Collection, 1839,1952.


Collection, 1839,1952.

The collection includes a surveyor's notebook of survey work done in AuSable Township (Roscommon County, Mich.), by John Brink, L. Clasen, and William A. Burt, ca. 1838-1852. The notebook has been damaged by fire and is quite brittle and blackened. Also a photocopy of a letter, dated Oct. 2, 1839, from Burt in Mount Vernon (Mich.) to Elisha Duelle, Chief Clerk, Surveyor General's Office, Dubuque, Wisconsin Territory, concerning a contract for surveying towns north of the Wisconsin River.

1 folder.


SNAC Resource ID: 7438304

Clarke Historical Library

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Burt, William Austin, 1792-1858 (person)

Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, June 13, 1792; received a good education; was for some time an engineer in Erie, New York; came to Michigan, 1822; member of territorial council, 1826-27; settled in Washtenaw County, 1824; engaged in mill-building and local surveying, 1824-33; County surveyor, Macomb Co., 1831-34; Postmaster of Mt. Vernon for 24 years; invented solar compass; surveyed Upper Peninsula 1840-27; discovered 20 beds of iron ore, 1844-46; representative from Macomb County, 1853-1843;...