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Guide to the Records of the Hanover (N.H.), 1761 - 1995

Manuscript DH-1

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Title:

Guide to the Records of the Hanover (N.H.), 1761 - 1995

Call Number:

Manuscript DH-1

Collection Dates:

1761 - 1995

Size of Collection:

176 boxes (200 linear ft.); 16 rolls; 34 portfolios

Abstract:

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.

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The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. The Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

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Introduction to the Collection

The Town of Hanover's archival records held in the Dartmouth College Archives span the years between 1761 and 1995. The bulk of the records occur between 1800 and 1970, and chiefly are comprised of record books; account books; minutes; birth, death, and marriage certificates; highway surveys; tax warrants; and tax inventories. Other types of records include annual reports, maps, plans, deeds, architectural and engineering drawings, clippings and printed matter, memoranda, and correspondence.

The earliest records, including the colonial proprietors' maps, charter, and record books, document the establishment of Hanover. Other colonial period and late eighteenth century documents include vital records, highway surveys, correspondence, and town meeting minutes. Nineteenth century records include annual reports, account books, voter checklists, and tax inventories. Poor relief, the town farm, and school funding are among the aspects of Hanover's nineteenth century social and economic history depicted in account books, minutes, tax inventories, property schedules, and affidavits. Other records of interest dating from the 1800s include militia rosters, Village Precinct records, and the record books of the town liquor agent. Records dating from the twentieth century include memoranda, reports, and correspondence pertaining to town planning, zoning, and public education. Various records, especially town meeting minutes and town planning materials, provide insights on the relationship between the Town and Dartmouth College. Throughout the collection, researchers will find that the above records pertain to the history of New Hampshire and the Connecticut River Valley, as well as the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, the War of 1812, and the Depression, among other topics.

Introduction

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.

Related Material

Related record groups records of the Hanover Improvement Society, the Hanover Water Works Company, and the Hanover Aqueduct Association.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 27721, Proprietary records, 1761 - 1810

Record books, warrants and proceedings of the meetings and activities of the proprietors of the town of Hanover . The records chiefly document the proprietors' actions to survey, divide, and allot land in colonial Hanover and the years immediately following the Revolution, and include petitions and proposals. Proprietary records also the royal charter for the town, dated July 4, 1761

Box: 10792, Dates: 1761-1807

Hanover Proprietary records, original vol. 1

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Box: 10793, Dates: 1761-1807

Hanover Proprietary records, manuscript copy, vol. 1

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 10794, Dates: 1761-1807

Hanover Proprietary records, manucript copy, vol. 1

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 10795, Dates: 1761-1807

Hanover Proprietary records, photostatic copy, vol. 1

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Box: 10796, Dates: Dec. 25, 1773 - Dec. 10. , 1810; undated

Warrants and Proceedings, relating to the division of land in the township and include petitions and proposals.

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Box: 10797, Dates: 1761 - 1800

Charter of the town of Hanover, original; copies and related documents

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Series 27723, Board of Selectmen, Administration and Governance, 1778-1972

Meeting minutes, correspondence, legal documents and subject files documenting the activities and areas of governance the Board of Selectman. Among the eighteenth century letters is a note from Bezaleel Woodward, as well as a letter from Meschech Weare, President of New Hampshire, and the Committee of Safety calling upon New Hampshire towns to supply beef for the Army during the Revolution. The nineteenth century letters pertain to taxes, payments to soldiers during the Civil War, and town paupers. Subject files include correspondence and other documents related to a variety of municipal matters. Of interest are files concerning the Ledyard Bridge during the 1920s, the White River Falls Bridge before 1859, and Hanover cemeteries.

Box: 10798, Dates: 1944-1950

Meetings minutes

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Box: 10799, Dates: 1778-1937; undated

Correspondence, mostly letters to the Board. Much of the 19th century correspondence deals with payments to Civil War soldiers, taxes, and town paupers.

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  • Folder: 1, Correspondence, 1778-1785
  • Folder: 2, Correspondence, 1806-1824
  • Folder: 3, Correspondence, 1834-1840
  • Folder: 4, Correspondence, 1848-1858
  • Folder: 5, Correspondence, 1860-1861
  • Folder: 6, Correspondence, 1862
  • Folder: 7, Correspondence, 1863-1864
  • Folder: 8, Correspondence, 1865-1866
  • Folder: 9, Correspondence, 1867-1869
  • Folder: 10, Correspondence, 1870-1877
  • Folder: 11, Correspondence, circa 1880-1900; 1903-1937; undated

Box: 10800, Dates: 1838-1979

Subject files

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  • Folder: 1, Bicentennial, 1961 -1976
  • Folder: 2, Cemeteries, 1892-1896; 1906-1910
  • Folder: 3, Cemeteries, 1948-1963
  • Folder: 4, Cemeteries - Dartmouth Cemetery, 1950-1962
  • Folder: 5, Cemeteries - Etna Cemetery, 1948-1951
  • Folder: 6, Cemeteries- Hanover Center Cemetery Association, 1903-1926
  • Folder: 7, Cemeteries - Pine Knoll Cemetery, 1932; 1950-1962
  • Folder: 8, Dairy Inspection, 1931-1934
  • Folder: 9, Dresden School District, 1963-1965
  • Folder: 10, Hanover Pre-School Association, 1957-1962
  • Folder: 11, Hospital taxation, 1956-1961
  • Folder: 12, J. Joiner; Bowling Alley, 1957
  • Folder: 13, Junkyards, 1963
  • Folder: 14 , Ledyard Bridge, 1926
  • Folder: 15, Precinct pig farm, 1959-1964
  • Folder: 16, School district, 1955-1979
  • Folder: 17, Welcome to hanover Days, 1963
  • Folder: 18, White River Falls Bridge anda Free Bridge, 1838-1858

