Preliminary Guide to the Utah Topographical Sketchbooks

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Preliminary Guide to the Utah Topographical Sketchbooks, 1877, 1879, 1883

Collection number: Wyles Mss 32

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    D. Tambo
    Date Completed:
    25 September 2003
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2003 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Utah Topographical Sketchbooks,
Date (inclusive): 1877, 1879, 1883
Collection Number: Wyles Mss 32
Collector: Fisher (Richard V.)
Extent: .2 linear feet (1 half-size document box)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Del Sur
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Utah Topographical Sketchbooks. Wyles Mss 32. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Richard V. Fisher, 1972.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains three bound Utah topographical sketchbooks, with faint pencil drawings, by three separate topographers, 1877, 1879, 1883. The first two have labels indicating "Engineer Department, U.S. Army, Geographical Surveys West of 100th Meridian," while the third indicates "Northern Transcontinental Survey."
These sketchbooks accompanied a larger collection of books on geology donated by Richard V. Fisher.

Collection Contents

Box 1: 1

1877 - Book No. 3, Topographical Records, 1877

Abstract: [Party No. 2, Utah Section, South Promontory Peak to Drainage Station near Bannock Peak. J. W. Ward, Topographer; Lieut. R. Birnie in charge of party. Engineer Department, U.S. Army, Geographical Surveys West of 100th Meridian]
Box 1: 2

1879 - Book No. 423, Topographical Records, 1879

Abstract: [Party No. Special Great Fall Lakes, Lakeside to Little Mountain. Francis Klett, Topographer; Lieut. W. Young in charge of party. Engineer Department, U.S. Army, Geographical Surveys West of 100th Meridian]
Box 1: 3

1883 - Book No. 2, Sta[tion] 66 to 164, 1883

Abstract: [A. D. Wilson, Chief Topographer, Newport, R.I. Northern Transcontinental Survey]