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Title: Edward H. Barrett

Dates: 1877-1892

Collection Number: 10757

Quantity: 4 volumes/ 1r. (#13623)

Abstract: Consists of Proceedings of the Board of Townsite Commissioners of the City of Bismarck and Bismarck City Council regarding claims to land lots within the original city. Also included is a register of town site claims and their disposition for the same dates and a listing of city officials. Barrett, the city clerk, created the books in 1891 from the original proceedings on file in the city clerk’s office.

Provenance: Unknown

Property Rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.

Copyrights: Copyrights to this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, or author's heirs.  Researchers should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94-553, Title 17, U.S. Code or an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements is needed.

Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.

Transfer: MSS 20504 E. H. Barrett was transferred to this collection in January 2017.

Related collections:
40877 Burleigh County. City of Bismarck, Summaries of City Commission Minutes
40689 Burleigh County. City of Bismarck, Auditor Records
40906 Burleigh County. City of Bismarck, Townsite Register

Biographical Sketch
Edward H. Barrett was born to Mr. and Mrs. P. R. Barrett in Iowa in 1856. He came to Bismarck in 1880 with his parents. He was City Clerk for the City of Bismarck and also worked at Custer House, Western House, Grand Pacific, and Bismarck Hotels. He died in Bismarck on July 17, 1917.

Box / Folder Inventory

Box 1:

1 Proceedings of the Board of Townsite Commissioners of the City of Bismarck 1876-1891, 1v. The purpose of the Commission was to hear and determine all claims to title and deeds for any portion of the tracts and parcels of land in the city.
2 Transcript of Several Actions of the Bismarck City Council regarding city lots in the original townsite, 1876-1885, 1v. The purpose of these meetings was to determine the respective rights of all claimants having any claims against any lots within the City of Bismarck and to file their claims with the Townsite Commissioners. Transcribed by E. H. Barrett 1892
A. Includes amounts to be paid for city lots awarded or sold and by who paid as shown by the City Treasurer’s Cash Book 1877.
B. Assessments paid on lots out of Main Street including name, lots, block, amount
C. Lots awarded by Council paid for including name, lots, block, amount
D. Lots in contest including name, lots, block, amount
E. Assessments unpaid
F. Lots sold at auction
G. Lots on hand
3 Townsite Claim Book, 1876-1883, 1v. Includes Lot#, Block, Claim#, date page; Awarded, date, page; Payment, date, page
Contestant name, claim#, date, page; deed issued, to whom issued, sold at auction
4 Record of City Officers, 1875-1894, 1v./loose papers. Also includes “A Little Bit of History”

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