United States Bureau of Land Management. Mankato Townsite File, 1856-1861.
This collection is from the records of the Bureau of Land Management located in the National Archives. It includes documents from the Mankato Townsite File, dealing mostly with contested title to the property in the townsite area. The focus of the collection is the legal documents pertaining to George Maxfield’s pre-emption claim and Hoxie Rathburn and the Mankato Company’s contesting if said claim. Included are: correspondence between General Sam Leech, lawyers from all parties, the Register of Deed and various land offices; testimony during litigation; and plat maps.
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There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.
1 Reels (1 Microfilm Reel)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Minnesota Valley Regional Library donated this collection in March 1980.
- United States Bureau of Land Management. Mankato Townsite File, 1856-1861.
- Rick Smith processed this collection
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Minnesota State University, Mankato
PO Box 8419
Mankato MN 56002-8419 US