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Land speculation

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Purchase of land with the expectation that the property will increase in value in the future and can be sold for a profit.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Gabriel Manigault papers

 Collection
Accession: 0009
Abstract:

Gabriel Manigault (1758-1809) was a Charleston merchant, plantation owner, architect, and South Carolina state Representative. In 1805, Manigault sold part of his property in South Carolina and moved to Clifton, an estate near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. These are copies of Manigault's letters relating to members of the du Pont family.

Dates: 1800-1862; Majority of material found within 1800-1807

Lehigh Coal Mine Company records

 Collection
Accession: 0131
Abstract:

Lehigh Coal Mine Company was an unincorporated joint-stock company, established in 1792, with the intention of developing a deposit of anthracite coal discovered by Jacob Weiss (1750-1839) and others at what is now Summit Hill in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. The collection consists of documents relating to land ownership and governance of Lehigh Coal Mine Company.

Dates: 1792-1829

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours papers

 Collection
Accession: LMSS-I
Abstract:

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. He was an advocate for a national educational system and promoted Franco-American trade relations. The collection consists of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours correspondence and writings in addition to correspondence of his second wife, Françoise (Robin) Poivre.

Dates: 1769-1831

Victor Marie du Pont papers

 Collection
Accession: LMSS-II
Abstract:

The collection consists of correspondence, business and personal papers, and writings of Victor Marie du Pont and his wife, Gabrielle Joséphine (de la Fite de Pelleport) du Pont.

Dates: 1778-1827