Geographical surveys west of the 100th meridian (U.S.) papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains letterpress copies of letters signed by George M. Wheeler and other officers of the survey, registers of correspondence sent and received, records of meteorological and topographical observations, atlas sheets, and photographs and stereoscope views of the territory covered by the expeditions.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian Papers are the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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5.5 Linear Feet (48 boxes)
Language of Materials
The collection contains letterpress copies of letters signed by Wheeler and other officers of the survey, registers of correspondence sent and received, records of meteorological and topographical observations, atlas sheets, and photographs and stereoscope views of parts of the territory covered by the expeditions.
The Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian, also known as the Wheeler Survey, grew out of the Army's desire to create maps featuring the geological aspects of the West, man-made improvements, and the "conformation, obstacles and resources of the country." Commanded by Lieutenant George Montague Wheeler, the survey was originally intended to cover the territory lying south of the Central Pacific Railroad, but grew in scope by 1872 to a mapping of all of the United States west of the 100th meridian. The survey ended on June 30, 1879, when the bill creating the U. S. Geological Survey became effective.
Accompanied by typed calendar.
- Albums -- United States
- Bell, William
- Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (U.S.)
- O'Sullivan, Timothy H., 1840-1882
- Photoprints -- United States
- Soldiers -- United States
- Stereoscopic views
- West (U.S.) -- Pictorial works
- West (U.S.) -- Surveys
- Wheeler, George M. (George Montague), 1842-1905
- Guide to the Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian Papers
- Under Revision
- by Beinecke Staff
- October 1995
- Description rules
- Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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