Box: 10801, Dates: 1779-1957

Legal documents and papers

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  • Folder: 1, Affidavits - Indigent persons, 1810-1827
  • Folder: 2, Affidavits - Indigent persons, 1830-1837
  • Folder: 3, Affidavits - Indigent persons, 1844-1859
  • Folder: 4, Affidavits - Indigent persons, 1860-1872; undated
  • Folder: 5, Affidavits - Livestock damages, 1853-1888
  • Folder: 6, Agreements - Highway and Bridge work, 1828-1859
  • Folder: 7, Agreements - Indigent persons, 1809-1812
  • Folder: 8, Agreements - Tax collector, 1835-1862
  • Folder: 9, Articles of agreement - town farm agents, 1847-1861
  • Folder: 10, Articles of agreement - Town poor relief, 1847-1861
  • Folder: 11, Articles of Agreement - Town poor relief, 1847-1861
  • Folder: 12, Assignment of land - Hanover to J. CUlver, 1825
  • Folder: 13, Deed - Precint building lot, 1869; 1929
  • Folder: 14, Deeds, 1795-1846
  • Folder: 15, Deeds, 1923-1957
  • Folder: 16, Guarantee - South Meeting House, 1842
  • Folder: 17, Hanover Census, 1779
  • Folder: 18, Indentures and court orders, 1821-1847 1894
  • Folder: 19, Inventories of paupers' property, 1835-147; undated
  • Folder: 20, Lease - Hanover to D. Crosby, Connecticut River ferry, 1861
  • Folder: 21, Leases, 1791-1798
  • Folder: 22, Leases, 1801-1829
  • Folder: 23, Leases, 1837-1876
  • Folder: 24, Leases, 1901-1913; 1925
  • Folder: 25, NH House or Representatives resolution concerning interim state government, 1783
  • Folder: 26, Obligation - Town and James Tisdale (Town farm), 1840
  • Folder: 27, Perambulations, 1800-1868
  • Folder: 28, Perambulations, 1875-1917
  • Folder: 29, Petition to the legislature, undated
  • Folder: 30, Petitions, 1821-1872
  • Folder: 31, Petitions and notices from school districts, 1807-1867
  • Folder: 32, Petitions and notices from school districts, 1807-1867
  • Folder: 33, Purchase of isdale Farm (Town farm), 1831-1840
  • Folder: 34, Quitclaim -Hanover Center meting house, 1841
  • Folder: 35, Survey -hanover-Lyme boundary, 1805
  • Folder: 36, Warrant for removal of Eunice Cole, 1786

Box: 11157, Dates: 1932

Oversized map of Pine Knoll Cemetery, development of eastern section

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Box: 11169, Dates: undated

Hanover Cemetery, plan of lots

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Box: 11170, Dates: 1968, 1976

Miscellaneous oversized material

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Series 27724, Board of Selectmen - Property and Poll Tax records, 1773-1978

Contains eighteenth and nineteenth century tax inventories documenting valuations on land and homes, polls, livestock, property improvements such as mills, and stock investments. After 1800 the only significant gap in the records is between 1854 and 1856. For some years before 1800 there are no extant inventories. This series also includes tax warrants issued by the State of New Hampshire and Grafton County, abatements, tax receipts, and other tax records. The bulk of these records occur before 1900. The annual assessment records follow the alphabetical files and form the majority of the series. The annual assessment records are variously titled inventories, lists, blotters, or invoices. Within this guide the term "inventory" refers to all documents titled invoice, assessment, blotter, inventory, or list. The selectmen, assessor, or clerk used these terms to describe a written inventory of all properties in the town. While "invoice" is the most historically accurate term, "inventory," for current usage, better describes the records in hand. Within each leaf or volume, the selectmen or assessors listed assessments alphabetically according to heads of families and corporate bodies, including Dartmouth College. During the nineteenth century, the Selectmen made their assessments according to school districts that numbered as many as eighteen. Thus, an inventory for a given year will include lists for each district. Likewise, between 1856 and 1961 assessments for the Village Precinct residents are listed separately from assessments made in the township.

Box: 10802, Dates: circa 1778-1940

Alphabetical files: Abatements - Warrants

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  • Folder: 1, Abatement granted by the general court, 1786
  • Folder: 2, Abatements, 1808-1843
  • Folder: 3, Abatements, 1845-1869; undated
  • Folder: 4, Abatements, 1863-1948
  • Folder: 5, Day's Assessor's Scales, circa 1880
  • Folder: 6, Financial reports, NH tax Commission, 1917-1920
  • Folder: 7, Inventories, 1902
  • Folder: 8, List of tax exemptions for military service, circa 1925-1940
  • Folder: 9, Lists, Residents having deposits in area banks, 1862-1863
  • Folder: 10, Lists, Residents holding stock in area banks, 1835-1882
  • Folder: 11, Lists, Residents holding stock in railroads, 1848-1854; 1885; undated
  • Folder: 12, Notices for tax sales, 1809
  • Folder: 13, Receipts for tax bills issued, 1815-1859
  • Folder: 14, Receipts, Grafton County treasurer to Hanover, 1803-1870
  • Folder: 15, Receipts, State treasurer to Hanover, 1778-1870
  • Folder: 16, Report of Tax Collector to Treasurer, 1947-1955
  • Folder: 17, Misc. taxation papers, circa 1770-1950
  • Folder: 18, Warrants for Grafton County tax, 1782, 1788, 1815-1871
  • Folder: 19, Warrants for New Hampshire tax, 1813-1845
  • Folder: 20, Warrants for New Hampshire tax, 1846-1871

Box: 10803, Dates: 1773-1793

Inventories

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 10804, Dates: 1800-1829

Inventories

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 10805, Dates: 1830-1837

Inventories

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Box: 10806, Dates: 1838-1853

Inventories

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Box: 10807, Dates: 1818-1831

Inventories, bound

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Box: 10808, Dates: 1828-1847

Inventories, bound

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Box: 10809, Dates: 1832-1847

Inventories, bound

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Box: 10810, Dates: 1848-1859

Inventories, bound

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Box: 10811, Dates: 1848-1859

Inventories, bound

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Box: 10812, Dates: 1860-1869

Inventories, bound

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Box: 10813, Dates: 1860-1869

Inventories, bound

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Box: 10814, Dates: 1870-1877

Inventories, bound

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Box: 10815, Dates: 1870-1878

Inventories, bound

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Box: 10816, Dates: 1879-1884

Inventories, bound

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Box: 10817, Dates: 1880-1888

