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 INVENTORY OF FEDERAL ARCHIVES IN THE STATES
Prepared by
The Survey of Federal Archives
Division of Professional and Service Projects `
_ 1 Work Projects Administration
The National Archives
and
Louisiana State University
Cooperating Sponsors
SERIES VIII, THE DEPARTWENT OF THE INTERIOR
No. 23. MISSISSIPPI
New Orleans, Louisiana
The Survey of Federal Archives
1941

 in The Survey of Federal Archives
tp Philip M. Hamer, National Director
y Stanley C. Arthur, Regional Director for
g` Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and
¥~ Tennessee
f George E. Schilling, State Supervisor
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'E Florence Kerr, Assistant Commissioner
$ Ethel Payne, State Director
 
WORK PROJECTS ADWINISTRATION
Howard O. Hunter, Commissioner V
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PREFACE
The Inventory of Federal Archives in the States is one of the
products of the work of the Survey of Federal Archives, which operated
as a nation~wide project of the Works Progress Administration from
January l, 1956 to June 50, 1957, and has been continued in Mississippi
since that date as a state project of that Administration and of the
Work Projects Administration.
The plan for the organization of the Inventory is as follows:
Series I consists of reports on the administration of the Survey, ac-
knowledgments, and general discussions of the location, condition, and
content of federal archives in the states. Succeeding series contain
the detailed information secured by workers of the Survey, in inventory ,
form, a separate series number being assigned to each of the executive
departments (except the Department of State) and other major units of
the Federal Government, Within each series No. l is a general intro-
duction to the field organization and records of the governmental
agency concerned; the succeeding numbers contain the inventory proper,
separate numbers being assigned to each state in alphabetical order.
Thus, in each series, the inventory for Alabama is No. 2, that for
Arizona No. 5, that for Arkansas No. 4, etc.
For each local office information regarding each series, or unit
of related records, is presented in the following order: title, in-
clusive dates ("tc date" indicating an open file at the time the in-
formation was secured), general description of informational content,
description of the system of filing or indexing (if any), a statement
of frequency and purpose of use, form of the record itself (bound
volumes, sheets in folders, etc.), linear footage, description of the
containers, physical condition of the records (not stated if satis-
factory), location by room number or other identifying information,
and finally, the number of the Form 58SA on which this information
was originally recorded by a Survey worker and from which it was ab-
stracted for the Inventory. This form is on file in The National
Archives, When it contains substantial information on addenda sheets
which has not been included in the mimeographed abstract, indication
of this is given by use of the reference "See addenda."
In Wississippi the work of the Survey was under the direction of
Mr. Stanley C. Arthur, regional director for Mississippi, Arkansas,
Louisiana, and Tennessee, with Nr. George E, Schilling as state
supervisor, until June 50, 1957. From that time until April 1959,
lk. Schilling was in charge of the state project. This Inventory of
the records of the Department of the Interior in Mississippi was pre-
pared in the New Orleans office of the Survey under the direction of
Mrs. Norris Fazekas, editor—in—chief and assistant state supervisor,
and was edited by Oliver`W, Holmes, Chief, Division of Interior De-
partment Archives of The National Archives.
Stanley C, Arthur, Regional Director
Survey of Federal Archives for
New Orleans, Louisiana Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana
March 24, 1941 and Tennessee

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CONTENTS S
Page
THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE
l Jackson
Office of the Surveyor General,
Mississippi District • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 1
THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
Aberdeen
Water Resources Branch (Southern Division) . . . . . 10
Office of the Observer . . . . . ..... . . . 10
THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Jackson
Branch of Historic Sites and Buildings . ...... 11
Office of Resident Historian .......... ll
Branch of Planning and State
Cooperation (Regional Office) . . . . . . . . . ll
Vicksburg
National Cemetery .... . ...... . .... . l2
Office of Custodian .... . .... . . . . . 12
National Military Park . ........... . . . 15
Office of the Superintendent . . . . ..... . 15
THE OFFICE OF INDIAN AFFAIRS
Philadelphia
Choctaw Indian Agency .............. . 2O
Office of the Superintendent . . ....... . 20

