Finding aid for the Richard Howe Survey Book


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Howe, Richard
Title: Richard Howe Survey Book
Dates: 1829-1833
Extent: 0.10 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: Richard Howe (1799-1872) was an engineer for the Ohio & Erie Canal, 1824-1850. The collection consists of a survey book which records a survey of May 24, 1829, of the northern part of the Ohio and Erie Canal (the 39 miles from Cleveland to Summit Lake in Akron). It contains bearings, distances between stations, mile markers, and notes. A note dated July, 1833 states that iron in the locks may cause errors in measurements.
MS Number MS 3909
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English