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Major D. Northrup letter

 Collection — Folder: S2375
Identifier: S2375

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a photocopy of a February 10, 1848 letter written by Major D. Northrup of Galway, Saratoga County, New York and sent to the county clerk of Steuben County, Indiana. Northrup was inquiring into land he had purchased in the county and whether the taxes had been paid. Northrup had been sending money to a Mr. Chauncy to pay the taxes, but he had not received any receipts or notifications that they were paid after 1844. Also included is a photocopy of the recipient's address written on the reverse side of the letter with Galway, N.Y. March 13 written above and to the left of the address.


  • 1848


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Major D. Northrup was born June 20, 1793 at Galway, Saratoga County, New York to Lewis and Robah (Smith) Northrup. He married Agnes Speir and they raised a large family. Northrup was a farmer and lived at Galway until around 1870 when he moved to Broadalbin, Fulton County, New York. He died at the age of 90 on July 11, 1883.

Sources: "Major D. Northrup." North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000. Accessed July 13, 2022. "Major Dean Northrup." Find a Grave Memorial ID 68384924. Accessed July 13, 2022.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Janalyce Rouls on 1966/06/22.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/07/14 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/07/14 by Laura Eliason.
Major D. Northrup letter
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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