 1
THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE _
JACKSON
OFFICE OF THE SURVEYOR GENERAL, M SSISSIPP1 DISTRICT
New State Capitol
A surveying district for the area "South of Tennessee" was estab- A
lished by an Act of Congress approved March 5, 1805 (Stat. L., II, 229).
» This district embraced the present states of Alabama and Mississippi,
and by an Act of March 2, 1805, was extended to include the Territory
of Orleans. The first Surveyor General for this district was Isaac
Briggs (1805-1807) who established his office at Washington (near
Natchez), Mississippi. His successors were Seth Pease (1807-1820)
and Thomas Freeman (1820-1822). In 1817, during Pease's incumbency,
the name was changed to the Mississippi District, and by Act of
April 20, 1818, Alabama was made a separate district. The Mississippi
District apparently inherited most of the records of the district
“South of Tennessee,“ and when the Surveyor Genera1's Office for the
Mississippi district was closed, October 51, 1849, all records in its
custody were delivered over to the state authorities, They are at
present in the custody of the State Land Com issicner, subject, how-
ever, to inspection by the Federal Government.
All records listed below relate to the surveys of lands and not to
their sale or other disposition. The records of the disposition of
the public domain in Mississippi were transmitted to the General Land
Office in`Washington when, in 1925, the last local land office in
I Mississippi (located at Jackson), was closed. They have not been re-
turned to Mississippi because the state legislature refused to appro-
priate money to cover the cost of transportation.
1, CORRESPONDENCE COPY BOOK, 1805 - 1815. Manuscript copy of cor-
respondence of Surveyors General in Mississippi and Louisiana with the
Secretary of Treasury and others. (Never.) ll x 15 bound vols., 1
in., in steel drawer. Brittle, torn, damaged by careless handling,
bindings broken, and yellow with age. R. 114. (62)
‘ 2. CLAIMS EAST OF PEARL RIVER IN MISSISSIPPI, RECORDS OF, 1805 -
1827. Book C, original U. S. Surveyors’ plats and grants, pages
1-585. Indexed. (Never.) 15 x 19 bound vol., 2 in., on steel roller
shelf. Damaged by careless handling. R. 114. (44)
3, FIELD NOTES AND RECORDS OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1805 — 1852.
Book 19, for districts east of Pearl River, east and west of U, S,
Commissioners swamp lands, and counties and township maps, pages
l-580, 1-5 mutilated and torn, 85 pages missing. (Rarely, official.)
17 x 19 notebook and maps, 2 in., on steel roller shelf. Brittle,
torn, binding broken, ink faded, and damaged by careless handling
and faulty containers. R. 114. (58)

 Q General Land Office, Jackson 2
4. FIELD NOTES OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1805 - 1846. Book 88, with
plats or maps of U. S, Public Lands South of Tennessee in state of
` Mississippi, Choctaw Cession. (Occasionally, official.) 5 x 7% and
6%·x 8 books, plats, and maps, c. 2 ft., in bin. Ink faded. R. 114. (
@7)
5. FIELD NOTES OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1805 - 1876. Choctaw Cessicn
for territory south of Tennessee in Mississippi. (Occasionally, of-
ficial.) Variously sized notebooks, c. 2 ft. 6 in., in bin 68. Ink
faded. R. 114. (57)
6. FIELD NOTES OF U. S. SURVEYOR, 1806 — 1821. Original field
notes covering various sections of the state, especially the south-
ern and southwestern parts. (Occasionally, official.) 6 x 8 leaves
riveted together, 10 in., in bin 76 cf steel cabinet. R. 114. (55)
7. FIELD NOTES, MAPS, AND RECORDS OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1806 —
1852. Book 21, for district east of Pearl River, U. S, Commissioners
swamp lands, pages 1-528, é of page 1 missing, also contains county
map?. (§cr;;y,‘c£ficia1.)d 17%bx 19 notebook, gé in,,don stieé roller
she f. ri e, orn bin ing roken ink fade and amage y care-
less handling and faulty containers. ,R. 114. (58)
8. FIELD NOTES OF OLD CLAIM RECORDS OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1806 -
1852. Book 25, district east of Pearl River north of 50 1atitude,‘
U, S, Commissioner of swamp lands, pages 1-455. Indexed. (Rarely,
official.) 17 x l9%~notebook, 2 in., on steel roller shelf. Brittle,
torn, binding broken, ink faded, and damaged by careless handling and
faulty containers. R. 114. (58)
. 9. FIELD NOTES OF U. S. SURVEYOrS, 1806 - 1844. Of Choctaw Ces-
sion south of Tennessee in state of Mississippi. Indexed. (Occa-
sionally, official.) 8% x 15 index, 4i x 10 folded plats, and
6 5/4 x 8 notebooks, c. 5 ft., in bin 82. Ink faded. R, 114. (57)
10. FIELD NOTES OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1806 - 1845. Choctaw Ces—
sion, for east of Pearl River and private claims and list of claim-
ants on Island Petit Bois. (Occasionally, official.) 10% x 10%
notebooks, c. l ft. é in., in bin 100. Ink faded. R. 114. (57)
11. FIELD NOTES OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1808 - 1854. Territory
south of Tennessee in Mississippi. (Occasionally, official.)
6%-x 10% notebooks, c. 1 ft. 6 in., in bin 74. Ink faded. R. 114.
(57)
12. FIELD NOTES OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1808 — 1849. Book 85, of
survey of public lands south of Tennessee in state of Mississippi.
(Occasionally, official.) 5 x 7% and 6% x 8 notebooks, c. 1 ft.,
in bin. Ink faded. R. 114. (57)
15. TOWNSHIP MAPS, WEST OF BASIS UERIDIAN, CEOCTAW DISTRICT,
1809 - 1851. Book 2 maps and charts. (Rarely official.)
17 x 22%·bound vol.,,2 in., on steel roller shelf. Dimaged by care-
~ less handling and binding broken, R. 114. (40) V

