The claims of the proprietors of Maryland and Pensilvania stated, [ca. 1714-1715]

Mss.974.8.L82c

Date: Circa 1714-1715 | Size: 2 Volumes, 1 volume, 12 p.; second copy, 16 p.

Abstract

This volume describes the boundary dispute between William Penn and Baron Cecil Calvert Baltimore over land in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and the counties of Newcastle, Kent, and Sussex.

Background note

James Logan was a colonial statesman and scholar, and served as secretary of the Province of Pennsylvania and clerk of the Provincial Council from 1701 to 1717.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 12 p.; second copy, 16 p.

Provenance

Presented by Dr. and Mrs. George Logan, 1817; accessioned, 1900.

Alternate formats available

Printed in "The Register of Pennsylvania," Samuel Hazard, ed. (Philadelphia: William F. Geddes, 1830) vol. 5, p. 405.

Early American History Note

James Logan was a leading official in the proprietary interests, and this collection contains his letters that touch on all matter relating to the interests of the colony and especially the proprietor. This specific volume has letters and other documents detailing the legal case as it related to the Maryland-Pennsylvania boundary dispute. Although many of the volumes in the Logan collection are transcriptions, this document appears to be an original.

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Official Government Documents and Records
  • Political Correspondence

Geographic Name(s)

  • Kent County (Del.).
  • Maryland -- Boundaries.
  • New-Castle County (Pa.).
  • Pennsylvania -- Boundaries.
  • Sussex County (N.J.).

Personal Name(s)

  • Baltimore, Cecil Calvert, Baron
  • Logan, James, 1674-1751
  • Penn, William, 1644-1718

Subject(s)

  • Boundary disputes.
  • Colonial Politics
  • Government Affairs
  • Native America
  • Pennsylvania History