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[Transcript of Letter from Bartlett Sims to Gail Borden, Jr., April 20, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Bartlett Sims to Gail Borden, Jr., in which he describes details pertaining to land surveys done below Old San Antonio Road and west of the Colorado River. Sims also asks Borden to send a sketch of surveys done on the Navidad so that he can identify vacant lands and survey those areas.
Date: April 20, 1835
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Surveying Contract between Matthew Hubert and Elias R. Wightman, March 1, 1831]

Description: Copy of transcript for a surveying contract between Matthew Hubert and Elias R. Wightman, in which both men agree on extent of the area to be surveyed by Hubert, specific items expected as a result of the work (including field books for every league), Hubert and Wightman division of profits, and Wightman's responsibilities regarding the final draft submitted to the registrar.
Date: March 1, 1831
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Telescope

Description: Cylindrical brass box (a) houses sextant (b) and doubles as screw on base. Two part telescope (c) can be attached to sextant by screw (d); engraved: "Troughton & Simms, London"
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Steel survey chain

Description: Steel survey chain with brass handles which are bolted on; there are 4 brass marker tags with 1, 2, 3, and 4 points respectively; the 29 cm long links are ringed together; marked, “50 FT TESTED K&E STEEL NO 12” “KEUFFEL & ESSER CO. NEW YORK 6410”
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Pennsylvania

Description: Map of Pennsylvania at the time of the ratification of the Constitution, showing towns, villages, roads, paths, counties, boundary lines, mountain ranges, and water bodies. The map also includes a legend (indicating meeting houses, wigwams, mills, forges, boundaries, towns, roads, villages, and paths) in the lower-right corner. Relief shown pictorially. Scale [ca. 1:950,400] (15 miles to the inch).
Date: 1937
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Transcript of Letter from Thomas J. Gazley to Gail Borden, May 11, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Thomas J. Gazley to Gail Borden, in which Gazley reports on the circumstances leading up to a land dispute between Charles S. Smith and Mr. Harman. Gazley requests that Borden refrain from moving forward on any paperwork until the survey notes and any evidence from Capt. Sims is presented to the land office.
Date: May 11, 1835
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from H. J. Offitt to Stephen F. Austin, May 13, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from H. J. Offitt to Stephen F. Austin, in which Offitt provides details on settled and outstanding surveyor payments related to securing his land title. Offitt offers that Austin can payment until all documentation supporting Offitt's land titles meets Austin's satisfaction. [On the second page of the letter, there is an annotation by Stephen F. Austin noting that he chose to withhold payment until the Offitt sent him a receipt.]
Date: July 12, 1835
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History