Series CRS-185 - Survey field books

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Survey field books

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CA CVIC Series CRS-185

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  • 1888-1939 (Creation)
    Victoria (B.C.). Engineering Department

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0.59 m of textual records

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Series consists of notebooks used by surveyors in the field for making notes when determining elevations of land and locations of natural and manmade features of the landscape. Includes notes pertaining to land benchmarks (elevations), land surveys, and monument locations. Series also referred to as "Benchmarks" and "Transit Books".
The Description column of the location list may refer to more than one numerical reference per book. In such cases, the first number in the description refers to a stamp on the cover of the volume apparently added by the Engineering Department sometime after the volumes were initially created. The description may also contain the name of the surveyor and the number he assigned the volume, separated by a dash. For example, "46; D.A. Rose - No. 5" refers to volume 46 in the overall departmental arrangement, which is D.A. Rose's personal book number 5.
Arranged in general chronological order, within any departmental numbering sequence that may exist, except for undated monument books and other volumes forming their own grouping, which are described at the end of the overall listing

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BCAUL control number: CVIC-CRS-185

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