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Manuscript Group 167
SAMUEL WALLIS COLLECTION
1763-1873
.5 cu. ft.


Samuel Wallis, a native Muncy Farm in Northumberland County, worked as a surveyor during the respective periods of service of John Lukens (1781-1789) and Daniel Brodhead (1789-1809) as surveyors general of the Commonwealth. The major portion of the collection pertains to the sizable tracts of land in the north central region of Pennsylvania. In addition to letters, which relate to either the surveying of or sale of land, there are items relevant to biographical research on John Adlum, Joseph Preistley, William Maclay, Archibald Mclean and John Nicholson. The files contain correspondence, 1766-1830, legal papers, 1770-1845, land papers, 1763-1873 and accounts, 1769-1824.




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