-1873, includes correspondence from Buchanan, Portland and Duluth Land Officer.

1 folder - contains photocopies of correspondence 1856-1859 and land patent, Thomas D. Grimmer, T54R13W, 1873.

Additional volumes were transferred to the Minnesota Historical Society.

Dates

  • 1855-1903

Creator

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

The General Land Office was established in the Treasury Dept. in 1812. In 1849, it was transferred to the Dept. of the Interior. In 1946 the General Land Office and the Grazing Service were consolidated to form the Bureau of Land Management.

U.S. public lands in northeast Minnesota were originally sold in Buchanan, a townsite located on the shore of Lake Superior near the mouth of the Knife River. The U.S. District General Land Office was moved to Portland in 1859.  Portland later became a part of the City of Duluth.

Extent

1.00 Volumes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains correspondence and transcripts of correspondence pertaining to land claims and disputed land claims.

Physical Location

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 libarchives@d.umn.edu or 218-726-8526.

Physical Description

1 volume and 1 folder

General

This collection is owned by the Minnesota Historical Society, but is housed at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives.

Title
Guide to the United States General Land Office, Duluth District records
Author
Finding Aid Authors: P. Maus.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526