There are not a whole lot of copies left. So I wouldn't wait forever. It is
a great book.
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From: "Steve Broyles" <steve.broyles(a)comcast.net>
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2004 8:01 PM
Subject: [DMU] A book on Virginia surveying
I've just finished reading a remarkable book, one that I thought
print but which turns out to be readily available (thanks Mary
It's called "Surveyors and Statesmen: Land Measuring in Colonial
by Sarah S. Hughes.
This is an extremely detailed account (lots and lots of names and dates
places) of how the technology of surveying evolved in colonial
the surveyors became men of standing and influence, the political
in which they were involved, and how their jobs changed as the colony
settled. I can't even begin to describe how much I learned from it! But
warning is in order. It's written like a doctoral thesis and is
so much information that it's a bit like my grandmother's
fudge-- so rich
that a bite lasts a long time!
You can order the book from the
Virginia Association of Surveyors,
8752 Landmark Road, Richmond VA 23228
Voice: (804) 262-1351 | Fax: (804) 262-0511
The price is $25 plus a few dollars for shipping.
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