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George Tibbits Letter

An inventory of the item at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 24 Aug 2015

Biographical History

Little can be ascertained about the writer of this letter. He is likely George Tibbits (1763-1849), brother of Elisha Tibbits and husband of Sarah Noise. If so, he was a merchant in the firm of G. & B. Tibbits (the B being his brother Benjamin) in Lansingburgh, New York and very active in local business affairs.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The George Tibbits Letter consists of a letter from George Tibbits of Troy, New York to Elisha Tibbits of New York City, concerning the purchase of land from the Holland Land Company and from the Seneca Indians. Included in the collection folder are a transcription of the letter and a few pages of background information on Tibbits and the Holland Land Company.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


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Subject Headings


Tibbits, Elisha.
Tibbits, George, 1763-1849.

Corporate Bodies

Holland Land Company.
Seneca Indians -- Land tenure.


Land use -- New York (State) -- History -- 19th century.


Troy (N.Y.) -- History.

Genres and Forms


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

George Tibbits Letter,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information


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