Guide to the Extension of the Pittsburgh City Limits Minute Book, 1836-1841 DAR.1937.36

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Extension of the Pittsburgh City Limits Minute Book
Collection Number
DAR.1937.36
Date [inclusive]
1836-1841
Extent
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
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 this collection are available online.

Preferred Citation

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

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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.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, June 2008

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
412-648-3232 (ASC) | 412-648-8190 (Hillman)
Contact Us: www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

No copyright restrictions.

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.

Acquisition Information

Gift to the Darlington Memorial Library in 1937.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Shaun Hayes in May 2008.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of this collection are available online.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Minute books

Geographic Name(s)

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

Occupation(s)

  • Surveyors

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Previous Citation

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

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Collection Inventory

  BoxVolume
Extension of the Pittsburgh City Limits Minute Book, 1836-1841 11
Online

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