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Guide to the Alexander Papers
1668-1818 (bulk 1717-1786)
  MS 8

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Container List

Series 6: Surveys, [1681] - 1804

Scope and Contents note

For purposes of this arrangement, Surveys are any papers created specifically to detail the boundaries of privately held land. Of these, there are two kinds: first, items that include scale drawings of the area surveyed; second; items usually referred to as returns of surveys, which give a written description of the boundaries of a tract, but have no drawing.

Surveys are arranged by county, then alphabetically by the surname of the owner of the surveyed tract. In most instances, officials of the Surveyor General's office identified surveys by noting the names of the tract's owners on the verso of the survey. In almost every instance, even in the absence of such a notation, the surveyor himself names the owner(s) of the surveyed tract in the body of the survey. In instances when two or more owners are identified for a given tract, the survey is placed in the alphabet according to the surname of the first identified owner. Researchers should be aware that in their returns, officials were not consistent in the way that they listed the owners of tracts. Two surveys done for the same group of owners, therefore, might be alphabetized in the series under different letters, depending upon which owner's name was listed first on the return.

In the Surveys series, are folders titled "Unidentified or Multiple Owners". These folders contain two types of material. The first type is surveys of tracts whose owners cannot be identified. The second type is surveys of several (usually adjacent) tracts, wherein no single owner's tract is identified as the subject of the survey.

The last subseries in the Surveys series is of warrants granted by the Proprietors for tracts of land. These documents authorized the Surveyor General to survey a tract of a prescribed size for the grantee. The warrants do not name or designate specific tracts, but in many instances were issued as a preliminary to the undertaking of a survey, and thus correspond to items in the Surveys series. Almost all of the material of this kind in the collection was created by the East New Jersey Proprietors, with only one folder deriving from West New Jersey.

