A history of the rectangular survey system 4 editions
An extensive history of the land survey system in the United States, from Colonial times through the middle of the twentieth century. It includes the text of Land Ordinances from 1785 onward, and many of the letters of instructions from the Surveyor Generals, such as Mansfield and Tiffin.
General Instructions, Manuals of Instructions, and the early restoration circulars are also included up to 1902.
The definitive work on the history and background of the American Public Land Survey System.
4 editions First published in 1983