Inventories, bound

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Box: 10818, Dates: 1885-1891

Inventories, bound

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 10819, Dates: 1889-1897

Inventories, bound

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 10820, Dates: 1857-1874

Inventories, 13 blotters

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 10821, Dates: 1875-1882

Inventories, 10 blotters

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Box: 10822, Dates: 1883-1890

Inventories, 13 blotters

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Box: 10823, Dates: 1891-1894

Inventories, 14 blotters

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 10824, Dates: 1894-1897

Inventories, 10 blotters

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Box: 10825, Dates: 1897-1899

Inventories, 10 blotters

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 10826, Dates: 1899-1902

Inventories, 11 blotters

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 10827, Dates: 1902-1906

Inventories, 11 blotters

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Box: 10828, Dates: 1906-1908

Inventories, 6 blotters

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Box: 10829, Dates: 1909-1911

Inventories, 7 blotters

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Box: 10830, Dates: 1988-1914

Inventories, 8 blotters

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Box: 10831, Dates: 1914-1918

Inventories, 9 blotters

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Box: 10832, Dates: 1919-1922

Inventories, 9 blotters

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Box: 10833, Dates: 1923-1925

Inventories, 7 blotters

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Box: 10834, Dates: 1926-1928

Inventories, 8 blotters

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Box: 10835, Dates: 1928-1931

Inventories, 8 blotters

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Box: 10836, Dates: 1931-1933

Inventories, 9 blotters

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Box: 10837, Dates: 1933-1935

Inventories, 8 blotters

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Box: 10838, Dates: 1935-1937

Inventories, 9 blotters

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Box: 10839, Dates: 1937-1939

Inventories, 9 blotters

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Box: 10840, Dates: 1939-1941

Inventories, 9 blotters

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Box: 10841, Dates: 1942-1944

Inventories, 9 blotters

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Box: 10842, Dates: 1944-1946

Inventories, 9 blotters

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Box: 10843, Dates: 1946-1949

Inventories, 11 blotters

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Box: 10844, Dates: 1949-1951

Inventories, 9 blotters

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Box: 10845, Dates: 1951-1953

Inventories, 8 blotters

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Box: 10846, Dates: 1953-1955

Inventories, 8 blotters

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Box: 10847, Dates: 1955-1957

Inventories, 8 blotters

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Box: 10848, Dates: 1957-1959

Inventories, 8 blotters

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Box: 10849, Dates: 1959-1961

Inventories, 4 blotters

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Box: 10850, Dates: 1961-1963

Inventories, 4 blotters

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Box: 10851, Dates: 1963-1965

Inventories, 4 blotters

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Box: 10852, Dates: 1966-1967

Inventories

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Box: 10853, Dates: 1968

Inventory

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Box: 10854, Dates: 1969

Inventory

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Box: 10855, Dates: 1970

Inventory

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Box: 10856, Dates: 1971

Inventory

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Box: 10857, Dates: 1972

Inventory

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Box: 10858, Dates: 1973

Inventory

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Box: 10859, Dates: 1973-1974

Inventories

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Box: 10860, Dates: 1976

Inventory

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Box: 10861, Dates: 1976; 1978

Inventories

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Series 27725, Board of Selectmen - Finance and Accounting records, 1778-1924

Records document financial transactions between the selectmen and Hanover residents. The receipts and orders were drawn against town accounts for expenditures on legal services, payments to town officers, education, highways, and other fiscal responsibilities. The bulk of the receipts and payment orders relate to poor relief, militia and Civil War era bounties, town officer payments, and highways. The poor relief receipts after 1840 document expenditures on the town farm, and those incurred for the indigent who did not live on the town farm. The account books and ledgers contain memoranda of annual expenditures and for various accounts, and annual summaries as well as detailed accounts for education, poor relief and the town farm, military bounties, and highway expenditures. Municipal debts, tax income, and tax abatements were recorded in some account books as well.

Box: 10862, Dates: 1780-1892

Receipts and orders, re: militia rations, state aid to soldiers and families, militia bounty payments, and highway and bridge expenditures

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Box: 10863, Dates: 1778-1877

Receipts and orders re: military service and militia payments; highway and bridge construction

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Box: 10864, Dates: 1798-1872

Receipts and orders re: poor relief, the town farm, and NH Insane Asylum

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Box: 10865, Dates: 1797-1864

Selectmen's account book

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Box: 10866, Dates: 1856-1895

Ledger

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Box: 10867, Dates: 1863-1886

Journal

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Box: 10868, Dates: 1879-1918

Journal

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Box: 10869, Dates: 1898-1901

Journal

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Box: 10870, Dates: 1901-1924

Ledger

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Box: 10871, Dates: 1781-1921

General Accounts and finance re: poor relief; selectmen's accounts, promissory notes, voucher lists.

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Series 27726, Board of Selectmen - Highway and Street records, 1777-1957

Contains documentation on the laying out of roads and streets. Two manuscript volumes (1777-1889; 1900-1957) contain petitions and surveys. The early volume includes extracts from the colonial proprietors' records as they relate to highways. There are unbound petitions and surveys from the years between 1784 and 1931 as well. Following the unbound petitions are miscellaneous documents, including an 1829 proposal by Jonathan Freeman to recover damages to his property and writs against Hanover for not maintaining various roads. Unbound surveys and petitions are filed in chronological order by year.

Box: 10872, Dates: 1777-1889

Highway Allotment book

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Box: 10873, Dates: 1900-1955; 1957

Highway book

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Box: 10874, Dates: 1777-1889

Highway allotment book (use copy)

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Box: 10875, Dates: 1777-1889

Highway allotment book (copy)

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Box: 10876, Dates: 1782-1929; undated

Highway surveys

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Box: 10877, Dates: 1805-1931; undated

Petitions, proposals, writs, and quit claims

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Box: 11171, Dates: 1810-1811; 1927; 1936

Petition for Hanover-Lyme Road; Engineering drawings for Hanover bridges

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Series 27727, Tax Collector, 1781-1975

Series consists of volumes containing the annual warrants issued to tax collectors by the selectmen. Recorded in the volumes are the taxpayer's names, generally in alphabetical order, and information noting the payment, abatement, or lack of payment on poll (resident) tax and property taxes. Often poll and property taxes are contained in the same warrant book. Records also include the tax collector's cash book for some years, and cards pertaining to taxes owed to the town and tax sale reports; cards contain property descriptions. Also under the oversight of the Tax Collector are applications for residency used to establish the resident tax warrant. Applications contain addresses and employment information.