Approximate inclusive dates of material within each folder are indicated on the upper right hand corner of the folders in this series.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 20 Folder : 1 Surveys--Bergen County--A - B
Box: 20 Folder : 2 Surveys--Bergen County--C - L
Box: 20 Folder : 3 Surveys--Bergen County--M - Ogden, David
Box: 20 Folder : 4 Surveys--Bergen County--Ogden, Gabriel - Post
Box: 21 Folder : 1 Surveys--Bergen County--R
Box: 21 Folder : 2 Surveys--Bergen County--S - Z
Box: 21 Folder : 3 Surveys--Bergen County--Ramapo Tracts--A - O
Box: 21 Folder : 4 Surveys--Bergen County--Ramapo Tracts--P - Z
Box: 21 Folder : 5 Surveys--Bergen County--Ramapo Tracts--Unidentified or Multiple Owners
Box: 21 Folder : 6 Surveys--Burlington County
Box: 21 Folder : 7 Surveys--Burlington County-- Unidentified or Multiple Owners
Box: 22 Folder : 1 Surveys--Essex County--A - Blackman
Box: 22 Folder : 2 Surveys--Essex County--Board - Crane
Box: 22 Folder : 3 Surveys--Essex County--Cross - H
Box: 22 Folder : 4 Surveys--Essex County--I - N
Box: 22 Folder : 5 Surveys--Essex County--O - Penn
Box: 22 Folder : 6 Surveys--Essex County--Perth - Price
Box: 23 Folder : 1 Surveys--Essex County--R - V
Box: 23 Folder : 2 Surveys--Essex County--W - Z
Box: 23 Folder : 3 Surveys--Essex County--Unidentified or Multiple Owners
Box: 23 Folder : 4 Surveys--Essex County--Survey Maps of Elizabeth Town Point Farm
Box: 23 Folder : 5 Surveys--Essex County--Watercolor Survey Maps--Unidentified Tract
Box: 23 Folder : 6 Surveys--Gloucester County
Box: 23 Folder : 7 Surveys--Hunterdon County
Box: 23 Folder : 8 Surveys--Middlesex County--A - B
Box: 23 Folder : 9 Surveys--Middlesex County--C - Hankins
Box: 23 Folder : 10 Surveys--Middlesex County--Harrison - J
Box: 24 Folder : 1 Surveys--Middlesex County--K - Leonard, Samuel
Box: 24 Folder : 2 Surveys--Middlesex County--Leonard, Thomas - Reid
Box: 24 Folder : 3 Surveys--Middlesex County--Rogers - Z
Box: 24 Folder : 4 Surveys--Middlesex County-- Unidentified or Multiple Owners
Box: 24 Folder : 5 Surveys--Middlesex County--Maps
Box: 24 Folder : 6 Surveys--Monmouth County--A
Box: 25 Folder : 1 Surveys--Monmouth County--B - Brimley
Box: 25 Folder : 2 Surveys--Monmouth County--Brown - Byllynge
Box: 25 Folder : 3 Surveys--Monmouth County--C
Box: 25 Folder : 4 Surveys--Monmouth County--D
Box: 25 Folder : 5 Surveys--Monmouth County--E - F
Box: 26 Folder : 1 Surveys--Monmouth County--G - Holmes, James
Box: 26 Folder : 2 Surveys--Monmouth County--Holmes, John - Jones, David
Box: 26 Folder : 3 Surveys--Monmouth County--Karr - Kinnan, Thomas
Box: 26 Folder : 4 Surveys--Monmouth County--Knott, David
Box: 26 Folder : 5 Surveys--Monmouth County--Knott, David
Box: 26 Folder : 6 Surveys--Monmouth County--Knott, Peter
Box: 27 Folder : 1 Surveys--Monmouth County--L - Layton
Box: 27 Folder : 2 Surveys--Monmouth County--Leconte - Lyells
Box: 27 Folder : 3 Surveys--Monmouth County--M - N (No "O")
Box: 27 Folder : 4 Surveys--Monmouth County--P - Potter, Daniel
Box: 27 Folder : 5 Surveys--Monmouth County--Potter, Joseph - Reid
Box: 28 Folder : 1 Surveys--Monmouth County--Rhe - Schenck, Abram
Box: 28 Folder : 2 Surveys--Monmouth County-- Schenck, Roeloff -- Sharp, Anthony
Box: 28 Folder : 3 Surveys--Monmouth County--Sharp, Isaac - Sutvan
Box: 28 Folder : 4 Surveys--Monmouth County--T - V
Box: 28 Folder : 5 Surveys--Monmouth County-- Wainwright - White
Box: 28 Folder : 6 Surveys--Monmouth County--Wikoff - Z
Box: 29 Folder : 1 Surveys--Monmouth County-- Unidentified or Multiple Owners
Box: 29 Folder : 2 Surveys--Morris County--A - Alexander. William
Box: 29 Folder : 3 Surveys--Morris County--Allin, David - Budd, Sarah
Box: 29 Folder : 4 Surveys--Morris County--Burnet - Demouth
Box: 29 Folder : 5 Surveys--Morris County--Dickinson - Ford, Jacob
Box: 30 Folder : 1 Surveys--Morris County--Ford, Samuel - H
Box: 30 Folder : 2 Surveys--Morris County--J - L (No "I")
Box: 30 Folder : 3 Surveys--Morris County--M - N
