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Pelham, William (1803-1879) [Arkansas survey map depicting land claims]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02210.02 Author/Creator: Pelham, William (1803-1879) Place Written: Little Rock, Arkansas Type: Map Date: 30 September 1844 Pagination: 1 map ; 36.2 x 48.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Depicts a map of the Arkansas surveying district "shewing the extent of Public Survey's in said district on the 30th September 1844." Contains boundary lines, including the Cherokee and Choctaw line, the Louisiana Line, the Missouri line, and the Mississippi River. Little Rock appears roughly in the middle of this map.

Background Information: Pelham served as Surveyor General of Arkansas 1841-1849 and Surveyor General of New Mexico 1854-1860.

People: Pelham, William, 1803-1879

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Westward ExpansionFrontiers and ExplorationGeography and Natural HistoryLand TransactionAmerican Indian HistorySurveying

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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