Box: 10878, Dates: 1781-1928

Warrants

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Box: 10879, Dates: 1929-1941

Warrants and cashbooks

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Box: 10880, Dates: 1942-1944

Warrants and cashbooks

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Box: 10881, Dates: 1951-1954

Warrants

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Box: 10882, Dates: 1956-1960

Warrants

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Box: 10883, Dates: 1961-1963

Warrants

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Box: 10884, Dates: 1964-1966

Warrants

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Box: 10885, Dates: 1966

Warrants and Inventory

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Box: 10886, Dates: 1967

Warrants and Inventory

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Box: 10887, Dates: 1968

Warrants and Inventory

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Box: 10888, Dates: 1969

Warrants and Inventory

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Box: 10889, Dates: 1970

Warrants and Inventory

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Box: 10890, Dates: 1971

Warrants and Inventory

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Box: 10891, Dates: 1972

Warrants and Inventory

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Box: 10892, Dates: 1973

Warrants

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Box: 10893, Dates: 1974

Warrants

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Box: 10894, Dates: 1974

Warrants and Inventory

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Box: 10895, Dates: 1975

Warrants and Inventory

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Box: 10896, Dates: 1975

Warrants

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Box: 10897, Dates: circa 1929-1943

Tax sale and lien cards

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Box: 10898, Dates: 1981-1982

Residency applications

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Series 27728, TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE - VITAL STATISTICS, 1762-1937

Consists of a volume documenting Hanover births, deaths, and marriages between 1765 and 1859; marriage certificates from the years between 1832 and 1937; and registers of births, deaths and, marriages dating from 1859 to 1882. These materials provide a partial body of Hanover vital statistics for the years between 1762 and 1937. Certificates follow the volume, and are arranged as follows: Births, Marriages, and Deaths. File contents are arranged alphabetically by surname. Researchers should also consult the Town of Hanover annual reports, 1887-1938 for marriage, birth and death records, and vital statistic records still held in the town office.

Box: 10900, Dates: 1762-1852

Vital statistics; cattlemarks

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Box: 10901, Dates: 1762-1852

Photostaic copy of vital statistics and Cattle earmark volume

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Box: 10902, Dates: 1851-1937

Births, marriages, deaths, misc.

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Box: 11172, Dates: 1851-1882

Births, marriages, deaths, misc.

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  • Folder: 1, Vital statisitcs register, 1851
  • Folder: 2, Register of births, 1856-1872
  • Folder: 3, Register of births, 1873-1882
  • Folder: 4, Register of Marriages, 1858-1860; 1877-1878
  • Folder: 5, Register of deaths, 1858-1865
  • Folder: 6, Register of deaths, 1863-1872
  • Folder: 7, Register of deaths, 1873-1882

Series 27941, TOWN CLERK - APPOINTMENTS, OATHS OF OFFICE AND BONDS , 1801-1931

Primarily consists of certificates for appointments to office and oaths of office filed with the town clerk. Offices and positions documented in the records include selectmen, fire warden, auditor, liquor agent, clerk, highway surveyor, and treasurer. Certificates are also extant for the offices of hog reeve, who was appointed to control roaming swine; pound keeper; and tythingmen, who were to enforce Sabbath laws. Bond certificates, chiefly for the position of tax collector, are also included in the series.

Box: 10903, Dates: 1801-1931

Appointments, oaths of office and bonds for town officers, arranged alphabetically by name of office.

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Series 27942, TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE - LEGAL DOCUMENTS AND CORRESPONDENCE, CIRCA 1764 - 1949

Chiefly contains agreements and corporate documents filed with the town clerk. Of note are annual stock returns from corporate bodies organized in Hanover including the Hanover Creamery, the Hanover Improvement Society, the Hanover Country Club, and several fraternity chapters at Dartmouth College. The returns list shares of stock issued, value of property holdings, and debts. Also includes articles of agreements filed by fraternities at Dartmouth College. Other items of interest include the articles of association for the Northern New England School of Religious Education and the Cosmos Club of Hanover. Miscellaneous documents include copies of the town charter, a County Commissioners' certificate for laying out a highway across the Connecticut River, a 1786 petition against the public support of the ministry, licenses for billiard tables, and some miscellaneous letters received by the clerk as well as correspondence and other documents pertaining to the Dartmouth Cemetery Association. A 1905 letter to the clerk contains a report from the committee on early town records.

Box: 10904, Dates: CIRCA 1764 -1949

Legal documents and Correspondence

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  • Folder: 1, Annual returns filed by corporations, 1889-1919
  • Folder: 2, Annual returns filed by corporations, 1889-1919
  • Folder: 3, Annual returns filed by corporations, 1889-1919
  • Folder: 4, Annual returns filed by corporations, 1889-1919
  • Folder: 5, Annual returns filed by corporations, 1889-1919
  • Folder: 6, Annual returns filed by corporations, 1924-1935
  • Folder: 7, Articles of agreement, corporate minutes and by-laws, 1861-1927
  • Folder: 8, Assignments, 1878, 1918
  • Folder: 9, Burial permits, 1915-1931; undated
  • Folder: 10, Certificates filed by County Road Commissioners, 1848, 1856
  • Folder: 11, Claims against the town, 1887. 1896
  • Folder: 12, Claims against the town, 1910, 1917
  • Folder: 13, Contract, 1898
  • Folder: 14, Division of fences, 1879
  • Folder: 15, Insurance policies (Ledyard Bridge, Town farm), 1849-1864
  • Folder: 16, Insuracne policies (includes Ledyard Bridge), 1867-1871
  • Folder: 17, Insurance - ower of Attorney; death notices, 1868; 1892-1893
  • Folder: 18, Ladies Hospital Aid Society - Endowment for free bed in Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, 196
  • Folder: 19, Legal opinion - Students' right to vote, 1871
  • Folder: 20, Licenses, 1879-1957
  • Folder: 21, Naturalization papers, lists of residents, 1858. 1860, undated
  • Folder: 22, Notices and certificates, Division and repair of fences, 1850-1908
  • Folder: 23, Oligation - Mehitabel Gray and Jacob Rowe, child support agreement, 1819
  • Folder: 24, Proposal by Nathan West - Care of Calvin West, circa 1800
  • Folder: 25, Summons - Samuel Collins, Minister v. inhabitants of Hanover, 1793
  • Folder: 26, Town charter (manuscript copies), 1816, 1885
  • Folder: 27, Telephone and telegraph pole petitions, 1910-1916
  • Folder: 28, Wage assignments, notes , 1894-1929
  • Folder: 29, Writs, 1849, 1856
  • Folder: 30, Writs - Hanover Police Court, 1900-1918
  • Folder: 31, Miscellaneous, 1764-1933; undated

