Holland Land Company


Archives and Special Collections
Daniel A. Reed Library
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: 716-673-3183

For Information Contact:

Barbara Kittle
Librarian
716-673-3194
barbara.kittle@fredonia.edu

 

Map of Morris's Purchase or West Geneseo in the State of New York

Click on the map to access the digital collection, via the New York Heritage Digital Collections.

Description

Funded by 2007 and 2008 Regional Bibliographic Databases and Interlibrary Resources Sharing Program Grants through the Western New York Library Resources Council.

Historical Background

The Holland Land Company Records comprise mostly microfilmed material relating to the United States investment activities of the Holland Land Company, an early 19th century Dutch corporation. The main collection, the Archives of the Holland Land Company, spans the years 1789-1869. It is available on 202 reels which were filmed in the Netherlands.

Contents and Inventory

1,363 color maps from the Archives of the Holland Land Company, featuring maps from the state of New York and the western New York region as well as from other Holland Land Company holdings and locations throughout the eastern United States. More

Inventory of the Archives of the Holland Land Company, 1789-1869, by Dr. Wilhelmina C. Pieterse

Reproduced with permission of the Municiple Archives of Amsterdam. If you would like a copy, please mail $12.50 (checks payable to HLC-FCF) to:

HLC Records
Reed Library
SUNY Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063

This publication has been scanned in sections for ease of download. Please refer to the table of contents for specific information, reel numbers, and page numbers.

Supplementary Collections

The supplementary collections contain related material that was filmed in various repositories in the United States. Included are:

  • Field notes of the grand survey of the Genesee lands - 2 reels; 
  • Field notes of the surveys of ranges and township lines - 3 reels; 
  • Lot survey field notebooks, 1798-1815 - 23 reels; 
  • Holland Land Company records and related documents in the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society (includes the Joseph Ellicott Correspondence) - 25 reels; 
  • Holland Land Company and related records in Reed Library (pertaining mostly to Cattaraugus County) - 23 reels; 
  • Holland Land Company and Chautauqua Land Office records in Patterson Library, Westfield - 52 reels; 
  • Holland Land Company records in the Batavia Land Office Museum - 17 reels; 
  • Holland Land Company map collection on colored microfiche and film and more.

Reed Library also has over 80 sales ledgers and some field notes ledgers, mostly for Cattaraugus County. (Film versions should be used for research.)

Holland Land Company Records in Other Libraries

The records below are in .pdf format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.

Genealogical Research

While some guidance is provided to novice researchers, the Library staff cannot provide lengthy help for genealogical research. Instead, researchers are urged to consult the following research guides, located in Reed Library: 


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