Record Series
Underwater Lease Series
(1891-1901)

(Bulk Dates: 1896-1897) - 1.5 c.f.

The Underwater Lease Series is artificially created from loose materials, documents in generally marked subject folders, and folders labelled miscellaneous. Primarily the series consists of correspondence, legal opinions regarding grants, grant applications and petitions, and resolutions awarding grants. The series is arranged chronologically and contains a plethora of original hand-drawn maps.

The series correlates directly to the Town Land Series, since underwater leases dealt with Town Land under the Town Waters. Individuals and Companies applied for grants of land underwater for a number of purposes. All applications stated that the grant was to "promote public interest for affording for navigation and commerce." The following was the most commonly given aim for the grants: "by the erection of docks, wharves, and bulkheads, and in improving and maintaining such as already exist and by the deepening and improving the waterways giving access to such docks wharves and bulkheads." The series is artificially created from loose materials, documents in generally marked subject folders, and folders labelled miscellaneous. Primarily the series consists of correspondence, legal opinions regarding grants, grant applications and petitions, and resolutions awarding grants. The series is arranged chronologically and contains a plethora of original hand-drawn maps.

See Also

Series Directly Related

Town Land Series
Oyster & Clam License Series