Castorland

1 folder

This collection is stored at Firestone Library.

Requests will be delivered to Manuscripts Division, RBSC Reading Room .

Collection Creator: De Coppet, Andre, 1892-1953..

Dates: 1794-1803.

Extent: 1 folder

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use. Researchers may be required to use surrogates of collection items stored in special vault facilities.

Description

In 1792, a French land company, Compagnie de New York, bought 600,000 acres of land in Tompkins County, NY, with the intention of splitting it into lots and selling them for a profit. To promote sales the tract was called Castorland, castor being the French word for beaver. Ultimately, the venture proved unsuccessful due to problems with the land and lack of funds. The company dissolved in 1814.

Preferred Citation

Castorland; 1794-1803; Andre De Coppet Collection, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

    Request Checked Items
    Title Date Container
    Coupons 1794 Box 6, Folder 17
    Coupons 1794 Box 6, Folder 17
    Letter 1803 December Box 6, Folder 17