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Manual Relating to Surveys and Surveyors
Looking to purchase a copy of the Manual Relating to Surveys and Surveyors (Ontario)
@geeoddmike Thanks! The AOLS does have a copy but said it would take until next year to get it digitized and they didn't have one for sale. Looking to find out what type of layout type Bosanquet township is (single front, double front, etc)
I do not know where you are located. But the Toronto Public Library has this, (old copy?). I have always had good luck with reference librarians. Generally happy to take a look and fax a page or two. (Yes fax, that's a machine that telephones the image of a document. Sorry no sarcasm intended I have found libraries commonly have fax machines so that people doing research can send information without dealing with computer access issues.)
Manual relating to surveys and surveyors
Association of Ontario Land Surveyors.
1959, Book , 1 volumes (looseleaf)
Reference only - not holdable
The AOLS does have a copy but said it would take until next year to get it digitized and they didn't have one for sale.
I suggest that you volunteer to be the one to digitize it.
I've put entire textbooks on the office scanner. It takes around an hour to do a 200 page text, 20 pages at a time. Then a bit of time to stitch the components together. If you want to OCR it and turn it into a text file that will use up several evenings, but it isn't a herculean task.
You will need a pdf editor. If you haven't got one the project could be completed within the limits of the free demo period Acrobat, Fox-it, Nitro, and the like offer.
@jmcnicholspls Thank you! We are in London ON so not too far away. The association got back to me this week with a list of township types so we can continue on with the project but I would still love to purchase a copy of the original book for the office if there were one for sale
@mark-mayer Thank you for the suggestion! We found the information needed, but I like your idea! I have done a few rounds of scanning for a few OLS offices in London & Woodstock and I love seeing the old documents (and trying to find ways to scan them without ripping the original to shreds lol)
I have what probably sounds like a stupid question. But, a visit to Detroit about 45 years ago is the closest I have ever been to the location you are discussing. I went in on Google maps to check out where this is. I noticed that what appear to be roads/streets/avenues generally running in east and west directions are commonly called "lines". That is not a term used in my part of the world nearly 1000 miles to the southwest of you. Why is "line" used?