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Archives & Special Collections Webpages: Holland Land Company

Overview of the Archives of the Holland Land Company

The Holland Land Company records comprise mostly microfilmed materials relating to the United States investment activities of the Holland Land Company, an early 19th-century Dutch corporation. The main component of these records held by Reed Library, the Archives of the Holland Land Company on microfilm, spans the years 1789-1869 and is available on 202 microfilm reels which were filmed in the Netherlands with the permission of the Municipal Archives of Amsterdam and Nederlandse Document Reproductie B.V.

Patrons may access the reels in the Microforms Room of Reed Library during normal operating hours.

While we understand that the Holland Land Company Records provide great benefit to individuals conducting genealogy research, please note that the Archives & Special Collections staff cannot provide individualized genealogical research for patrons. If you require assistance conducting your genealogical research, we recommend consulting a professionally trained genealogist. For more information, please click here.

With the support of 2007 and 2008 Regional Bibliographic Databases and Interlibrary Resources Sharing Program Grants through the Western New York Library Resources Council, Reed Library staff digitized 1,363 color maps from the Archives of the Holland Land Company, featuring maps from the state of New York and the Western New York region as well as from other Holland Land Company holdings at repositories throughout the eastern United States.

Currently housed on the New York Heritage Digital Collections website, the maps can be viewed here.

Inventory of the Archives of the Holland Land Company, 1789-1869

The Inventory of the Archives of the Holland Land Company, 1789-1869 by Dr. Wilhelmina C. Pieterse (Municipal Archives Amsterdam, 1976) provides detailed information on the contents of each volume in the microfilm collection. Available for download, the Inventory was reproduced with kind permission of the Municipal Archives of Amsterdam and Nederlandse Document Reproductie B.V.

Inventory of the Archives of the Holland Land Company, 1789-1869 (text)

Inventory of the Archives of the Holland Land Company, 1789-1869 (maps)

 

Supplementary Material

Includes related material on microfilm from various repositories located in the United States. Patrons may access any of the following reels in the Microforms Room of Reed Library during normal operating hours.

  • Field notes of the grand survey of the Genesee lands - 2 reels 
  • Field notes of the surveys of ranges and township lines - 3 reels 
  • Lot survey field notebooks, 1798-1815 - 23 reels
  • Holland Land Company records and related documents in the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society (includes the Joseph Ellicott Correspondence) - 25 reels
  • Holland Land Company and related records in Reed Library (pertaining mostly to Cattaraugus County) - 23 reels
  • Holland Land Company and Chautauqua Land Office records in Patterson Library, Westfield - 52 reels
  • Holland Land Company records in the Batavia Land Office Museum - 17 reels

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