Series 27943, TOWN CLERK'S RECORD BOOKS, 1809-1967

Series consists of the record books kept by the Town Clerk. Among these are records of licenses, mortgages and conditional sales, and records of fires. Four volumes contain records of licenses for liquor distribution, cattle and sheep identification marks, and the division of fences. A substantial part of the series includes volumes variously titled liens, mortgages, and conditional sales records. Volumes contain the terms of sale for the purchase of livestock, businesses, automobiles, farm equipment, and household goods. Includes one volume containing wage assignments. The volumes in the Archives were selected as examples from approximately 25 volumes. The remainder of the volumes were transferred to the Hanover Municipal Building. Series also contains records of fires in Hanover between 1889-1947. For the years between 1889 and 1947, the town clerk recorded the following information about fires: date, type of structure, name of owner and occupant, value, damage, and cause. Information does not include addresses. There are also volumes containing fire reports supplied to the town clerk. The clerk recorded information from these sheets into the record books.

Box: 10906, Dates: 1809-1898

Liquor licenses and strays; Licenses, Division of Fences; Agreements, Strays, and Cattle and Sheep Marks

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Box: 10907, Dates: 1894-1912

Licenses, Division of fences

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Box: 10908, Dates: 1832-1982

Book of mortgages

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Box: 10909, Dates: 1875-1887

Mortgages and Personal property

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Box: 10910, Dates: 1892-1913

Conditional sales

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Box: 10911, Dates: 1910-1919

Mortgage records

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Box: 10912, Dates: 1911-1921

Book of liens

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Box: 10913, Dates: 1926-1928

Conditional sales; leases

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Box: 10914, Dates: 1949-1951

Conditional sales

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Box: 10915, Dates: 1930-1967

Assignments, wages

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Box: 10916, Dates: 1952-1954

Conditonal sales, personal property, mortgages

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Box: 10917, Dates: 1889-1947

Clerk's office record of fires

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Box: 10918, Dates: 1890-1947; undated

Fire reports

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Series 28192, TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE MORTGAGE RECORDS AND DEEDS, 1768-1939

Comprises personal property and chattel mortgage documents filed with the town clerk. Records give the conditions of transaction and a brief description of the items sold. Many of the records pertain to the sale of livestock and farm equipment. The series includes a schedule of furnishings in the Dartmouth Hotel. Also included are deeds executed for the purchase of land in Hanover. The instruments were presumably filed with the town clerk after being recorded by the registrar of Grafton County.

Box: 11088, Dates: 1840-1930

Personal property and chattel mortgages

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Box: 11089, Dates: 1768-1939

Deeds for purchase of land in Hanover

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Series 28288, TOWN CLERK MILITARY RECORDS, 1778-1884, 1945-1953, UNDATED

Primarily comprises enrollment lists from the nineteenth century prior to the Civil War; enlistment and draft papers from the Civil War; and World War II service records. The bulk of the enrollment lists are from the 23rd Regiment of New Hampshire militia. The rolls list men who served in the various Hanover units, particularly the Granite Guards, the Invincibles, and the Phalanx Company of Dartmouth College. Many Civil War period enrollment lists, enlistment papers, and draft substitution papers are extant. In addition to being useful for genealogical research, these records reflect Hanover's measures to fulfill federal levies during the Civil War. Other documents include a record book from the Grand Army of the Republic Post No. 56 and an Orderly Book of the 2nd Infantry Company of the 23rd Regiment. Records include one volume of World War II military service records. These forms, compiled by the town clerk, provide detailed information on Hanover residents who served during World War II. Recorded facts include name; branch of service; unit; physical traits; rank and promotion; theater of operation; campaigns, expeditions, and battles; discharges; decorations; wounds; and service deaths. The volume contains letters to the town clerk containing information about Hanover residents. In the volume are lists of World War I and Korean Conflict veterans. The forms were, perhaps, collected and compiled in conjunction with the War Records Committee and used for the publication, How They Served. See DH 1.12 for files of the War Records Committee.

Box: 11084, Dates: 1778-1884, 1945-1953, undated

Enrollment lists from the nineteenth century prior to the Civil War; enlistment and draft papers from the Civil War; and World War II service records.

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Box: 11173, Dates: 1814-1818

Militia records

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Series 28289, TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE JURY SELECTION RECORDS, 1819-1971, undated

Contains notices, lists, and other documents related to the selection of jurors for state and federal courts. Includes some mid-twentieth century letters, in which Hanover women asked to be added to the list of prospective jurors, as they were required to do according to New Hampshire statutes.

Box: 11085, Dates: 1819-1971, undated

CORRESPONDENCE, APPLICATIONS LISTS, RECORDS OF DRAWINGS AND SELECTION

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Series 28290, TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE WELFARE RECORDS AND RESIDENT INFORMATION, 1835-1950, undated

Comprises Federal Emergency Relief Act (FERA) form cards filed with the Town of Hanover as well as note cards with information on residents. A small number of the note cards relate to municipal vehicles. Resident cards contain date of birth, marriage, occupation, and address information. FERA cards were used to certify that residents were eligible for public works employment during the Depression.

