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Accession 988

Inclusive Dates



Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

77,000 pieces, 38.50 linear feet



Scope and Content Note

The Shaw Land Surveying, Inc. Records consist of the survey plats and field books pertaining to David Shaw and to Shaw Land Surveying, Inc. Shaw earned his professional surveying license in 1994 and operated his surveying business from 1994 until his death on November 5, 1998. The surveys are arranged in alphabetical order by the client requesting survey, how originally organized by David Shaw, and not necessarily the property owner, however, property owners of individual plats are cross-referenced in Appendix/Index I. There are often several surveys per job and many were performed by other surveyors, which are cross-referenced by the property owners. The inclusive dates for the plats are 1846, 1888, 1905, 1908 to 1998, with the bulk being from the 1970s to 1998, and cover predominately York, Chester, and Lancaster Counties. Included with the survey plats, if applicable, are tax assessment worksheets, notes, as well as deeds all pertaining to a particular property with the inclusive dates of 1853, 1889, 1890s to 1998, with the bulk dates ranging from the 1940s to 1998. The field books cover David Shaw's apprenticeship in 1987 and the Shaw Land Surveying, Inc. from 1994 to 1998.


The records of the Shaw Land Surveying, Inc. were donated to the Archives by Linda Shaw on November 25, 1998.


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Shaw Land Surveying Inc. Records - Accession 988

LC Subject Headings

Shaw Land Surveying, Inc.--Archives; Shaw, David, -1998--Correspondence; Surveyors--South Carolina; Surveying--South Carolina--York County; Surveying--South Carolina--Chester County; Surveying--South Carolina--Lancaster County; Real property--South Carolina--York County--Maps; Real property--South Carolina--Chester County--Maps; Real property--South Carolina--Lancaster County--Maps