Title and statement of responsibility area
Survey field books
- Textual records
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
Level of description
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
- Victoria (B.C.). Engineering Department
Physical description area
0.45 m of textual records
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Name of creator
Scope and content
Series consists of various types of survey books, mainly field books, used by surveyors for making notes when determining elevations of land and locations of natural and manmade features of the landscape.
The field books contain notes on numerous topics such as land benchmarks (elevations), monument locations and topography, centerlines, flowlines, road straightening lines, and city boundary lines. In addition to the notes and measurements, many of the field books contain such information as diagrams, sketches, profiles, and drawings of various streets, sidewalks, buildings and waterways.
The “Description” column of the location list may refer to more than one numerical reference per book. In such cases, the first number in the description refers to a stamp on the cover of the volume apparently added by the Engineering Department sometime after the volumes were initially created. The description may also contain the name of the surveyor and the number he assigned the volume, separated by a dash. For example, "46; D.A. Rose - No. 5" refers to volume 46 in the overall departmental arrangement, which is D.A. Rose's personal book number 5.
Notes regarding topics of interest within individual volumes are located in the “Description” column of the list with in parentheses.
Immediate source of acquisition
Arranged in general chronological order, within any departmental numbering sequence that may exist, except for undated monument books and other volumes forming their own grouping, which are described at the end of the overall listing.
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Surveyors used the term "field books" to refer to various types of notes, measurements, etc. compiled in the field while surveying, constructing, or maintaining the City’s infrastructure.
Series also referred to as "Benchmarks" and "Transit Books"