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I 14. FIELD NOTES OF U. S. SURVEYORS WITH MAPS, 1809 - 1857. Copy
of original maps of land grants to individuals, original survey made
by Spanish Government January 21, 1788. This copy made by John C.
Turner, U. S. Deputy Surveyor, Feb. 5, 1851, also contains copy of `
original claim of 1200 acres of John Burnett, Jr., from Spanish
Government July 8, 1810. (Rarely, official.) 8% x 10 folders and
bound vols., 1 in., in steel lock bin 85. Torn, bindings broken,
ink faded, brittle, and damaged by careless handling. R. 114. (59)
1 15. FIELD NOTES AND RECORDS OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1809 - 1841.
Book 18, for east district, west of Pearl River, pages 1-452.
Indexed. (Rarely, official.) 17% x 19% notebook, 2% in., on steel
roller shelf. Brittle, torn, binding broken, ink faded, and damaged
by careless handling and faulty containers. R, 114. (58)
16. CERTIFICATES FROM BOARD OF UNITED STATES C0WNISSI0NER,1VEST
OF PEARL RIVER I0 SURVEY LANDS FOR INDIVIDUALS IN CITY OF NATCHEZ,
MISSISSIPPI, Nar. 15, 1810. U. S. Surveyors' notes and maps of sur-
vey for individuals who evidently had land patents and wanted the
original survey checked and verified, certificates numbered B-6, 7,
8, 11, 19, 58, 49, and 50. (Rarely, official.) 5 x 8 folders, é in.,
in steel locker bin 85. R. 114. (45)
17. FIELD NOTES OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1810 - 1852. Book 22, for
district east of Pearl River, north of 51 latitude west, U. S. Conv
missioner's swamp land, pages 1-595. Indexed. (Rarely, official.)
17 x 19 notebook, 2% in., on steel roller shelf. Brittle, torn,
binding broken, ink faded, and damaged by careless handling and faulty
containers. R. 114. (58)
18. FIELD NOTES OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1810 - 1844. For territory
south of Tennessee in state of Mississippi, Choctaw Cession; Field
Notebook 46, showing Choctaw boundary from Black Creek to Arkansas
with interesting log or diary in connection with survey notes.
(Occasionally, official.) Variously sized notebooks, c. 1 ft. 6 in.,
in bin 65. Ink faded. R. 114. (57)
19. FIELD NOTES OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1820 - 1846. Book 25, east
of Pearl River, south of 51 latitude, pages 1-505 with some blank.
( Indexed. (Rarely, official.) 17 x 22% notebook, 2 in., on steel
Y roller shelf. Brittle, torn, binding broken, ink faded, and damaged
by careless handling and faulty containers. R. 114. (58)
20. CLAIMS EAST OF PEARL RIVER IN MISSISSIPPI, RECORD OF, 1820 -
1848. Bock A, records of claims east of Pearl River in Mississippi,
original grants, pages not numbered. Indexed. (Never.) 17 x 20
bound vol., 2% in., on steel roller shelf. Damaged by careless
1 h8.I1d].:1.1'lg• R•    
21. FIELD NOTES AND PLATS OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1821 - 1825. Town-
ships and ranges east of Choctaw District, pages l-557, 19 and 20
( missing. (Rarely, official.) 16%-x 19 notebook and plats, 2 in.,
on steel roller shelf. Brittle, torn, scattered, binding broken,
ink faded, and damaged by careless handling and faulty containers,
R. 114. (es)

