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Subseries 1. Personal and Business Papers

Scope and Content Notes:

Various personal letters written by General James O'Hara to his wife and contemporaries describe conditions at Fort Pitt and along the Miami River in the 1790s, including a comment that surrounding Indian tribes were "intent on annoying our Frontiers." A number of items relate to James O'Hara's land, including a 1785 land office record that documents property he owned near Campbell's Run, and a lease agreement for land in Robinson Township. A letter, court decision, and article of ejectment relate to a land dispute between the estates of Arthur St. Clair and James O'Hara. Transcriptions of James' diary include his opinions on immigration, and mention the glassworks that he built.


Box 1
Folder 1 James O'Hara to Devereaux Smith, April 8, 1777
Folder 2 James O'Hara to Mary Carson O'Hara, October 3, 1794
Folder 3 Diary (typed transcript), 1795-1804
Folder 4 Official Land Office record, October 17, 1785
Folder 5 Report on transportation, southwest branch of the Miami River, October 23, 1793
Folder 6 Receipt of Business Exchange, August 26, 1799
Folder 7 Lease agreement between James O'Hara and J. Benny, March 1805
Folder 8 Letter written by James O'Hara to Arthur St Clair, July 27, 1809
Folder 9 Judgment for James O'Hara, December 29, 1809
Folder 10 Survey of Land Ownership, September 20, 1830
Folder 11 Article on Ejectment from court, February 1846
Folder 12 Law suit, January, 1880