H I S T O R Y MSS 787
R~ chard C. Anderson Papers
1/ 4 cubic foot
Provenance: The Ohio Historical Society acquired the Richard C.
Anderson Papers from D. Blake Battles, Wooster, Ohio, in July
1960. Marjorie J. Myers processed the collection in April 1982.
Property rights: The Ohio Historical Society owns the property
rights to this collection.
Copyrights: Copyrights have - not been dedicated to the public.
Consideration of the requirements of copyright is the responsi-bility
of the author and publisher.
Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations
of the Ohio Bistorical Society.
Citation: Researchers are requested to cite collection name,
collection number, and the Ohio Historical Society in all
footnote and bibliographic references.
Biographical sketch: Rlchard Clough Anderson was born to Robert
and Elizabeth Clough Anderson in Hanover County, Virginia, on
January 12, 1750. Anderson served with distinction during the
Revolutionary War, rising from captain in the 5th Virginia
Continentals to lieutenant colonel with the 3rd Virginia
Regiment. In 1783, he was chosen surveyor- general of the Virginia
Military Lands in the Northwest Territory and moved to Louisville,
Kentucky, near which he built his home Soldier's Retreat.
Anderson marrled twice and fathered twelve children. He died near
Louisville on October 16, 1826.
Sources: - DAB vol. 1, p. 270- 271; Lawrence L. Barr, A New Look At
the History of Soldiers Retreat, ( July 25, 1979).
Scope and content: The Richard C. Anderson papers date from 1813
to 1814 and 1822, and occupy one- quarter cubic foot. The papers
consist of letters and documents reporting changes in land entries
to be made by Anderson in his capacity as surveyor- general of the
Virginia Military District. The majority of items were sent by
surveyors and land agents in Chillicothe including William Creighton
Jr., Walter Dun, Andrew Ellison, John Evans, John A. Fulton,
Benjamin Hough, William Kendall, Elias Langham, Henry Massie,
Duncan McArthur, Jeremiah McLene, George Vinsonhaler, and
Cadwallader Wallace. The documents record owner's or assignee's
name, entry number( s) affected by the change, location and descrip-tion
of the property, and fees due on the transaction. Many items
also include a number written at the left margin, apparently added
by Anderson when recording the new entry.
- Box Folder Description, ...
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1 1- 5 Land records, 1813- 1814, 1822
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