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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

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02619 Author/Creator: International Boundary Commission Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Book signed Date: 1934 Pagination: 1

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.

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

Keywords/Subjects: Boundary or Property Dispute, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, Government and Civics, Canada, Geography and Natural History, Treaty, Surveying

Sub Era: The Great Depression