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Eff 22. FIELD NOTES OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1821 - 1825. Rook 1, origi-
@1 nal, Choctaw District, west of Pearl River, townships 1-15, ranges
QQ  _,» 1-6 west, pages 558-649. (Rarely, official.) 16%·x 21% notebook, _
QQ 2 in., on steel roller shelf. Brittle, torn, binding broken, ink
Mf faded, and damaged by careless handling and faulty containers.
  R. 114. (se)
 ¥g 25. FIELD NOTES OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1821 - 1827. Book 56, for
11% Choctaw District, townships 1-15, ranges 1-2 west, pages 1-568.
}pj Indexed. (Rarely, official.) 15 x 19 notebook, 2% in., on steel
£{’ roller shelf. Brittle, torn, binding broken, ink faded, and damaged
}§_ by careless handling and faulty containers. R. 114. (58)
1* 
{NY 24. FIELD NOTES OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1821; 1825 - 1855. Pertain-
SN ing to Choctaw Cession, territory south of Tennessee in state of
QE Mississippi, west boundary of old Chickasaw boundary of 1821. (Oc-
[J casionally, official.) 7 x 8 paper-back notebooks,1 in., in steel
1f` bins with lock. Brittle, bindings broken and ink faded. R. 114.
  <56>
1, 
if 25. FIELD NOTES OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1821 - 1844. Choctaw Ces-
yf sion, south of Tennessee in Mississippi. (Occasionally, official.)
fl 10% x 10% notebooks, c. 1 ft. é in., in locker bin 69. R. 114. (57)
i 26. FIELD NOTE RECORDS OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1821 - 1846. Book 24,
é for district east of Pearl River, south of latitude 51 west, U, S,
§ Commissioners swamp lands, pages 1-487, 590-405 blank. (Rarely, of-
ft ficial.) 17%-x 19E notebook, 2é·in., on steel roller shelf. Brit-
pi tle, torn, binding broken, ink faded, and damaged by careless hand-
l§ ling and faulty containers. R. 114. (58)
3% 27. FIELD NOTES OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1825 - 1845. With maps of
Qg Choctaw Tession, south of Tennessee in Mississippi. Indexed. (Oc-
YE casionally, official.) 10% x 10% notebooks, c. 1 ft. 4 in., in
  bin Vs. Ink raced. R. 114. (sv)
ti 28. JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS OF U. S. COMMISSIONERS WITH CHICKASAW
ii, NATION, Oct. 15 - Nov. 8, 1826, Unbound manuscript copy of attempted
 J} treaty between the United States Government represented by Thomas
 §€ Hinds and John Coffee and the Chickasaw Indians represented by Levi
°§ Colbert, Em-mubbic, J. NcC1ish, Nartin Colbert, and others. (Never.)
 k 8 x 15 bundle, 1/8 in., in steel drawer. R. 114. (68)
id 29. JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS WITH CHOCTAW INDIANS, Nov. 10 -
 § Nov. 16, 1826. Unbound manuscript copy of attempted treaty between
ti the United States Government represented by Thomas Hinds, William
iQ; Clark, and John Coffee and the Choctaw nation represented by General
,5 Hummingbird, Nittuckacchee, John Garland, J. J. Pichelyn, Israel
 1. Folsom, J. L. McDonald and others. (Never.) 8 x 15 bundle, l/8 in.,
Q in steel drawer. R. 114. (67)
Qi 50. RECORD OF CLAIMS EAST OF PEARL RIVER IN UISSISSIPPI, 1827 —
1; 1851. Book B, original maps and record of claims in Mississippi,
]# basis meridian and Mobile, Ala., pages 1-58 west of basis meridian,
t2Z =

