John Greig Papers,1794-1870.

Collection Number: 1550

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
John Greig papers, 1794-1870.
Collection Number:
1550
Creator:
Greig, John,
Quantity:
18 reels positive, 18 reels negative microfilm.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, financial and Legal records, and notes.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence; accounts of purchases, payments, and unsold lands; surveys; tax receipts, contracts, notes, bonds, deeds, powers of attorney; and maps and field notes of the New York Military Tract and city lots of Rochester and Ontario County, New York.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Land agent, lawyer.
John Greig was a land speculator prominent in the economic development of western New York State.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence; accounts of purchases, payments, and unsold lands; surveys; tax receipts, contracts, notes, bonds, deeds, powers of attorney; and maps and field notes of the New York Military Tract and city lots of Rochester and Ontario County, New York. Papers relating to Greig's land interests include material on the Chenango Triangle, the Hornby Estate, the New York Military Tract, Cottringer Tract, Ogden Tract, and Pulteney Estate. Documenting his activities as a promoter of internal improvements are materials on the Charlotte to Rochester Railroad, Erie Canal, Rochester and Carthage Railroad, Rochester and Ontario Plank Road, Sodus Canal Association, and the Sodus Land Company. Also included is miscellaneous material on local history, papers concerning the settlement of Greig's estate, and extensive correspondence and other papers of family members and friends in the United States, Scotland and England discussing American political and economic issues and internal British politics.
Also contains letters, papers, and other records of Thomas Morris, 1790-1848; John and Eunice Tryon, 1790-1819; John Phelps and John L. Phelps, 1790-1838; Joseph Fellows, 1828-1868; Elias Kane, 1791-1817; the Pulteney Estate, 1810-1821; Eliza Greig; Alexander Greig, 1825-1866; Alexander Duncan, 1830-1877; Chapins, 1791-1862; George W. Kirkland, 1784-1797; John Rankine, 1867-1879; and William Jeffrey, 1841-1870.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Greig, John, 1779-1858.
Duncan, Alexander
Duncan, Alexander.
Fellows, Joseph
Fellows, Joseph.
Greig, Alexander
Greig, Alexander.
Greig, Eliza
Greig, Eliza.
Jeffrey, William
Jeffrey, William.
Kane, Elias
Kane, Elias.
Kirkland, George
Kirkland, George.
Morris, Thomas
Morris, Thomas.
Phelps, John
Phelps, John L.
Phelps, John L.
Phelps, John.
Rankine, John
Rankine, John.
Tryon, Eunice
Tryon, Eunice.
Tryon, John
Tryon, John.
Charlotte to Rochester Railroad.
Pulteney Estate.
Rochester and Carthage Railroad.
Rochester and Ontario Plank Road.
Sodus Canal Association.
Sodus Land Company.

Subjects:
Canals -- New York (State)
Railroads -- New York (State)
Roads -- New York (State)
Land tenure -- New York (State)
Land companies -- New York (State)
Land use -- Economic aspects -- New York (State)
Real estate development -- New York (State)
Real property, Exchange of.
Phelps and Gorham Purchase.
Canals
Land companies
Land tenure
Land use -- Economic aspects
Political science
Railroads
Real estate development
Real property, Exchange of
Roads

Places:
Great Britain -- Politics and government.
Scotland -- Politics and government.
United States -- Politics and government.
Rochester (N.Y.)
Ontario County (N.Y.)
Erie Canal (N.Y.)
Sodus Canal (N.Y.)
Great Britain
New York (State)
New York (State) -- Erie Canal
New York (State) -- Ontario County
New York (State) -- Rochester
New York (State) -- Sodus Canal
Scotland
United States

Form and Genre Terms:
Deeds.
Maps.
Surveys.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
John Greig Papers, #1550. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

NOTES

Papers were filmed from the collection of George J. Skivington.

CONTAINER LIST

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