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Boston (Mass.). Surveying Department


Historical note

The Office of the City Surveyor was established by ordinance passed on October 12, 1868. The Surveying Department was under charge of the City Surveyor, who made such surveys, plans, estimates, statements and descriptions and took such levels as the City Government or any of its departments or committees required. Chapter 449 of the Acts of 1895 abolished the Surveying Department and the Office of City Surveyor and transferred to the power and duties to the Engineering Department and the Office of City Engineer.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Board of Survey card file

Identifier: 5070.004
Scope and Contents Card file kept by Board of Survey for miscellaneous notes, miscellaneous calculations and Brighton notes.
Dates: circa 1891-1901

Index to notes

Identifier: 5070.003
Scope and Contents Index to notes of the Board of Survey. Arranged alphabetically by street with book and page number, date and surveyor.
Dates: circa 1859-1894

Record of grades

Identifier: 5070.002
Scope and Contents Volume kept by the City Surveyor's Office of copies of orders of the Board of Street Commissioners to establish the grades of streets in Dorchester.
Dates: 1870-1879

Surveying Department annual reports

Identifier: 5070.005

Surveyor plans and notes

Identifier: 5070.001
Scope and Contents Plans and files of survey notes of Civil Engineer Charles H.W. Wood Co. Files are numbered 1-1770. This collection is unprocessed.
Dates: circa 1834-1923