Sample Photos of Original Public Land Survey Field Notes of Minnesota

These sample photos illustrate the current storage environment at the Minnesota Historical Society for Minnesota’s General Land Office (GLO) Field Notes; a project is underway to scan, index and publish these notes online (see project overview).  Click on a photo to see it fullsize.

  Notebook pages

Sample page of interior volume 735, 5th principal meridian, image number 15 and M-number M7

  A notebook cover

  String tie and box board (or "phase box") used to protect a notebook

  Looking down into a record storage box (or "bacase")

  Looking into a record storage box from the side

  Shelves of record storage boxes


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