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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


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 transit tool]

Description: Two photographs of a surveying transit tool from the Byrd Williams Family Photography Collection, held by UNT Special Collections. The first image is of the tool alone, pointing to the distance at an angle so that a majority of the parts are visible. It is made out of a bronze material with glass parts and it is attached to a wooden base. The second image is of the tool and the box that it is stored it. The box has leather on the outside and straps and buckles with metal attachments. It is clearly old and has aged and fraying spots.
Date: December 4, 2013
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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

[Mastodon Dig Site Near Seguin, Texas]

Description: Photograph of a mastodon dig site near Seguin, Texas. There is an individual standing in the dig site and there are some unearthed bones protruding from the earth. There is a broom and other surveying equipment located in the site.
Date: January 1983
Creator: Streng, Evelyn Fiedler
Partner: Texas Lutheran University
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