Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
Under successive authorizations, the Committee for the Sale of Eastern Lands (1783-1801) and the Land Office were the primary agencies with responsibility for the management and sale of public lands in Maine on behalf of the Commonwealth. This responsibility invested in these agencies a direct interest in the protracted negotiations surrounding the establishment of the northeastern boundary setting Maine apart from the British provinces. Consisting of correspondence (original and copied), reports, depositions, and extracts from various source documents, these administrative files were assembled as Massachusetts sought to protect her proprietary rights to public lands in Maine
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
To establish accurate Massachusetts town boundaries, and eventually interstate boundaries as well, beginning in 1885 the Topographical Survey Commission (replaced in this function in 1901 by the Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners) sent out field teams to establish and describe triangulation stations and to set monuments designating boundary lines. These position tables are based on the notebooks of the survey teams, with a few earlier observations included as well. Calculations were verified, adjusted, and prepared by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey -- Listed are the geographic positions of stations and town corners established during the field survey. Triangulation measurements made from established station and corner positions were used to define boundaries. The record of each position in the tables contains the station name, latitude, longitude, azimuth, back azimuth, distance from station to station, and logarithm
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
This collection contains legal documents related to the firm of William Rawle and his descendants, personal and professional correspondence, and a substantial amount of genealogical material. The personal material is mostly found in the correspondence of William Rawle Sr., William Rawle Jr., William Brooke Rawle, and Rebecca Rawle Shoemaker, as well as journals kept by William Rawle Sr. and Rebecca Rawle Shoemaker. Professional materials document William Rawle Sr.'s career and term as Pennsylvania's U.S. Attorney and William Brooke Rawle's research on the cavalry conflict at Gettysburg. Genealogical material includes numerous newspaper clippings related to the family, a book of family trees, and four large scrapbooks further documenting the family history. A number of related families are also represented in this collection, including the Shoemaker, Brooke, Porter, and Hall families. There are also portraits of various Rawles, as well as a set of portraits produced by the Treasury ... Read More
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
As the body responsible for the general care and supervision of Massachusetts harbors and tidewaters, the Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners had as its primary function to insure that the channels were fully navigable and to otherwise protect, improve, and develop these areas. St 1881, c 196 provided that the boundaries of municipalities bordering on the sea would extend to the line of the Commonwealth as already defined by law. The commissioners were to locate and define the boundaries between localities from the high water mark outward, and to file reports accompanied by suitable plans and exhibits, showing said boundary lines, with the appropriate registry of deeds and the office of the state secretary. Reports were issued by county: Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes and Nantucket, Plymouth and Norfolk, and Suffolk and Essex
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
To establish accurate Massachusetts town boundaries, and eventually interstate boundaries as well, beginning in 1885 the Topographical Survey Commission sent out field teams to establish and describe triangulation stations and to set monuments designating boundary lines. These volumes of computations of primary triangulation are based on field notebooks of the survey teams. Computations were verified, adjusted, and prepared by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey -- Information includes station names, observed angles, corrections, spherical angles, spherical excess, plane angles and distance, and logarithms. The data was gathered and/or computations made between 1895 and 1898, and these compilations were made between 1897 and 1899. They were used to define boundaries, to provide the basis for settling disputes and recommending changes in legal boundaries, and ultimately to create maps and atlases
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
Series contains loose and bound correspondence, memorandums, and reports relating chiefly to the state and town boundary survey projects -- Earlier correspondence (largely incoming with some outgoing copies attached) is chiefly that of Henry L. Whiting (until his death in 1897), as well as to Desmond Fitzgerald and other commissioners of the Topographical Survey Commission. Subsequent correspondence is generally that of Henry B. Wood, chief engineer of the Topographical Survey Commission. In 1901 Wood continued employment with the Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners, when that agency took over the survey work. Series includes
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
To establish accurate Massachusetts town boundaries, beginning in 1885 the Topographical Survey Commission (replaced in this function in 1901 by the Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners) sent out field teams to establish and describe triangulation stations and to set monuments designating boundary lines. These volumes of computations of geographical positions of town corners are based on field notebooks of the survey teams. Computations were verified, adjusted, and prepared by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey -- Information includes measurements of azimuth and back azimuths from town corner to town corner and computations of the data into latitude, longitude, and distances of town corner points
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Two journals kept by Asa Columbus Baldwin. The 1907 - 1909 journal documents the Alaska Boundary Survey. The 1940-1941 journal provides information on the Yellow Band Gold Mine in the Bremner River District of Alaska
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
In 1825, 1883, and 1885, the General Court authorized the governor of Massachusetts to appoint commissioners who would work with commissioners from New Hampshire to resolve boundary disputes. The 1825 commission was unable to work out a line acceptable to both states and a boundary marked in 1741 remained in effect. The commissioners appointed in 1885 reached agreement on the eastern portion of the boundary in 1888 and on the western portion in 1894. These files were created by the various commissioners and compiled by the state secretary to assist in the resolution of the boundary line dispute
Ohio History Connection
Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court and Governor of Ohio. Personal, business, and political correspondence; land deeds; township maps; and clippings, relating to Huntington's family, his college and law careers in Connecticut, emigration to Ohio, militia activities, road building, canals, public improvements, Indians, settlement, Ohio Territorial government, U.S. Supreme Court cases, politics, War of 1812, and Huntington's gubernatorial term and court career