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Dr. William and Eleanor Porter Tax Records and Accounts, 1800-1809
1 folder (0.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 91

Abstract:
Residents of Greenwich, Massachusetts. Collection includes demands and receipts for taxes (parish, highway, town, county, and state) on various tracts of land that they owned, as well as three items regarding the settling of accounts with local individuals and an agreement to sell pasture land.

Terms of Access and Use:

The collection is open for research.

Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries

Biographical Note

Greenwich was among the Western Massachusetts towns abolished in 1938 to allow the Swift River Valley to be flooded, thereby creating the Quabbin Reservoir to provide Boston with water.

Scope and contents of the collection

The collection includes demands and receipts (1804-1809) for taxes (parish, highway, town, county, and state) on various tracts of land in Greenwich, Massachusetts owned by Dr. William and Eleanor Porter, as well as three items (1800-1808) regarding the settling of accounts with local individuals (Ichabod Trandell [Grandall?], James Mills, and Isaac Hunter) and an agreement (1807?) to sell pasture land to Captain West of Greenwich.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: William and Eleanor Porter Tax Records and Accounts (MS 91). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

History of the Collection

Acquired from Donald Howe, 1960.

Processing Information

Processed by Linda Seidman, 1985.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Special Collections and University Archives
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003-9275

Phone: (413) 545-2780
Fax: (413) 577-1399
Link to SCUA
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Greenwich (Mass.)--Economic conditions--19th century--Sources.
  • Greenwich (Mass.)--Taxation--History--19th century--Sources.
  • Hampshire County (Mass.)--Economic conditions--19th century--Sources.
  • Hampshire County (Mass.)--Taxation--History--19th century--Sources.
  • Landowners--Massachusetts--Greenwich--Economic conditions--19th century--Sources.
  • Local taxation--Massachusetts--History--19th century--Sources.
  • Pastures--Prices--Massachusetts--History--19th century--Sources.
  • Porter, Eleanor, landowner--Finance, Personal.
  • Porter, William, landowner--Finance, Personal.
  • Quabbin Reservoir Region (Mass.)--Economic conditions--19th century.
  • Real property tax--Massachusetts--History--19th century--Sources.

Contributors
  • Porter, Eleanor
  • Porter, Eleanor, landowner.


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