Hanover (N.H.: Town)
The town of Hanover, New Hampshire, received its royal charter on July 4, 1761. The town's first settler was proprietor Edmund Freeman who arrived with his family in 1765. In 1770, with the encouragement and promised financial support of the Hanover proprietors, the Rev. Eleazar Wheelock moved his recently-founded Dartmouth College, and Moors Indian Charity School, to Hanover. In the 1780's, Hanover and other New Hampshire towns bordering the Connecticut River, joined together to form Dresden, in the then-independent republic of Vermont. For much of the 19th and 20th century, the development of the town and the College were significantly intertwined, the prosperity and growth of each concerned with the other.
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: Mss 794211
Scope and Contents Extract from Hanover, N.H. from the records of the town meeting accepting the report of the committee on Joseph Lee's account.
Identifier: Mss 801309
Scope and Contents Hanover, N.H. Selectmen draft of the records of the town meeting.
Overview The town of Hanover, New Hampshire, received its royal charter on July 4, 1761. The town's first settler was proprietor Edmund Freeman who arrived with his family in 1765. The Town of Hanover's archival records held in the Dartmouth College Archives span the years between 1761 and 1995, bulk between 1800 and 1970. The records document the development of the town's highways, utilities, schools, and provide vital statistics on the inhabitants of Hanover.
Identifier: Mss 771226
Scope and Contents Hanover (N.H.), Votes relative to Dartmouth College by the town of Hanover. Miscellaneous votes concerning the fixing of Dartmouth in the town of Hanover, and the estblishment of a parish, three miles square.
Identifier: Mss 780390
Scope and Contents Rules for drafting militia and list of men already in militia and alarm list.
Identifier: Mss 780403
Scope and Contents Vote to raise men for militia, their pay and list of men in service.