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Dr. William and Eleanor Porter Tax Records and Accounts

1800-1809
1 folder (0.25 linear ft.)
Call no.: MS 91

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.

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Background on Creator:

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 of 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.

Administrative information

Access

The collection is open for research.

Provenance

Acquired from Donald Howe, 1960.

Processing Information

Processed by Linda Seidman, 1985.

Language:

English

Acknowledgments

Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Copyright and Use (More information )

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

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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, William [main entry]
  • Porter, Eleanor
  • Porter, Eleanor, landowner.

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