Box: 11086, Dates: 1935-1950, undated

FERA cards and resident information cards

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Series 28291, TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE MAPS AND PLANS, 1851-1987

Various maps and plans of the Town of Hanover as well as a set of aerial photographs taken about 1960. Of note are maps depicting locations of residences outside the village (1892), the Hanover-Lebanon town line (1907), and a Hanover-Lebanon topographic map. The series also contains plans related to various utility services in Hanover. Items of interest include a New England Telephone and Telegraph plan showing the location of underground conduits (1916), a blueprint for a lamp standard, and a plan depicting the location of street lights in 1930.

Box: 11087, Dates: 1851-1987

Maps and plans, aerial photographs, of Hanover

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Box: 11153, Dates: 1851-1962

Oversized maps, Hanover and Lebanon

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Box: 11154, Dates: 1907

Oversized map of Hanover-Lebanon town line

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  • Folder: 5, Hanover-Lebanon town line, 1907

Box: 11156, Dates: circa 1960

Topographic map related to aerial photographs of Hanover. (Aerial photos in portfolio 11177)

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Box: 11163, Dates: 1970-1971

Plans of Hampshire House; Hanover photo base maps

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Box: 11175, Dates: 1916-1930

Utility services maps and plans

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Box: 11176, Dates: 1949-1955

Utility services maps and plans

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Box: 11177, Dates: circa 1950

Arerial photographs of Hanover

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Box: 11211, Dates: 1959

Hanover Cemetery plans

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  • Folder: Hanover cemetery plan, on linen, 1959
  • Folder: Hanover Cemetery plan, on white paper, 1959

Box: 11212, Dates: circa 1911

Hanover Cemetery plans by Smyth, Thyer School 1911

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  • Folder: Hanover Cemetery plan, blue print, 2 copies, circa 1911
  • Folder: Hanover Cemetery plan, copy on white coated paper, circa 1911

Box: 11213, Dates: 1862

Dartmouth Cemetery plan

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  • Folder: Plan of Dartmouth Cemetery, on linen, 1862

Series 28293, TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE ELECTION AND VOTING RECORDS, 1808-1984, UNDATED

Comprises various documents pertaining to local, state, and federal elections. Nineteenth century records include warrants issued for state and federal elections, receipts for elections results addressed to the Secretary of State, and campaign handbills. Early twentieth century documents include returns from elections and primary returns, warrants, and campaign spending statements. Also includes the checklists of the voters in Hanover as well as proceedings from the Supervisors of the Checklist meetings, 1950-1984. The checklists were compiled by either the selectmen or the supervisors, and maintained by the clerk.

Box: 11090, Dates: 1808 - 1930, undated

Election records

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Box: 11091, Dates: 1950-1984

Proceedings of supervisors of the checklist meetings

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Box: 11092, Dates: 1810-1852, undated

Voter checklists

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Box: 11178, Dates: 1854-1855

Voter checklist

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Box: 11179, Dates: 1856-1859

Voter checklist

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Box: 11180, Dates: 1860-1865

Voter checklist

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Box: 11181, Dates: 1866-1874

Voter checklist

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Box: 11182, Dates: 1875-1878

Voter checklist

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Box: 11183, Dates: 1880-1882

Voter checklist

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Box: 11184

Voter checklist (NOS 9-14-2012)

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Box: 11185, Dates: 1890-1894

Voter checklist

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Box: 11186, Dates: 1898-1901; 1906-1910

Voter checklist

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Box: 11187, Dates: 1912-1915

Voter checklist

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Box: 11188, Dates: 1916-1919

Voter checklist

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Box: 11189, Dates: 1920-1927

Voter checklist

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Box: 11190, Dates: 1930-1933

Voter checklist

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Box: 11191, Dates: 1934-1936

Voter checklist

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Box: 11192, Dates: 1937-1938

Voter checklist

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Box: 11193, Dates: 1938

Voter checklist

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Box: 11194, Dates: 1939-1940

Voter checklist

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Box: 11195, Dates: 1940-1942

Voter checklist

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Series 28294, TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS, 1771-1995

Contains state and county reports as well as printed works related to the Constitution of New Hampshire (1889) , and a variety of manuscript and printed documents on miscellaneous issues, including sewers, the WW II flag pole and fire hydrants, among others.

Box: 11093, Dates: 1774-1995

Miscellaneous records

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Series 28295, TOWN MEETING RECORDS, 1761-1962

Series chiefly consists of volumes containing warrants for and minutes of town meetings. Also includes unbound warrants, petitions to insert articles into the warrants, and records of the meetings for the years between 1776 and 1932. The eighteenth and nineteenth century records disclose debate about inoculation against small pox (October 6, 1788), establishment of a religious congregation during the 1700s, and actions taken for supporting the poor and maintaining a town farm. The nineteenth century volumes also contain local returns for state and national elections, as well as perambulation records. The Town Meeting Records document the evolution of concerns such as public education, the relationship between Dartmouth College and the Town of Hanover, and taxation.

Box: 11094, Dates: 1761-1818

Town meetings

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Box: 11095, Dates: 1817-1845

Town meetings

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Box: 11096, Dates: 1845-1868

Town meetings

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Box: 11097, Dates: 1869-1885

Town meetings

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Box: 11098, Dates: 1885-1902

Town meetings

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Box: 11099, Dates: 1902-1920

Town meetings

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Box: 11100, Dates: 1920-1939

Town meetings

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Box: 11101, Dates: 1761-1845

Town meetings (photostic copy)

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Box: 11102, Dates: 1771-1962

Town meetings, petitions, warrants; loose documents

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Series 28838, ANNUAL REPORTS, 1846-1964

Consists of published annual reports from the selectmen, village precinct, and the school board. School and precinct reports were usually published with the town report. Within the series, however, there are separate precinct reports for the following years: 1903-1905, 1907-1909, 1911-1912, and 1914-1915.

Box: 11105, Dates: 1846-1964

Annual reports

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Series 28839, LIQUOR AGENCY, 1857-1904

Primarily consists of three daybooks kept by the agent. Each daybook contains entries for purchases. Each purchase entry includes the name of the buyer, type of liquor or alcohol, amount, and cost. In the earliest daybook (1885-1888) the sales were listed as either medicinal, bathing, culinary, cleaning, or utility. Housed with the first daybook is one folder containing several receipts, including one for the purchase of liquor from a New York importer. NOTE: It appears that the earliest daybook was later used as a personal record book. Sales receipts written to the Cobb family are pasted on the pages, often covering the original text. The receipts are from the early 1900s.

