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Grover V. Carr Property Survey Collection (MC 101)


Biographical Note

Grover Vreeland Carr was born on August 15, 1911 and died February 24, 2001. He was a Civil Engineer and Surveyor, and was a partner in G. V. Carr and Company in Columbus, Georgia. He was the County Surveyor of Muscogee County, Georgia beginning in 1943. He was also a member of the Georgia State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Surveyors (1953-1962); member, National Council of State Boards of Engineering Examiners (1953-1962); Georgia Advisory board on Space and Aeronautics (1962); and the GSPE Committee on Industrial Development (1963). He was married to Grace Truman Ellison.


Scope and Content

This material consists primarily of 2,700 property surveys in west central Georgia prepared from the 1930s through the 1980s by the firm of G. V. Carr and Company, Professional Engineers and Surveyors . Each survey is on an 8 by 11 ½ inch sheet . Mr. Meyer donated surveys nos. 1 through 1,350. Mr. Carr donated surveys nos. 1,351 through 2,025. Mrs. Brawner donated surveys nos. 2,026 through 2,700. At the same time, they donated the metal and wooden cases in which the documents were filed. There is an index by name of the person who commissioned each survey in the first case of surveys.

Also included in the donation were technical publications relating to engineering, cartography, surveying water resources and other related subjects. Three boxes of books, newspaper clippings and other material not related to the survey firm were included.

1930s-1980s 3 boxes, 4 map cases (15 l.f.)


Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Grover V. Carr Property Surveys must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives at Columbus State University. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

Grover V. Carr Property Surveys (MC 101)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia


Provenance

This material was donated to the Archives in three parts from 1993 to 2003.


Box and Folder/Item List

Box 1

Folder 1 – Packing Removed from a Compass Ball Joint Connection Used in Surveying, one newspaper is dated 1847

Folder 2 – List of the Charter Members of the Sons of the American Legion, Post # 35, Department of Georgia, Squadron of Charles S. Harrison, Organized in 1937

Folder 3 – Copy of a Speech Given by Latimer Watson given to the Columbus Women's Reading Club, February 1938

Folder 4 – Photographs of Captain David Garrison and his wife, the former Benning Burgard, 1950s and 1960s

Folder 5 – Our Town article by W. C. Woodall about Reich's Villa and Garden, September 26, 1965

Folder 6 – Photo of the Peabody-Warner House (built 1830s-1840s) in Columbus, Georgia, Undated, n.d.

Folder 7 – Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, 1903-1906


Item 1 – Port of Columbus, Georgia Contracting Information, Specs and Plans, 1962

Item 2 – Port Study—Georgia, WPA, 1939

Item 3 – Brief Advocating Canalization of the Chattahoochee River, 1939

Item 4 – Report Advocating Canalization of the Chattahoochee River, 1936

Item 5 – Flood hazard maps of Columbus, Georgia, 1970, 1977

Item 6 – Binder with surveying information

Item 7 – Columbus/Phenix City transportation Study, 1967

Item 8 – Newspaper clippings from the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, 1960s

Item 9 – Receptee Barracks with Dining Facility, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1983

Item 10 – Swift Manufacturing, Columbus, Georgia—Record of Machinery Plans, 1943


Box 2 (Loose Books)


Mechanics Applied to Engineering, John Goodman, 1904

Fort Benning, Georgia Control Survey, U. S. Army Engineer District, Savanna, November, 1962

Manual of Practice for Land Surveying in Alabama, 1975

Plane Coordinate Intersection Tables (2 ½ Minutes)-Georgia. U. S. Department of Commerce Publication 65-1, Pat 9, 1959

Plane Coordinate Projection Tables-Georgia (Traverse Mercator). U. S. Department of Commerce special Publication No. 322, 1954

An Analysis of Fundamental Subjects Pertinent to Surveyors Practicing in Georgia, 1969

Land Subdivision, prepared by the Committee of the City Planning Division on Land Subdivision. American Society of Civil Engineers, 1939

National Geodetic Survey Data: Availability-Explanation-Application (pre-Print), by Joseph F. Dracup. National Geodetic Survey, January 1973

3030 Review Questions of Surveyors, Russell C. Brinker, P.E., 1959

Geodetic Survey of Georgia, published by the State of Georgia as a Report on Official Project No. 65-34-4581, 1938

Georgia Roster. State board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors with Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors Act, 1978

Design of Structures to Resist Nuclear Weapons Effects. American Society of Engineering Practice. Manuals of Engineering Practice, No. 41, 1961

