Jacob Bell Cornell Notebook, 1870

Manuscript Collection #1206

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Jacob Bell Cornell Notebook
    Creator: Cornell, Jacob Bell, 1848-1897
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: This notebook is an 1870 student’s notebook containing field notes of a Survey of the Coast of North Carolina done for the United States Coast Survey. It was likely kept by Jacob Bell Cornell (1848-1897), a member of the Class of 1872 at Rutgers College in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Of specific interest are a diagram and calculations associated with a lighthouse in the Pamlico Sound and references to Portsmouth Island and Swan Quarter.
    Extent: 0.023 Cubic feet, 1 archival box, consisting of a notebook
  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    February 25, 2013, (unprocessed) 0.023 cubic feet, 1 item; This notebook is an 1870 student’s notebook containing field notes of a Survey of the Coast of North Carolina done for the United States Coast Survey. It was likely kept by Jacob Bell Cornell (1848-1897), a member of the Class of 1872 at Rutgers College in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The notes contain calculations and documentation that illustrate how the very detailed and useful maps of the United States Coast Survey developed. Of specific interest are a diagram and calculations associated with a lighthouse in the Pamlico Sound and references to Portsmouth Island and Swan Quarter. Purchased with funds from the Bodo Nischan Endowment from Ian Brabner Bookseller of Wilmington, DE. Purchased with funds from the Bodo Nischan Endowment from Ian Brabner Bookseller of Wilmington, DE.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchased with funds from the Bodo Nischan Endowment from Ian Brabner Bookseller of Wilmington, DE.

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Jacob Bell Cornell Notebook (#1206), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA

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