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Field notes for public land survey township plats : Kansas

Creator: United States. General Land Office

Date: 1856-1887

Level of Description: Series

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: MICROFILM: MF 6838-MF 6902, available for interlibrary loan
Manuscripts Collection 5047

Unit ID: 59823

Abstract: Ms. copies of field notes from township surveys of Kansas. These notes were copied from & compared with the original field notes and approved by the surveyor general for the state. The ms. plats for the state, Kansas Historical Society microfilm rolls MF 6829-MF 6837, relate directly to these field notes. In addition to a detailed description on running the township and section lines, the notes include much descriptive information about topography, natural vegetation in the area, and potential uses of the land. Bound in vol.

Space Required/Quantity: 65 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.

Title (Main title): Field notes for public land survey township plats : Kansas

Titles (Other):

  • Florence McGlasson Gabelmann Memorial Library
  • Township survey field notes, Kansas
  • Kansas [Portion of title]
  • Kansas [microform] [1856-1887]
  • Field notes from selected General Land Office township surveys : Kansas

Part of: Florence McGlasson Gabelmann Memorial Library.

Scope and Content

Scope and content:

This is part of the National Archives microfilm set that reproduces the field notes from the original surveys of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Ohio. The microfilm set at the Kansas Historical Society (Topeka) (KsHS) only includes Kansas. The originals were at the National Archives as of the date of filming (1979). Field notes relating to other states remain in the possession of the Bureau of Land Management (successor to the General Land Office) and are not included here.

The township plat maps from these surveys are also in the National Archives and the Kansas Historical Society has microfilm of these plats: reels MF 6829-MF 6837 (KsHS UID 59823, National Archives microfilm publication T1234).

The numbers shown on the index maps at the beginning of each reel, refer to volume numbers (not page numbers). Most volumes include indexes at the end linking townships and page numbers, though sometimes this index is at the beginning of the volume.

Contents: Roll 1 (MF 6838). V. 1-2 – roll 2 (MF 6839). V. 3-5 -- roll 3 (MF 6840). V. 6-7 -- roll 4 (MF 6841). V. 8-9 -- roll 5 (MF 6842). V. 10 -- roll 6 (MF 6843). V. 11-12 -- roll 7 (MF 6844). V. 13 -- roll 8 (MF 6845). V. 14-15 -- roll 9 (MF 6846). V. 16-17 -- roll 10 (MF 6847). V. 18-20 -- roll 11 (MF 6848). V. 21-22 -- roll 12 (MF 6849). V. 23-24 -- roll 13 (MF 6850). V. 25 -- roll 14 (MF 6851). V. 26 -- roll 15 (MF 6852). V. 27-28 -- roll 16 (MF 6853). V. 29-30 -- roll 17 (MF 6854). V. 31-33 -- roll 18 (MF 6855). V. 34-35 -- roll 19 (MF 6856). V. 36-37 -- roll 20 (MF 6857). V. 38-40 -- roll 21 (MF 6858). V. 41-42 -- roll 22 (MF 6859). V. 43-44 -- roll 23 (MF 6860). V. 45-46 -- roll 24 (MF 6861). V. 47-48 -- roll 25 (MF 6862). V. 49 -- roll 26 (MF 6863). V. 50 -- roll 27 (MF 6864). V. 51-52 -- roll 28 (MF 6865). V. 53-54 -- roll 29 (MF 6866). V. 55-57 -- roll 30 (MF 6867). V. 58-59 -- roll 31 (MF 6868). V. 60-61 -- roll 32 (MF 6869). V. 62-63 -- roll 33 (MF 6870). V. 64 -- roll 34 (MF 6871). V. 65-67 -- roll 35 (MF 6872). V. 68-75 -- roll 36 (MF 6873). V. 76-82 -- roll 37 (MF 6874). V. 83-88 -- roll 38 (MF 6875). V. 89-91 (v. 92 is missing) -- roll 39 (MF 6876). V. 93-98 -- roll 40 (MF 6877). V. 99-103 -- roll 41 (MF 6878). V. 104-110 -- roll 42 (MF 6879). V. 111-117 -- roll 43 (MF 6880). V. 118-121 -- roll 44 (MF 6881). V. 122-123 -- roll 45 (MF 6882). V. 124-125 -- roll 46 (MF 6883). V. 126-128 -- roll 47 (MF 6884). V. 129 -- roll 48 (MF 6885). V. 130-131 -- roll 49 (MF 6886). V. 132-133 -- roll 50 (MF 6887). V. 134-135 -- roll 51 (MF 6888). V. 136-137 -- roll 52 (MF 6889). V. 138A-138B -- roll 53 (MF 6890). V. 139-140 -- roll 54 (MF 6891). V. 141-143 -- roll 55 (MF 6892). V. 144-145 -- roll 56 (MF 6893). V. 146-147 -- roll 57 (MF 6894). V. 148 -- roll 58 (MF 6895). V. 149 -- roll 59 (MF 6896). V. 150 -- roll 60 (MF 6897). V. 151-154 -- roll 61 (MF 6898). V. 155-161 -- roll 62 (MF 6899). V. 162-165 (v. 166 is missing) -- roll 63(MF 6900). V. 167 -- roll 64 (MF 6901). V. 168-169 -- roll 65 (MF 6902). V. 170-171.

Locators:

No Locators Identified

Microfilm:

  • MF 6838: VOL. 1-2
  • MF 6839: VOL. 3-5
  • MF 6840: VOL. 6-7
  • MF 6841: VOL. 8-9
  • MF 6842: VOL. 10
  • MF 6843: VOL. 11-12
  • MF 6844: VOL. 13
  • MF 6845: VOL. 14-15
  • MF 6846: VOL. 16-17
  • MF 6847: VOL. 18-20
  • MF 6848: VOL. 21-22
  • MF 6849: VOL. 23-24
  • MF 6850: VOL. 25
  • MF 6851: VOL. 26
  • MF 6852: VOL. 27-28
  • MF 6853: VOL. 29-30
  • MF 6854: VOL. 31-33
  • MF 6855: VOL. 34-35
  • MF 6856: VOL. 36-37
  • MF 6857: VOL. 38-40
Complete microfilm list

Related Records or Collections

Finding Aids: Descriptive information and a roll list available on each microfilm roll, at the Kansas Historical Society (Topeka), at the National Archives (U.S.) (Washington, D.C.), and on the National Archives (U.S.) web site, http://www.archives.gov

Indexes: KSHS microfilm reel MS 368 is the index to this set of field notes. It is arranged by range, then township number, and gives the corresponding field note volume numbers for both the exterior and interior notes.

Related materials: Township plats accompanying these field notes are in the National Archives (U.S.) (National Archives microfilm publication T1234, Kansas Historical Society microfilm rolls MF 6829-MF 6837)

Index Terms

Subjects

    Field notes
    Kansas -- Surveys
    Topographical surveying -- Kansas

Creators and Contributors


Agency Classification:

    Federal Agencies. U.S. Department of the Interior. Bureau of Land Management. General Land Office.

Additional Information for Researchers

Use and reproduction: Public records.

Reproduction: Microfilm. Washington, D.C. : National Archives and Records Service, 1979. (National Archives microfilm publications. T ; 1240), rolls 117-181. Kansas Historical Society rolls MF 6838-MF 6902, available for research or inter-library loan.

Holder of originals: National Archives (U.S.) (Washington, D.C.)

Notes

General Note: National Archives microfilm publications : T1240