  
 
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3, pages 112-115 (blank), pages 59-111, city of Mobile, Ala. Indexed.
ly (Never.) 12 x 17% bound vol., 1% in., on steel roller shelf. Dam-
§* aged by careless handling, R, 114, (44) _
gi 51. CORRESPONDENCE COPY BOOK, Apr. 4, 1828 - Jan. 7, 1859. Manu-
§ script copy of correspondence of surveyors general in Jackson, Miss.,
gl and the commissioners of the General Land Office in Washington, U. C.,
§» concerning lack of system in keeping records, policy of many surveyors
Q general in carrying off records when dismissed, settlements of claims,
g` corrections of errors in reports, circulars, salary delays, vouchers,
i § living expenses of period in Mississippi, and low value of Mississippi
Q bank specie. (Never.) 9% x 15 bound vol., 1% in., in steel drawer.
E Torn and brittle. R. lla, (69)
-§ 52. FIELD NOTES AND RECORDS OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1829 - 1849. Book
§ 20, for district west of Pearl River, pages 7-679, 447-488 blank.
_? Volume index. (Rarely, official.) 17; x 20% notebook, 2% in., on
;y steel roller shelf, Brittle, torn, binding broken, ink faded, and
,_§ damaged by careless handling and faulty containers. R. 114. (58)
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5
E 55. NAP OF SURVEY, Feb, 5, 1851. Of land grants issued by Spanish
E Government in 1795. (Occasionally, official.) 10% x 10% map, c. 5
§ in., in pasteboard box, R, 114. (57)
l
E 54. FIELD NOTES OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1851 - 1852. Books 25, 86,
{ and 92, of survey of public lands south of Tennessee, in Mississippi.
5 (Occasionally. official.) 6 5/4 x 8% and 8 x 12% notebooks, c. 2 ft.,
é in bin. Ink faded. R. 114. (57)
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% 55. FIELD NOTES AND RECORDS OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1851 — 1854.
§ Book 5, Choctaw Cession, east of basis meridian, pages 1-451. (Rarely,
EQ official.) 17 x 19% notebook, 2 in., on steel roller shelf. Brittle,
1;% torn, binding broken, ink faded, and damaged by careless handling and
,F faulty containers. R. 114. (58)
gi 56. FIELD NOTES AND RECORDS OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1851 - 1854.
;5 Book 7, Choctaw Cession, pages 1-590. Indexed. (Rarely, official.)
f` 17 x 19% notebook, 2 in., on steel roller shelf, Brittle, torn, bind-
Q_ ing broken, ink faded, and damaged by careless handling and faulty
~£) containers. R. 114. (58)
`§ 57, FIELD NOTES AND RECORDS OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1851 - 1855.
Q g Book 7, U. S. Commissioner swamp lands, pages 1-557, 460-482 blank.
  1 Indexed. (Rarely, official.) 17 x 19; notebook, 2g in., on Steel
I E roller shelf. Brittle, torn, binding broken, ink faded, and damaged
fz? by careless handling and faulty containers. R. 114. (58)
i 58. FIELD NOTES OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1851 - 1859. Book 90, Choc-
R taw Cession, in territory south of Tennessee in state of Mississippi.
1 NV (Occasionally, official.) 6 x 10 and 7% x 9 notebooks, 6 in., in
iv bin. Ink faded. R. 114. (57)
gi 59, FIELD NOTES OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1852 - 1857, Of township
ii and interior section lines, E. basis meridian, south of Tennessee in
l;§

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§h Uississippi, some contain maps, applications for, and applications
p issued. (Occasionally, official.) 10% x 10% notebooks, c. l ft.
»yI %~in., in locker bin 64. Ink faded. R. 114. (57)
.1%. I
§ 40. FIELD NOTE RECORDS OF U. 3. SURVEYORS, 1852 - 1841. Book 5,
Q1 Choctaw Cession, ranges 1-4 east, pages 1-557, 17-125 blank. Indexed.
Q (Rarely, official.) 17 x 19 notebook, 2§·in., on steel roller shelf.
g. Brittle, torn, binding broken, ink faded, and damaged by careless
gr handling and faulty containers. R. 114. (58)
Q 41. FIELD NOTE REOORDS OF U. 8. SURVEYORS, 1852 - 1854, and 1844.
3 For Chickasaw District T. S. 1-20 range 16 east pages 1-206 and
pi 207-427 containing record of township 9, range 7’west, east of Pearl
g River. Basis line Choctaw District, also township 5, range 18. Re-
g survey intersection lines of township 18, range 16, east of basis
1 meridian, made in the fourth quarter 1844, township 1, range 18 east
g of basis line of Choctaw District was re-surveyed July 25 and 26,
% 1809. (Rarely, official.) 5 in., on steel roller shelf. Brittle,
p torn, binding broken, ink faded, and damaged by careless handling
l and faulty containers. R. 114. (58)
 
