Finding Aid for the Paula Hassinger Coin Collection 2005.14.r

Finding aid prepared by Claudia Horn
Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
One University Drive
Orange, CA, 92866
(714) 532 - 7711

Title: Paula Hassinger Coin Collection
Identifier/Call Number: 2005.14.r
Contributing Institution: Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Leatherby Libraries
One University Drive
Orange, CA, 92866
(714) 532 - 7711
Language of Material: The majority of the collection is in English
Container: 1
Container: 1
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet (1 box, 1 folder)
Date (inclusive): 1802-1936
Language of Materials note: English with some Spanish and Chinese on the coins.
Location note: Leatherby Libraries
Abstract: This collection consists of some coins, national and commemorative, including a Union Pacific "Lucky Piece", and adocument granting land to refugees of Canada and Nova Scotia signed by Thomas Jefferson and granting 366 acres to John Paskell in the "Chilicotha" [Chillicothe] District of Ohio.

Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of miscellaneous American and foreign coins as well as the highlight of the collection, a land grant for John Paskell signed by President Thomas Jefferson, May 4, 1802.

Biographical/Historical note

Paula Hassinger '43 donated her estate to Chapman University to establish the Jack H. and Paula Hassinger Endowed Chair in Education. She and her husband were educators and traveled the world working in schools run by the government. Her expertise was ESL. She also taught in the Los Angeles school district. Her husband, Jack, was a school superintendant in Los Angeles.
It was the Public Statute II, 1800, 1801, that granted lands to the refugees from Canada and Nova Scotia. This was an act regulating the grants of land appropriated for the refugees from the British provinces of Canada and Nova Scotia, dated Feb. 18, 1801. John Paskell received one of these land grants in a document signed by President Thomas Jefferson and Secretary of State james Madison on May 4, 1802. The 366 acres granted to John Paskell was located in Township No. XVIII and Range XVI of "Chilicotha" (Chillicothe) District joining the district of Marietta. The grant was signed 1802, a year before Ohio became a state.
The tract of land deeded to people from Canada and Nova Scotia was known as the Refugee Tract and was awarded to people who left British Canada before July 4, 1776 and stayed in the U. S. until November 25, 1783 continuously, and aided the revolutionary cause.

Arrangement note

This collection is arranged by material type.

Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation note

Paula Hassinger Collection (2005.14.r), Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Chapman University, CA.

Conditions Governing Use note

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Hassinger, Paula, '43, 1922-2005
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- History
Madison, James, 1751-1836 -- History
Chillocothe (Ross County, Ohio) -- History.
Commemorative coins -- Collectors and Collecting -- United States.
Commemorative coins -- United States.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Land grants -- Ohio.
Madison, James, 1751-1836
United States. Congress (6th, 2nd session : 1801)