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Title Deeds for Bloomfield Farm; Chain of Title; Site Drawings, 1914-1985 & undated
Object ID 2011.3.2
Object Name Documents
Scope & Content Deeds for Bloomfield Farm: Chain of Title; Site Drawings

1914
Copy of document
Extract from Bloomfield deed. John Faber Miller to John T. Morris. 72.69 acres together with mill-dam and mill-race. 3 pp

01/31/1914
Copy of document
Written notes titled Survey by James Cresson, Esq. Civil Engineer. Contains metes & bounds for 72.09 acres. 1 p

01/31/1914
Copy of document
Drawing; Plan of Property - Bloomfield Farm, 72.69 acres. Surveyed James Cresson.

1918 about
Copy of document
2 pages typewritten, results of title search apparently in connection with John Morris' purchase of Bloomfield Farms from George C. Thomas, Jr. Mortgages & sales relating to the property. No name or date on document. 3 copies.

1932, after
Copy of document
Bloomfield Farm history. Chronology 1713-1932. Chain of title. Sources Philadelphia deed book, Montgomery county deed book. No author or date. 4 pp.

10/15/1985
Copy of letter
Cover letter by Mark Frazier Lloyd, President, Germantown Historical Society, now University of Pennsylvania Archivist re Documentation of ownership of land and historic structures at the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania. Summary of land acquisition by John Morris. Reference to map, "Compton Public Gardens" prepared by Robert R. Gutowski in Oct. 1985 for planning project for the Arboretum's centennial in 1987.

Undated
Copy of document
Bloomfield Farm, hand-drawn map and chain of title list showing ownership and transfers, 1713-1793 (Note: Original tract, see "Brief of Title), 1 p., photocopy. 2 copies.

Undated
Copy of document
1 page typescript, appears to be from material for "The Wissahickon Mills" by Douglas Macfarlan, M.D. Information about ownership of the Streeper-Piper mill. Note: Bruce's [Bruce Forman] research indicated the original mill was actually built by one Nathan Shepherd who sold it to Streeper.


Date 1914-1985
Year Range from 1910.0
Year Range to 1990.0