Topographical Data Project,
circa 1873-1882

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 69
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Topographical Data Project
Dates:
circa 1873-1882
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.4 linear meters.
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
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.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 69, Smithsonian Institution, Topographical Data Project, Topographical Data Project
Access Restriction
Maps cannot be reproduced.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Nicholson, W. L. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Topographical Data Project (Walter L. Nicholson Papers) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Topographical Data Project Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Topographical surveying Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maps Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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