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Record Unit 69,  Smithsonian Institution, Topographical Data Project,  Topographical Data Project, circa 1873-1882

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution, Topographical Data Project
Title: Topographical Data Project
Dates: circa 1873-1882
Quantity: 1.4 linear meters.
Collection: Record Unit 69
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This record unit contains data accumulated by Nicholson and several railroad elevation maps. Dates of the records are uncertain.

Descriptive Entry

The Smithsonian Institution and the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey collaborated in collection of data of relative elevations over the surface of the continent of North America, intending ultimately to publish a hypsometrical map. The collection of data was entrusted to Walter L. Nicholson, topographer of the Post Office Department, but in about 1882 the project and apparently most of the records were transferred to the Survey. The present records contain data accumulated by Nicholson and several railroad elevation maps. Dates of the collection are uncertain.

Access Restriction

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 69, Smithsonian Institution, Topographical Data Project, Topographical Data Project

Container List

Box 1

Altitudes vol. 1

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Altitudes vol. 2

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Altitudes vol. 3

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Altitudes vol. 4

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Altitudes vol. 5

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Box 2

Altitudes vol. 6

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Altitudes vol. 7

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Altitudes vol. 8

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Altitudes vol. 9

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Altitudes vol. 11

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Box 3

Altitudes vol. 12

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Altitudes vol. 13

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Altitudes vol. 14

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Altitudes vol. 15

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Altitudes vol. 16

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Box 4

Altitudes vol. 17

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Altitudes vol. 18

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Altitudes vol. 19

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Altitudes vol. 20

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Altitudes vol. 21

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Box 5

Altitudes vol. 22

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Altitudes vol. 23

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Altitudes vol. 24

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Box 6

Altitudes vol. 25

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Altitudes vol. 26

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Altitudes vol. 27

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Box 7

Altitudes and descriptive topography vol. 1

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Altitudes and descriptive topography vol. 2

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Altitudes and descriptive topography vol. 3

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Altitudes and descriptive topography vol. 4

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Altitudes and descriptive topography vol. 5

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Box 8

Altitudes and descriptive topography vol. 6

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Altitudes and descriptive topography vol. 7

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Altitudes and descriptive topography vol. 8

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Altitudes and descriptive topography vol. 9

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List of Contributors to Collection

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References to Railroads

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Box 9

Charts

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Box 10

Charts and data

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