Box: 11106, Dates: 1857-1903

Daybook; one folder of loose records

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Box: 11107, Dates: 1899-1904

Liquor Agency sales book

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Box: 11108, Dates: 1899-1904

Liquor Agency sales book, vol 2

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Series 28840, HIGHWAY SURVEYOR, 1779-1925

Series primarily comprises highway bills and warrant books for the collection of highway taxes. The highway bills date from 1785 to the 1840s. Warrant books supplanted the highway bills by the middle of the nineteenth century. Both types of records contain lists of residents and the taxes they owed. The records are incomplete. The extant books only cover scattered years in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Furthermore, the records for many districts are lacking. The bills and warrants are arranged chronologically by year. Also includes receipts for tax bills. These receipts were issued to the selectmen by the highway surveyors. Other records include two 1925 daybooks that contain notes about highway repairs and construction in Hanover.

Box: 11109, Dates: 1779-18883

Highway bills, 1779-1842; Warrant books, 1849-1883

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Box: 11110, Dates: 1782-1925

Warrant books, receipts for highway tax bills, highway maintenance daybook

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Series 28841, TOWN MANAGER SUBJECT FILES, 1906-1992

Chiefly contains correspondence, memoranda, and reports. Also includes contracts and agreements, plans, and photographs. Some files contain documents that predate the establishment of the office. Often these early documents are copies of agreements and legal opinions. Some records touch on both planning at Dartmouth College and Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, especially as they relate to planning and expansion, and reflect cooperation between the town and the two institutions. Other significant topics include cemeteries, the Dresden School District, Pine Park Association, the issue of Dartmouth College students' rights to vote in Hanover, and the Hanover Improvement Society.

Box: 11111, Dates: 1964-1991

Cemeteries - Hanover Garden Club

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Box: 11112, Dates: 1906-1992

Hanover Improvement Society - Voting

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Box: 11196, Dates: 1963, 1976

Primary election broadside, 1976; golf course map, 1963

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Series 28842, TOWN MANAGER FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM, 1972-1978

Includes maps, reports, and printed matter related to the town's application and approval for the National Flood Insurance Program administrated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Box: 11113, Dates: 1972-1978

Correspondence, maps, printed material

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Box: 11155, Dates: 1974

Flood boundaries and Floodways map, Hanover

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Series 28843, TOWN PLANNING BOARD ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS AND REPORTS, 1949-1974

Series contains an incomplete set of minutes from the years between 1955 and 1970 as well as correspondence files. Other documents, including reports and notes, accompany the minutes. The correspondence files contain letters received by the board and copies of letters sent by the board. Also includes annual and topical reports drafted by the board as well as reports received by the board. Items of interest include reports on the proposed Interstate 91 Norwich Interchange; town governance (1967); and land use for recreation.

Box: 11114, Dates: 1954-1970

Minutes, correspondence and memoranda

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Box: 11115, Dates: 1949-1974

Reports

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Series 28845, TOWN PLANNING BOARD SUBJECT FILES, 1947-1991

Consists of files containing memoranda, correspondence, clippings, and reports all related to specific planning matters and issues. Topics include the Interstate 91 Norwich Interchange, a Hanover traffic study, zoning ordinance development, and the Hanover Development Corporation. Files are organized alphabetically. Documents within the files are primarily in the order in which they were transferred to the Archives.

Box: 11120, Dates: 1957-1967

Studies, reports, legal documents. Includes material on the Rt. 91 interchange in Norwich.

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Box: 11121, Dates: 1947-1970

Wilbur Smith study, regulations, zoning

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 11154, Dates: 1965

Oversized map of Hanover (2 copies)

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  • Folder: 4, Hanover map, 1965

Box: 11158, Dates: 1969

Hanover sewer system plans

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 11159, Dates: circa 1974

Hanover flood boundary and floodway work map

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 11160, Dates: circa 1956

Hanover highway map

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 11197, Dates: 1968-1991

Misc. planning board maps, include Rt 120

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Series 28846, TOWN PLANNING BOARD PLANNING STUDIES AND PROGRAMS , 1931-1975

Comprises topical files containing notes, reports, memoranda and correspondence, maps, and plans. The files were maintained by the board and its consultants, Adams, Howard & Greeley, as they prepared the comprehensive plan, and includes materials concerning Hanover schools, traffic and parking, population, subdivision regulation and zoning, and building activity during the 1950s. Significant is the 1974 planning program whose records includes reports, correspondence, maps, and other documents related to this short-term planning program that focused on town growth and development. The records contain reports written by groups of residents. The reports relate to institutional and commercial development, recreation, environmental protection, and residential development among other topics. Records include scattered letters reflecting residents' attitudes towards town growth and development.

Box: 11122, Dates: 1938-1958

NH-P1 and NH-P3 grant files

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 11123, Dates: 1931-1959

NH-P1 and NH-P3 grant files, consultant files

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 11124, Dates: 1973-1975

1974 Planning Program files

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 11164, Dates: 1947

Map of Hanover

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 11165, Dates: 1974

1974 Planning program maps of Hanover

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 11166, Dates: 1974

1974 Planning program maps of Hanover

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 11167, Dates: 1974

1974 Planning program maps of Hanover

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 11168, Dates: 1974

1974 Planning program maps of Hanover

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Series 29031, Zoning Board of Adjustment, 1965-1971

Series includes typescript minutes from public hearings, correspondence, and memoranda. The series does not include a complete set of minutes for the years between 1965 and 1970.

Box: 11125, Dates: 1965-1971

Minutes from public hearings, correspondence, and memoranda.

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Series 29032, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES, 1899-1993

Meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, clippings, programs, plans and printed material documenting the activities and publications of various Hanover town committees and commissions.

