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Guide to the Land Grant to William Bingham, Esq., for Property in Lycoming County from Thomas Mifflin, Governor of Pennsylvania
MS-M047  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Land grant to William Bingham, Esq., for property in Lycoming County from Thomas Mifflin, Governor of Pennsylvania
    Dates: 1796
    Collection number: MS-M047
    Collection Size: 0.3 linear feet (1 oversize folder)
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: Collection comprises one land document to William Bingham, Esq., for property in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, dated 17 May 1796, and signed by Thomas Mifflin, Governor of Pennsylvania.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and University Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Land grant to William Bingham, Esq., for property in Lycoming County from Thomas Mifflin, Governor of Pennsylvania. MS-M047. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Andrew Kosic, 1995.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Andre Ambrus and description written by Ryan Hildebrand, 2005.

    Biography

    William Bingham was born on April 8, 1752 in Philadelphia. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, class of 1768 and went on to become a founder and director of the Pennsylvania Bank (later known as the Bank of North America). Bingham was also a trustee of Dickinson College and president of the Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike Company. He served in the Pennsylvania Assembly, and was a United States Senator from 1795 to 1801. He owned land in Maine, New York, and Pennsylvania. Bingham died February 6, 1804 in Bath, England.
    Thomas Mifflin was born in Philadelphia in 1744. He was a member of the first United States Congress in 1774, was appointed Quartermaster General of the Continental Army in August, 1775, and was also the first governor of Pennsylvania. Mifflin was a member of the constitutional convention and a signer of the United States Constitution. He died at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, January 20, 1800.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    Collection comprises one land document to William Bingham, Esq., for property in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, dated 17 May 1796, and signed by Thomas Mifflin, Governor of Pennsylvania.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Land grants--Pennsylvania--Archives.
    Pennsylvania--History--Archives.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Seals--Pennsylvania--18th century.

    Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Bingham, William, 1752-1804.
    Mifflin, Thomas, 1744-1800.
    Kosic, Andrew, former owner.