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Newport Township collection
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- Textual record
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0.13 l.m. of textual records. - 1 photograph : sepia. - 1 manuscript map.
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Archival description area
The documents originally belonged to Fred Hurd's father, Captain Edmund Hurd (1907-2001).
Scope and content
The collection contains primary source information on the administration of Newport Township, financial transactions in the Township, the lives of its citizens, legal affairs, military operations, and land division, from 1790 to 1937. It consists primarily of meeting minutes, correspondence, account statements, and land deeds, among many other types of records. The collection is comprised of the following series: Administrative (1791-1880), Financial Records (1790-1900), Correspondence (1799-1893), Legal Documents (1792-1834), Military (1792-1830), Land and Property (1799-1937), and Miscellaneous Documents (1815-1937).
Some of the documents have been placed in protective sleeves due to their fragility.
Immediate source of acquisition
The documents were donated by Fred Hurd in 2022.
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The documents are in English.
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No further accruals are expected.
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Finding aid prepared using Rules for Archival Description (RAD).
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Created April 27, 2023
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Footprints Into Newport Township: Revealing A Hidden History of Lives Lived by Frederick Edmund Hurd (2021)