Box: 11126, Dates: 1944-1993

Advisory Committee on Housing, American Bicentennial Committee, Commission on Post-war Planning, Archives Board

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Box: 11127, Dates: 1945-1992

Hanover Bicentennial Committee, Hanover Conservation Commisssion, Hanover Recycling Committee, War Records Committee; Misc. Commmittees

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Series 29122, HANOVER VILLAGE PRECINCT ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS, 1855-1963

Comprises minutes, by-laws, and other documents related to the governance and operation of the precinct. Series includes precinct meeting minutes, 1855-1958; minutes of the precinct commissioners, 1885-1963; and the Act of Incorporation granted to the Village Precinct by the State of New Hampshire. Of interest are two maps, measuring 48 inches by 68 inches, of the precinct. One map depicts sewer lines within the precinct.

Box: 11139, Dates: 1885-1952

Act of incorporation, by-laws, commissioners meeting minutes

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Box: 11140, Dates: 1855-1963

Commissioners minutes; meeting warrants and minutes

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 11141, Dates: 1893-1959

Meeting warrants and minutes; operations manuals; record of notes issues by the village precinct

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 11154, Dates: 1905-1942

Oversized maps of the Village Precinct

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  • Folder: 1, Village Precinct map, 1905
  • Folder: 2, Village Precinct Map, 1942
  • Folder: 3, Village Precinct sewers, 1942

Series 29124, VILLAGE PRECINCT CORRESPONDENCE AND SUBJECT FILES, 1861-1963

Series includes several files of correspondence from the Precinct officers, 1861-1958, much f it containing legal opinions and advice from attorneys retained by the precinct. Among the various subjects, the files pertain to water supply, fire protection, zoning, and the merger of the town and precinct governments.

Box: 11142, Dates: 1861-1961

Correspondence and Subject files

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Series 29125, VILLAGE PRECINCT ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, 1931-1960

Series contains three volumes of minutes and related materials from zoning board hearings, 1931-1949, as well as several files of building permits and related correspondence, 1933-1938. The series is relatively complete and documents the development of Hanover village during the middle years of the twentieth century. The series also includes architectural drawings, e.g., site plans, floor plans, and sketches that were, as internal evidence suggests, probably submitted during the permit application process. Drawings (1927-1960) relate to several Dartmouth College projects, including faculty housing; the Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital; and residential construction. Local architects represented in the drawings include Frank J. Barrett, Hudson & Ingram, Alfred T. Granger Associates, J.F. Larson; and E.H. and M.K. Hunter.

Box: 11143, Dates: 1931-1941

Village precinct zoning board of adjustment records, bound

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Box: 11144, Dates: 1941-1949

Village precinct zoning board of adjustment records, bound

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 11145, Dates: 1931-1950

Permit applications, correspondence; specifications

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 11161, Dates: circa 1956

Village Precinct map(1942) with zoning annotations

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 11162, Dates: circa 1956

Building plans

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  • Folder: Plot plan, Heneage property

Box: 11198, Dates: 1971

Architectural drawings of Lathem residence

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 11199, Dates: 1927-1938

Plan of Sargent lot, gas station elevations and blueprint

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 11200, Dates: 1948-1949

Building plans

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  • Folder: Professor Bowen's House, Ledyard Lane
  • Folder: Armstrong Sperry's house, Ewell Street
  • Folder: Alfred Granger duplex
  • Folder: Brook Road development (J. Barrett, A. Granger, Ransmeier)

Box: 11201, Dates: 1949-1950

Building plans

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  • Folder: john Gile' house, Choate Road
  • Folder: John Masland's house
  • Folder: Harry Dow's house
  • Folder: Gas Station
  • Folder: Unidentified structure

Box: 11202, Dates: 1953-1955

Building Plans

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  • Folder: E.H. Hunter's plans for faculty housing near Burton Road
  • Folder: Gas Station
  • Folder: Putnam's Drug Store
  • Folder: Campus parking lots
  • Folder: Campbell-Aldrich - Chase field housing site plan

Box: 11203, Dates: 1956-1960

Building plans

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  • Folder: Frederick Michaels house plans, site plan
  • Folder: Mary Hitchcock memorial Hospital plot plan, 1956
  • Folder: Steam didstribution line, N. College - Elm Streets, 1957
  • Folder: Alfred Holt residence

Box: 11204, Dates: undated

Building plans

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  • Folder: Dr. Wittner, office anad house
  • Folder: Anthony Torino residence
  • Folder: Raymond Manville, The Blair house plan
  • Folder: John Pearson residence
  • Folder: Dorothy Cleaveland residence
  • Folder: Proposed residence - Dan Nelson, 5 Ridge Road

Series 29126, SCHOOL DISTRICTS RECORDS, 1791-1950

Contains district record books, miscellaneous volumes, and unbound documents. The record books contain reports, minutes, and warrants from Districts one, three, six, seven, thirteen, and fourteen. Most of the records pertain to District No. 1. Among the unbound records are reports defining the boundaries of the districts in Hanover. Other items of interest include a record of the Freeman fund, other school funds, statistical reports, and miscellaneous examples of student work from the nineteenth century. In summary, the series provides a substantial record of educational and financial affairs in District No. 1. Documentation for districts outside of the village is very incomplete. The series also includes receipts, 1801-1886, for appropriations and expenditures in various Hanover school districts.

Box: 11146, Dates: 1804-1905

Record books and registers

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Box: 11147, Dates: 1832-1890

Record books, registers, reports and accounts

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 11148, Dates: 1791-1950

Meetings, warrants; receipts

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 11205, Dates: 1834-1867

School records

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Series 29127, HANOVER POLICE DEPARTMENT RECORDS, 1872-1941

Series pertains to both town and village police operations. Includes three volumes of the Hanover Police Court records, 1872-1921. These records provide abstracts of civil and criminal cases heard by the police justice. Records of the police chief and department are extant from the years between 1915 and 1941. A substantial portion of these records provide a daily account of operations, investigations, and arrests. Includes two volumes of theft reports, 1927-1941

Box: 11149, Dates: 1872-1892

Hanover Police court

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Box: 11150, Dates: 1892-1941

Hanover Police Court; records of reported thefts

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 11151, Dates: 1915-1941

Chief of Police records, police records

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 11152, Dates: 1929-1941

Hanover police department record of arrests

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.