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From: "Barbara Vines Little" <>
Subject: Re: [DMU] A book on Virginia surveying
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 21:01:30 -0400
There are not a whole lot of copies left. So I wouldn't wait forever. It is
a great book.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Broyles" <>
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2004 8:01 PM
Subject: [DMU] A book on Virginia surveying
> I've just finished reading a remarkable book, one that I thought was out
> print but which turns out to be readily available (thanks Mary Bell!)
> It's called "Surveyors and Statesmen: Land Measuring in Colonial
> by Sarah S. Hughes.
> This is an extremely detailed account (lots and lots of names and dates
> places) of how the technology of surveying evolved in colonial Virginia,
> the surveyors became men of standing and influence, the political
> in which they were involved, and how their jobs changed as the colony was
> settled. I can't even begin to describe how much I learned from it! But
> warning is in order. It's written like a doctoral thesis and is packed
> so much information that it's a bit like my grandmother's fudge-- so rich
> that a bite lasts a long time!
> You can order the book from the
> Virginia Association of Surveyors,
> 8752 Landmark Road, Richmond VA 23228
> Voice: (804) 262-1351 | Fax: (804) 262-0511
> The price is $25 plus a few dollars for shipping.
> Steve Broyles
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