Property map with no scale, showing boundary lines, lot numbers, and acreage. Handwritten note inscription reads: “Township No. 23 East Division is Bounded as Described in the Several Lines and [illegible] for 23,040 Acres…Attest Rufus Putnam.” Map is dated in red pencil, “1786.” Pencil inscription questions: “East Div. of Centerville?”
Back of map is stamped in blue ink: George R. Gardner, LAWYER, Calais, Maine.
From Gardner Family Papers, 1830-1939. John Gardner (1801-1888), was the principal surveyor in Calais, Maine. His son, Benjamin E. Gardner (1869-1939), a civil engineer and land surveyor took over for his father and worked most frequently with local attorneys doing land title research.
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Putnam, Rufus and Gardner, George R., "Township No. 23 East Division is Bounded as Described in the Several Lines … for 23,040" (1786). Maine Bicentennial. 35.