l 42. FIELD NOTE RECORDS OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1855 - 1854. Rook 8,
é Choctaw Cession, U. 3. Commissioner of swamp lands, ranges 15-14 east,
{ pages 1-422. Indexed. (Rarely, official.) 17 x 19% notebook, 2 in.,
g on steel roller shelf. Brittle, torn, binding broken, ink faded, and
1Q damaged by careless handling and faulty containers. R. 114. (58)
i 45. FIELD NOTES OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1855 - 1854. Book 26, basis
pd meridian, in state of Mississippi, Choctaw Cession, pages 1-494.
Q Indexed. (Rarely, official.) 12 x 17% notebook, 2% in., on steel
ll roller shelf. Brittle, torn, binding broken, ink faded, and damaged
Qyi by careless handling and faulty containers. R. 114. (58)
li
Ҥ 44. FIELD NOTES JF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1855 - 1855. Of interior
gf district lines, Choctaw Cession, basis meridian, (Rarely, official.)
l§ Loose leaves, 2 in., on steel roller shelf. Torn, brittle, scattered,
,§ ink faded, and damaged by careless handling and faulty containers.
  s. 114. (ss)
g 45. FIELD NOTES OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1855 - 1855. On interior sec-
? tion lines of Choctaw Cession, south of state of Tennessee in
Q Mississippi, pages 1-428. (Rarely, official.) 15 x 17%-notebook,
§ 2% in., on steel roller shelf. Brittle, torn, binding broken, ink
R faded, and damaged by careless handling and faulty containers.
g;  R. 114. (ss)
Q 46. FIELD NOTES OF U. S. SURVsYORS, 1855 — 1855. Book 50, interior
F; section lines east of base of Choctaw Cession, township 1-17, ranges
fi 5-4 east pages 1-629, 656-659 torn and missing. (Rarely, official.)
Et 17%-x 22% notebook, 5 in., on steel roller shelf. Brittle, torn,
fi binding broken, ink faded, and damaged by careless handling and faulty
{Y containers. R. 114. (58)
 
