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International Boundary Commission Joint report upon the survey and demarcation of the boundary between the United States and Canada from the source of the St. Croix River to the Atlantic Ocean

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02619 Author/Creator: International Boundary Commission Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Book signed Date: 1934 Pagination: 318 p. ; 31.5 x 24.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Contains treaties between the United States and Canada regarding the demarcation of geographic boundaries. Describes the types of committees used and the methods of surveying the boundary from the source of the St. Croix River to the Atlantic Ocean. Features maps, descriptions of land formations and latitude and longitude tables. Includes a letter with the original signatures of the U.S. commissioner, James H. Van Wagenen, and the British commissioner (for Canada), Noel J. Ogilvie. Printed by the United States Government Printing Office.

Background Information: The International Boundary Commission was originally formed by the Jay Treaty in 1794, and it was convened to handle border disputes. By 1925, a permanent commission was established to enforce the boundary ...line between the U.S. and Canada. This is the fifth of seven printed reports drawn up by the Commission to identify the boundary created after 1925.See More

People: International Boundary Commission
Van Wagenen, James H., fl. 1934
Ogilvie, Noel J., fl. 1934

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: Boundary or Property DisputeGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyDiplomacyGovernment and CivicsCanadaGeography and Natural HistoryTreatySurveying

Sub Era: The Great Depression

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