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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

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

Azimuth circle

Description: Azimuth circle made of brass with glass prism which adjusts to desired angle. There are two glass eye pieces and a circular ring of brass with quadrants marked. A bubble level is under the angle finder. It is marked, “No. 5696 K.” PATT. 1950.
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[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

Surveying Instrument.

Description: Patent for new and improved surveying instrument for use "in calculating the distance between the point of 'setting up' and the target, without the use of the usual linear chain" (lines 12-15). Illustration and instruction included.
Date: March 7, 1916
Creator: Adams, J. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[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
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