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jg 47. FIELD NOTE RECORDS OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1855 - 1855. Book 52,
ff Chickasaw Cession, east of Chickasaw base line, surveyor's office,
(QQ Pontotoc, certifying to transverse boundary, Tennessee line between
§{ Tennessee and Mississippi, pages 1-626. Indexed, (Rarely, official.)
@1 15 x 17% notebook, 5 in., on steel roller shelf. Brittle, torn, bind-
yai ing broken, ink faded, and damaged by careless handling and faulty
,Q4 containers. R. 114. (58)
f* 48. FIELD NOTE RECORD BOOK OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1855 - 1857. For
fp state of Mississippi, Choctaw Cession, interior section lines, S90-
5% tions l-10, range 8-15 west, pages l-616. (Rarely, official.)
,fy 15 x 17%·notebook, 2 5/4 in., on steel roller shelf. Brittle, tern,
lif binding broken, ink faded, and damaged by careless handling and
y§¤ faulty containers. R. 114. (58)
 § 49. FIELD NOTES OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1855 - 1857. Book 28, east
Q, of Choctaw Cession, base interior, section lines, townships 1-16,
Ia, ranges 1-2 east, pages 1-544. (Rarely, official.) 12% X 17% n°tO“
¥» book, 5 in., on steel roller shelf. Brittle, torn, binding broken,
ji ink faded, and damaged by careless handling and faulty containers.
  R. 114. (ss)
ple 50. FIELD NOTES AND RECORDS OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1855 - 1859.
@1 Book 29, Chickasaw Session, west of Chickasaw base line and notes of
V interior section lines, pages 4-566, 577~428 missing, (Rarely, of-
} ficial.) 15 x 17Q-rotebook, 5 in., on steel roller shelf. BFibb19,
3 torn, binding broken, ink faded, and damaged by careless handling and
yi? faulty containers. R. 114. (58)
ll? 51. FIELD NOTES OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1855 - 1845. Book 17, re-
1% cords of Choctaw Cossion.west, pages l·605. (Rarely, official.)
YQ; 11% X 16 notebook, ?§~in., on steel roller shelf. brittle, torn,
 §' binding broken, ink faded, and damaged by careless handling and
  sanity cmntainers. R. 114. (se)
IK 52. FIELD NOTES OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1855 - 1844. Book 6, records,
 dY Choctaw Cession, of U. S. Jommission, swamp and overflow lands east
C of Pearl River, pages 1-558. Indexed. (Rarely, official.) 17 X 19
`W notebook, 2%·in., on steel roller shelf. Brittle, torn, binding
 ¥ broken, ink faded, and damaged by careless handling and faulty con-
gfr tainers. R. 114. (58)
il` 55. FIELD NOTES AND RECORDS OF U. 5. SURVEYORS, 1854 — 1855.
llfl Book 54, for Chickasaw Cession, of interior section lines, ranges 5-8
[i’ west, sections 1-12 west, pages not numbered. (Rarely, official.)
;f“ 12 X 17 notebook, 2% in., on steel roller shelf. Brittle, torn,
lfl  IIII binding broken, ink faded, and damaged by careless handling and faulty
i1' containers. R. 114. (58)
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ll) 54. MAP OF LINE DIVIDING CHICVASMN AND CHOCTAW CESSIONS OF U. S.
*1, SURVEYORS, 1858. (Rarely, historical.) 6 x 9 2/5 roll, 1; in., on
{ff steel roller. R. 114. (41)
 
