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Title: Matthew T. Scott papers,
Creator: Matthew Thompson Scott, 1828-1891.
Inclusive dates: 1831-1930.
4.5 cubic ft.
Correspondence, contracts, reports, business diaries, receipts, deeds and other financial documents
A collection of business documents relating to the establishment and development of a 55,000-acre frontier estate in Illinois and a 5,000-acre estate in Iowa, by Matthew T. Scott, Jr., of Lexington, Kentucky, the Scott family and other partners. Notebooks and papers dating from 1852 describe purchases, acquisitions and sales of land and the development costs and crop yields of frontier farms.

Call number: 330
Language: Collection material in English
Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library