Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
The Government Land Bank was established in 1975 as an independent Massachusetts state agency to finance development of blighted areas and land surplus to state and federal uses. Series is created to monitor and maintain history of state and federal legislation relating to or affecting the agency's functions
New York State Archives
This series consists of routine correspondence of the Comptroller's office with newspapers published in Forest Preserve counties, relating to publication of notices of lands sold for taxes and unredeemed. Notices were published pursuant to the Tax Law
New York State Archives
These volumes contain a summary record of sales of state lands by the State Engineer and Surveyor (to 1926), Department of Public Works (1926-1928), and Department of State, Division of the Land Office (1928-1939). There are also a few reports from the Conservation Department. Reports from state agencies making land sales were useful in assessing taxes on new property owners
New York State Archives
This volume lists information gathered from applications for cancellations of tax-sales. All of the applications were made in 1885 for tax-sales held as early as 1866. Information given for each entry includes name of applicant; date of application; description of land; tax-sale year; ground of application; and remarks. Grounds for cancellation frequently include failure of the assessors to certify assessment rolls; failure of the comptroller's office to follow proper notification procedures; and other reasons technical in nature. Remarks, when given, typically indicate whether the cancellation was withdrawn, denied, or granted
Utah State Archives and Records Service
Contract of sale files and abstract pouches are files developed on farm loans made from the Permanent School Fund. The files include documents and correspondence regarding the application, payment schedules, the failure to make payments, foreclosure on the property given as security for the loan, and subsequent resale of the property, These files are critical as a record of title to the land. They are made available to the title companies and attorneys in doing their research to establish chain of title. These files also contain sales documents and warranty deeds. These records are the only source for this information
New Jersey State Archives
Chartered 1824 under act of legislature; built and maintained the Morris Canal until 1922 when it was acquired by the state of New Jersey; canal discontinued in 1924; company continued to exist as a legal entity managing its properties with the Board of Conservation and Development, a New Jersey state agency, which was succeeded by the Dept. of Environmental Protection
Minnesota Historical Society
Kept by Eugene Meyer, Assistant Director (1951-1953) and Director (1953-1955) of Rural Schools. The files consist mainly of correspondence with constituents, superintendents, school boards, parents, other states' education departments, and vendors and cover such diverse topics as state aid, school term, available drinking water, Minnesota Education Association, compulsory attendance, traffic and school safety, legislation, consolidation and school board meetings, equipment, division of rural districts for high schools, teacher contracts and dismissals, drivers education, tax assessments, Indian and migrant enrollment and education, hot lunch, use of school buildings by religious groups, county teachers' institutes, tuition, laws and standards for regular and consolidated schools, rental and sale of closed school buildings, attorney general opinions on religious literature and Bible reading during school, and transportation, particularly bus routes, transport of resident and parochial ... Read More
Minnesota Historical Society
Clerk's book (1949-1952), treasurer's book (1949-1952), census (1947-1951), and miscellaneous papers (1951-1952), including a Shelby Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company statement of losses by fire and lightning (1950-1951) and an auction bill for sale of school buildings and property, with a list of purchasers and purchases
Minnesota Historical Society
Census (1955-1976), audit reports (1953-1982), financial report (1954-1955), consolidation papers (1950-1955), school plant survey (1951), PTA bylaws and minutes (1952-1963), and auction bill of school properties for Districts No. 73, 30, 45, and 49 (1955)
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
During the American Revolution, a series of actions taken by the Massachusetts General Court against estates abandoned by departing Loyalists directed legislative agents to take, inventory, auction, or lease real and personal property for state benefit. Organized by absentee estate from various Massachusetts counties, ledger lists debits and credits for each estate on facing pages -- Debits include amounts paid to the estate's creditors/claimants (not always complete), with dates and amounts of warrants paid out. Credits give details of the proceeds of sales of estate, including amounts paid to the state treasury. Notes describe procedures followed in settling each estate, sometimes including names of committee members or commissioners responsible for the sale. Notations indicate resolves pertinent to the estate, such as Resolves 1778-79, c 145 (Sept. 19 1778), whereby unimproved land in possession of the state formerly belonging to absentees was not to be sold and was no longer ... Read More

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