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lpj 55, MAP 0F BOUNDARY LINE BETWEEN STATES OF TENNESSEE AND
QQ MISSISSIPPI. U- S· SURVEYORS, 1857. Showing townships and ranges.
jd (Rarely, official.) 10% x 68%-roll, 2 in., in steel drawer. Brit-
Ylf tle and torn. R. 114. (42)
ipe 56. CORRESPONDCNCE COPY BOOK, 1841 - 1845. Journal of correspon-
llj dence divided by years from commissioner of General Land Office and
$3Q others to surveyor general at Jackson, Miss., showing that surveyors
’§g general were engaged in mddng re-surveys, settling claims, and check-
jjf ing funds expended. (Never,) 8 x 12 bound vol., l in., in steel
YQ; drawer. R. 114. (56)
lil  ».` 57, FIELD NOTES OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1841 - 1844. Book 95, sur-
pgf vey of public lands south of Tennessee in state of Mississippi, Choc-
Jpl taw Cessiun. (Occasionally, official.) 7 x 10 notebook, c. 5 in.,
jf_ in bin. Ink faded. R. 114. (57)
Ai 58. U. S. LAND GRANTS AND PATENTS TO STATE OF NISSISSIPPI ON ST.
pyi STEPHENS, WASHINGTON, AND CHOCTAW MERIDIANS, MISCELLANEOUS, 1842 -
lt, 1909, Records of swamp and overflow lands conveyed to the state of
`fll Mississippi and subject to disposal by Mississippi legislature.
,f‘ (Rarely, official.) 18%-x 24% loose-leaf books, 10 in., on closed
  steel roller Sheives. R. 114. (47)
IQ, 59. U. S. LAND GRANTS AND PATENTS TO MISSISSIPPI FOR SCHOOL PUR-
ily POSES IN CHICKASAW AND CHOCTAW CESSIONS, June 1845 - Feb. 1895; Nar.
1L' 1897 — Feb. 1899. List 4-207 of lands granted to Mississippi within
7%% Choctaw Cessiono in lieu of Act June 15, 1842; copies of land grants
;£V and patents to Mississippi for Industrial Institute College for white
(fl girls, Feb. 4, 1899, Choctaw Cession, 21,920.32 acres; copy of land
wl grants and patents to Mississippi, Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical
I? College for colored people, Choctaw Cession, Mar. 4, 1897, 22,228.50
§}Y acres; list 2 of selections of lands and patents accepted by
Idb Mississippi, granted by U. S. Government Feb. 20, 1895; Agricultural
ld- and lbchanical College for white people, Choctaw Cessicn, 22,809.80
(@1 acres; list of Chickasaw School Lands granted Mississippi under Act
IS} of Congress, June 15, 1842, by sections, townships and ranges, with
ng, dates of location, 1842 - 1844, pages not numbered. (Rarely, offi-
ISY cial.) 12 x 18 and 18 x 22 loose-leaf books, 1 in., on covered
 lj steel roller shelf. R. 114. (46)
if§Q 60. FIELD NOTES OF U. S. SURVEYORS, 1855 - 1858. On swamp lands
IQYI granted to state of Mississippi by Act of Congress, Sept. 28, 1850
IF' with council proceedings between Choctaw Indians and U. S. Commis-
g§f sioners, 1826, (Occasionally, official.) Sitx 14% and 10% X 10%
pif notebooks, 1 ft. é-in., in bin 101. Ink faded. R. 114. (57)
$I° 61. PLATS AND GRANTS OF GULF AND SHIP ISLAND RAILROAD, WASHINGTON
tdé NERIDIAN, NISCELLANEOUS, 1895 - 1915, with the following years miss-
iff ing; 1894, 1896, 1898, 1905, 1905, and 1912. Grant list pumberp 1-12
E;‘ `(I" approved with 5-7 and 9 missing. (Rarely, official.) 18; x 245
Ido loose-leaf books, 10 in., on steel roller shelf. R. 114. (48)
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  daz. FIELD NOTES AND RECORDS OF U. S. SURVEYORS, n. o. Book 15,
jd Choctaw Cessicn of U. S. Commissioners* swam lands, pages l-550.
(Q; (Rarely, official.) 17 x 19% notebook, 2 5/E in., on steel roller
Q Q shelf, Brittle, torn, binding broken, ink faded, and damaged by
IQQ careless handling and faulty containers, R, 114, (58)
w ig 55, FIELD NOTES OF U. s. SURVEYORS, n. d. or boundary lines be- ·
 f: tween Choctaw and Chickasaw Cessions. (Rarely, official.) l in., on
R32 steel roller shelf. Brittle, tern, binding broken, ink faded, and
fi; damaged by careless handling and faulty containers. R. 114. (58)
  64. MAPS ARD CHARTS OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTIES, U. s. SURVDYORS, n.d.
}j* For Augusta District, Choctaw Cession, Indexed as to township and
{fl ranges. (Frequently, Official.) 15% x 17 bound vols, (2), 2 in., on
E, steel roller Shelf in filing case. Damaged by careless handling.
  R. 114. (as)
 
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VN? ·N_  Office of the Observer
IQ; North Franklin Street
I;) This office of the Observer for the Southern Division River Gage
§Qj observation station was established about 1890 and was located in
gui the residence of O. L. McKay, observer, until 1900, when it was moved
{QE to the residence of L. D. Godse observer where it remained until
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lg? 1914. Since 1914 the office has been located at the residence of the
rji  `  present observer on North Franklin Avenue. A record is kept of the
{df river gage readings, taken twice daily, accompanied by reports show-
tgi ing change in last twenty-four hours, amount of precipitation for the
{TQ preceding twenty—four hours, amount of snowfall, and weather condi-
ily; tions. Copies of reports mailed daily, weekly, and monthly to
wpf Washington, are retained on file in this office,
  65. RECORD OE DAILY RIVER, GAGE, 1890 - 1956. Reports or daily
Ida a e of rise and fall of water. Filed as official record. (Never.)
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éjg 4 x 6 and 8 x 10 bound vols. and bundles, 2 ft., in.wooden box,
{ij Dirty and damaged by careless handling. Spratt residence. (46)
 
 
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{Bj BRANCH OF HISTORIC SITES AND BUILDINGS
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I}? Tower Bldg., corner S. Roach and W. Pearl Sts.
 
pig This field office of the National Park Service, Branch of Historic
gg Sites and Buildings, was established in January 1956, and has occu-
id pied quarters in its present location since its inception. However,
if preliminary surveys for the Natchez Trace Parkway were begun in
ign January 1955, but only temporary headquarters were maintained at
IE} places convenient for the surveyors, Associated with this office in
]fQ the Natchez Trace Parkway project, are