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A Plan of a Piece of Land Belonging to Captain David Grant...
before 1842
Surveyor:Surveyed by James Newberry , American, 1778 - 1866
Drawing; black ink on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 7 x 7 3/4in. (17.8 x 19.7cm) Sheet (height x width): 10 1/4 x 16 1/4in. (26 x 41.3cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: It appears likely that the Captain David Grant who owned this piece of land lived in Bloomfield and that the land in question was located on Talcott Mountain. David Grant of Bloomfield was born about 1770 and died in 1842. That made him a close contemporary of Daniel Wadsworth (1771-1848), the Hartford philanthropist and the founder of the Wadsworth Atheneum, who also owned land on Talcott Mountain. The fact that Grant's son was named David Wadsworth Grant suggests a possible connection between the two families.
Description: Map of a land lot outlined with a solid line, with coordinates given for each side and measurements in acres, what appears to be links, and rods. The lot is divided into three sections, divided by dotted lines and with measurements included.
Cartographic Note: No scale
Inscription: Recto, top left, handwritten in black ink: "A plan of a piece of land belonging to Capt David / Grant near the Great pond on the mountain as / Surveyed by the subscriber and containing 9 A 2 Li 30 rods / James Newberry CS" Verso, left side, handwritten in black ink: "[arithmetical calculations]"
Object Number: 2012.312.32
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