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Guide to the Swansea Town Records

MSN/COL 2718


Collection Summary

Title: Swansea town records
Dates: 1671-1807
Collection No.: MSN/COL 2718
Extent: 49 folders; 1 box
Language: Collection material in English
Repository: University of Notre Dame. Hesburgh Libraries, Department of Special Collections. 102 Hesburgh Library, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Abstract: An accumulation of 49 single-sheet documents issuing from, or directed to, the various instruments of town government in Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, mostly during the 18th century.

Selected Search Terms

Bristol County (Mass.) -- History -- Sources
Massachusetts -- Politics and government -- To 1775
Local government -- New England -- History -- 18th century
Swansea (Mass.: Town) -- History

Administrative Information

Restrictions: There are no access restrictions on this collection

Preferred Citation: Swansea Town Records, Department of Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame.

Acquisition and Processing Note: The collection of Swansea town records was assembled by the University Libraries over the years 2002 to 2005. Items were purchased from Dan Casavant Rare Books of Waterville, Maine; from Paper Trails of Rochdale, Massachusetts; and from Lonn B. Leach of Davie, Florida. Arranged and described 2005, by Jeremy Kiene and George Rugg. Finding aid 2012, by George Rugg.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged chronologically, one item per folder.

Related Material

Other manuscript collections at Notre Dame with items relating to the town of Swansea are the Bristol County, Massachusetts Court Records (MSN/COL 2717) and the Luther Family Papers (MSN/COL 0502).

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