Thanks so much for the suggestion. The Adirondack Museum was one of the
first places I checked, but with no success. I knew the NY Archives had
the field notes for the T & C Purchase, but copying the entire body of
work was not an option for me. It's unusual to find that descriptions of
land now being used in deeds contain references to lot lines which seem
to have no readily available graphical representation in evidence in the
I suspect that the Adirondack Park authority may have something - will
go there next. And then perhaps the Nature Conservancy may have
something. Hope springs eternal.
Don't know if this will be of any help to anyone... but you
might try the
Adirondack Museum. The benefactor of the museum, Harold K. Hochschild,
self-published an entire book on Township 34 entitled: "Township 34: a history with
digressions, of an Adiorndack township in Hamilton County in the State of New
York," and the musuem has a library specifc to the area. In addition, there is
a large fold-out map of the Totten & Crossfield purchase in O'Callaghan's
"Documentary History of New York."
Getting in touch with historical societies in the area is definitely where
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