Box: 30 Folder : 4 Surveys--Morris County--O - Ogden, Abraham (1774)
Box: 30 Folder : 5 Surveys--Morris County--Ogden, Abraham (1775) - Peck
Box: 30 Folder : 6 Surveys--Morris County--Penns - Rapalje
Box: 31 Folder : 1 Surveys--Morris County--Rawls - Sip
Box: 31 Folder : 2 Surveys--Morris County--Skinner - Z
Box: 31 Folder : 3 Surveys--Morris County--Unidentified and Multiple Owners
Box: 31 Folder : 4 Surveys--Morris County--Maps
Box: 31 Folder : 5 Surveys--Salem County
Box: 31 Folder : 6 Surveys--Salem County-- Maps
Box: 31 Folder : 7 Surveys--Somerset County--A
Box: 32 Folder : 1 Surveys--Somerset County--B - Dawken
Box: 32 Folder : 2 Surveys--Somerset County-- Delancey - F
Box: 32 Folder : 3 Surveys--Somerset County--G - N
Box: 32 Folder : 4 Surveys--Somerset County--O - Schenck, Hendrick
Box: 32 Folder : 5 Surveys--Somerset County-- Schenck, John - Z
Box: 33 Folder : 1 Surveys--Somerset County-- Unidentified and Multiple Owners (1of 2)
Box: 33 Folder : 2 Surveys--Somerset County-- Unidentified and Multiple Owners (2 of 2)
Box: 33 Folder : 3 Surveys--Somerset County--Maps
Box: 33 Folder : 4 Surveys--Sussex County--A - Alexander, Mary, Devisees of (Sept.1761)
Box: 33 Folder : 5 Surveys--Sussex County--Alexander, Mary, Devisees of (Oct.1761) - Ayers, Elisha
Box: 33 Folder : 6 Surveys--Sussex County--B
Box: 34 Folder : 1 Surveys--Sussex County--C - Delancey, Oliver (1767)
Box: 34 Folder : 2 Surveys--Sussex County--Delancey, Oliver (1769-1772)
Box: 34 Folder : 3 Surveys--Sussex County--Delancey, Oliver (Sept.1773) - F
Box: 34 Folder : 4 Surveys--Sussex County--G - Lindsley, Levi
Box: 34 Folder : 5 Surveys--Sussex County--Logan - M
Box: 35 Folder : 1 Surveys--Sussex County--O - Ogden, Robert (1766)
Box: 35 Folder : 2 Surveys--Sussex County--Ogden, Robert (1767) - Parker, James
Box: 35 Folder : 3 Surveys--Sussex County--Perth (1764-1773)
Box: 35 Folder : 4 Surveys--Sussex County--Perth (1774-1776) - Price
Box: 35 Folder : 5 Surveys--Sussex County--R - Rutherfurd, Walter (1767)
Box: 36 Folder : 1 Surveys--Sussex County-- Rutherfurd, Walter (1768) - Sharp, Anthony, Heirs of
Box: 36 Folder : 2 Surveys--Sussex County--Sharp, Isaac - Sonmans, Peter, Heirs of
Box: 36 Folder : 3 Surveys--Sussex County--Sonmans, Peter, Heirs of - Stephenson, Thomas
Box: 36 Folder : 4 Surveys--Sussex County--Stevens - Z
Box: 36 Folder : 5 Surveys--Sussex County-- Unidentified and Multiple Owners
Box: 37 Folder : 1 Surveys--Unidentified Counties--New Jersey--A - D
Box: 37 Folder : 2 Surveys--Unidentified Counties--New Jersey--E - N
Box: 37 Folder : 3 Surveys--Unidentified Counties--New Jersey--O - Z
Box: 37 Folder : 4 Surveys--Unidentified Counties--New Jersey--Unidentified and Multiple Owners
Box: 37 Folder : 5 Surveys--Unidentified Counties--New Jersey--Maps
Box: 37 Folder : 6 Surveys--Unidentified Colonies and Counties--Maps
Box: 38 Folder : 1 Surveys--Albany County N.Y.-- Mohawk Lands
N.D., 1723
Box: 38 Folder : 2 Surveys--Canajoharie, Albany County N.Y.
Box: 38 Folder : 3 Surveys--Oblong or Equivalent Lands -- Map
N.D., 1744
Box: 38 Folder : 4 Surveys--Second Nine Partners Tract -- Maps and Field Work
N.D., 1743
Box: 38 Folder : 5 Surveys--Unidentified Counties & Colonies--Calculations
N.D.
Box: 38 Folder : 6 Surveys--Unidentified Counties-- Unidentified and Multiple Owners
Box: 38 Folder : 7 Surveys--Field Book of George Lesley--Somerset County
1742
Box: 38 Folder : 8 Surveys--Field Book of James Lyne-- [New Jersey]
1749
Box: 38 Folder : 9 Surveys--Field Book of Unidentified Surveyor--New Jersey
N.D.
Box: 39 Folder : 1 Surveys--East New Jersey-- Warrants--A
Box: 39 Folder : 2 Surveys--East New Jersey-- Warrants--B - D
Box: 39 Folder : 3 Surveys--East New Jersey-- Warrants--E - H (No "I")
Box: 39 Folder : 4 Surveys--East New Jersey-- Warrants--J - L
Box: 39 Folder : 5 Surveys--East New Jersey-- Warrants--M - R
Box: 39 Folder : 6 Surveys--East New Jersey-- Warrants--S - Z
Box: 39 Folder : 7 Surveys--Warrants--West New Jersey

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