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Benjamin Lightfoot Survey Notebook

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Identifier: SC MS 0203
Abstract

This manuscript notebook includes survey data of a road to be built between Pottsville to Shamokin (then an Indian Territory) in 18th century. It also contains detailed information on surveyor’s measurements and coordinates; descriptions of the terrain, and insight into frontier Pennsylvania and the interaction between the English settlers, militias and the native people on the Schuylkill and Susquehanna rivers of colonial Pennsylvania.

Dates: 1759-1860; 1759, 1770, 1850, 1860

Philadelphia Surveyor John H. Levering Ledger

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Identifier: SC MS 0173
Abstract This folio itemizes an interesting view into the northwestward expansion of the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in an era of growth in the mid-19th century. What is shown by the surveying entries is the incorporation, by the 1854 Act of Consolidation, of Roxborough Township and the Borough of Manayunk into the City of Philadelphia’s 21st Ward. A list of landowners requiring surveying services reflects on Lehigh University’s collection of 18th and 19th century industrial collections with...
Dates: 1873 - 1888

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