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Charles William Whipple papers, 1874-1888 (bulk 1874-1878).
BANC MSS 2013/123 v.1; BANC MSS 2013/123 v.2; BANC MSS 2013/123 v.3; BANC MSS 2013/123 v.4; ...
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Charles William Whipple papers, 1874-1888 (bulk 1874-1878)


Whipple, Charles William, 1846-1916, creator


Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (U.S.)


Contains record books from U.S. Army Lieutenant Charles William Whipple's work with the Wheeler Survey including three manuscript diaries, one typographical record book (Book No. 194, 1875) of pencil sketches and maps pertaining to the area just north of Los Angeles, and one aneroid readings book (Book No. 10, 1874-1878). Diaries have dated entries with reports from a number of different survey camps. The aneroid readings book includes detailed entries from the Wheeler Survey and entries Whipple made at a later date, November 2, 1887 to January 5, 1888, for Lieutenant Edward W. Casey's expedition to the Grand Canyon.


1874 (issued)


Whipple, Charles William -- 1846-1916 -- Archives
Whipple, Charles William -- 1846-1916 -- Diaries
Wheeler, George M. (George Montague) -- 1842-1905
Casey, Edward W
Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (U.S.)
United States. -- Army. -- Corps of Engineers.
Surveying -- West (U.S.)
Surveying -- California -- Los Angeles
Surveys -- Plotting
Barometric hypsometry
Altitudes -- Measurement
Los Angeles Metropolitan Area (Calif.) -- Maps


Charles William Whipple papers, 1874-1888, BANC MSS 2013/123, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase; from Michael Vinson; 20130402.
Charles William Whipple (1838 or 1839-1916) was a graduate of West Point (class of 1865), where he was awarded a presidential appointment by President Abraham Lincoln. He was the son of Amiel Weeks Whipple (1818-1863), an American military engineer and surveyor who served as a brigadier general in the American Civil War where he was mortally wounded at the Battle of Chancellorsville.
The Wheeler Survey was a survey of a portion of the United States lying west of the 100th meridian. It was comprised of multiple expeditions and supervised by First Lieutenant (later Captain) George Montague Wheeler.
In English.
Prelimiinary list of contents available in the library.


Topographic maps.
Manuscript maps.

Physical Description:

5 volumes.




BANC MSS 2013/123 v.1
BANC MSS 2013/123 v.2
BANC MSS 2013/123 v.3
BANC MSS 2013/123 v.4
BANC MSS 2013/123 v.5
BANC MSS 2013/123