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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Page address: http://lib.mnsu.edu/archives/fa/smhc/smhc1442.html

Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
United States Bureau of Land Management. Mankato Townsite File, 1856-1861.
MSU Archives Collection 1442



United States Bureau of Land Management. Mankato Townsite File, 1856-1861. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1442. (270 leaves) 1 microfilm reel; 35mm.

Abstract:

This collection is from the records of the Bureau of Land Management located in the National Archives. It includes documents from the Mankato Townsite File, dealing mostly with contested title to the property in the townsite area. The focus of the collection is the legal documents pertaining to George Maxfield's pre-emption claim and Hoxie Rathburn and the Mankato Company's contesting said claim. Included are: correspondence between General Sam Leech, lawyers from all parties, the Register of Deed and various land offices; testimony during litigation; and plat maps.

Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

United States Bureau of Land Management. Mankato Townsite File, 1856-1861. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1442, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

The Minnesota Valley Regional Library donated this collection in March 1980.

Processed By:

Rick Smith processed this collection in April 1990.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that this is part of a collection available from the US National Archives.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Maxfield, George.
Rathburn, Hoxie.
Radloff, Herman.
Mankato Company.
Mankato (Minn.)--History.
Leech, General Samuel