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Freeman, Jonathan, 1745-1808



  • Existence: 1745 - 1808

Jonathan Freeman (1745-1808) was a Trustee of Dartmouth College from 1793-1808 as well as Financier of Dartmouth College from 1789-1808. In 1797, Freeman was elected to the U.S. Congress where he served until 1801. As an original Hanover settler and prominent landholder, Freeman was responsible for the first survey of the village as well as its design with the Green at the center.

Found in 122 Collections and/or Records:


Mss 791555.1
Identifier: Mss 791555.1
Overview Petition and list of subscribers asking that a school be established in the center district of Hanover, and a second list subscribing to prolongation of the school term. On the reverse of the sheet is a statement about procuring a schoolmaster, dated October 6, 1791, as well as a map showing Dr. Wheelock's 300 acres, The Governor's Lot and Phillip's wood lot. Subscribers include Jonathan Freeman (1745-1808), Nathaniel Wright (1747-1828), Stephen Benton, Otis Freeman (1748-1832), Ghirshon Page,...

Petition to Selectmen of Hanover

Mss 842161.1
Identifier: Mss 842161.1
Overview Petition to the selectmen of Hanover to insert a resolution to discontinue the Wolfeborough Road from Elisha Kinne's house to the land of Lathrop Willis into the town meeting agenda, signed by Jonathan Freeman (1745-1808), Elisha P. Kinne, John Smith, Darius Hurlbutt, James Culver, John Bridgman, Moses Morse, Joseph Pinneo (1759-1845), John Silver, Rufus Camp, John Silver, Chauncey Bridgman, Philander Hall, John Huntoon, Bevel Durkee and Perley Birks.

P.R. Freeman letter

Mss 805302
Identifier: Mss 805302
Overview In English.

Receipt for 200 acres in Landaff, New Hampshire

Mss 794162.1
Identifier: Mss 794162.1
Content Description Manuscript receipt in the hand of Jonathan Freeman for the Trustees of Dartmouth College, describing a land transfer of 200 acres in Landaff, NH to the College by Nathaniel Peabody. Nathaniel Hovey of Landaff was the recipient of the deed valued at $500.

Richard Lang letter

Mss 794130
Identifier: Mss 794130
Scope and Contents Letter from Richard Lang of Salem to Jon. Freeman informing him that he cannot pay debt at present moment.

Richard Lang letter

Mss 798214
Identifier: Mss 798214
Scope and Contents Letter from Richard Lang of Hanover to Jon. Freeman, describing fire at college and wants addressee to buy fire engine in Philadelphia for College. Addressee is taking up subscription for engine.

Roger Hovey letter

Mss 801231
Identifier: Mss 801231
Scope and Contents Letter from Roger Hovey of Hanover to Jon. Freeman with a receipt for $6.47 for blacksmith work.

Russell Freeman letter

Mss 788651.1
Identifier: Mss 788651.1
Overview In English.

Sam. Crosby letter

Mss 796621
Identifier: Mss 796621
Scope and Contents Letter from Sam. Crosby of Charlestown to Jon. Freeman, sending $63.00 and unsold lottery tickets.

T. Thompson letter

Mss 798512
Identifier: Mss 798512
Scope and Contents Letter from T. Thompson of Salisbury to Jon. Freeman, informing him that action between the College and Dealph is to be decided at Amherst. Addressee attendance is required.