Clark's Surveying and Boundries. 5th Edition. Supplement. Walter G. Robillard, 1989


Box 3 (Loose items)


Civitan International Publication, January 1960-December 1960

Applied Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering, vols. I and II, Jamieson, 1905

Building Construction, Mitchell, 1900

Building Construction, Advanced Course, Mitchell, 1903

Purchasing, C. S. Rindsfoos, 1915

Surveying, J. Whitelav, 1902

Southard & Co. Timber and Lumber Telegraphic Cipher, 1891

Plumbers and Steamfitters Guide #3, Audel, 1925

Engineering Office Systems and Methods, John Davies, 1915

American Lubricants, L. B. Lockhart, 1918

Corporate Secretary's Manual and Guide, Doris and Friedman, 1949

Church Manual of Primitive Baptist Standards and Rules of Decorum, first edition, n.d.

Some Original Poems Dedicated to the Memory of Mary McClellan Carr (December 2, 1882-December 22, 1968), by Grover Vreeland Carr

Survey of Meadowbrook Development, Columbus, Georgia, 1973


Other material


Fallout Shelter Survey by County and City 1963

At the time of transfer, there was a metal rack that had spaces for 60 tubes, of which 58 had cardboard tubes. The contents of the tube were removed and placed in drawers. Contents:

Tube 1 – Area 3A

Tube 2 – Newnan, GA

Tube 3 – Bibb City, GA

Tubes 4-7 Empty

Tube 8 -- Meriwether County-- including individual maps of Luthersville, Greenville, Primrose, Gay, Odessadale, Lone Oak, St Marks, Alvaton, Rocky Mount, Claybeate Springs, White Sulphur Springs, Durand, and the city of Manchester.

Tube 9 – Warm Springs and Woodbury

Tube 10 – Schedule for Fallout Shelter survey by country and city, 1963

Tubes 11-17 – Empty

Tube 18 – Appendix A Index Sheets

Tube 19-20 – Empty

Tube 21 – Butts County-- including a individual map of Flovilla

Tube 22 – Carroll County-- including an individual map of Carrollton

Tube 23 – Newnan, GA

Tube 24 – Dooly County-- including an individual map of Unadilla

Tube 25 – Harris County-- including individual maps of Shiloh, Hamilton, and Waverly Hall

Tube 26 – Heard County-- including an individual map of Franklin

Tube 27 – Lamar County-- including an individual map of Barnesville

Tube 28 – Macon County-- including individual maps of Montezuma, Marshallville, Ideal

Tube 29 – Meriwether County

Tube 30 – Monroe County-- including an individual map of Forsyth

Tube 31 – Pike County

Tube 32 – Spalding County-- including an individual map of Griffin

Tube 33 – Sumter County-- including an individual map of Americus

Tube 34 – Talbot County

Tube 35 – Taylor County

Tube 36 – Empty

Tube 37 – Thomaston, GA

Tubes 38-40 – Empty

Tube 41 – Butts County

Tube 42 – Carroll County-- including an individual map of Carrollton

Tube 43 – Same as above (Contents are Damaged)

Tube 44 – Dooly County-- including individual maps of Pinehurst, Lilly, Byromville, Unadilla, and Vienna.

Tube 45 – Harris County-- including individual maps of Shiloh, Waverly Hall, Hamilton, and Pine Mountain

Tube 46 -- Herald County-- including individual maps of Franklin, and Centralhatchee

Tube 47 – Lamar County

Tube 48 – Macon County-- including individual maps of Oglethorpe, Montezuma, Marshallville, and Ideal

Tube 49 – Columbus City Map 1960

Tube 50 – Culloden, GA

Tube 51 – Pike County-- including individual maps of Concord, Molena, and Zebulon

Tube 52 – Spalding County

Tube 53 – Sumter County-- including individual maps of Americus, DeSoto, Plains, and Leslie

Tube 54 – Talbot County-- including individual maps of Woodland, Geneva, and Talbotton

Tube 55 – Taylor County-- including a individual map of Butler

Tube 56 – Troup County-- including a individual map of La Grange

Tube 57 – Thomaston, GA

Tube 58 – Empty

In addition to the above, two volumes of Sanborn Maps were donated, covering Columbus, Georgia and suburbs, 1931-1953. They are available in the Archives Research Room.

Industrial Indexes are available in the Archives Research Room.

Real Estate Map of Columbus, Georgia (5' X 10' on a frame roller) from 1941 is available on request.