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Francis Daniel Pastorius Frankfort Land Company papers

 Collection — othertype: SC-151
Identifier: SFHL-SC-151


This collection includes photocopies of papers relating to Francis Daniel Pastorius in his role as agent for the Frankfort Land Company. In particular they refer to the legal dispute over the ownership of the land in 1708.


  • Creation: 1683-1721


Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Francis Daniel Pastorius (1651-1719) was a German settler of Colonial Pennsylvania. As the agent for the Frankfort Land Company, he came to Philadelphia in 1683 to purchase land tracts for German settlers. This land was later known as Germantown. In 1708, John Henry Sprogel attempted to dispossess many of the German settlers. Pastorious settled the legal dispute in favor of the settlers.


.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (15 folders.))



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Barbara S. Jacobson. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1973.

Existence and Location of Originals

Historical Society of Pennsylvan

Physical Description

Photostatic prints


Language of description
Script of description

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