Fresh off the Scanner — The Public School Lands and University Lands Bound Volumes

Field Notes, Public School Land Volume 1, and Field Notes, University Lands Volume 2, Texas Land Grant Records, Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin, TX.
This chart details the contributions from oil and gas royalties on public land, with each barrel representing $100 million deposited into the PSF and PUF accounts. [detail] Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush’s Energy Map of Texas…, Austin: Texas General Land Office, 2015, Map #93978, Map Collection, Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin, TX.
A certification from Reeves County Surveyor A.M. Randolph appears at the beginning of the PSL volume for that county, indicating that the bound volume was created and a copy thereof was filed in county records.
An example of the simplified style of field notes frequently seen in the PSL volumes, this page calls for a simple 1901 square vara survey.
In contrast to the PSL surveys, University Land surveys were done on the ground and produced much more detailed, lengthy field notes.
This volume of University Land field notes includes a detailed report from Special Surveyor Frank F. Friend. Friend was a Licensed State Land Surveyor (LSLS), the highest credential available in the profession in Texas.
Friend concluded his report with remarks on the systems and methods of the surveying profession in use at the time.

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