Surveying notebook of W.C. Thompson, 1917-1918

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection contains one volume, entitled 'Exercises in Surveying, Mainly concerning Nottingham'. The volume comprises:

Coloured ground plan of Lenton Recreation Ground, scale 66 feet to 1 inch. 2 Dec. 1917

Cross-section of the centre path at Nottingham Arboretum, horizontal scale 120 feet to 1 inch, and vertical scale 66 feet to 1 inch. 2 Dec. 1917

Diagonal scales at 66 feet to 1 inch, and 10 feet to 1 inch. Undated

Diagram of a theodolite, with parts marked and described. 8 Mar. 1918

Diagram of a Stanley's Level, with parts marked and described. 15 Mar. 1918

Coloured ground plan of the north-west side of Nottingham Arboretum, scale 60 feet to 1 inch. 9 Mar. 1918

Plan and section of the centre path at Nottingham Arboretum, horizontal scale 50 feet to 1 inch, and vertical scale 30 feet to 1 inch. 15 Mar. 1918

Cross-sections of the Arboretum, horizontal scale 50 feet to 1 inch, and vertical scale 30 feet to 1 inch. 17 Mar. 1918

Plan and section of the Arboretum from the centre path near the seat to the West Gate near the Refreshment Rooms, horizontal scale 50 feet to 1 inch, and vertical scale 30 feet to 1 inch. 17 Mar. 1918

Theodolite Traverse in the Arboretum, scale 10 feet to 1 inch. Undated

Railway curve in Nottingham Arboretum, showing the curve set out with the chain, and construction lines, scale 40 feet to 1 inch. Undated

Railway curve in Nottingham Arboretum, showing the curve set out with theodolite, and construction lines, scale 40 feet to 1 inch. Undated

Proposed scheme for surveying the Arboretum. Undated

[Pasted into page] Eye Sketch of the Arboretum. Undated

Administrative / Biographical History

The notebook contains surveying exercises by W.C. Thompson, completed in 1917 and 1918. The inside front cover is inscribed with the name and address 'W.C. Thompson, 12 Clarence Road, Derby, or Engineer's Office, Midland Railway, Derby'. There is nothing to indicate whether Thompson worked at the Midland Railway at the same time as undertaking the surveying exercises, or afterwards. Nothing is more is known about Mr Thompson at present.

Arrangement

No archival arrangement has been necessary.

Conditions Governing Access

Accessible to all registered readers.

Other Finding Aids

This description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright on the description belongs to the University of Nottingham.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Good

Conditions Governing Use

Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections (email mss-library@nottingham.ac.uk).

Custodial History

The collection was acquired by the library of the University of Nottingham in around 1938, and transferred to the Department of Manuscripts in about 1973.

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