Guide to the Raymond Burgess survey records



Guide to the Raymond Burgess survey records


Collection number: HMC-1197.
Creator: Burgess, Raymond M.
Title: Raymond Burgess survey records.
Dates: 1976-1992.
Volume of collection: 0.1 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Land surveys of Seward, Alaska.


Biographical note:

Ray Burgess was born in 1939 in Yakima, Washington and moved to Alaska as a child. After high school he left Alaska and became a land surveyor. In 1975 he returned to Alaska, settling in Seward in 1976 and opening a surveying business called Alaska Land Surveys. He served on the Seward City Council in the 1980s. In 1992 he left Alaska and later retired. He died in 2007.


Collection description:

The collection consists of 35 survey drawings on mylar depicting locations within and near Seward, Alaska. The survey drawings are based on a local coordinate system developed by Mr. Burgess.


Arrangement: The mylars were retained in the order in which they were given to the Archives.


Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.


Preferred citation: Raymond Burgess survey records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.


Acquisition note: The collection was provided to the Archives by Dick Lowman on behalf of Gene Burgess, Raymond’s son, in 2014.


Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2015.


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