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Finding aid of the J. G. McMillan and Percy W. McMillan Surveyor Records
2007-003  
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Description
The McMillan Surveyor Records consist of land surveys created by County Surveyor John G. McMillan and his son Percy W. McMillan for their business McMillan & McMillan, Civil Engineers and Surveyors. John G. McMillan served as County Surveyor from 1890-1914. The Records also include notes, maps, and letters. These records were created for businesses and private citizens.
Background
John G. McMillan served as the Santa Clara County Surveyor from 1890 to 1914. Born in 1851 in Rhode Island, he served as Surveyor of Sutter County in California from 1877 to 1881. He next worked as a railroad surveyor for the Southern Pacific Company and as chief engineer of surveys for Stanford University. He also owned his own private business called McMillan & McMillan, Civil Engineers and Surveyors, which he ran with his son Percy W. McMillan.
Extent
18 archival boxes
Restrictions
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Availability
Collection is open for research.