Summary Information
Title: Extension of the Pittsburgh City Limits Minute Book
Collection Number: DAR.1937.36

Collection Dates: 1836-1841
Extent: 0.42 linear feet (1 box)

Language: English

Abstract:
This collection consists of a minute book detailing through various reports the extension of the limits of the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, between 1836 and 1841. Included are reports from courts, surveyors, and a commission carrying out orders from the state assembly. Digital reproductions of the collection are available electronically by following the respective "Digitized Folder Contents" links within the finding aid.
Publisher:

ULS Archives Service Center
University of Pittsburgh Library System
7500 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
412-648-3232
archives-ref@mail.pitt.edu
Date Published:

June 2008
Author:

Finding aid prepared by Shaun Hayes.
Collection Scope and Content Notes

Between 1836 and 1841, the city limits of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, were extended. This was done, in part, through a series of reports issued by courts, surveyors, and commissions to the City Council. The collection consists of a minute book detailing this extension. The minute book is in chronological order and contains a variety of court reports and reports by surveyors and a commission carrying out orders from the state assembly. Included are financial records related to the expense of hiring surveying firms and records of the work done by those firms.


Subject Terms

Locations
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Boundaries
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- History
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Politics and government
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Surveys

Occupations
  • Surveyors

Genres/Forms
  • Minute books

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information:

Gift to the Darlington Memorial Library in 1937.

Alternate Format:

Digital reproductions of the collection are available electronically by following the respective "Digitized Folder Contents" links within the finding aid.

Custodial History:

This collection was located in the Darlington Memorial Library in the University’s Cathedral of Learning until 2007 when it was moved to the ULS Archives Service Center for processing, storage, preservation and service. However, it remains in the custodianship of the ULS Special Collections Department.

Preferred Citation:

Extension of the Pittsburgh City Limits Minute Book, 1836-1841, DAR.1937.36, Darlington Collection, Special Collections Department, University of Pittsburgh

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Shaun Hayes in May 2008.

Copyright:

No copyright restrictions.


Collection Inventory

Box 1
Volume 1 Extension of the Pittsburgh City Limits Minute Book, 1836-1841