Charles Butler Papers
The papers of Charles Butler span the years 1817 to 1908, the bulk of which pertain to the dealings of the American Land Company, and the Wabash and Erie Canal. They include correspondence, business papers, legal documents, ledger books, pamphlets, and maps.
Butler's American Land Company correspondence deals chiefly with property issues along the Mississippi River, public debts in Indiana, and the Wabash and Erie Canal. There is also a small amount of family correspondence and a 1833 letter written to the editor of the Albany Argus regarding travels in the western states.
The business papers include land patents for 1841, stock certificates dated 1847 and 1853, state of Michigan reports and the Governor's message of 1849, a patent signed ...
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