Guide to the Land Grant to William Bingham, Esq., for Property in Lycoming County from Thomas Mifflin, Governor of Pennsylvania

Andre Ambrus
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Guide to the Land Grant to William Bingham, Esq., for Property in Lycoming County from Thomas Mifflin, Governor of Pennsylvania

Collection number: MS-M047

Special Collections and Archives

The UCI Libraries

University of California

Irvine, California
Processed by:
Andre Ambrus
Date Completed:
2005
Encoded by:
Andre Ambrus
© 2005 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Land grant to William Bingham, Esq., for property in Lycoming County from Thomas Mifflin, Governor of Pennsylvania
Dates: 1796
Collection number: MS-M047
Collection Size: 0.3 linear feet (1 oversize folder)
Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Abstract: Collection comprises one land document to William Bingham, Esq., for property in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, dated 17 May 1796, and signed by Thomas Mifflin, Governor of Pennsylvania.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and University Archives.

Preferred Citation

Land grant to William Bingham, Esq., for property in Lycoming County from Thomas Mifflin, Governor of Pennsylvania. MS-M047. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Andrew Kosic, 1995.

Processing Information

Processed by Andre Ambrus and description written by Ryan Hildebrand, 2005.

Biography

William Bingham was born on April 8, 1752 in Philadelphia. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, class of 1768 and went on to become a founder and director of the Pennsylvania Bank (later known as the Bank of North America). Bingham was also a trustee of Dickinson College and president of the Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike Company. He served in the Pennsylvania Assembly, and was a United States Senator from 1795 to 1801. He owned land in Maine, New York, and Pennsylvania. Bingham died February 6, 1804 in Bath, England.
Thomas Mifflin was born in Philadelphia in 1744. He was a member of the first United States Congress in 1774, was appointed Quartermaster General of the Continental Army in August, 1775, and was also the first governor of Pennsylvania. Mifflin was a member of the constitutional convention and a signer of the United States Constitution. He died at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, January 20, 1800.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Collection comprises one land document to William Bingham, Esq., for property in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, dated 17 May 1796, and signed by Thomas Mifflin, Governor of Pennsylvania.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Land grants--Pennsylvania--Archives.
Pennsylvania--History--Archives.

Genres and Forms of Material

Seals--Pennsylvania--18th century.

Index Terms Related to this Collection

Bingham, William, 1752-1804.
Mifflin, Thomas, 1744-1800.
Kosic, Andrew, former owner.


Collection Contents

Box FB 59 : 4

Land grant document, 1796

Scope and Content Note

Brown ink on printed parchment form, three seals attached.