An Inventory of the Public Land Survey Records for Minnesota: The Special Instructions

Status:  Complete
Report Date:  05/23/2008


Investigators located and categorized letters sent to the surveyors who ran public land survey lines and established corner monuments in Minnesota during the 1800s, describing how they should carry out their contracted work. These records, now located in archives in Iowa, Minnesota and Washington, D.C., are of great value to modern surveyors and can be digitally photographed to create a comprehensive Web-based resource.

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