This collection is stored at Firestone Library.
Requests will be delivered to Manuscripts Division, RBSC Reading Room
Collection Creator: De Coppet, Andre,
Extent: 1 folder
Collection is open for research use. Researchers may be required to use surrogates of
collection items stored in special vault facilities.
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.
Castorland; 1794-1803; Andre De Coppet Collection, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.