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Guide to the John J. Peebles Papers ; Peebles (John J.) Papers

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Guide to the John J. Peebles Papers 1976-1985

Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Overview of the Collection

Title: Papers
Creator: John J. Peebles
Dates: 1976-1985
Quantity: 2 cubic feet
Abstract:Triangulation diagrams, field notes, copies of reports on the condition of survey markers, and other reference material used by Preebles for the recovery of the base line established near Boise in 1899 for the control of topographic surveying in southwestern Idaho.
Identification: MG212
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Scope and Content

As an historical project in 1976 John J. Peebles tried to relocate the extremities of the base line established near Boise in 1889 for the first topographic surveying in southwestern Idaho. At the same time he wrote the Geological Survey Office offering to report on the conditions of survey marks he happened upon. This record group consists of these reports, triangulation maps, copies of the original field notes, and other material relating to surveying. There is also a small amount of correspondence interspersed among articles and charts.

The majority of the material was in 14 labeled notebooks. Although the material was removed from the notebooks and placed in folders the original heading was retained. The research material and field notes were in four unlabeled notebooks. The maps in folders 24 and 25 were originally rolled and placed in large mailing tubes. These maps are now folded.

The types of material found in the Ada County folder include state plane coordinates from geodetic positions, progress sketches, list of geographic position station names, station descriptions, and recovery notes.

The specific area folders contain reports on condition of survey marks, geodetic control diagrams, horizontal control data, and description of horizontal control stations.

Other materials include articles on the USGS and surveying, correspondence with the Geological Survey, field notes and maps. The books of triangulations and field notes are photocopies of material in the State Historical Library, and probably date from the time of the original surveys.


Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Idaho
Public Works

Peebles, John J.--Archives.

Geodesy -- Idaho
Topographical surveying -- Idaho -- History -- Sources

Idaho -- Surveys

Administrative Information

Source

The material in this record group was received from John J. Peebles, a Boise engineer, in July 1987.


Detailed Description of the Collection

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1/11/1Ada County 1978-1979 4 items
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1/2-31/2-3Baker 1976-1984 100 items
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1/4-51/4-5Boise 1982-1984 44 items
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1/61/6Challis 1979-1985 47 items
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1/71/7Dubois 1968 2 items
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1/81/8Elk City 1977-1981 15 items
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1/91/9Grangeville 1976-1984 26 items
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1/10-111/10-11Hailey 1976-1984 104 items
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1/121/12Jordan Valley 1976-1983 29 items
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1/131/13Twin Falls 1981-1983 20 items
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1/141/14Miscellaneous 1961-1979 35 items
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1/15-161/15-16Old reports 1876-1965 18 items
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1/171/17Maps 1:125,000 undated 154 items
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1/181/18Maps 1:300,000 undated 52 items
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1/19-221/19-22Research material and field notes 1971-1980 84 items
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1/231/23Reports on condition of survey marks 1976-1982 147 items
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1/241/24Triangulation maps and indexes undated 10 items
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1/251/25Idaho triangulation, drawing and print undated 2 items
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2/26-462/26-46Books of triangulations and field notes undated 21 items

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Creation: Encoded by ArchProteus2003
Language: Finding aid is in English

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